OLG MAKES FOURTH-QUARTER PAYMENTS TO GAMING SITE HOST COMMUNITIES

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) today issued fourth-quarter (January to March, 2018) non-tax gaming revenue payments totalling $23,188,328 to 24 communities which currently host gaming facilities. To date, host communities have received more than $1.4 billion in non-tax gaming revenue.

“OLG provides host municipalities with significant revenues every year which help communities invest in local priorities and infrastructure projects,” said Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance. “These types of investments also stimulate job growth and promote economic development across the province.”

These payments are made under an equitable formula that determines the funds communities receive for hosting a gaming facility and are based on a graduated scale of gaming revenue that is consistent across all sites in Ontario.

At approximately $2 billion annually, OLG provides the Ontario government with its largest source of non-tax revenue. Modernization will help OLG provide more money to Ontario for hospitals and other government priorities.

In fiscal 2017-2018, the province allocated $115 million in gaming revenue to support charities through the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Every year, the Government of Ontario allocates funding to the province’s problem gambling program for research, treatment and prevention. The amount for fiscal 2017-2018 was $38 million.

OLG is the Ontario government agency that delivers gaming entertainment in a socially responsible manner. OLG conducts and manages gaming facilities, the sale of province-wide lottery games, PlayOLG Internet gaming, the delivery of bingo and other electronic gaming products at Charitable Gaming Centres and is helping to build a more sustainable horse racing industry in Ontario. Since 1975, OLG has provided nearly $47 billion to the Province and the people of Ontario. These payments to the province support the operation of hospitals, amateur sport through the Quest for Gold program, local and provincial charities and problem gambling prevention, treatment and research.

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TICKET WORTH $100,000 UNCLAIMED IN BRAMPTON

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – There are two weeks left to claim an ENCORE – DAILY GRAND prize worth $100,000 for a ticket sold nearly a year ago in Brampton. The winning numbers for the Monday, April 24, 2017 ENCORE – DAILY GRAND draw were 3 – 7 – 3 – 0 – 8 – 4 – 5.

Players have one year from the original draw date to claim their prize. Players must match the last six of the seven numbers drawn in the exact order to win the $100,000 prize.

Anyone possessing this ticket should fill in the back portion, sign it and contact the OLG Prize Centre at 20 Dundas Street West in Toronto before 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.

The OLG Prize Centre is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., unless Saturday is a statutory holiday or if there is a statutory holiday on the preceding Friday or the following Monday.

Winners of up to $250,000 also have the convenience of dropping off winning tickets for processing at participating gaming sites. Please call the OLG Support Centre 1-800-387-0098 for more details or a list of locations.

Information about this and other unclaimed tickets is available by visiting the Unclaimed Tickets page on OLG.ca.

OLG reminds players that they can check their tickets for winners in a number of convenient ways:

  • Check the winning numbers on OLG.ca.
  • Use the OLG Lottery App on your mobile device. Scan the ticket barcode and wait for the message to appear on the screen.
  • Use the easy self-serve Ticket Checker at your lottery terminal retailer. Simply insert the ticket, barcode side up, and wait for the message to appear on the Ticket Checker’s screen.
  • Sign up on OLG.ca for winning numbers to be emailed to you.
  • Call our WIN! Line at 416-870-8946 (Toronto area) or toll free at 1-866-891-8946 (outside Toronto area).
  • Pick up a winning numbers printout from your lottery terminal retailer.
  • Sign your ticket and ask a lottery retailer to check it for you.

OLG is the Ontario government agency that delivers gaming entertainment in a socially responsible manner. OLG conducts and manages gaming facilities, the sale of province-wide lottery games, PlayOLG Internet gaming, the delivery of bingo and other electronic gaming products at Charitable Gaming Centres and is helping to build a more sustainable horse racing industry in Ontario. Since 1975, OLG has provided nearly $47 billion to the Province and the people of Ontario. These payments to the province support the operation of hospitals, amateur sport through the Quest for Gold program, local and provincial charities and problem gambling prevention, treatment and research.

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OLG Statement: Temporary Suspension of Lottery Sales

Following a brief suspension of lottery sales this morning, OLG has resumed sales at lottery retailers with the exception of Hit or Miss.

OLG had suspended certain lottery sales as a precautionary measure due to a possible technical issue affecting the printing of lottery tickets which identifies the time a ticket was printed.

OLG continues to investigate the matter. In the meantime, OLG is satisfied that the integrity of lottery games and prize redemption are not affected, and has re-activated all lottery transactions, with one exception being Hit or Miss.

We regret the inconvenience to our customers.

OLG is working as quickly as possible to resolve the issue including the availability of Hit or Miss, and will post regular updates on OLG.ca.