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Winning lotto ticket from P.E.I. has yet to be claimed

Ian MacDonald, manager of Downtown Convenience in Charlottetown, prints a Lotto 6/49 ticket. No one has come forward yet with the $1 million winning ticket that was sold somewhere in Charlottetown for the Dec. 22, 2018 draw.
Ian MacDonald, manager of Downtown Convenience in Charlottetown, prints a Lotto 6/49 ticket. No one has come forward yet with the $1 million winning ticket that was sold somewhere in Charlottetown for the Dec. 22, 2018 draw. - Mitch MacDonald
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —

There may be an Islander who doesn’t realize they’re walking around with $1 million in their pocket.

A winning Lotto 6/49 ticket worth $1 million that was sold in Charlottetown late last year has yet to be claimed.

The ticket was the winner for the Dec. 22, 2018, draw.

Greg Weston, senior communications counsel with Atlantic Lotto, confirmed the prize has yet to be claimed.

“Unfortunately, there’s nothing to report back yet. We’re still waiting to hear from the person with the winning ticket,” said Weston. “Obviously we’re hoping that changes soon. And we’ll keep everyone posted when they come forward because we love sharing those stories.”

The winner still has about 11 months to claim the prize. The ticket will not expire until one year after the draw date.

Weston said it was uncommon for a prize, especially one of that size, to not eventually be claimed.

“It would be very rare,” said Weston. “We find most people come forward within the first few days or weeks. Really, it’s just been a few weeks so far, especially when you throw in the holidays.

“And, every once in a while, it takes a little bit longer.”

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