If you bought a ticket for Friday nights’ $50-million jackpot Lotto Max draw in any province other than Alberta and wonder if there was a winner and if it was you then we have good news and bad news. The good news is that yes, a winning number was drawn, and the bad news is – it wasn’t yours.
That’s because the $50 million ticket was sold in Alberta and so that province has a newly-minted rich person. A newly-minted very rich person. Unless of course someone was visiting from out-of-province when they bought the ticket. But, still, it wasn’t you.
Sorry but the Western Canadian Lottery Corporation announced that the winning ticket was sold “somewhere” in Alberta for the August 7 draw; as of this writng the winner has yet to step forward. It’s the second-highest winning amount ever for the province – someone in Camrose, Alberta won over $54 million in a 2005 Lotto 6/49 draw – and is the third time a $50 million winning ticket was purchased in that province.
The chances of the same set of winning numbers all coming together again are so astronoical that you can safely cross-off buying the following numbers that made someone richer by 50 million buckeroos: 5, 13, 20, 37, 39, 40 and 41; the bonus was 28.