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Lotto Max Unclaimed Prize

$50 million Lotto Max ticket remains unclaimed

14/04/2014

Lottery players in B.C. who purchased a ticket in Langley, should check to see if they hold a $50 million winning ticket, which remains unclaimed one month after the March 14 draw.

Winners have one year from the draw date printed on the ticket to claim their prize but with each passing day the winner has been losing potential interest.

“We would like to remind anyone who purchased a ticket in Langley for the March 14 LOTTO MAX draw to check their tickets,” said Kevin Gass, Vice President of Lottery Gaming. “Our conservative estimate shows the winner could be accruing $2,500 per day had they already come forward to claim their prize.”

The winning ticket holder for the March 14 draw has not contacted BCLC nor validated the ticket at a lottery retailer.

There are a couple of other major prizes that  remain unclaimed in B.C. A winning ticket for $333,333.40 sold in Port Alberni on the same March 14 draw and a $1 million prize on a ticket sold in Aldergrove on the Dec 13 LOTTO MAX draw remain unclaimed. No top lottery prize won in B.C. has ever gone unclaimed.

JACKPOT FACTS:

  • The largest single prize ever won in Canada was a $54 million Lotto 6/49 jackpot in Alberta in October 2005.
  • The March 14, 2014 LOTTO MAX jackpot win ties the largest prize ever won in B.C.
  • Number ‘18’ has been drawn the most times of all LOTTO MAX drawn numbers.
  • Odds of winning a LOTTO MAX jackpot or MAXMILLION prize are 1:28,633,528.
  • Last year, lottery players in B.C. won more than $581 million.

LOTTO MAX can be played at all lottery retail locations and online at PlayNow.com, with tickets available until 6:00 p.m. (PT) on draw day (Friday). Winning numbers can be found online at bclc.com.

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