Loto-Québec is searching for a bunch of unclaimed $1 million lottery winners

Aug 8 2019, 6:11 am

It might be time to check out those old birthday lottery tickets as Loto-Québec is currently searching for unclaimed winners.

Five would-be millionaires, in fact.

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It’s pretty much like the real-life version of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, but instead of candy, it’s a full bank account.

In total, Loto-Québec is looking for eight lottery winners, five of whom are waiting to collect a smooth million bucks.

$500,000, $333,333, and $250,000 prizes are also waiting to be claimed.

The $1 million winning tickets were purchased in Gatineau, in the regional county municipality of La Haute-Yamaska, Terrebonne, the greater Longueuil area, and the regional county municipality of Brome-Missisquoi. The other prizes were purchased in Lévis, Quebec City, and Joliette.

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Start flipping those couch cushions over and check your back pockets, there’s a lot of money looking for its rightful wallet and winners only have 12 months to claim their prize.

Here’s a list of the current unclaimed prizes:

  • $1,000,000 at Québec Max

    Administrative region: Outaouais (Gatineau)

    Draw date: July 5, 2019
    Prize category: Additional selection

    Winning number: 02 09 10 16 25 29 49

    Claim date limit: July 6, 2020

  • $1,000,000 at Lotto 6/49

    Administrative region: Montérégie (regional county municipality of La Haute-Yamaska)

    Draw date: June 1, 2019
    Prize category: Guaranteed prize

    Winning combination: 71677198-01

    Claim date limit: June 1, 2020

  • $1,000,000 at Lotto Max

    Administrative region: Lanaudière (Terrebonne)

    Draw date: October 26, 2018
    Prize category: Maxmillions

    Winning combination: 02 04 12 24 28 44 47

    Claim date limit: October 28, 2019

  • $1,000,000 at Lotto Max

    Administrative region: Montérégie (greater Longueuil area)

    Draw date: September 28, 2018
    Prize category: Maxmillion

    Winning number: 03 17 21 23 36 37 42

    Claim date limit: September 30, 2019

  • $1,000,000 at Lotto 6/49

    Administrative region: Montérégie (regional county municipality of Brome-Missisquoi)

    Draw date: September 12, 2018
    Prize category: Guaranteed prize

    Winning combination: 71803182-01

    Claim date limit: September 12, 2019

  • $500,000 at Lotto Max

    Administrative region: Capitale-Nationale (Québec City)

    Draw date: November 30, 2018
    Prize category: Maxmillions shared

    Winning combination: 22 35 38 41 42 43 44

    Claim date limit: December 2, 2019

  • $333,333.40 – Lotto Max

    Administrative region: Chaudière-Appalaches (Lévis)

    Draw date: October 26, 2018
    Prize category: Maxmillions share

    Winning combination: 12 15 26 32 39 40 43

    Claim date limit: October 28, 2019

  • $250,000 – Lotto 6/49

    Administrative region: Lanaudière (regional county municipality of Joliette)

    Draw date: December 1, 2018
    Prize category: Guaranteed prize

    Winning combination: 65811996-01

    Claim date limit: December 2, 2019

Loto Québec systematically informs lottery ticket buyers when a prize of $100,000 or more has not been claimed. All unclaimed prizes are redistributed back to players in the form of bonus prizes and specialty draws.

Good luck searching. And, if you have a winning ticket, don’t forget who steered you in the right direction.