The $70 million Lotto Max jackpot hasn't been won for weeks and $140 million in prizing is still up for grabs, with an estimated 70 Maxmillions prizes.
Players can purchase tickets until 10:30 p.m. ET Tuesday, June 22, 2021 for the draw that evening.
The jackpot and Maxmillions winnings start rolling after someone wins the jackpot. Two tickets back in April shared a $10 million jackpot and it has been growing since then.
There have been a total of 317 Maxmillions offered since the May 21 draw, the most offered in consecutive draws, with 129 prizes won across Canada.
More than 52 per cent of Maxmillions won have been from tickets sold in Ontario, totalling more than $54.1 million.
All 11 Lotto Max second prizes from the seven consecutive draws have been won in Ontario, totalling more than $4.4 million.
How do Maxmillions prizes work?
OLG spokesperson Tony Bitonti explained that when Lotto Max was was formulated, people not only wanted big jackpots but they wanted more people to win smaller prizes.
"That's kind of our Canadian sensibilities," Bitonti told Yahoo Canada.
Maxmillions prizes are based on sales so the more people who buy tickets for the Lotto Max draw, the more prizes are available.
"We can still shatter the record without knowing it until the sales are closed," Bitonti said.
Maxmillions are based on the randomly generated numbers so it is possible for someone to split a prize if there are multiple tickets sold with the same numbers.
If no one wins the jackpot on Tuesday's draw, the Maxmillions variable keeps growing, while the jackpot remains at $70 million.
"People can win all the Maxmillions, it's never happened before, but again, there is that possibility that it could happen," Bitonti said.
Tools to stop gambling
If you're looking to take a break from gambling, self-exclusion programs can be effective tools. See here for resources that are available across Canada.