Saturday August 06, 2011 is the last day for a mystery lottery ticket winner to come forward and claim a $1 million prize.
The winning Lotto Max ticket was bought on Aug. 6 of last year somewhere in Dartmouth. Time is running out for the winner to collect his or her winnings — after a year, the money goes back into the pot.
Barry Diamond said he always checks his lottery tickets, so he’s sure he’s not the mystery Lotto Max winner.
“I can’t believe even buying a ticket if you don’t check it,” he said Friday.
But when he heard that someone who won $1 million hasn’t come forward yet, even he wants to be certain.
“Maybe I should check it again, should I?” Diamond asked.
Betty Giberson also doubts herself.
“I’m gonna go look in all my old purses,” she said. “Right tonight.”
Unclaimed lotto tickets of this value are very rare. Lotto Max officials said that in the past three years they’ve haven’t seen a $1 million winning ticket go unclaimed.
This ticket expires at 10 p.m. on Saturday, so the winner should call Lotto Max as soon as possible.