Win Tonight’s Lotto Max Jackpot And Buy A Compound In The Hamptons… Or 46 Million Cans Of SpaghettiOs

Written By Dave Briggs on October 18, 2022
The $70 million Lotto Max jackpot would buy you 12 million pool noodles. And you are more likely to win than be killed by a vending machine.

Tonight, the second-largest lottery pot in Canadian history is up for grabs.

The Lotto Max jackpot is at a maximum $70 million. And there will be an estimated 62 Maxmillions prizes of $1 million each. That adds up to a total prize pool of $132 million.

Only the June 18 and 21, 2021 draws featuring a total prize pot of $140 million ($70 jackpot and 70 $1 million Maxmillions prizes) were higher.

Tonight’s Lotto Max has already broken the record for the number of draws without the jackpot being hit. There have been 19 draws since the Lotto Max jackpot was last won on Aug. 12. That’s the most number of draws between jackpot wins since Lotto Max was launched in 2009.

The Maxmillions kicked in on the Sept. 2 draw when the jackpot reached $50 million. Since then, there have been 88 winning Maxmillions numbers drawn with 47 of those winning numbers connected to tickets sold in Ontario.

Lotto Max players in Ontario have won over $7.2 billion since 2009, including 93 jackpot wins and 823 Maxmillions prize.

It cost $5 to play Lotto Max and draws take place on Tuesdays and Fridays. Customers can buy their tickets at or at authorized OLG retailers until 10:30 p.m. for the draw that evening.

Dream big, my friends

Big lottery prizes are a fun opportunity to dream big, so long as you don’t extend yourself beyond your means buying tickets.

Here are just some of the things you could buy if you are really lucky and win the $70 million jackpot (and remember, in Canada, lottery winnings are not taxed):


  • 46.6 million cans of SpaghettiOs
  • 20 million 180g bags of Lay’s ketchup potato chips
  • 12.7 million pool noodles
  • 8.75 million plungers
  • 4 million spatulas
  • 460,000 barrels of jet fuel
  • 250,000 Tony Little Gazelles (sport model)
  • 195,000 Flowbee Haircutting Systems
  • 70,000 pairs of Jimmy Choo shoes
  • 17,000 pre-fabricated Hobbit homes

Hobbit House

  • 35 bottles of Taste of Diamonds champagne
  • 27 Bugatti Chirons
  • 17 Russian tanks
  • 16 private islands in the Caribbean
  • 14 Scottish castles
  • 10 Super Bowl ads (at 2022 prices)
  • 8 well-appointed doomsday bunkers
  • 1 compound in the Hamptons

Though the odds aren’t entirely in your favour

Though, it’s important to note that it is statistically improbable one will hit the Lotto Max jackpot. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. says the odds of matching all seven numbers to win the jackpot are 1 in more than 33 million.

It is more likely you will:

  • Find a four-leaf clover — 1 in 10,000
  • Bowl a perfect game — 1 in 11,500
  • Be killed by a meteorite — 1 in 250,000
  • Die by fireworks — 1 in 386,766
  • Become a billionaire — 1 in 578,508
  • Be killed by a serial killer in the US — 1 in 645,000
  • Get dealt a royal flush in poker — 1 in 649,740
  • Date a super model — 1 in 880,000
  • Be killed by a shark — 1 in 3.7 million

Shark Attack

  • Go blind after laser eye surgery – 1 in 5 million
  • Become an astronaut — 1 in 12 million
  • Have identical quadruplets — 1 in 15 million
  • Become a saint — 1 in 20 million
  • Find an egg with a triple yoke — 1 in 25 million
  • Die in a plane crash on a commercial plane — 1 in 29.4 million

Though, have hope. Your chances of winning the Lotto Max are better than the odds of:

  • Being killed by a falling vending machine — 1 in 112 million
  • Winning the US Powerball — 1 in 292 million
  • Dying on a roller coaster — 1 in 750 million
  • Filling out a perfect NCAA March Madness bracket — 1 in 128 billion
  • Meeting your doppelgänger — 1 in 1 trillion
  • Being killed by a falling satellite — 1 in 21 trillion

Falling satellite

  • Taking a 100-question multiple choice test and correctly guessing every question — 1 in 750 trillion
  • Being born — 10^2,685,000 (10 followed by 2,685,000 zeroes)
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Dave Briggs is a managing editor and writer for Catena Media. His expertise is covering the gambling industry in Canada with emphasis on the casino, sports betting and horse racing sectors. He is currently reporting on the gaming industries in Canada and Michigan.

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