Owner of winning $1 million 6/49 ticket sold in Deer Lake still unknown

Jamie Bennett
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As of late Thursday night, there was still no word about who Newfoundland’s newest lotto millionaire is — and they may not even be from this province.

Atlantic Lottery Corporation issued a press release Thursday saying the winning $1 million 6/49 ticket was sold in Deer Lake on May 7.

Although the winning ticket was sold in the hub of the Humber Valley, the lotto corp’s Tracy Shute said the winner isn’t necessarily a resident of the area.

“It could very well be someone driving across the island who could be from anywhere,” she said.

When the lucky ticket holder does come forward, Shute said it typically takes several days of verification and security measures before the person is presented their winnings.

“If there is no issue, it’s usually about 48 hours or so from the time they contact us to when we present the cheque,” she said.

For more information, or to check if your ticket is the winning one, visit www.alc.ca

Organizations: Atlantic Lottery Corporation

Geographic location: Deer Lake.According, Deer Lake

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  • Citizen
    May 09, 2014 - 00:29

    Wow. Never thought of that Jack. If I ever won the lottery I wouldn't want it announced

  • Jack
    May 08, 2014 - 20:21

    Since major lottery winners risk harassment from friends, family, and the general public, Atlantic Lotto and major media networks should not publicly announce lottery winners. In fact, over 10 years ago, a Cape Breton area woman won the Lotto 6/49, and was constantly harassed from friends, family members, and the entire community afterwards. The harassment put so much stress on the winner, that she suffered a heart attack, and was forced to move out of Cape Breton. Due to the Cape Breton incident, now we know why lottery winners should never be publicly announced.