Winning $60M Lotto Max ticket sold in Edmonton unclaimed 2 weeks later
Editor’s Note: This story was first published on Oct. 27 and updated on Friday, Nov. 9 after the WCLC confirmed the prize has not been claimed.
If you bought a Lotto Max ticket in Edmonton for the Friday, Oct. 26 draw, check your ticket.
The winning $60-million ticket for draw was sold somewhere in Alberta’s capital city, according to the Western Canadian Lottery Corporation.
Two weeks after the draw, the WCLC said no one has come forward to claim the jackpot.
“Sometimes people just haven’t checked their tickets and sometimes big winners like to make some decisions before they begin the claims process,” spokesperson Andrea Marantz said. “A few weeks is not unusual.”
There was just one ticket that matched all seven numbers.
The unofficial winning numbers for the draw on Friday, Oct. 26 were: 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 20, 30 and bonus 45.
A whopping 27 Maxmllions prizes were also won this week. Those prizes will be shared amongst 36 winning ticket holders.
Three tickets with six matching numbers and the bonus were sold across Canada — one each in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario. Each ticket is worth just over $500,000.
On Friday, the lotto corporation announced come May 2019, the Lotto Max is expanding to two draws a week and the jackpot cap is increasing to $70 million.
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With files from The Canadian Press.
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