Say What?!: Lottery Ticket Purchased 7 Seconds Too Late For Jackpot

DOLLARD-DES-ORMEAUX, Quebec – The Canadian Supreme Court rejected an appeal from a man whose lottery ticket was purchased seven seconds too late to claim a share of a $21.3 million jackpot.

The Supreme Court rejected the appeal Thursday from Joel Ifergan of Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec, who alleged his lottery ticket bearing the winning numbers for the May 23, 2008, drawing with a $21.3 million jackpot was only purchased seven seconds after the deadline to due delays with Loto-Quebec’s central computer system.

The prize money was claimed by another ticket holder whose numbers matched the winners.

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