Ontario ticket claims record 649 jackpot

Lotto 649

TORONTO – Ontario residents should really check their Lotto 649 tickets this morning.

A single winning ticket was sold in the province for last night’s 64$ million grand prize — the biggest jackpot in Canadian lottery history.

There’s no word yet exactly where in Ontario the ticket was sold, or whether it belongs to just one person or a group of people.

A guaranteed prize of $1 million was also offered in last night’s draw, and it went to a ticket holder in Quebec.

The previous Canadian lottery record was $63.4-million for a 6-49 draw in April, 2013.

That pot was split among four ticketholders, with each banking nearly $16-million.

As lottery fever gripped the country ahead of last night’s draw convenience stores and lottery kiosks from coast to coast to coast were packed with customers dreaming of striking it rich.


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