$70M lottery ticket is about to go unclaimed

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Someone in Canada is about to miss their chance at a $70 million lottery prize.

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation says a $70 million Lotto Max prize from last June is unclaimed, and will expire in just a few weeks.

The winning ticket for the June 28th, 2022 drawing was sold in Toronto's Scarborough area. The winning numbers were 8-19-22-41-42-46-47 and Bonus 10.

"OLG has very detailed information about this winning ticket. However, as the ticket was purchased at a lottery retailer, we don’t know the identity of the person or group that purchased the ticket," officials said in a statement.

Now the OLG is urging people to check their old tickets and come forward before the prize expires at the one-year deadline of June 28th.

"We ask OLG lottery players to check places where they usually store their tickets, such as in clothing pockets, personal accessories (i.e. handbags, backpacks, wallets, computer bags), your vehicle's glove compartments or sun-visors, kitchen, bedroom or office drawers," officials said.

If the ticket expires, the $70 million prize will be "returned to players through future bonus games or promotions," officials added.

LOTTO MAX jackpots start at an estimated $10 million and can grow to $70 million. The cost is $5 for three sets of seven numbers ranging from 1 to 50. Match all seven numbers from the main draw on one line of your ticket and win the jackpot. Overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 7; odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 33,294,800.

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