If you recently purchased a lottery ticket in Sooke, you might want to take a look because you could be $1 million richer.
The British Columbia Lottery Corporation says a winning $1 million ticket from the March 24 draw was purchased in Sooke and has not been claimed.
“We can confirm that the winning ticket holder(s) of the $1 million Guaranteed Prize Draw from the March 24, 2021 draw, purchased in Sooke, B.C., has not come forward to claim the prize yet,” the corporation said in a statement to CHEK News.
Lottery winners have one year from the date of the draw to claim their prize.
Over the past 10 years, six winning tickets exceeding $500,000 and six winning tickets of $1 million or more have gone unclaimed in British Columbia.
“This includes $5 million on national games ($3 million on Lotto 6/49 and $2 million on Lotto Max) and $500K on regional games (Extra),” the corporation said.
According to the BCLC, unclaimed winnings from national lotteries, such as 6/49 and Lotto Max, are used towards future draws while unclaimed regional winnings for lotteries such as BC/49 “go back” to the province for “the benefit of all British Columbians.”
One of the conditions of claiming a prize is that a winner must consent to BCLC publishing their name, photo, place of residence and prize amount.