Atlantic Lottery extends expiry date for expired tickets

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Atlantic Lottery has announced players now have an extra six months to claim prizes for tickets set to expire during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A release says the extended expiry dates apply to tickets that would have expired between March 17 2020 and September 17, 2020.

The prize claim extension also applies to all Scratch'N Win tickets that have an expiry on the ticket between March 17 and September 17, 2020.

Atlantic Lottery temporarily closed its prize claim offices and put measures in place to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

The corporation says it recognizes these measures have affected some players' ability to claim prizes, which prompted the extension.

Atlantic Lottery is encouraging players to put their health and safety first by staying home except for essential purchases.

Lottery tickets can be purchased online through the Atlantic Lottery Website or the Atlantic Lottery mobile app.