On Apr. 1, a record-setting Lotto Max ticket worth $70 million was sold in Alberta.  And the winner is:

Someone from Saskatchewan!

The Western Canada Lottery Corporation (WCLC)  has confirmed that the winning ticket was sold somewhere outside of Calgary and Edmonton and matched all seven numbers for the $70 million jackpot – 7, 10, 18, 29, 38, 43, and 50.

According to the WCLC, the day following the draw a winner stepped forward.  After an extensive verification process, WCLC has confirmed that the winner of the record-setting jackpot lives in Saskatchewan and purchased the ticket while travelling along Highway 1.

On Apr. 19, the winner will be introduced to the public at a media event, and more information about the Alberta retailer who sold the ticket will be released at that time. 

The ticket for the $70 million is the largest winning ticket sold by an Alberta retailer by a margin of $5 million.  In October 2019, a winner in Calgary took home a $65 million Lotta Max jackpot which was previously the largest jackpot won in western Canada.    

The WCLC says the odds of matching all seven numbers on a Lotto Max draw are 1 in 33 million per play.