Mississauga woman wins $64M jackpot

Zhe Wang held the single winning ticket in Oct. 17 Lotto 649 draw

TORONTO — A Mississauga, Ont., woman has won what is being called “the largest jackpot ever in the history of Canadian lottery.”

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. says Zhe Wang held the single winning ticket for its $64 million jackpot.

The OLG says the ticket was from the Oct. 17 Lotto 649 draw and was bought at a Petro Canada in Mississauga.

The gaming agency says Wang’s win puts her on top of the list of Canada’s largest lottery prize winners who won with a single ticket.

Previously, the largest Lotto 649 jackpot ever offered was $63.4 million for the April 13, 2013 draw.

That jackpot was shared between four winning tickets — three sold in British Columbia and one sold in Western Canada.


Looking for more?

Get the Best of Maclean's sent straight to your inbox. Sign up for news, commentary and analysis.