Joel Ifergan couldn't believe his eyes when he realized that he had 7 correct numbers on the 2 lottery tickets he had bought from a betting shop nearby his home in Montreal. A very happy and excited Joel Ifergan took the tickets and went to the betting shop to check how much he had won. Once he arrived and handed over the tickets to the person working at the betting shop, he got some good news followed by some really, really bad news. The good news was that he had won €9,147,140. The bad news was that both tickets had expired.
The lottery tickets were processed before 21:00, but due to some delay between the shop and the lottery company's server, the win was claimed at 21:00:07 - 7 seconds too late. In other words, the lottery tickets were not worth a single dime. Joel Ifergan, however, has not given up the big win and he hopes that, with a little bit of help from lawyers, he will get the money since he claimed the win before 21:00.
We can only hope that Joel Ifergan will win the case and get his money, otherwise it's probably one of the worst "bad beats" in the history of gambling