One of the best things about playing at an online casino is the ease of winning and claiming. When you finally hit that lucky spin or reveal those matching symbols on a scratch card all you do is hit the cash out button and wait for your money to come to you.
While playing lottery offline requires you to check the numbers on your lottery ticket once the draw is complete you would think that winning a massive jackpot payout would have you knocking down the lottery company’s doors – not so for one lucky winner in Ontario.
Lotto 6/49 Jackpot Win
The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation announced that a single ticket in the June 24th Lotto 6/49 draw was the winner for a staggering CA$16,058,552.50. Yet to date the lucky punter has not come forward to claim their grand prize.
Lotto overseer, the Crown Corporation, confirmed that the winning ticket was sold in Lambton County, Ontario, with the winning numbers being 6, 16, 23, 39, 47, 48 and a bonus number of 33.
To claim the Lotto 6/49 main prize the ticket holder needed to match the first six numbers of the draw in order. With the hard part out of the way, all eyes are on Crown Corporation for any news that the windfall has been collected.
The Clock Is Ticking
The Crown Corporation allows winning ticket holders 52 weeks from the date of the draw to claim their prizes.
To do so the lucky player needs to follow these steps:
- They must notify the Crown Corporation that they are the winning player
- Then visit an OLG centre and validate their ticket
- The winner also needs to sign the ticket to avoid theft or false claims
The Crown Corporation confirmed that at present it has in excess of CA$156 million waiting to be claimed, partly due to absentee winners and partly due to the national lockdowns which impacted the ability of the OLG Prize Center to process winning tickets.
Always Beat The Clock Online
While we wish our lucky friend from Ontario all the best with their amazing windfall we can only think that playing any of the thousands of top quality slots, video poker and table games available online would have made claiming their big win that much easier.
No need to leave your home and travel to a claiming center. Simply withdraw your winnings, supply the required KYC documents from the comfort of your pc and wait for your requested withdrawal mechanism to process your payment. As easy as that.