If you are an Ontario Lottery player, who hasn’t checked your old email in over a year, you might want to bring up this password, my friend.
According to OLG, there are only two weeks left to claim a life-changing $100,000 Encore prize. Not something you want to miss out of utter laziness.
The winning numbers (8843253) were drawn in the draw for Wednesday July 28, 2021, Lotto 6/49.
Considering the ticket was sold there, the accused procrastinator likely lives somewhere in Richmond Hill. Represent the GTA.
Another Lotto 6/49 ticket worth $10,000 also expires on July 31, 2021, because everyone loves a double whammy, especially when it comes to losing thousands of dollars.
The unknown, and soon to be unlucky, player matched the last six of seven Encore numbers in exact order to win the $100,000 prize nearly a year ago, which, according to OLG rules, means his time is up.
If you are currently holding the winning ticket in your sweaty, shaky hands, the company advises you to sign the back portion and contact their customer service line at 1-800-387-0098.
Owners can make an in-person appointment to claim their prize at the OLG Prize Center in Toronto.
“We strongly encourage those with claims between $1,000 and $49,999.90 to submit them online or by mail. Submitting claims online is fast and secure. Customers with prizes over $50,000 are please call 1-800-387-0098 to discuss available prize claim options,” the press release read.
Players are also reminded that they can verify their numbers online through the company’s mobile app.
If you or someone you know is having difficulty with gambling problem, there are resources available across Canada. Help is available.