A $64 million lottery ticket is still unclaimed in Canada


Published October 14, 2023 at 9:25 am

64 million dollar 6/49 prize won in New Brunswick, six months jackpot still unclaimed

It’s been a noteworthy six months since the grand announcement of the largest lottery prize ever recorded in Atlantic Canada— a whopping $64 million.

Surprisingly, the lucky winner of this substantial sum has yet to make their identity known, adding an air of mystery to the story.

The winning Gold Ball ticket was drawn on Apr. 15, and the purchase location was pinpointed to Gloucester County, New Brunswick —a tight-knit community of 80,000.

Despite repeated calls for the fortunate winner to step into the limelight, a veil of silence has enveloped the situation.

Molly Cormier, the communications director at Atlantic Lottery told Global News, that the situation was unique, highlighting that the previous record for unclaimed prizes in the region was a modest $1 million in 2018.

According to the Atlantic Lottery Corp., it does not disclose the town or store where the winning ticket was purchased until the winner comes forward.

The clock is ticking, and as the one-year ticket expiry date approaches, the anticipation grows.

In the event that April 2024 arrives without the winner stepping forward, the unclaimed $64 million will find its way into an “unclaimed prize fund.” This fund will then be utilized to reward future players through prizes and bonus draws.

On Sept. 21, the Atlantic Lottery Corp. released a statement saying that they are working to raise awareness in hopes that the winner will come forward to claim their prize.

The winning numbers for the Apr. 15  Gold Ball draw are: 93331474-01.

Anyone who believes they have the winning ticket is asked to contact Atlantic Lottery’s customer care centre at 1-800-561-3942.

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