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An unclaimed $1 million B.C. lottery ticket is set to expire

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Lotto 649

Someone out there bought a lottery ticket worth $1 million, but hasn't claimed it yet as its expiration date gets closer.

The 6/49 ticket purchased in the northern Vancouver Island region of B.C. is set to expire at midnight on March 18, 2021.

BCLC is encouraging players in a news release who purchased a ticket for the March 18, 2020 draw in this region to check their tickets for the winning numbers: 19117903-02. Players can find the Guaranteed Prize Draw number displayed underneath the main set of six numbers and can check their tickets anytime on the BCLC Lotto! app here.

The North Island region includes Alert Bay, Telegraph Cove, Port Hardy, Coal Harbour and Port McNeill, among other municipalities.

All lottery prize winners have 52 weeks from the draw date printed on their ticket to come forward to claim their prize and all tickets are valid for one year after the date of the draw.

The specific retail location where the winning lottery ticket was purchased, and the lottery winner’s name will be announced after the winner has come forward to claim the prize.

More information about how to claim a lottery prize is available here: https://lotto.bclc.com/claim-a-prize.html

In 2020, BCLC paid out more than $691 million in lottery prizes.