UPDATE: $50 million lotto ticket remains unclaimed five months after the draw
It’s been five months since someone won a $50 million jackpot in Langley, but the winnings remain unclaimed.
The lucky ticket matched all seven numbers on the March 14 Lotto Max draw.
The win tied for the largest prize ever won in B.C.
BCLC says the winner would have accrued approximately $375,000 from an estimated $2,500 per day in interest.
Winners have one year from the draw date printed on the ticket to claim their prize. No top lottery prize in Lotto Max or Lotto 6/49 has ever gone unclaimed in this province.
Despite some rumours that someone has come forward to claim the $50 million Lotto Max ticket in Langley, the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) says that is not the case.
“The ticket has not been validated in our system,” says BCLC spokesperson Chris Fairclough.
The latest rumour is that the ticket has been won by a 17-year-old in Langley, but Fairclough says there is no truth to that tale.
“This is not the first time I’ve heard a ridiculous rumour,” he says.
The $50 million Lotto Max ticket was sold in Langley before the March 14 draw date. The ticket holder is the sole winner of the multi-million dollar jackpot and ties for the largest lottery prize ever won in B.C. The winner has 52 weeks to claim the prize from the draw date.
The winning numbers are: 03, 04, 05, 07, 31, 33, 40 Bonus: 49.
While it is illegal for a lottery seller to sell a ticket to someone under the age of 19, it is not illegal to buy a ticket if you are under 19 years old.
Fairclough says if an underage person was to claim a prize, that money would be placed in a trust account and paid out when the person is of age.
Winning tickets for two MAXMILLION prizes on the same draw were also sold in B.C. A ticket sold in Surrey won $1 million and a Port Alberni resident will claim $333,333.40, sharing the win with two other tickets.
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