Unclaimed $50 million lottery jackpot set to expire

14 November 2013Reading

CTV Kitchener:

Time is running out in the case of the largest unclaimed lottery jackpot in Canadian history.

A Lotto Max ticket purchased on Nov. 30, 2012, at an unnamed store in Cambridge, won a $50-million prize – but nobody has ever come forward with the winning ticket.

Under Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. rules, the rightful winner has until one year after the draw – until Nov. 30 of this year – to cash in.

Either someone is waiting until the last minute to claim their prize (giving up millions in potential interest earnings over the past year) or someone made a huge mistake by misplacing their ticket. If the prize does go unclaimed, hopefully the ticket purchaser never finds out they let $50 million slip through their hands.