Montreal

Loto Québec seeks winners of unclaimed prizes, including million dollar ones

Loto-Québec is looking for the owners of five winning tickets for prizes of over $100,000 — including two who will forfeit their winnings if they don't come forward in the next few days.

Loto-Québec says 3 people in the province have unknowingly become millionaires in recent months

The Loto-Québec in Montreal in October 2019. Loto-Québec is looking for a number of unknowing lottery winners before the amounts expire. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press)

Loto-Québec is looking for the owners of five winning tickets for prizes of over $100,000 — including two who will forfeit their winnings if they don't come forward in the next few days.

The provincial crown corporation says a $500,000 and a $250,000 prize have yet to be claimed off tickets bought in the Capitale-Nationale and Joliette regions.

The half-a-million-dollar winner expires on November 30, and the quarter-million-dollar ticket on Dec. 1.

In addition, Loto-Québec says three people in the province have unknowingly become millionaires in recent months without stepping forward to claim their prizes.

Those tickets were purchased in the Laurentians, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield and Gatineau regions, and all expire sometime in 2020.

Winners have 12 months to claim their prizes. Unclaimed jackpots are put back into various lotteries in the form of special draws or bonus jackpots.

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