OLG DELIVERS VALUE TO THE PEOPLE OF ONTARIO IN AN UNPRECEDENTED YEAR

TORONTO, ON – Despite the material impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to land-based gaming operations, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) continues to work hard to deliver value for the benefit of the province.

“The accomplishments achieved under these circumstances are a testament to the resiliency of the organization and the people of OLG,” says Peter Deeb, Chair of OLG’s Board of Directors. “Apart from delivering continued profitability in the fiscal year, OLG’s new President and CEO, Duncan Hannay, is leading an innovative strategy to drive the next horizon of growth. This will include job-creating investments in land-based gaming, improved lottery performance through innovation in product and distribution, and transformative development of the digital gaming channel — positioning OLG to actively support economic recovery in Ontario.”

Protecting the health and safety of employees and customers remains a priority for OLG. Extensive safeguards were established early in the pandemic at corporate offices, the OLG Prize Centre and casinos across the province to ensure safe workspaces and customer-facing operations. OLG also proudly utilized its lottery terminals in thousands of local retail outlets to communicate provincial messaging in support of public health efforts.

In this unprecedented environment, OLG achieved the following milestones in the last 12 months:

  • The modernization of nearly 10,000 new lottery terminals across Ontario and an upgrade to the lottery network to enable new experiences at retail points of sale;
  • The launch of the new OLG.ca, which has meaningfully exceeded growth objectives set for iGaming and iLottery revenue and profitability;
  • The introduction of the exciting LIGHTNING LOTTO game — a new favourite with players;
  • The launch of $5 INSTANT PLINKO® with record sales made possible through a special “Support Local” initiative that returns all profits of this game to retailers for three months; and,
  • The payment of lottery prizes to OLG’s valued customers, totaling $1.8 billion from April 2020 to January 2021.

In addition, OLG also continued to deliver value-for-money for the Province through stakeholder supports, responsible fiscal management and good governance:

  • More than $100 million achieved in durable cost savings through new efficiencies and spending deferrals;
  • Early repayment of $60 million drawn from the provincial credit facility; and,
  • Continued support for horse racing under the Long-Term Funding Agreement, and for Ontario First Nations under existing agreements.

“OLG continues to move forward consistent with the Government’s mandate to maximize efficiency and earnings, in addition to reducing unnecessary costs and financial waste at every opportunity,” adds Deeb.

OLG is on track to deliver a positive return to the Province for 2020-2021 despite the ongoing closure of many of the 27 provincial casinos due to emergency measures necessary to protect the health and safety of Ontarians. OLG’s net profit to the province will continue to help fund health care, education, and other priorities that benefit the people of Ontario. With a new business year approaching, OLG is intent on responsible growth in new channels with new products to deliver value for business partners, communities and all Ontarians.

OLG is a crown agency that develops world-class gaming entertainment for the Province of Ontario. Acting in a socially responsible way, OLG conducts and manages land-based gaming facilities; the sale of province-wide lottery games; Internet gaming; and the delivery of bingo and other electronic gaming products at Charitable Gaming Centres. OLG is also helping to build a more sustainable horse racing industry in Ontario. Since 1975, OLG has provided approximately $55 billion to the people and Province of Ontario to support key government priorities like health care; the treatment and prevention of problem gambling; and support for amateur athletes. Each year proceeds from OLG’s operations also support host communities, Ontario First Nations, lottery retailers and local charities across the province.

All for Here – 100 per cent of OLG’s proceeds are invested in Ontario
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TICKET WORTH $1 MILLION UNCLAIMED IN BURLINGTON

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – There are two weeks left to claim a LOTTO MAX MAXMILLIONS prize worth $1 million from the Tuesday, February 25, 2020 LOTTO MAX draw. The winning selection for this MAXMILLIONS prize was 06 – 13 – 14 – 17 – 31 – 34 – 50 and the winning ticket was sold in Burlington.

Players must match all seven numbers to win a MAXMILLIONS prize. Players have one year from the draw date to claim their prize.

The owner(s) of this ticket should fill in the back portion, sign it and contact the OLG Support Centre at 1-800-387-0098.

In accordance with government-issued lockdown measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, OLG is currently limiting the number of in-person prize claim appointments at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to only those that require a face-to-face interview. Customers with prizes over $50,000 are asked to call 1-800-387-0098 to discuss available prize claim options. Prize claims up to $49,999.90 should continue to be submitted by mail. The health and safety of our customers and employees remains our top priority and OLG looks forward to providing future updates on the availability of in-person prize claims.

OLG reminds players that they can check their tickets for winners from home 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.
  • 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).

OLG is a crown agency that develops world-class gaming entertainment for the Province of Ontario. Acting in a socially responsible way, OLG conducts and manages land-based gaming facilities; the sale of province-wide lottery games; Internet gaming; and the delivery of bingo and other electronic gaming products at Charitable Gaming Centres. OLG is also helping to build a more sustainable horse racing industry in Ontario. Since 1975, OLG has provided approximately $55 billion to the people and Province of Ontario to support key government priorities like health care; the treatment and prevention of problem gambling; and support for amateur athletes. Each year proceeds from OLG’s operations also support host communities, Ontario First Nations, lottery retailers and local charities across the province.

All for Here – 100 per cent of OLG’s proceeds are invested in Ontario
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TICKET WORTH $100,000 UNCLAIMED IN COLLINGWOOD

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – There are two weeks left to claim an ENCORE – LOTTO MAX prize worth $100,000 from the Tuesday, February 25, 2020 LOTTO MAX draw. The winning numbers were 3 – 8 – 7 – 4 – 5 – 8 – 5 and the winning ticket was sold in Collingwood.

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

The owner(s) of this ticket should fill in the back portion, sign it and contact the OLG Support Centre at 1-800-387-0098.

In accordance with government-issued lockdown measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, OLG is currently limiting the number of in-person prize claim appointments at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to only those that require a face-to-face interview. Customers with prizes over $50,000 are asked to call 1-800-387-0098 to discuss available prize claim options. Prize claims up to $49,999.90 should continue to be submitted by mail. The health and safety of our customers and employees remains our top priority and OLG looks forward to providing future updates on the availability of in-person prize claims.

OLG reminds players that they can check their tickets for winners from home 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.
  • 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).

OLG is a crown agency that develops world-class gaming entertainment for the Province of Ontario. Acting in a socially responsible way, OLG conducts and manages land-based gaming facilities; the sale of province-wide lottery games; Internet gaming; and the delivery of bingo and other electronic gaming products at Charitable Gaming Centres. OLG is also helping to build a more sustainable horse racing industry in Ontario. Since 1975, OLG has provided approximately $55 billion to the people and Province of Ontario to support key government priorities like health care; the treatment and prevention of problem gambling; and support for amateur athletes. Each year proceeds from OLG’s operations also support host communities, Ontario First Nations, lottery retailers and local charities across the province.

All for Here – 100 per cent of OLG’s proceeds are invested in Ontario
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TICKET WORTH $500,000 UNCLAIMED IN ST. CATHARINES

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – There are two weeks left to claim a LOTTO MAX MAXMILLIONS prize worth $500,000 from the Friday, February 21, 2020 LOTTO MAX draw. The winning selection for this MAXMILLIONS prize was 05 – 16 – 19 – 20 – 29 – 32 – 34 and there were two winning tickets, including this one sold in St. Catharines.

Players must match all seven numbers to win a MAXMILLIONS prize. Players have one year from the draw date to claim their prize.

The owner(s) of this ticket should fill in the back portion, sign it and contact the OLG Support Centre at 1-800-387-0098.

In accordance with government-issued lockdown measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, OLG is currently limiting the number of in-person prize claim appointments at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to only those that require a face-to-face interview. Customers with prizes over $50,000 are asked to call 1-800-387-0098 to discuss available prize claim options. Prize claims up to $49,999.90 should continue to be submitted by mail. The health and safety of our customers and employees remains our top priority and OLG looks forward to providing future updates on the availability of in-person prize claims.

OLG reminds players that they can check their tickets for winners from home 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.
  • 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).

OLG is a crown agency that develops world-class gaming entertainment for the Province of Ontario. Acting in a socially responsible way, OLG conducts and manages land-based gaming facilities; the sale of province-wide lottery games; Internet gaming; and the delivery of bingo and other electronic gaming products at Charitable Gaming Centres. OLG is also helping to build a more sustainable horse racing industry in Ontario. Since 1975, OLG has provided approximately $55 billion to the people and Province of Ontario to support key government priorities like health care; the treatment and prevention of problem gambling; and support for amateur athletes. Each year proceeds from OLG’s operations also support host communities, Ontario First Nations, lottery retailers and local charities across the province.

All for Here – 100 per cent of OLG’s proceeds are invested in Ontario
OLG.ca
Follow on Twitter @OLGtoday

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Pinder Basi

Pinder is responsible for providing strategic oversight to the financial performance of the organization, including all financial planning, financial reporting and budget forecasting. This includes providing an independent perspective and constructive challenge to the lines of business, ensuring business decisions are grounded in solid financial criteria. In addition to fulfilling traditional finance accountabilities, Pinder is also accountable for management of OLG’s enterprise procurement and enterprise analytics functions.

Pinder is an experienced executive with a proven track record in finance and business with a focus on growth, profitability, and collaboration. He has been a successful leader in various sectors, including entertainment, packaged goods, and retail.

Prior to joining OLG, Pinder served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Mastermind Toys. In this role, Pinder was a key member of the executive team that grew Mastermind Toys from a Toronto-based retailer into a national chain and e-commerce operation. Prior to Mastermind Toys, Pinder served as a Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations with Universal Studios Canada, a division of NBC Universal.

Pinder is a designated Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Western Ontario.