Four Ticket Holders Share $63.4 Million Canadian Lotto Jackpot
Canadian Lotto officials are waiting to be contacted by four ticket holders who have each won a share of the largest lotto jackpot in the country’s history.
According to a spokesman for the British Columbia Lotto Corporation, three of the winning tickets for last Saturday’s $63.4 million jackpot were bought in B.C.’s lower mainland. The fourth was bought in Alberta.
It is thought that each of the ticket holders will win around $15.85 million.
Until now the largest Canadian lottery jackpot was $54.3 million which was won by a group of 17 oil and gas workers in Camrose in 2005.
Prior to Saturday’s draw officials thought that the jackpot would be around $55 million, however, there was a spike in last minute ticket sales which pushed it up.
The winners have 52 weeks in which to claim their prizes, however, it rarely takes that long. People will usually take a couple of weeks to get some advice from a financial advisor, and once they know what they want to do with the money they will come forward and claim it.