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$50 million Lotto Max winner found days before deadline

03/09/2015 07:09 EDT | Updated 05/09/2015 05:59 EDT
Almost a year after someone won $50 million dollars with a ticket sold in Langley, B.C., a ticketholder has come forward to claim the prize, according to the B.C. Lottery Corporation.

The winning ticket was presented on Monday to the B.C. Lottery Corporation, which said in a release, "We can confirm that it is the genuine ticket and have validated it in our system."

There has been "unprecedented" interest in the prize as the one-year deadline to claim it approached, said the corporation.

It is still verifying whether the person claiming the prize — who has not been identified — is the rightful ticketholder.

The winning numbers were 3, 4, 5, 7, 31, 33 and 40, with bonus number 49.

The jackpot ties the largest lottery prize ever won in B.C.

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