Nfld. & Labrador

Someone's $21-million richer in N.L.

Someone in Newfoundland and Labrador owns a lottery ticket worth $21 million, and Atlantic Lottery says someone has come forward to claim the prize.
Atlantic Lottery said someone in Newfoundland and Labrador bought a ticket worth $21-million. (CBC)

Someone in Newfoundland and Labrador owns a lottery ticket worth $21 million, and Atlantic Lottery says someone has come forward to claim the prize.

Atlantic Lottery said Monday it received a phone call from someone claiming to hold the winning ticket in Saturday's 649 draw Monday morning.

The lottery corporation said the ticket was sold in southeastern Newfoundland .

The person who called now has to bring the ticket to Atlantic Lotto's St. John's office and have the claim investigated.

"Just our standard investigation process where we ask questions to the person who believes they are the holder of the winning ticket. Just to ensure that they are indeed the rightful owner of the ticket, and to make sure that if we do award the prize that it goes to the right person," corporation spokesperson Sarah McBeath said.

McBeath said the investigation could take anywhere from a few hours to several days, and sometimes even a month.

For convenience store cashier Irene Keating it meant a busy weekend checking tickets

"I'm not sure where in Newfoundland it was sold, you know different locations but everybody is wishing they were the lucky winners," she said.

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