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Record lotto jackpot won

If you happened to buy your ticket for last night's Lotto 649 draw at an outlet in Mississauga, Ont., you should really check your numbers — you could be very wealthy.

A single winning ticket for the $64-million grand prize — the biggest lottery jackpot in Canadian lottery history — was sold in the community just west of Toronto.

There's no word yet wether it belongs to a single person or to a group of people.

A guaranteed prize of $1 million was also offered in last night's draw, and it went to a ticket holder in Quebec.

The previous Canadian lottery record was $63.4 million for a 6-49 draw in April, 2013.

That pot was split among four ticketholders, who each banked nearly $16 million.

As lottery fever gripped Canada ahead of last night's draw convenience stores and lottery kiosks across the country were jammed with customers dreaming of striking it rich.

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