All that stood between him and millions were seven measly seconds. A Canadian accountant whose winning lottery numbers were printed in 2008 — just moments after the official deadline — lost his Supreme Court appeal yesterday. Joel Ifergan spent US$79,000 trying to legally claim the $21.3 million jackpot. He technically purchased his tickets on time, but a 10-second printing delay cost him the winnings. After seven years of fighting, a disappointed Ifergan says he’s getting on with his life, without a moment to spare.