Check your pockets: Four $1M Loto-Quebec tickets still unclaimed
Loto-Quebec said four million-dollar tickets were bought in Gatineau, Terrebonne, Longueuil, and the Eastern Townships, but so far no one has come forward to claim the winnings.
Jack Cheng, with a report from CTV Montreal’s Matt Grillo
Published Friday, February 1, 2019 3:48PM EST
Last Updated Friday, February 1, 2019 3:57PM EST
If you bought a lottery ticket in Quebec last fall, you could be sitting on an unclaimed million-dollar jackpot.
Loto-Quebec said Thursday that four million-dollar tickets were bought in Gatineau, Terrebonne, Longueuil, and the Eastern Townships, but so far no one has come forward to claim the winnings.
Lottery officials said it’s not uncommon for winners to be unaware of their luck in a lotto draw. Last August, a man found a $1.7-million ticket he bought in December while clearing out his coat closet.
Officials hope the winners will come forward to claim their prizes before the money is sent back to a winnings pool a year after the draw.
Loto-Quebec lists all the unclaimed jackpots and corresponding ticket numbers on its website. The first unclaimed $1-million ticket will expire on Sept. 12.
“We don't want it to go back to the general prize fund and then to be won in Alberta or British Columbia,” said Brian LeCompte from Loto-Quebec. “We want it to stay here. If it was won in Quebec we want it to be claimed in Quebec.”