Some people really do have all the luck.
A $50-million Lotto Max ticket purchased in B.C. was turned in just days before the claim deadline. The B.C. Lottery Corporation confirmed that someone had indeed produced the winning ticket after it had gone unclaimed for almost a year. In fact, the buyer only had until this weekend to cash in.
The story behind the mystery ticket and its owner originally made headlines across the province as many wondered why nobody was coming forward to reap the $50 million prize.
Of course, that created some tension.
A Shoppers Drug Mart employee actually filed a lawsuit last year, accusing a co-worker of purchasing the winning ticket as part of a workplace pool, and then concealing it once the winner was revealed. The co-worker, however, says he just forgot to buy the tickets for that draw.
The lotto corporation says it will provide information on the winner as soon as possible, as we still don’t know exactly who the person is, how many winners there are or why they decided to wait almost a year to show up.
Whoever they are though, they’ll probably be disappointed to know that they lost $900,000 in interest by delaying the claim.
Luck of the draw, we suppose. Check out the video above.