TICKET WORTH $10,000 UNCLAIMED IN SCARBOROUGH

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – There are two weeks left to claim an ENCORE prize worth $10,000 from the Wednesday, May 12, 2021 LOTTO 6/49 draw. The winning numbers were 2 – 3 – 1 – 3 – 1 – 5 – 8 and the winning ticket was sold in Scarborough.

Players must match the first six of the seven ENCORE numbers in exact order to win the $10,000 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 OLG Customer Care at 1-800-387-0098.

OLG is booking in-person prize claim appointments at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto. We strongly encourage those with claims between $1,000 and $49,999.90 to submit them online or mail them, as appointment availability at this prize level is limited. Submitting claims online is fast and secure. Customers with prizes over $50,000 are asked to call 1-800-387-0098 to discuss available prize claim options.

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 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 contributes to a better Ontario by delivering great entertainment experiences for our customers. 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 support the 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.

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OLG IS HIRING IN SAULT STE MARIE

Two Day Virtual Career Fair Looking for Top Talent for 59 positions

TORONTO, ON – Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) is making bold changes in the gaming industry and needs talented professionals to join our team at our Sault Ste. Marie head office location.

As one of the largest employers in Sault Ste Marie, OLG wants to keep adding to our dynamic team there, so we are looking to fill 59 positions in 43 different roles in the following areas:

  • Lottery and Customer Care
  • Finance and Enterprise Analytics
  • Digital Enterprise Strategy
  • Enterprise Technology
  • Risk and Audit
  • People and Culture

To fill these high value positions, that come with competitive compensation packages, as soon as possible, we have created a unique recruiting event, a virtual career fair. This two-day virtual career fair, being held on April 27 and 28, 2022, will give interested candidates a chance to connect with and learn about OLG leaders while they learn about the applicants. Interested candidates are invited to book 15-minute virtual one-on-one interviews with OLG leaders for the role of their choice and those appointments can be booked now at OLG SSM Career Fair.

OLG is rapidly transforming its organization to better serve Ontarians by delivering great gaming experiences through our digital, retail lottery, and land-based casino channels. OLG is expanding our horizons even further, with a new strategic direction, to become a world class gaming entertainment leader with a globally admired digital platform.

“OLG has very deep roots in Sault Ste. Marie as we’ve been part of this community for 30 years. OLG’s operations in the community are critically important — today and in the future,” says Nancy Kennedy, OLG’s Senior Vice President of People and Culture. “Our focus is on building a fun, inclusive and performance-driven workplace in Sault Ste Marie — one that is a destination for top talent.”

In addition to the job postings, the virtual career fair is also showcasing the City of Sault Ste. Marie to highlight the benefits of living and working in this vibrant community which is home to OLG’s headquarters. OLG may offer relocation support to help with a move to Sault Ste. Marie for successful candidates.

“We see the thriving Sault Ste Marie community as a competitive advantage for that talent,” adds Kennedy. “Our team is smart, ambitious, collaborative and innovative. They are tremendously loyal to the province and our social purpose of making a better Ontario by delivering great entertainment experiences to our customers. Whether you already live in Sault Ste. Marie or want to move to this beautiful city, we want to meet with you.”

Recently, OLG was named by Forbes as one of the Best Employers in Canada for 2022. Forbes bases its annual list on an independent survey of over 10,000 people who work for companies with 500 employees or more.  Notably, we were listed in the top 20 per cent of selected companies nationwide. Earning a place on the Forbes list is entirely employee driven which is why this recognition is so meaningful.

Check out OLG SSM Career Fair  for all the great job postings and for more details on how book an interview for either April 27 or 28, 2022.

OLG is a crown agency that contributes to a better Ontario by delivering great entertainment experiences for our customers. 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 support the 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.

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TICKET WORTH $25,000 UNCLAIMED IN PICKERING

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – There are two weeks left to claim a LOTTO 6/49 $25,000 prize from the Saturday, May 8, 2021 draw. The winning selection was 45558973-01 and the winning ticket was sold in Pickering.

On May 8, 2021, LOTTO 6/49 offered a Super Draw that included 25 Guaranteed Prize Draws of $25,000 in addition to the $1 Million Guaranteed Prize Draw. Players must match all nine numbers to win the $25,000 Super Draw prize.

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

OLG is booking in-person prize claim appointments at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto. We strongly encourage those with claims between $1,000 and $49,999.90 to submit them online or mail them, as appointment availability at this prize level is limited. Submitting claims online is fast and secure. Customers with prizes over $50,000 are asked to call 1-800-387-0098 to discuss available prize claim options.

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 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 contributes to a better Ontario by delivering great entertainment experiences for our customers. 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 support the 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.

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TICKET WORTH $100,000 UNCLAIMED IN M’CHIGEENG FIRST NATION

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – There are two weeks left to claim a $100,000 ENCORE prize from the Saturday, May 8, 2021 LOTTO 6/49 draw. The winning selection was 9414962 and the winning ticket was sold in M’Chigeeng First Nation.

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 OLG Customer Care at 1-800-387-0098.

OLG is booking in-person prize claim appointments at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto. We strongly encourage those with claims between $1,000 and $49,999.90 to submit them online or mail them, as appointment availability at this prize level is limited. Submitting claims online is fast and secure. Customers with prizes over $50,000 are asked to call 1-800-387-0098 to discuss available prize claim options.

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 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 contributes to a better Ontario by delivering great entertainment experiences for our customers. 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 support the 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.

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OLG ISSUES FOURTH QUARTER GAMING REVENUE PAYMENTS TO MUNICIPAL PARTNERS

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) is pleased to make fourth quarter (January 1 to March 31) payments totaling $21,099,247 to 28 communities that host gaming facilities.

These payments to host communities are based on a formula consistently applied across all gaming sites in Ontario using a graduated scale of gaming revenue at the hosted site.

OLG is proud to share proceeds of casino gaming with local communities, contributing to economic development, infrastructure and jobs.  Payments to host communities are part of OLG’s commitment to Ontario – 100 per cent of OLG’s profits are reinvested in the province.

“Municipality Contribution Agreements are an important source of funding for municipalities, and help deliver critical services that the people of Ontario enjoy,” said Peter Bethlenfalvy, Minister of Finance. “Land-based casinos create good, local jobs and play an important role in supporting in our economy, and the government will always support a strong and vibrant gaming sector in Ontario.”

The health and safety of customers, employees and host gaming communities remains a priority for OLG and its service providers.  Gaming sites in Ontario were subject to public health restrictions through most of the fourth quarter, including closures for a period of 26 days, which had an impact on gaming revenues and the payments to host municipalities.  Casinos were able to open at full capacity as of February 17, 2022, and all remaining public health restrictions were lifted as of March 21, 2022.

Service providers have invested an estimated $1.8 billion in private sector capital development across the province.  Since 2017, five (5) new casinos, including Cascades Casino North Bay, have been built in Ontario and a number of other casinos have also been recently enhanced and/or expanded.

During the fiscal year 2021-22, host communities have received $82,942,969 in non-tax gaming revenue.  Life to date, host communities have received more than $1.8 billion in non-tax gaming revenue.

OLG is a crown agency that contributes to a better Ontario by delivering great entertainment experiences for our customers. 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 support the 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.

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OLG CONTINUES SUPPORT FOR ONTARIO LOTTERY RETAILERS

Toronto, ON – Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) is pleased to announce that it is extending its current “Support Local” initiative of returning all profits from the activation and sale of $3 INSTANT CROSSWORD and $3 INSTANT BINGO to our valued retailers. This initiative, designed to thank our valued lottery retail partners for their hard work, will now run until April 30, 2022.

“We want to thank Ontario’s lottery retailers, many of whom are hard-working small business owners, for their exceptional service to Ontarians across the Province,” said Peter Bethlenfalvy, Minister of Finance. “The vibrant network of lottery retailers we have here in Ontario is a significant contributor to our economy, drives growth and supports local jobs that are needed now more than ever.”

Approximately $6.6 million in additional commissions is expected to be paid to retailers throughout the duration of this incentive program. Should sales exceed projections, retailer commissions will further increase.

“In the last 12 months, we’ve been proud to run several unique Lottery Retailer Initiatives that have returned profits to our valued lottery retailers on the activation and sale of a variety of lottery products,” said Duncan Hannay, President and CEO of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation. “Our lottery retail partners play a major role in helping us raise awareness and drive sales of lottery games, which in turn helps us generate revenue that benefits Ontarians and communities across Ontario.”

“Lottery retailers play a key role in serving and attracting more lottery customers at thousands of points of sale throughout Ontario,” said Dave Bryans, CEO of the Ontario Convenience Store Association. “The small businesses I represent welcome this incentive which will, in turn, help drive economic recovery and growth in communities province-wide.”

In January 2021, OLG’s “Support Local” initiative returned all profits to retailers on the sale of our INSTANT PLINKO game for a limited time period. Following the success of this initiative, OLG ran similar retailer commission incentive programs for such games as LIGHTNING LOTTO and INSTANT TOP UP. OLG will continue to explore other initiatives with the goal of driving higher retail sales, which would also result in greater commissions for our retailers.

OLG is proud to say that its standard blended retailer commission rate is the highest in Canada, providing record retailer commissions of more than $330 million last fiscal year, representing a 10 per cent increase since 2020.  OLG’s retailer commissions are paid to more than 5,300 retail owners, big and small, which contribute to job creation and local business development.  In addition, 100 percent of OLG proceeds are reinvested into provincial priorities to improve the quality of life for all Ontarians.

When you play OLG lottery games, you play for Ontario.

For more information about OLG’s INSTANT games or how OLG gives back, visit OLG.ca.

OLG is a crown agency that contributes to a better Ontario by delivering great entertainment experiences for our customers. 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 support the 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.

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Jennifer Roedding

Jennifer is an accomplished leader, consultant and coach who has built a career helping businesses transform and grow. For more than 25 years she has helped organizations succeed – first rising to the executive table at a national firm and now, as the president of her own company – Roedding Associates Management Consultants Inc.

Jennifer’s well-rounded and wide-reaching experience includes her position as Board Vice Chair and Finance Committee Chair for international biotech and contract research organization Alimentiv, where she also sits as a member of the Executive Committee and Governance Committee. She also sits on the Council for the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario.

Jennifer holds a Master of Accounting (Management, Business Administration) from the University of Waterloo – she is also a Chartered Accountant, Chartered Professional Accountant, and a graduate of the Directors Education Program at Rotman School of Management (Toronto). Jennifer enjoys spending her down time outdoors or at the cottage with her partner, two children and two dogs.

Robert Poirier

As the CEO of a boutique advisory firm, Robert guides clients through complex strategies, including collaborative infrastructure development and digital transformation. He provides governance to the public sector as chair of the Metrolinx Real Estate Committee responsible for transit-oriented communities and chair of the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority, responsible for Ontario’s transition to a circular economy.

He previously served as chair of the Toronto Port Authority, a federal agency consisting of the Ports of Toronto and Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, where he was responsible for a number of critical and concurrent infrastructure development, community and sustainability projects.

Robert was a Senior Advisor to members of the federal Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce from 1992 to 1999, involved in regulation and corporate governance practices of institutional investors and crown institutions. Robert has an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. Away from work, Robert enjoys time at the family cottage in Ontario’s Muskoka region near Algonquin Provincial Park.

Tom Marinelli

Tom is a familiar face to many at OLG; over his 23-year career with the corporation he held a number of positions, including President and Chief Executive Officer (twice), Chief Transformation Officer, Chief Information Officer, and Chief Technology Officer. Before OLG, Tom held management and technical positions in the steel, military, and pharmaceutical industries.

After retiring from OLG in 2015, Tom started his own company, Habtom Consulting Inc., and as President, leverages his deep experience in gaming to consult and advise companies and associations across the industry.

Tom is a graduate of the University of Waterloo’s Systems Design Engineering Program and maintains his professional engineer (P.Eng.) license. In his spare time, he enjoys gardening and playing golf with his wife Susan, as well as spending time with his two children and two grandchildren.

Karen Gordon

Karen is the principal of Gordon Strategy and has over two decades’ experience advising leading law firms and their corporate clients, employers, emergency services organizations, as well as sports leagues and clubs.

She provides deep, strategically targeted communications expertise in practice areas, encompassing corporate litigation, employment and labour relations, and crisis and incident management. Widely recognized for her communications knowledge, she appears regularly on radio and television as an expert commentator.

Karen serves as president of Ken Gordon Holdings, an Ottawa-based family office focusing on real estate development and investment. She is also the chair of the board at Trafalgar Castle School and is a long-time volunteer with the Greater Toronto Hockey League.