Lotto Max players can now play twice a week — for jackpots of up to $70M

Starting this week, Canadians can play Lotto Max, Canada's biggest lottery game, on Tuesdays as well as Fridays.

And more draws means there's the potential for grand prizes to grow even bigger — as high as $70 million.

The cost of a ticket is the same — $5 for three selections of seven numbers — but the grand prize will also be slightly harder to win from now on, thanks to the addition of a 50th number.

That boosts the odds of winning the grand prize to 1 in 33,294,800 — though the odds of winning something are actually 1 in 7.

By comparison, your odds of dying in a plane crash are somewhere around 1 in 11 million — only slightly more likely than winning the 6/49 jackpot (around 1 in 14 million).