Does winning $10,000 seem like an ideal situation for you? Well, it turns out that someone in North York, Toronto won the jackpot and still hasn't claimed their money. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) recently put a news release up on their website in an attempt to find the winner of the unclaimed ticket. The North York lottery winner has another two weeks to come forward before they lose the prize.

If you are someone who buys lottery tickets often, you might want to go back and check your old ones. The winning ticket originates from January 19, 2019's Lotto 6/49 draw, which was sold in North York, according to OLG

The corporation has announced that the owner(s) of the winning piece of paper should fill in the back portion of their ticket, sign it, and send it to the OLG Prize Centre at 20 Dundas St. W. by Monday, January 20, 2020, or they will be short the prize. 

When it comes to OLG lottery draws, all players have a year to claim their prize. However, for this unlucky winner, time is quickly running out.  

According to their website, OLG says that the winners should have ticket number 57549700–01. So far, no one has come forward. 

If you think the winning ticket may be yours, you can contact OLG Support Centre at 1-800-387-0098. 

However, this isn't the only winning ticket that is up for grabs. Their website has a list of unclaimed tickets for you to double-check the numbers on. 

A few months ago, there was a $1 million dollar winning ticket that was also waiting for its rightful owner to claim it. 

There are several ways to check if you're in possession of a winning ticket.

There's the unclaimed ticket page on OLG's website, for one. It gives you a breakdown of all pending winners on their list. 

You can also log onto the OLG App and scan the ticket barcode. 

There's also the option of going into your local convenience store, which has a lottery ticket checker. All you have to do is present the card. 

You can also call their Win! line in Toronto at 416-870-8946, or their toll-free line at 1-866-891-8946

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