The British Columbia Lottery Corporation recently announced that a lucky local is the winner of a massive Lotto 6/49 prize. The crown agency stated that the fortunate ticket holder now has an extra CA$5.8 million to their name and that they have yet to step forward and claim their winnings.
Lotto 6/49 is one of the most popular draw-based games in the province with biweekly draws on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
The draw in question, which took place on Wednesday 06 October, had the winning numbers 07, 18, 19, 38, 42, 46 with 31 as the bonus. The jackpot produced an $11.5 million prize that will be split down the middle between the B.C. winner and another lucky ticket holder from Ottawa. Each recipient will claim $5,790,419 in prize money once they have identified themselves, something that they have 52 weeks left to do.
British Columbia has had its fair share of spectacular lottery wins over the past year. In September, a gargantuan $70,000,000 Lotto Max jackpot was claimed by a local, the largest lottery prize ever in the provinces’ history.
The Lotto Max draws that took place on Tuesday 05 October and Friday 08 October produced no jackpot winners, so the current top prize of over $31 million remains unclaimed at the time of writing.
While the main Lotto Max prize can be elusive, several winners regularly claim the smaller Maxmillion reward. Eiko Yamase from Richmond, British Columbia took home a $1,000,000 prize in the June 18 draw.