$64M richer: Ontarian claims largest-ever jackpot
Zhe Wang poses with her cheque in this handout photo from OLG.
The Canadian Press
Published Monday, March 14, 2016 11:19AM EDT
Last Updated Monday, March 14, 2016 11:44AM EDT
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.