Canada’s Supreme Court has said it will not hear the appeal of a Quebec man who missed a C$27m (£18m) lottery jackpot by seven seconds.

Joel Ifergan bought two tickets for the weekly lottery draw in 2008, but the second ticket with the winning numbers printed just after the deadline.

Mr Ifergan argued he should share the winnings as he bought both tickets before the cut-off.

He reportedly spent $100,000 in legal costs on the case.