Four Canadian lottery players split $63.4 million cash prize
Four Canadian lottery players will split a staggering jackpot worth $63.4 million
. Lottery Canada revealed that the winning tickets were bought in British Colombia and Alberta. The top prize was predicted to value approximately $55 million. However, the jackpot rose to $63.4 million after Canadian gamblers
massively bought tickets prior to the draw.
This latest win beats the previous record of $54.3 million, which was claimed eight years ago. That staggering jackpot, won by a group of oilfield workers, was expected to be around $40 million. The cash prize rose to $54.3 million thanks to a last-minute rush of ticket sales. The third largest cash prize in Canadian lottery history was worth a whopping $50.3 million, and was claimed in 2009.