$70M lottery ticket sold in Chatham-Kent remains unclaimed

More than a month after a $70-million winning Lotto Max ticket was pulled, the Chatham-Kent winner still hasn’t claimed their prize.

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More than a month after a $70-million winning Lotto Max ticket sold in Chatham-Kent was pulled, the winner still hasn’t claimed their prize.

The ticket’s winning numbers were called April 14. As of May 15, the prize has not been claimed and the ticket has not been validated, a spokesperson with the Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation said

The original news release from the OLG said the ticket –  the winner of only the third maximum Lotto Max jackpot in Canada – was sold in Chatham-Kent.

The spokesperson said the winner has a year to claim the prize.

With its prize centre closed to the public, the OLG recommends anyone who believes they have a winner to sign and validate the ticket at an authorized OLG retail location.The signed ticket and validation slip received from the retailer should be kept safe.

Additional questions can be answered by the OLG Support Centre at 1-800-387-0098.

Back in April, the top rate of 1.9 per cent for a GIC meant the ticket holder or holders could be losing more than $26,000 a week in interest.

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