$1M winning BC lotto ticket expires today and someone has it

Jan 3 2019, 7:49 pm

Someone in BC is a $1-million lotto winner, and their ticket expires today.

According to the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) the Lotto 6/49 ticket sold in Victoria exactly one year ago on January 3, 2018, and will expire at 4:30 pm PST today.

All winners have 52 weeks from the date printed on their ticket to claim their prizes.

Evan Kelly, a spokesperson for BCLC, says that it is “extremely rare” for a large prize to go unclaimed in BC.

“In the past ten years, $5.2 million has gone unclaimed in the province. That includes four million-dollar winning tickets: Two Lotto Max Maxmillion prizes and two Lotto 6/49 prizes of a million each. Most unclaimed tickets are for small amounts or free tickets,” he told Daily Hive.

Kelly says that BCLC is also still waiting for the winner of last week’s $39.5-million Lotto Max draw to come forward and claim their prize. The winning ticket was sold in South Delta.

Prize winners must go to BCLC’s head offices in Vancouver or Kamloops and bring two pieces of valid government-issued ID to their claim their winnings.

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