Potential Lotto 649 winner comes forward

Colin MacLean
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Someone has come forward to claim the $21 million prize from Saturday’s Lotto 649 draw.

The Atlantic Lottery Corporation has indicated the ticket holder is from the Avalon Peninsula in Newfoundland, but will not release more specific details until the winner is verified.

A representative for ALC also said it can sometimes take days for a winning ticket to be confirmed and the official winner to be announced.

Once it’s claimed the $21 million prize will be the largest given by ALC so far this year.

The largest prize ever in Newfoundland and Labrador was $25 million, which was awarded to a group of people from Happy Valley - Goose Bay in 2010.

Organizations: Atlantic Lottery Corporation

Geographic location: Newfoundland and Labrador, Happy Valley, Goose Bay

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  • Jeremy
    September 30, 2011 - 23:22

    I know who it is!! Good for them! Fine retirement fund!

  • davey
    September 28, 2011 - 12:02

    just dont forget where you came from like alot of people who come into money.

  • bobby Sue
    September 27, 2011 - 13:08

    I hope its not someone old!

  • Dee
    September 27, 2011 - 10:52

    I think it's wonderful,who ever won it,they bought the ticket they deserve it.When someone wins like that it makes us all feel great that someone from our island stuck it lucky,good for them,no matter how well of they are or not.

  • Neil
    September 26, 2011 - 17:50

    I hope it is someone who really, really needs it and has a huge family who all need a break. That would really make my day if I heard it was someone like that. I just hope it is not someone who already has plenty of money.

  • axle
    September 26, 2011 - 17:05

    75% of the population live on the Avalon

  • tina
    September 26, 2011 - 16:54

    19 year old from Glovertown

  • Joseph McGrath
    September 26, 2011 - 15:23

    I can narrow it down even more.It was not me

  • Joanne
    September 26, 2011 - 13:01

    Hmmm from the Avalon Peninsula, well that really narrows down the winner.. Tks for the update