They say money can’t buy happiness, but whoever wins Saturday night’s Lotto 6/49 jackpot might beg to disagree. Tomorrow’s Lotto 6/49 jackpot is the biggest in Canadian history at a whopping $55-million.
“We’re thrilled to offer players the largest estimated jackpot in the game’s history,” Wendy Montgomery, vice president of marketing and sales at Ontario Lottery and Gaming, said in a statement.
Canada’s current 6/49 record payout is $54.3-million. A single ticket shared by a group of oil workers in Alberta won that jackpot back in October 2005.
On Twitter, people are sharing their hopes that their lucky numbers are drawn tomorrow night.
Record lotto 6/49 jackpot this weekend, 55 million! Even though I won’t win, I’ll still buy a ticket. It’s fun to dream!
— Kat Carter (@KatCarter953) April 12, 2013
If there was ever a time we needed to win the 6/49 it would be right now.
— Nikki (@ritosgirl) April 12, 2013
Lotto 6/49 at $55 million? Jeez. The things I would do with that type of money right now >>>>>
— jasbains. [blessed] (@jasbains_bLa) April 12, 2013
If I win the 55 million 6/49 jackpot, it will be proof my time machine worked #Lotto649
— Karl Kovacs (@karlkovacs) April 12, 2013
I wish I could buy a ticket for the 6/49! 55 million sounds good to me!
— Mr.Rylie Fletcher (@RylieFletcherr) April 12, 2013
@ctvedmonton Office pool (normally a Lotto Max pool but transferred to 6/49 this week) plus my own tix. I don’t like to share!
— Ed Jay (@patrickbpenguin) April 12, 2013
Getting my lotto 6/49 tickets. I’m feeling lucky.
— W E N D Y(@wendykb24) April 12, 2013
lotto 6/49 is 55 million dollars tomorrow.. off to buy my ticket #wishmeluck
— Ashley Davidson (@MNN_AshDavidson) April 12, 2013
Last Friday, another big lotto winner was drawn. Toronto grandmother Maria Carreiro won $40-million in the Lotto Max draw.
“It’s quite possible one person will walk away with the full $55 million,” Sarah Kiriliuk, media relations manager at the OLG told SunNews. “As for what they should to with it? I always like to see some of the money be used for philanthropic purposes.”
According to OLG, the odds of winning Saturday’s jackpot are approximately one in 13,983,816. Without a winner, the jackpot will set a new record the following Wednesday.