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Winning $50 million Lotto Max ticket remains unclaimed

14/05/2014

Lottery players should be checking their pant pockets, desk drawers and kitchen countertops to see if they hold the $50 million winning ticket. The prize remains unclaimed two months after a ticket sold in Langley, B.C. matched all seven numbers on the March 14 Lotto Max draw.

Lotto Max winners have one year from the draw date printed on the ticket to claim their prize. With each passing day the $50 million ticket holder has been losing potential interest while interest from the public continues to grow.

“In the absence of anyone coming forward to claim the massive prize, we continue to hear some incredible theories and rumours about the winner from lottery players,” says Kevin Gass, Vice President of Lottery Gaming. “The truth is, until the winner comes forward, we don’t know their story or why they may have waited so long.”

The winning ticket holder for the March 14 draw has not come to a BCLC office or validated the ticket at a lottery retailer.

“I would remind anyone who purchased tickets for the March 14 Lotto Max draw to check their tickets,” added Gass. “We estimate the winner would have accrued more than $150,000 in interest over the last two months had they already collected their prize.”

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.
  • Last year, lottery players in B.C. won more than $581 million.
  • Odds of winning a LOTTO MAX jackpot or MAXMILLION prize are 1:28,633,528.

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

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