Lottery offerings have been quite active over the past few days, as many enthusiasts bagged their own windfalls and there are also some that would have to contact their provincial lottery corporations in order to receive theirs.
Atlantic Lottery Corporation recently issued a warning that Atlantic Canada players would have to wait until the technical issue is removed, in order to scan their tickets and see reliable confirmation, as winners are not detected by the system.
Lottery winners hailing from the Atlantic provinces would have to hold their breath a little more, as the Crown corporation recently made it clear that its system is experiencing difficulties and it undergoes technical support. The latest Lotto MAX draw took place this Friday and players were looking forward to winning the jackpot it came with, reaching CA$17 million.
Lotto MAX Remains Untouched
This amount was reserved for the ticket matching all seven drawn numbers but, as it turned out there was nobody eligible for it. The draw was still generous and resulted in CA$3,067,162 in cash won, but Atlantic Lottery Corporation has a clarification to make. It announced a technical issue with the ticket verification process that currently keeps players in the dark on their possible win.
Such an issue could result in winning tickets being identified as non-winners, which is an undesirable outcome of the situation. The TAG tickets purchased welcomed Friday’s draw with cash prizes reaching CA$100. Compensation of the issue is also up for grabs, as the corporation offers free entry into the upcoming draw on September 10.
The lotto jackpot on September 6 reached CA$17 million but since it remained unclaimed, September 10 would come with an even larger one. This Tuesday’s Lotto MAX jackpot reaches CA$22 million. Meanwhile, Lotto 6/49 enthusiasts have been advised to check their lottery tickets, as there has been a winner.
Lotto 6/49 Returns with CA$5M
Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation said that a single ticket sold in Grey Highlands is now eligible for a cash payout of CA$5 million. September 7 brought this jackpot to all players that have purchased a ticket ahead of the draw. Whoever is in possession of the ticket with numbers 25, 28, 37, 38, 42, 48 is now much richer and has 52 weeks to contact the lottery corporation for their prize.
The Western Canada Lottery Corporation has also been generous to one player hailing from Calgary, as he is now the newest lotto millionaire of Canada. John Kerkhoven recently bagged the Lotto 6/49 guaranteed CA$1-million prize that came with the August 10 draw, but the news came as a surprise to him.
His subscription ticket guaranteed him the prize and it was not until a lottery corporation worker contacted him that he found out he is eligible for a prize. The Calgary player was more than excited to bag his CA$1-million prize and his plans include traveling with his wife, something the two of them are fond of. Mr. Kerkhoven stated that he wants to enhance the experience and for the time being no larger purchases have been planned.