Saskatoon ticket wins $1M guaranteed Lotto 649 prize

A Lotto 6/49 ticket was also purchased in the Nelson-Creston area, winning a guaranteed prize of $1 million.

The winning numbers were 5, 14, 28, 29, 32, 38 and the bonus number was 31. Sales will end when all 200,000 tickets are purchased, or at 1:59 a.m. January 3, whichever comes first, according to a lottery spokesman.

Some of you will no doubt be breaking with tradition and opening Christmas presents early at some stage today, but we have a feeling nothing will top the early present delivered to one lucky National Lottery ticket holder on Saturday night. Players can purchase a ticket at authorized OLG retailers or buy online at until 10:30 p.m. for the draw that evening.

Another ticket in the same draw, with six of the seven numbers matching, won $219,000 and was purchased in Kelowna and Vancouver. "We are thrilled to be making this a very Merry Christmas indeed for a player or players", he added.

Mr Griffin added: "We are also delighted to be ending the year with our 12th Lotto Jackpot victor of 2017".

The winning ticket was sold on one of Dublin Airport's busiest days of the year, Friday December 22, and was sold in Terminal 1 arrivals.