Industry Reports

Quebec Players About to Miss Millions in Lotto Prizes

Loto-Québec is ready to be the generous lottery corporation everybody wants to see, but now this is a matter of time and quick reaction. As many as four lottery tickets eligible for a cash prize are about to expire in the upcoming weeks and the Crown corporation makes it clear that players should be more active.

They have several months to make a move and contact the corporation, in order to become Quebec’s nest lotto millionaires. There are many reasons why a player refrains from collecting their prize in a timely manner once their lottery ticket has proven to be a winning one. Sometimes it might be simply because they have misplaced their ticket and can no longer locate it.

Loto-Québec Seeks Winners

The Crown corporations overseeing lottery offerings recommend that players look through old books, drawers and in their car. Other times the main reason for the hesitation might be fear of the irreversible change a grand jackpot has on one’s life. It is a major change that people should be prepared for, both mentally and with the appropriate financial advice.

Lotto MAX and Lotto 6/49 are among the most popular lottery offerings not only in Quebec but also across the Canadian provinces. They have regular draws twice a week, swelling the chances of winning big with the purchase of a winning lottery ticket. The first days of July are about to see the expiration date of a ticket sold on Quebec, and subsequently the death of a dream of becoming a millionaire.

Quebec Max is a regional alternative to the traditional Lotto MAX gaming offering. A special ticket matching the number combination for an additional prize of CA$1 million was sold in Outaouais in the Gatineau region. The winning draw for this ticket took place on July 5, 2019. As for the particular selection in question, it is 02, 09, 10, 16, 25, 29, and 49. July 4, 2020 is about to bring the deadline for claiming.

Only Weeks Left

Another deadline is about to take place soon after the first one, as there is an Extra Jackpot of CA$1 million still unclaimed. A winning ticket was sold in the Laurentides region ahead of the July 24, 2019 draw. Whoever is in possession of this ticket took their time and has not come forward to back their CA$1 million prize yet. The number combination written on their ticket is 5823177 and they have until July 23, 2020 to claim their prize.

The winter months would also make someone extremely richer if they contact Loto-Québec in a timely manner. Mid-December 2020 two more tickets are about to expire and forever be gone, the first one on December 3. It is a Lotto 6/49 ticket coming with a Main prize of CA$2.5 million. It was part of a larger cash payout and a player bought the ticket in Montérégie.

This particular Lotto 6/49 draw took place on December 4, 2019. As for the numbers, those are 02, 03, 04, 10, 21, 43 and the bonus one 19. December 17 is about to see the last deadline for this year with an Extra Jackpot amounting to CA$1 million. A player purchased this ticked ahead of the December 18, 2019 draw in Mauricie and for the time being, they have not claimed their prize. The ticket comes with a number combination of 1357833.