A ticket that won $70 million in a Lotto Max draw last year’s legitimate owner must claim it before it expires and becomes the biggest unclaimed jackpot in Canadian lottery history.
The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) urged individuals on Tuesday to verify their tickets for the draw scheduled for June 28, 2022, emphasizing that the winning ticket was purchased in Toronto’s Scarborough neighborhood. According to OLG spokesman Tony Bitonti, if the winner doesn’t come forward soon, it would surpass a $15 million Lotto Max win from an August 2021 draw that was never claimed as the highest unclaimed prize in Canadian lottery history.
A $70M Lotto Max jackpot weeks away from expiring could be Canada’s biggest ever unclaimed prize. The winning ticket was purchased in Scarborough, Ontario, and if unclaimed by June 23, the earnings will return to tax-payers in future games and promotions. Anyone who thinks they may have lost the winning ticket can also contact the OLG to answer a series of security questions to determine if they could be the winner. #ctvnewstoronto #ctvnews #news #ontario #toronto #lotterywinner #lotto #ticket #OLG #winner #prize #unclaimed #expire
The winning ticket in that instance was purchased in British Columbia. It was never checked on the OLG app, at a shop, or at a lottery terminal. That, according to Bitonti, makes him think that the ticket was misplaced. The OLG has a staff that can try to recreate tickets, he added, even if they were destroyed.
The reward will still be paid out even if the ticket was misplaced provided the OLG can identify its legitimate owner. – Steve Sijenyi