$23.9M lottery ticket sold in Saskatchewan
The final Super 7 Lottery prize — worth $23.9 million — belongs to someone who bought the ticket in Saskatchewan.
Lottery officials said interest in the draw was especially high, since the Super 7 game was being retired and all the prize money was guaranteed to be won.
According to officials, one ticket matched all seven numbers drawn and will get the whole jackpot worth $23,963,940.
"The ticket was purchased somewhere in Saskatchewan, that's all we know at this point," Andrea Marantz, a Western Canada Lottery Corp. spokeswoman, said in release Saturday. "The winner, or winners, have an entire year in which to claim their prize, but I'm hoping we hear from them much sooner than that."
Marantz said the official process for claiming a prize involves phoning the lottery offices when they open on Monday morning.
Other lottery-win records for Saskatchewan were set earlier this year: $17.3 million was won on a ticket purchased in Outlook by an oilfield worker from Alberta on the Aug. 5 Lotto 6-49 draw. And in March, a resident of Moose Jaw, Sask., won $17 million in a Super 7 draw.