TORONTO - With the last Super 7 draw scheduled for Friday, the nation's lottery corporations announced the prize's replacement, promising ``big jackpots more frequently than any game before.''
Tickets for the newest national lottery, coined Lotto Max by the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation, go on sale Saturday in advance of next Friday's opening $10-million jackpot.
The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation said the odds of winning the top prize are one in 28.6 million per play, and for any prize, one in 6.6.
The game is played similarly to Super 7 - participants select seven numbers (from one to 49) in each of the ticket's three plays. Each ticket costs $5, and to win, all seven numbers must match the winning draw.
The OLG said the Lotto Max jackpot is expected to hit $50 million five times a year. The largest Super 7 jackpot was $37.8 million in 2002.
The Super 7 has generated $11 billion in sales and handed out $6.7 billion in prize money since 1994.