CA$60M Winner Steps Forward After 10 Months

By Ben Hamill - August 30 2019

CA$60M Winner Steps Forward After 10 Months

An Edmonton player who 10 months ago became one of the luckiest people alive after having won one of the biggest Lottery prizes in the history of Lotto MAX has finally come forward to lay claim to the prize money. A Lotto win is only a done deal for a period of 12 months and any claims to the winnings lodged after the mentioned period has lapsed, are no longer entertained. In other words, once the claim period has officially lapsed, it’s as if the win had never even occurred at all.

More than just a couple of speculative opinions have been flying about over the course of the past ten months. Various people expressed the sentiment that they were not able to understand how someone eligible to stake their claim to a massive CA$60 million in Lottery prize money would then fail to come forward to claim their fortune. But the truth is that its not always practically possible for people to come forward and claim, and for a variety of reasons. The truth is that life constantly brings about unexpected daily occurrences and any number of factors could have been at play in order to cause the 10 month long claim-delay.

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The Upcoming Big Reveal

But in the words of the affable brothers Thompson, all is well that ends well, and the identity of the winner will be revealed soon. The draw that saw the penny drop for the lucky player took place on October 26, 2018. The massive win was the result of the numbers 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 20 and bonus number 45 having come in during a regular Lotto MAX draw.

The Lottery operator has been advertising the win and the numbers ever since in the hopes of somehow informing and incentivising the lucky player eligible to claim the money to come forward and receive the prize.

The Epitome Of Regret

If the win had not been claimed in good time, the money would have been returned to the general prize pot to be awarded again in future. But the really tragic element at play was that someone who had been lucky enough to bag one of the biggest jackpots ever won on Canadian Soil would have forfeited a truly life-changing event.

Luckily this time round, the winner came forward and has had their life changed forever!