Lotto fever! People line up for record-breaking jackpots in Canada and the United States


WATCH: The Lotto Max jackpot is a record $113 million, which includes 53 Maxmillion prizes and the Mega Millions lottery in the U.S. is $1 billion. April Lawrence went to find out how people plan to spend their winnings.

This week’s Lotto Max jackpot is record-breaking with a $60 million prize and 53 $1 million prizes.

Your odds of winning any prize, including a free play: 1 in 6.6

Your odds of winning a $20 cash prize: 1 in 76

Your odds of winning the $60 million prize: 1 in 28,633,528

According to the British Columbia Lottery Corporation, there have been seven winners of prizes $250,000 or more on Vancouver Island so far this year.

Three of those were Maxmillions winners on October 5. One ticket was purchased in Victoria while the others were bought in Ladysmith and Nanaimo. The Victoria winner, Richard Kraeker, is splitting his $1 million with a matching ticket in Quebec.

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