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Loto-Québec seeks winners of unclaimed prizes

The Loto-Québec headquarters are seen in Montreal, Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press

Loto-Québec is looking for the owners of five winning tickets for prizes of over $100,000 — including two who will forfeit their winnings if they don’t come forward in the next few days.

The provincial crown corporation says a $500,000 and a $250,000 prize have yet to be claimed off tickets bought in the Capitale-Nationale and Joliette regions.

The half-a-million-dollar winner expires on November 30, and the quarter-million-dollar ticket on Dec. 1.

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In addition, Loto-Québec says three people in the province have unknowingly become millionaires in recent months without stepping forward to claim their prizes.

Those tickets were purchased in the Laurentians, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield and Gatineau regions, and all expire sometime in 2020.

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Winners have 12 months to claim their prizes. Unclaimed jackpots are put back into various lotteries in the form of special draws or bonus jackpots.

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