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Ticket sold in Ontario claims record $64 million Lotto 6-49 jackpot

The winning ticket for the biggest lottery jackpot in Canadian lottery history was sold in Ontario. A single winning ticket for the $64 million grand prize in last night's, Oct. 17, Lotto 6-49 draw was sold at an outlet in Mississauga, a community just west of Toronto.
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October 18, 2015 - 8:47 AM

TORONTO - The winning ticket for the biggest lottery jackpot in Canadian lottery history was sold in Ontario.

A single winning ticket for the $64 million grand prize in last night's, Oct. 17, Lotto 6-49 draw was sold at an outlet in Mississauga, a community just west of Toronto.

There's no word yet whether it belongs to a single person or to 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, 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.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2015
The Canadian Press

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