Man’s $27 million winning lottery ticket canceled because it was printed 7 seconds after the deadline (video)By Mason White 12:56 PM February 1, 2015
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By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A man who won a $27 million lottery jackpot, will not receive his payout because the ticket was printed 7 seconds after the deadline, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled.
Joel Ifergan of Quebec, said that he is very disappointed with this decision.
Ifergan bought two Super 7 tickets just before the 9:00 p.m. deadline.
He said he ordered the tickets at 8:59 p.m., and the employee of the convenience store said that he had another minute to purchase tickets.
The first ticket was printed showing the date of that night’s jackpot, but the second ticket with the winning numbers for the evening was printed after 7 seconds after 9:00 p.m.
Ifergan said that he believes that the delay was caused by the central computer system of the lottery, and therefore, he was entitled to jackpot.
He sued the lottery, and took his case all the way to the Supreme Court, but his claim was rejected. Ifergan said the court case has cost him more than $100,000.
However, Ifergan said that this lousy experience has not stopped him from buying more lottery tickets, hoping for better luck next time.