B.C.'s newest multimillionaires haven't claimed their prize
The identities of British Columbia’s newest multimillionaires remained a mystery Monday, with three big winners yet to come forward to claim their prize.
Three of the four winners of Saturday’s record $63-million 6/49 jackpot bought their tickets in Metro Vancouver – two in Surrey and one in Vancouver.
They’ll each take home a cool $15.8-million.
People who bought tickets for the weekend’s big draw are checking their tickets and crossing their fingers, but so far the three B.C. winners have not been scanned anywhere and the winners have not contacted BC Lottery Corporation.
Chris Fairclough of the BC Lottery Corporation said winners can call the number on the back of their ticket and they have 52 weeks from the draw date to claim their prize.
“I've never seen some one wait that long to come forward and claim $15.8-million,” he told CTV News.
The fourth winner bought a ticket in Alberta.
British Columbians account for about 12 per cent of ticket sales Canada-wide and win about 12 per cent of the jackpots.
Saturday’s jackpot was the largest in Canadian history. Shortly before the draw, the pot of $55-million got a massive boost from enthusiastic ticket buyers hoping to cash in on the minute chance they’d hold the winner.
One ticket represents a nearly one-in-14-million chance of winning the jackpot. In other words, you’re more likely to be struck by lightning in your lifetime.
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