April 15, 2013 11:50 am
Updated: April 15, 2013 11:58 am

Four winning tickets for Lotto 6-49 jackpot


VANCOUVER – Lotto officials were waiting to hear from the four ticket holders who won a share of what is touted as the largest lotto jackpot in Canadian history.

A spokesman for the British Columbia Lotto Corporation says three of the winning tickets for Saturday’s $63.4-million 649 jackpot were purchased in B.C.’s lower mainland.

Chris Fairclough says the fourth was purchased in Alberta.

He says each ticket holder will walk away with approximately $15.85 million.

The previous Canadian lottery record was $54.3 million, a 649 draw that was won in 2005 by a group of 17 oil and gas workers in Camrose, Alta.

Before Saturday’s draw lotto officials had estimated the jackpot would be about $55-million, but Fairclough says a massive spike in last minute ticket sales boosted it.

© 2013 The Canadian Press

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