September 21, 2023
MONCTON (N.B.) — The Lotto 6/49 Gold Ball jackpot for Saturday, Sept. 23 is set at a record-breaking $66 million.
Changes to Lotto 6/49 were made in September 2022 to celebrate the game’s 40th anniversary, making Lotto 6/49 even more exciting for players and offering the chance to win two multi-million-dollar jackpots on every draw. The Classic Draw offers a $5-million jackpot on every draw. The Gold Ball draw guarantees a winning ticket on every draw, with the winner taking home either $1 million if a white ball is drawn, or the growing Gold Ball jackpot if a gold ball is drawn.
The growing Gold Ball jackpot is currently worth a record $66 million and only one white ball remains, meaning there is a one in two chance the Gold Ball will be drawn. If a white ball is drawn on Saturday, the Gold Ball will be guaranteed to be drawn during the next Lotto 6/49 draw on Wednesday, Sept. 27, meaning someone in Canada will be the winner of a $68-million jackpot.
An outstanding Gold Ball jackpot worth $64 million won in Gloucester Co., N.B. from the April 15, 2023 draw remains unclaimed. This is the largest lottery prize ever won in Atlantic Canada and the corporation is working to raise awareness in hopes that the winner will come forward to claim their prize.
Atlantic Lottery Public Relations Strategist
Backgrounder: About Lotto 6/49