Winning lotto ticket sold in Whitehorse

Everybody check your lottery tickets. Someone’s a new millionaire. One of the two tickets that won the jackpot in Wednesday’s Lotto 649 draw was sold in Whitehorse.

Everybody check your lottery tickets. Someone’s a new millionaire.

One of the two tickets that won the jackpot in Wednesday’s Lotto 649 draw was sold in Whitehorse.

That means that small slip of paper is worth about $3.5 million.

Kevin van Egdom with the Western Canada Lottery Corporation confirmed that the winning ticket was sold here.

So far no one has come forward to claim it.

“Typically someone has to get in touch with us and present the ticket to us. Especially in a place like Whitehorse that can take a little bit of time,” he said. “We have to go through various reviews and processes to confirm that they’re the ticket holder.”

The other winning ticket from Wednesday’s draw was sold in British Columbia.

This win is the second-largest jackpot ever in the Yukon. It is the first Yukon winner of Lotto 649.

Last year a group of eight co-workers from Faro won a $25-million Lottomax prize.

The only other jackpot won in the Yukon was a $1-million scratch ticket uncovered in 2005, said van Egdom.