A Quebec man has missed out on winning millions on the Canadian lottery, because his ticket was printed out seven seconds too late.
Joel Ifergan believed he should still be eligible to win half of the $27 million prize, but today The Supreme Court of Canada dismissed his bid to appeal the decision to deny him the money.
Mr Ifergan bought two Super 7 tickets on 23rd May 2008, seconds before the 9pm cut-off.
The first ticket was printed showing the date of that night's draw, but the second ticket, with that night's winning numbers on it, was printed with a date for the next week's draw.
Mr Ifergan blamed the delay on Loto-Quebec's central computer system and sued the province's lottery regulator for half of the jackpot because there was another a winning ticket.