Mississauga ticket holder wins record $64M Lotto 6/49 jackpot
Unclear now whether ticket belongs to 1 person or a group
If you happened to buy your ticket for last night's Lotto 6/49 draw at an outlet in Mississauga you should really check your numbers — you could be very wealthy.
A single winning ticket for the $64-million grand prize — the biggest lottery jackpot in Canadian history — was sold in the city west of Toronto. There's no word yet whether it belongs to a single person or to a larger group.
A guaranteed prize of $1 million was also offered in last night's draw, which 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 ticket holders, who each banked nearly $16 million.
As lottery fever gripped Canada ahead of last night's draw, convenience stores and lottery kiosks across the country were jammed with customers dreaming of striking it rich.