Two major jackpots in under a month: Lotto 6/49 is on fire in Atlantic Canada

Lottery players across Atlantic Canada are rushing to get their Lotto 6/49 tickets following the announcement of a second major Lotto 6/49 jackpot won since August.

Raymond Lillington of Dingwall, N.S. won $17.4 million on the Aug. 15 Lotto 6/49 draw – his second Lotto 6/49 jackpot win. That’s right, Lillington took home a $3.2-million jackpot from the same game back in 2013.

Nicole Parsons and Francois-Xavier Morency have only collected one Lotto 6/49 jackpot, but at a whopping $18.2 million, one is all they’ll ever need. The couple from St. John’s, N.L. won their prize on the Sept. 12 draw, making it the second Atlantic Canadian Lotto 6/49 jackpot claimed in a month.

Lotto 6/49 is a national game, meaning prizes can be won anywhere in Canada. With draws every Wednesday and Saturday night, jackpots start at $5 million and grow until somebody wins.

Lillington’s prize was the second-largest win ever in Nova Scotia, while Parsons and Morency’s win was the second-largest Lotto 6/49 prize ever awarded in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Both winners had very similar plans for their winnings, which included taking care of their families and giving back to their communities.

All across the region, Atlantic Canadians are now dreaming of how they might spend their Lotto 6/49 jackpot if fortunate enough to be the next big winner.