|A winning Lotto Max ticket bought in Calgary remains unclaimed. (JENNIFER HAMILTON-McCHARLES/QMI Agency Files)
CALGARY - Whoever's holding a nearly year-old winning lottery ticket in Calgary has less than two weeks to cash in before a million bucks turns into a million regrets.
A winning Lotto Max ticket bought in Calgary in advance of the Feb. 25, 2011 draw remains unclaimed.
The $1-million prize will no longer be available as of Feb. 27, since its actual expiry date, Feb. 25, falls on a Saturday.
"In terms of jackpots, it's rare," said Western Canada Lottery Corporation (WCLC) spokeswoman Andrea Marantz of the chance a prize this significant would go unclaimed.
While the corporation can't release the location or date the ticket was bought, it confirms it was picked up within Calgary's city limits.
Marantz is encouraging anyone who may have old lottery tickets sitting around to check them as soon as possible.
"We all know that lotteries, by their very nature, have long odds so people think they can forget about their ticket," she said.
"All lottery tickets do expire and if you come across it late, it's not worth anything anymore."
Unclaimed cash is rolled back into prizing, said Marantz.
The winning Maxmillions numbers are 2, 12, 31, 34, 45, 48 and 49.