Someone in Metro Vancouver is sitting on a $1-million Lotto Max ticket

Oct 13 2016, 1:15 am

A winning Lotto Max ticket worth $1 million sold nearly a year ago on October 30, 2015 in Burnaby is set to expire.

The BC Lottery Corporation issued a release today asking lottery players to check their tickets. As winners have only one year to claim the prize after a draw, this means the winner has just 17 days to rake in their windfall.

The winning numbers are 2, 11, 19, 38, 43, 45,  49, and a bonus of 9.

“Lottery players should check their pockets, drawers and secret hiding places to see if they hold the $1 million ticket,” reads the release. “Winners have one year from the draw date printed on the ticket to claim their prize.”

If the winner fails to claim their prize in time, this will be the first time a top lottery prize in the province has ever gone unclaimed.

Since 2006, just four major prizes – tickets matching 5/6+ numbers – totalling $534,572.70 have gone unclaimed in BC: $99,318.50 in 2006, $104,534.60 in 2008, $113,807 in 2009 and $219,912.60 in 2016.