There are thousands of people willing to bag one of the generous payouts that could be claimed via the British Columbia Lottery Corporation and on a daily basis, thousands of tickets are being sold. However, there is now a lucky Lotto 6/49 ticket somewhere, which could make its owner an instant millionaire, if only they contacted the BCLC hotlines in a timely manner, as the deadline for its claiming rapidly approaches.
January 3, 2019 is the date printed on the lucky ticket, which has the potential to make someone richer and potentially happier. Until then whoever is in possession of this ticket has the chance to pick the phone and dial the hotline which takes care of winnings above the five-digit mark.
CA$1-Million Ticket Remains Unclaimed
The gaming company recently issued a warning that the deadline for claiming the CA$1-million prize is rapidly approaching and there are only two weeks left until the winner will no longer be able to acquire the Lotto 6/49 prize. The winning ticket was purchased at the beginning of this year in Victoria, meaning that the fortunate individual who is in possession of it might be a resident of the area.
January 3, 2018 was a special date, as the draw held on it saw an exact match to the digits printed on the ticket. Just like every Lotto 6/49 ticket, this one has a 10-digit code printed on it, similar to the 18923844-07 drawn almost a year ago. This prize was part of the Guaranteed Prize Draw which grants one ticket CA$1 million. When it comes to the regular prizes from that first draw for 2018, the lucky numbers were 3-13-20-35-37-39 in addition to the bonus one 14.
One lucky player who managed to match all six of the digits claimed the grand prize of CA$5 million. Now it is time for more cash to be given away. In relation to the unclaimed prize, B.C. Lottery Corporation spokesman Evan Kelly stated that such substantial prizes are usually the first ones to be bagged once the draw ends.
One-Year Period for Prize Claiming Approaches Last Days
Each ticket comes with 52 weeks of time to be claimed if it’s a winning one. Over the past decade, there have been several larger prizes of this magnitude that have been left on their own devices. Their overall sum reaches CA$5.2 million unclaimed from lottery games to the likes of Lotto 6/49 and Lotto MAX, some of the most popular ones.
As it is stated in the policy of the BCLC, all unclaimed prizes from the games go back to the overall prize pool of the lottery, eventually fueling future jackpots. This grand prize could be bagged at one of the corporate offices of the British Columbia Lottery Corporation in Vancouver or Kamloops.
With only two weeks left until the deadline, the lottery leading force of the province is looking forward to changing someone’s life just in time for the holiday season. Since the beginning of this year, Lotto 6/49 succeeded in paying out a total of four jackpots. Casino Reports’ team recently reported about an unclaimed winning Lotto MAX ticket worth CA$60 million purchased in Edmonton, Alberta that is yet to be bagged.