It’s the third time this year, the Lotto Max top prize has hit the $60 million dollar mark.
The Christmas day jackpot is a cool $60 million with 35 million dollar “Max Millions” prizes up for grabs
A record-breaking $64 million jackpot was won in October, sold at an outlet in Mississauga. Still after two months, that prize remains unclaimed.
However, officials at the OLG say it’s not unusual for those possession the winning ticket to hold off on redeeming. Often, winners like taking time to sit back and work on a gameplan for the financial windfall.
The odds on winning Friday’s $60 million is one in 28 million.
The deadline to purchase a ticket for Lotto Max is 10:30 p.m. EST.
Meanwhile, a Vancouver man has filed a lawsuit claiming he was the winner of a $50 million Lotto Max jackpot from March 2014.
The winners, a mystery for 21 months before the B.C. Lottery Corporation gave the prize to Langley residents, on the 15th.
Word is the delay was because the couple who came forward, tried to claim the prize anonymously through a trust, something not allowed due to transparency rules.
However, a Maple Ridge man alleges the prize is rightfully his, and he plans to fight for it in Supreme court.
George Wilson-Tagoe says he lost the ticket after scanning it and believing it was a loser. When the winning numbers were announced Wilson-Tagoe says he recognized the numbers.
His suit claims that some BCLC employees conspired to steal his winning ticket for $50,000,000.