Someone in Cranbrook is holding a winning Lotto Max ticket, and they may not even know it.
The Lotto Max draw on Friday, July 6 was a boon for one person who has won $369,267.40 off a ticket purchased somewhere in Cranbrook.
They had six out of seven numbers correct and are sharing that part of the pool with one other person from Ontario. Some lucky soul in Quebec won $50 million off the same draw.
Chris Fairclough, a spokesperson for the B.C. Lottery Corporation, says a winner has 52 weeks to claim their prize.
"Most often what happens is people buy a couple of tickets and they'll check them once a week," said Fairclough.
"It's not unheard of that people will wait weeks or months before they claim their ticket. Some people stick it in a safety deposit box."
Until then, the BCLC simply has to sit on the jackpot.
"We have to wait for them to come forward," said Fairclough.
The corporation can't even release the name of the gas station or retailer where the winning ticket was sold.
"We can't release where it was purchased until after they come forward because it's one of our security measures to verify that the winner is indeed the winner," said Fairclough.
All he can say is: anyone in Cranbrook who bought a ticket in Friday's draw could be sitting on $369,000.
The winning numbers are 14, 26, 31, 34, 37, 45, 48, and bonus 38.
Visit www.lottomax.ca for more information.