OLG INTRODUCES FIRST FULLY DIGITAL ONLINE PRIZE CLAIM PROCESS IN CANADA

TORONTO, ON – Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation (OLG) continues to solidify its position as a leader in the gaming industry by introducing the first fully digital online prize claim process in Canada. This new process makes retail lottery prize claims between $1,000 and $10,000 entirely paperless.

Claimants with prizes over $1,000 can now access an integrated, digitized version of the Lottery Prize Claim Declaration form at OLG.ca. This new prize claim option simplifies and speeds up the process, improving service and convenience for winners while upholding integrity standards.

“OLG puts the customer at the centre of everything we do, consistently delivering best-in-class products and experiences across more touchpoints and channels,” says Nancy Kennedy, Chief Lottery and Customer Officer. “This is the latest example of how OLG is transforming its online lottery business and enhancing the customer experience.”

OLG’s is careful to ensure that the right prize is paid to the right person(s) every time. With one of the most rigorous programs in Canada, OLG maintains strict controls to identify and investigate prize claims by eligible players prior to payment. This new digital option uses the same form and verification process as our current mail-in option ensuring that OLG upholds the integrity of the prize claim process. Prize values of $10,000 or more will begin with the new digital form, and then follow OLG’s existing protocols for larger prizes.

In November 2022, OLG accomplished another first in Canada by introducing direct pay for lottery purchases, bringing more choice to customers. These new digital enhancements reaffirm OLG’s commitment to respond to changing customer expectations in a safe, responsible way.

At OLG, we play for Ontario. One hundred per cent of our profits are reinvested into the Province to help build strong communities and improve the quality of life for all Ontarians.

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 nearly $57 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 profits 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 $10,000 UNCLAIMED IN HUNTSVILLE

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – There are two weeks left to claim an ENCORE prize worth $10,000 from the Saturday, March 19, 2022 LOTTO 6/49 draw. The winning numbers were 8 – 2 – 8 – 8 – 5 – 9 – 4 and the winning ticket was sold in Huntsville.

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 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 nearly $57 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 profits 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 $10,000 UNCLAIMED IN TRENTON

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – There are two weeks left to claim an ENCORE prize worth $10,000 from the Wednesday, February 16, 2022 LOTTO 6/49 draw. The winning numbers were 6 – 0 – 2 – 6 – 3 – 0 – 5 and the winning ticket was sold in Trenton.

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 in. 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 nearly $57 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 profits from OLG’s operations also support host communities, Ontario First Nations, lottery retailers and local charities across the province.

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OLG PRESENTS FIRST GAMING REVENUE PAYMENT TO WASAGA BEACH FOR HOSTING NEW PLAYTIME CASINO WASAGA BEACH

WASAGA BEACH, ON – Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) is excited to issue the first quarterly gaming revenue payment of $152,138 to the Town of Wasaga Beach, for its role in hosting the new Playtime Casino Wasaga Beach. This first payment is based on casino revenue generated from November 23, 2022, to December 31, 2022, the first 39 days the casino operated during OLG’s third quarter.

During a grand opening event at the new Playtime Casino Wasaga Beach, OLG’s President and CEO Duncan Hannay, along with Brian Saunderson, MPP for Simcoe-Grey, presented Wasaga Beach Mayor Brian Smith with the initial cheque for $152,138, representing the city’s share of proceeds generated by the province’s newest gaming facility.

“I would like to congratulate Gateway Casinos on the opening of this exciting new casino in Wasaga Beach” said Brian Saunderson, MPP for Simcoe-Grey. “This entertainment destination is a $34 million investment that will have a significant impact on the regional economy, will add to the robust tourism sector, and provide hundreds of new, local jobs.”

“We are very happy to host Playtime Casino Wasaga Beach, which offers a new entertainment destination for the region and is creating new jobs in our community,” said Wasaga Beach Mayor Brian Smith. “And, we are pleased to work with OLG and Gateway Casinos to use this new revenue stream to improve the quality of life of the residents of Wasaga Beach.”

“It is a real privilege to be able to partner with communities like Wasaga Beach in working with our service providers to deliver capital investment, create jobs, and offer world-class entertainment in a safe and secure environment, said OLG’s President and CEO Duncan Hannay.  “In a little over a month, we have seen how the new Playtime Casino Wasaga Beach has already begun to contribute to the life of the region.  This is, indeed, an important way that we at OLG continue to ‘Play for Ontario.’”

The new Playtime Casino Wasaga Beach was built by Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Limited, the service provider for the Central Gaming Bundle, as part of OLG’s land-based gaming modernization.

“Gateway is extremely proud to celebrate the grand opening of Playtime Casino Wasaga Beach. We have been warmly welcomed by this community from the day we announced our intention to locate here.  We believe Wasaga Beach has a great future and our investment here supported by OLG is now showing dividends not only in the 140 new jobs we have created, but in establishing a year-round entertainment attraction for both visitors and residents of the Beach.” said Carrie Kormos, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer.​

Over the past seven years, service providers have invested an estimated $1.8 billion in private sector capital investment across the province.  Since 2017, these investments have led to the development and opening of seven new casinos, including Playtime Casino Wasaga Beach, one planned development and additional gaming expansions and non-gaming amenities.

OLG supports safe play at casinos and wants to keep the fun in the game. That’s why OLG is proud to be a leader in promoting responsible gambling with our globally recognized PlaySmart program.

We embed our award winning PlaySmart program in each of the province’s casinos through our PlaySmart Centres, including at Playtime Casino Wasaga Beach. These centres are staffed, on OLG’s behalf, by employees of the Responsible Gambling Council, one of the most reputable responsible gambling organizations in Canada.

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.

These payments are based on Municipality Contribution Agreements, using a graduated scale of gaming revenue at the hosted site which is consistently applied across Ontario.

Under the agreement, municipalities receive:

  • 25% on the first $65 million of slot revenue;
  • 0% on the next $135 million of slot revenue;
  • 5% on the next $300 million of slot revenue;
  • 5% on the slot revenue above $500 million;
  • 0% of table game revenue; and
  • 0% of sportsbook revenue (if applicable).

Payments are provided quarterly (the third quarter ran from October 1 to December 31, 2022). The amount of these payments may vary within a given year depending on if/when a gaming site reaches these graduated revenue benchmarks.

Since 1994, host communities have received more than $1.93 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 nearly $57 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 profits from OLG’s operations also support host communities, Ontario First Nations, lottery retailers and local charities across the province.

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OLG Recognized As One Of Canada’s Best Employers For A Second Year In A Row

TORONTO, ON – Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG) is thrilled once again to have been selected for Forbes’ prestigious list of Canada’s Best Employers. This year, OLG moved up the ranks, placing in the top 15 per cent on the list of companies recognized in 2023.

“It is an honour to again be recognized on Forbes’ list of top employers in Canada and to know that so many of our employees would recommend OLG as a great place to work,” said Duncan Hannay, OLG’s President and CEO. “OLG is an employer of choice, and I am proud to work alongside all OLGers as we transform gaming entertainment in Ontario and make a difference for people throughout the province.”

This year, OLG ranked 41 out of 300 companies on the Canada’s Best Employers List, moving up 12 spots since 2022 — and placed second in its industry.

Forbes and Statista Inc. selected the Canada’s Best Employers 2023 through an independent survey of employees working for companies with more than 500 employees in Canada. The evaluation was based on direct and indirect recommendations from employees who were asked to rate their willingness to recommend their own employers to friends and family.

“This recognition means so much because it is completely employee driven and shows how proud OLGers are of the work we do together,” said Esther Zdolec, OLG’s Senior Vice President of People and Culture. “Our employees are committed to doing good for Ontario and playing as one team. They support and value their colleagues and celebrate different perspectives and backgrounds. OLG could not do the good we do without the tremendous dedication of our employees.”

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 nearly $57 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 profits from OLG’s operations also support host communities, Ontario First Nations, lottery retailers and local charities across the province.

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PROLINE+ AND MLSE TEAM UP TO BRING NEW EXPERIENCES TO ONTARIO SPORTS FANS STARTING THIS SUNDAY

TORONTO, ON – Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation (OLG) and PROLINE+ have launched a multi-year extension to their partnership with Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) that sees PROLINE+ become the official Sports Betting partner of Real Sports (RS) to help get fans closer to the sports they love through unique experiences.

PROLINE+’s partnership with Real Sports kicks off with an exclusive fan experience at the venue, home of Toronto’s largest screen and 100-foot bar, during the NFL Conference Championships.

Date:

Sunday, January 29, 2023

Times:

3:00 p.m. – NFC Championship

6:30 p.m. – AFC Championship

Location:

Real Sports

15 York Street, Unit A

Toronto, Ontario

M5J 2Z2

Seating is first come, first served. Reservations are recommended.

Fans attending the event will have a chance to win NFL swag and other PROLINE+ prizes, meet NFL Alumni players, and get up close and personal with the real Vince Lombardi Trophy.

“PROLINE+’s partnership with MLSE will create memorable moments and interactive experiences for sports fans,” says Dave Pridmore, OLG’s Chief Gaming Officer. “The combination of these two trusted brands will allow fans to get ‘closer to the action’ and interact with their favourite teams in new, exciting ways.”

“As an organization that takes pride in delivering best-in-class fan experiences, we value the power of collaboration with partners that share this passion,” says Jordan Vader, Senior Vice President, Global Partnerships, MLSE. “Whether it be in the home of their favourite Toronto sports team or at their go-to restaurant for the game, we look forward to working with PROLINE+ to creating unique and unforgettable moments for our fans.”

One hundred per cent of the profits generated through OLG products are reinvested in the province to improve the quality of life for all Ontarians. When you play with PROLINE+, you play for Ontario.

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 nearly $57 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 profits 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 $10,000 UNCLAIMED IN SUDBURY

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – There are two weeks left to claim an ENCORE prize worth $10,000 from the Wednesday, February 2, 2022 LOTTO 6/49 draw. The winning numbers were 2 – 5 – 0 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 1 and the winning ticket was sold in Sudbury.

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 in. 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 nearly $57 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 profits 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 THIRD QUARTER GAMING REVENUE PAYMENTS TO MUNICIPAL PARTNERS

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) is pleased to make third quarter (October 1 – December 31) payments totaling $32,385,278 to 29 communities that host gaming facilities.

So far, during OLG’s fiscal year (April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023), these 29 communities have received $113,919,071.

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.

“Payments through OLG’s Municipality Contribution Agreement provide host gaming communities with the support they need to fund programs and critical infrastructure to improve the lives of residents and families,” said Peter Bethlenfalvy, Minister of Finance.  “With these revenues, municipalities are able to build better communities with more opportunities to live and work.”

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

Over the past seven years, service providers have invested an estimated $1.8 billion in private sector capital investment across the province.  Since 2017, these investments have led to the development and opening of seven new casinos, one planned development and additional gaming expansions and non-gaming amenities.

Since 1994, host communities have received more than $1.93 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 nearly $57 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 profits 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 $183,891 UNCLAIMED IN TEMAGAMI

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – There are two weeks left to claim a LOTTO MAX prize worth $183,891.20 from the Tuesday, January 4, 2022 LOTTO MAX draw. The winning selection for this prize was 07– 08 – 13 – 20 – 25 – 26 – 48 and Bonus Number 36 and the winning ticket was sold in Temagami.

Players must match six out of seven numbers plus the Bonus Number to win the secondary LOTTO MAX 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.

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 in. 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 nearly $57 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 profits from OLG’s operations also support host communities, Ontario First Nations, lottery retailers and local charities across the province.

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OLG STRENGTHENS EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP PRESENCE IN SAULT STE. MARIE

TORONTO, ON – OLG is proud to welcome its newest Executive Leadership Team member, Esther Zdolec, who is joining the organization as Senior Vice President, People and Culture. Ms. Zdolec will begin her new role on January 16, 2023 and will serve as the senior executive leader at OLG’s head office location in Sault Ste. Marie.

“We are delighted that Esther is joining OLG and will be residing in the wonderful community of Sault Ste. Marie,” said Duncan Hannay, OLG’s President and CEO. “This appointment builds on our commitment to strengthen our executive leadership presence in the Soo — and we believe Esther will be a great addition to our high-performing team and will be an engaged community leader in the city.”

Most recently, Ms. Zdolec has been Vice President, Organizational Effectiveness and Human Resources at Fleming College, Peterborough. In this role, she was responsible for the full range of human resources and labour relations services across the college. Previously, Ms. Zdolec held executive roles in both the public and private sector, including Executive Vice President, Human Resources at Infrastructure Ontario, a crown agency of the government of Ontario, as well as Vice President, Human Resources at Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, and Senior Vice President, Human Resources at Candu Energy and SNC-Lavalin. Ms. Zdolec also worked for OLG in Sault Ste. Marie early in her career as Manager, Human Resources.

“I appreciated the opportunity to meet with OLG President and CEO, Duncan Hannay shortly after I was elected to discuss growing OLG’s operations locally, and the relocation of an executive leadership position to Sault Ste. Marie is certainly a positive development,” said Sault Ste. Marie Mayor, Matthew Shoemaker. “The City is committed to continue working with the OLG to ensure as many positions as possible are located at the headquarters in Sault Ste. Marie.”

Ms. Zdolec’s commitment to workplace culture, empowering and growing employees, and fostering diversity and inclusion, along with her experience in both the public and private sector, will be invaluable as OLG continues to advance its winning culture and positions itself as a destination for top talent.

“I’m pleased to be rejoining OLG in my new role and am excited about returning to the Soo,” said Ms. Zdolec. “OLG has a great reputation as an employer and I look forward to playing a role in building its winning culture, especially in the community. Sault Ste. Marie offers many competitive advantages to OLG, and we want to grow our talented workforce in the city.”

As one of the top employers in Sault Ste. Marie and an integral part of the vibrant community, OLG is committed to continuing to create good local jobs by growing our workforce, partnering with local organizations and businesses, and sponsoring many important community projects and events in the region.

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 nearly $57 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 profits from OLG’s operations also support host communities, Ontario First Nations, lottery retailers and local charities across the province.

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BE “GIFT SMART” THIS HOLIDAY SEASON: LOTTERY GIFTS ARE FOR GROWN-UPS ONLY

TORONTO, ON – During the holiday season, as we prepare to share gifts with family and friends, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) would like to take this opportunity to again remind parents and adults that all lottery products, including INSTANT tickets, are a form of gambling and are not suitable gifts for children and minors.

Lottery products may be great gift ideas for special occasions, but they are not for children and youth. It’s important that parents and adults understand the proven risks and impacts associated with underage gambling. If you decide to buy lottery gifts for friends and family, please ensure the recipients are at least 18 years of age and older.

There is extensive free information and resources available dealing with youth and gambling:

  • The YMCA Youth Gambling Awareness Program (YGAP) is a free service funded by Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to raise awareness among youth of gambling risks, how to make informed decisions, and healthy, active lifestyles.
  • The Gambling, Gaming and Technology Use (GGTU) program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) supports addictions and mental health service providers through continuing professional development, digital tools and resources, and facilitating knowledge mobilization activities related to problem gambling, video gaming, and internet addiction.
  • The Responsible Gambling Council (RGC), an independent non-profit organization focused on the prevention of problem gambling in Canada and worldwide, with information on Teens or Young Adults and gambling.

Also, OLG’s PlaySmart.ca can help parents understand the facts when it comes to games, and concepts like odds and randomness. There’s also a “Finding Help” section with links to the support resources above and more.

OLG has supported the National Council of Problem Gambling and McGill University’s Holiday Campaign for many years, which encourages lotteries in Canada, the United States and around the world to promote the important message that lottery products are not for kids.

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 EXPANDS PAYMENT OPTIONS FOR ONLINE LOTTERY PURCHASES

Toronto, ON – Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) is bringing more choice to customers with Direct Pay, a secure and intuitive way to buy lottery products online. Players who have a valid OLG.ca account now have the option to purchase single tickets and lottery subscriptions for LOTTO MAX, LOTTO 6/49, Daily Grand, Ontario 49, Daily Keno, Pick-2, Pick-3, Pick-4, and Encore on OLG’s website and single tickets on the OLG app. Players can buy directly with Visa and Mastercard, without having to first deposit funds into an e-wallet or pay cash advance fees.

“As the first gaming provider in Canada to offer Direct Pay for online lottery purchases, OLG is ahead of the pack when it comes to providing customers with convenient and flexible payment options,” said Amanda Marshall, OLG’s Vice President of Digital Product Integration. “Investing in our payment capabilities supports our plan to put the customer at the centre of everything we do while delivering an unmatched and integrated digital gaming experience to players in Ontario.”

OLG will process direct payments via PaySafe, a specialized and secure payments platform, accepting Visa, Mastercard, Visa Debit, Mastercard Debit, and qualified prepaid cards that are issued by Canadian banks. Players will still have the option of using the balance in their e-wallet.

OLG promotes responsible gambling across all its lines of business. We feature online player tools and educational materials from OLG’s globally recognized PlaySmart program, which has received the highest level of certification from the World Lottery Association. Our award-winning My PlaySmart tools are integrated directly into OLG.ca to help players enjoy our games in a smart and responsible way. Direct Pay aligns with these tools, including purchase limits, to help customers keep the fun in the game.

At OLG, we play for Ontario. One hundred per cent of our profits are reinvested into the Province to help build strong communities and improve the quality of life for all Ontarians.

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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JOHN TAVARES TEAMS UP WITH PROLINE TO PLAY FOR ONTARIO

TORONTO, ON – Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) is proud to announce that John Tavares has been named an ambassador for OLG’s PROLINE brand.

OLG and the Mississauga-born captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs both know what it means to play for the home team; Tavares has spent his career supporting his hometown both on and off the ice, while 100% of profits from PROLINE+ and PROLINE at retail go back to hometowns across Ontario.

“If you grew up in Ontario and are a sports fan like me, then you know that OLG’s PROLINE products are synonymous with responsible sports betting and gaming entertainment,” said John Tavares. “I am thrilled to be the brand ambassador for OLG and PROLINE because of its long-standing connection to sports in Ontario – I am sure I have played in arenas built in part with funds from OLG – and its overall commitment to reinvesting in the province, which benefits all Ontarians.”

Tavares is the first major sports league athlete to sign with OLG. As part of the partnership, he will engage fans at public appearances, promotional events and on social media in support of PROLINE.

“As a lifelong sports fan, bringing on someone of John Tavares’ calibre is very exciting,” said Dave Pridmore, OLG’s Chief Gaming Officer. “Having John as our PROLINE brand ambassador is a great fit given his deep connection to Ontario and his leadership on and off the ice. John was born and raised in the province, captains the legendary Maple Leafs and started his own foundation to give back. OLG’s social purpose is also to give back, as 100% of OLG’s profits are reinvested in the province to improve the quality of life for all Ontarians.”

Announcing this ambassadorship comes on the heels of OLG announcing other partnership deals with the NHL, NFL, MLB, and the NBA. Under each multiyear deal, OLG becomes an official partner for sports betting for each league on the PROLINE+ digital sports betting platform as well as PROLINE at retail lottery outlets across Ontario.

About PROLINE and PROLINE+

OLG is the trusted source for world-class gaming entertainment for Ontarians. PROLINE+ is OLG’s digital sports product, while PROLINE in store offers players the ability to wager on a variety of sports at approximately 10,000 retailers across Ontario.

100% of the profits generated through PROLINE, PROLINE+, or any of OLG’s products are reinvested in the province to improve the quality of life for all Ontarians. When you play PROLINE and PROLINE+, you play for Ontario.

Customers must be 18 years of age or older to play PROLINE in store and 19 years of age or older to register and play PROLINE+ online.

OLG promotes responsible gambling across all its gaming products and features online player tools and educational materials from OLG’s globally recognized PlaySmart program, which have received the highest level of certification from the World Lottery Association.

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 LAUNCHES $100 ULTIMATE INSTANT TICKET

Toronto, ON – Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) is thrilled to launch a new INSTANT ticket that offers OLG’s best odds to win $1 million. The new $100 ULTIMATE gives players an approximately 1 in 25,000 chance to win the top prize and is available now at retail locations across the province until December 31, 2022 – or while quantities last.

With our new INSTANT game, players can scratch to instantly win prizes of up to $100,000. For even more excitement, each ticket is eligible to win one of 40 $1 million prizes that will be drawn on New Year’s Eve 2022.

“$100 ULTIMATE will create more millionaires in Ontario than any other INSTANT game has before,” said Duncan Hannay, OLG’s President and CEO. “This exciting new product is the latest way we are bringing our customers more chances to win big by taking our Lottery business to the next level.”

OLG promotes responsible gambling and is committed to helping players create and maintain smart play habits. Our award-winning PlaySmart program supports all of OLG’s products, including $100 ULTIMATE, to help players enjoy our games in a responsible way.

At OLG, we play for Ontario. Like all of our lottery and gaming products, one hundred per cent of proceeds from $100 ULTIMATE will be reinvested into the Province to support provincial priorities and help build strong communities.

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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SPORTS BETTING COMING TO SELECT ONTARIO CASINOS

Toronto, ON – Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) is pleased to announce that Ontario’s casino service providers are moving forward with the introduction of sportsbooks at select casinos across the province, in compliance with provincial regulations.

“We are proud to have worked closely with the gaming industry and our partners in the Ontario government on this next phase of growth in Ontario’s gaming market,” said Duncan Hannay, President and CEO of OLG. “Sportsbooks in casinos will offer a diverse and integrated entertainment experience for players, give our service providers a stake in the sports gaming market, and bring more jobs and economic benefits to host communities.”

“I’d like to congratulate OLG for partnering with Ontario’s gaming operators to bring sportsbooks to casinos,” said Paul Burns, President and CEO of the Canadian Gaming Association. “This  ongoing collaboration will result in new and expanded options for sports betting – including some first-of-their-kind sportsbooks in Canada – which will attract more people to visit Ontario’s casinos and encourage continued growth across the industry.”

OLG prioritizes player health and works to prevent and mitigate harm from problem gambling as we deliver all our products and services. OLG’s award-winning responsible gambling program, PlaySmart, will be incorporated into all casino-based sportsbook offerings. PlaySmart provides players access to award-winning tools and supports to help them make informed decisions and create healthy play habits.

Like all OLG products, the proceeds that OLG generates through casino sportsbooks will be reinvested into provincial priorities to improve the quality of life for all Ontarians. For more information about how OLG gives back, visit OLG.ca.

To find out if a specific casino will offer sports betting, please contact the operator directly.

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 STATEMENT: PHASED APPROACH TO REOPENING ONTARIO CASINOS

The health and safety of casino customers, employees and the host gaming communities remains as always, a priority for the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) and its service providers.

OLG supports the safe reopening of casinos; service providers that reopen sites must comply with:

  • A maximum of 50 customers in the gaming establishment at any given time;
  • A requirement that all persons on-site adhere to two metre physical distancing and other safety protocols informed by public health advice; and,
  • No live-dealer table games at this time.

Re-opening is contingent on the casino service providers having a safety plan for each gaming site (which must include mandatory use of masks or face-coverings for customers), reviewed by an appropriate expert and submitted to the regulator, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).

Re-opening dates for each casino will be set by the service providers and will be communicated by them. The specific reopening date for each gaming site will vary depending on a site’s readiness and commercial viability to operate under the mandatory restrictions.

When the casinos reopen, customers will also once again have access to on-site PlaySmart Centres. PlaySmart Centres are where customers can get answers to their questions about gambling and find out how to connect with counselling and supports in the community as needed. PlaySmart Centres are operated by the Responsible Gambling Council (RGC) of Ontario.

Working in partnership with the Government of Ontario, its industry partners, and the AGCO, OLG is proud to contribute to the re-opening of the economy with health and safety as a top priority.

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Joint Statement AGCO/OLG

Today the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) announced that it will not enforce the Red Tape Reduction Standards to allow for important discussions between the AGCO and Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) on the approach to burden reduction in the gaming sector.

The AGCO and OLG remain committed to the reduction of inefficiencies in the gaming sector to help create the requisite environment for all gaming sector participants to thrive while upholding the public interest and respecting commercial value, as well as the distinct roles of each Crown Agency.

For clarity, the current legislative framework and existing commercial contracts will remain in effect.

The AGCO and OLG will work together to provide regular updates to the industry through coordinated communications and anticipate completing this important work by the end of the calendar year.

OLG STATEMENT: PHASED APPROACH TO REOPENING ONTARIO CASINOS AND CHARITABLE GAMING CENTRES

The health and safety of casino customers, employees and the host gaming communities remains as always, a priority for the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) and its service providers.

Today, the Government of Ontario announced as part of its Stage 3 re-opening plan, it is permitting certain businesses to re-open in certain regions, including casinos and Charitable Gaming centres, which have been closed since March 16-17, 2020.

The re-opening of these facilities is subject to the following restrictions:

    • A maximum of 50 customers in the gaming establishment at any given time;
    • A requirement that all persons on-site adhere to two metre physical distancing; and,
    • For eligible casinos, no table games at this time.

This Stage 3 re-opening is consistent with the province’s regional approach it took during Stage 2. Eligible casinos and Charitable Gaming centres have been selected on the basis of location and risk, subject to the advice of public health officials.

Eligible casinos include:

    • All casinos in the East Bundle (Kawartha, Belleville, Peterborough and Thousand Islands) and some in the West GTA Bundle (Brantford and Grand River) The service provider for these gaming bundles is Great Canadian Gaming Corporation
    • Most casinos in the Southwest Bundle (Clinton, Hanover, Woodstock, Chatham, London), and all casinos in the North Bundle (Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Thunder Bay) and Central Bundle (Rama and Innisfil).  The service provider for these gaming bundles is Gateway Casinos and Entertainment.
    • Rideau Carleton Casino in Ottawa. The service provider for this gaming bundle is HR Ottawa.

For casinos and Charitable Gaming centres, re-opening is contingent on having a safety plan for the site (which must include mandatory use of masks or face-coverings for customers), reviewed by an appropriate expert and submitted to the regulator, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).

Re-opening dates for eligible casino and Charitable Gaming centres will be set by the service providers and communicated by them. The specific reopening date for each gaming site will vary depending on a site’s readiness and commercial viability to operate under the mandatory restrictions.

Working in partnership with Ontario, its industry partners, and the AGCO, OLG is proud to contribute to the re-opening of the economy with health and safety as a top priority.

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OLG MAKES FOURTH-QUARTER PAYMENTS TO GAMING SITE HOST COMMUNITIES

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has issued fourth-quarter (January 1 to March 31, 2020) non-tax gaming revenue payments totaling $22,088,992 to 26 communities which currently host gaming facilities.

Acting together on the advice of public health authorities, OLG and its service providers temporarily closed all casinos in Ontario on March 16, 2020. The casino closures remain in effect until it is safe to resume operations.

“During these unprecedented times, we all feel a closer connection to our local communities. Often the biggest impacts are the result of actions we take at the local level to help our neighbors,” said Rod Phillips, Minister of Finance. “These fourth-quarter payments come at a vital time as our partners at all levels of government work together to support people and employers during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

OLG makes payments to host communities under the Municipality Contribution Agreements, using a prescribed formula consistently applied across all sites in Ontario that is based on a graduated scale of gaming revenue at the hosted site or sites. Due to the temporary closure of all gaming sites, this quarter’s payment was impacted by approximately 15 days’ worth of revenue and OLG expects the July 2020 payment will also be impacted.

In the 2019-2020 fiscal year, host communities received a total of $135,403,330.  Life to date, host communities have received more than $1.7 billion in non-tax gaming revenue.

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; PlayOLG 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 more than $52 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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EXTENDED DEADLINE TO CLAIM SOME LOTTERY PRIZES

All Lottery Prize Claims Up to $49,999.90 Now Accepted by Mail

TORONTO, ON – OLG is adding a six-month (183 days) extension for lottery prize claims with an original expiry date from March 17, 2020 up to and including September 17, 2020. This extension applies to all tickets sold through OLG lottery terminals, on PlayOLG.ca and INSTANT tickets.

Ontario lottery customers’ ability to claim prizes may have been affected by measures taken as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the temporary closure of the OLG Prize Centre. This six-month extension provides these customers the opportunity to still claim their prizes.

If you have questions about the eligibility of your ticket as it applies to this extension, please contact the OLG Support Centre at 1-800-387-0098.

In addition, as the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto remains temporarily closed to the public, OLG wants to continue to provide our customers with a new option to present prize claims. Effective immediately and until further notice, we have increased the limit for mail-in prize claims to $49,999.90. Information on how to mail in a prize claim can be found on OLG.ca.

We ask for your patience as mail-in prize claims may take longer to process than usual due to the additional number of prize claims expected to be received.

Unexpired lottery prizes claims of $50,000 or more may be made once the Prize Centre is re-opened.

OLG will advise the public when the Prize Centre will re-open, taking into account guidance from public health authorities.

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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; PlayOLG 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 more than $52 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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PlayOLG LOTTERY PURCHASES: BUY EARLY TO AVOID THE LAST-MINUTE RUSH

PlayOLG has been experiencing record traffic recently as more players are interested in purchasing LOTTO MAX and LOTTO 6/49 tickets online.

These volumes are highest in the hours before a draw and may result in longer than normal wait times to purchase tickets and to access the Player Support Team.

We want you to have the best experience possible when buying on PlayOLG, so if you plan to purchase a ticket this week, please consider buying early to avoid the last-minute rush.

Here are some tips you may find helpful:

  • Purchase your tickets THE DAY BEFORE the draw you want to enter
  • Consider registering for a PlayOLG Lottery Subscription to select in advance the number of draws you want to play, OR
  • Select the ‘Never Miss a Draw’ feature to continue your ticket purchases until you decide to stop.

New online lottery players should know that the standard PlayOLG registration process is required prior to making an online lottery purchase.

The process is straightforward but does take a few minutes and some supporting documents may be required.

Please visit the PlayOLG FAQ page beforehand to see what you’ll need to register and complete your purchase and well as information on creating and managing a lottery subscription.

We appreciate your patience and thank you for your continued interest in our lottery products.

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; PlayOLG 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 more than $52 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 $10,000 UNCLAIMED IN LONDON

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – OLG is reminding players that there is still an unclaimed ENCORE – LOTTO 6/49 prize worth $10,000 from the Wednesday, April 3, 2019 LOTTO 6/49 draw. The winning numbers were 1 – 1 – 7 – 1 – 7 – 2 – 0 and the winning ticket was sold in London. Players must match the first six of the seven ENCORE numbers in exact order to win the $10,000 prize.

Based on guidance from public health authorities, the OLG Prize Centre is temporarily closed. Lottery prizes of $10,000 or more may be redeemed once the Prize Centre is re-opened.

In the meantime, we can assure our valued customers that all lottery prizes will be redeemed per their terms and conditions on OLG.ca. We are looking at extending the 12-month time period for the redemption of lottery products sold through lottery terminals and PlayOLG.ca; further details to follow.

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.

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).

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

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; PlayOLG 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 more than $52 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 CUSTOMER ADVISORY: OPTIONS FOR CLAIMING LOTTERY PRIZES

TORONTO, ON – If you have won a prize from LOTTO MAX, LOTTO 6/49 or any of OLG’s lottery products, congratulations!

We realize you are excited about claiming your lottery prize. During this evolving situation involving the coronavirus (COVID-19), we would like to remind our customers that OLG offers many options for prize redemption, some of which don’t require an in-person visit to the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto:

  • Every lottery retailer can pay up to (and including) $50. Some retailers have the option to pay up to $999.90, if they have the cash available.
  • To claim lottery prizes from $1,000 to under $10,000, you can take advantage of OLG’s mail-in claim process. OLG.ca has details about the mail-in option.
  • If you buy lottery tickets on PlayOLG.ca, lottery winnings under $1,000 will be automatically credited to your account, and you will be notified.
    • For winnings between $1,000 and $100,000, you will be prompted to fill out a Lottery Prize Claim Declaration Form. Once you’ve successfully submitted the form, OLG will either credit your PlayOLG account or contact you for next steps.
    • For lottery prizes of over $100,000 won on PlayOLG.ca, you must also submit a Lottery Prize Claim Declaration Form, and once the form has been submitted, the OLG Prize Centre will contact you with next steps.

Check out OLG.ca for complete details about OLG’s prize claim process and options, or call the OLG Support Centre at 1-800-387-0098.

The health and safety of our customers, our employees and lottery retailers is a priority for OLG. We are following the guidance provided by public health authorities and would encourage you do to so as well. If you have a winning ticket and are not feeling well or have recently returned from an international trip (including the U.S.), we would encourage you to consider the mail-in redemption option if available for your claim, to consult your local public health agency before attending a lottery retailer, or delay your visit to the OLG Prize Centre.

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; PlayOLG 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 more than $52 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 BACK IN THE BIG BROTHER CANADA HOUSE

Big Prizes Offered in New BIG BROTHER CANADA OLG Fantasy Pool Beginning March 2 And OLG’s BBCAN “Takeover” Week Features Lottery-Themed Challenges

Toronto, ON – As a new group of houseguests moves into the Big Brother Canada house in its Season 8 premiere March 4 on Global, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) is getting in the middle of the action again and allowing Ontario viewers to engage with the season in a whole new way.

OLG is partnering with Corus Entertainment Inc. to offer the Big Brother Canada OLG Fantasy Pool beginning March 2 – a weekly competition for fans, led by former Big Brother Canada houseguest Demetres Gia, to make predictions about the show’s outcomes and win cash prizes up to $10,000 if they come out on top.

OLG is also “taking over” a week of Big Brother Canada with lottery-themed competitions. Keep an eye out for some of OLG’s most popular lottery games during the houseguests’ high-stakes challenges.

“We are excited to offer fans of the show the opportunity to play along with their favourite houseguests,” said Randy Weyersberg, OLG Vice President, Brand & Marketing. “The Big Brother Canada OLG Fantasy Pool will make watching all of those challenges for Head of Household and the Power of Veto that much more exciting. We’re also pumped about OLG’s takeover week featuring LOTTO MAX, INSTANT BINGO and INSTANT CROSSWORD games.”

Registration for the Big Brother Canada OLG Fantasy Pool opens March 2, 2020. There are weekly prizes and grand prizes to be won:

Three weekly prizes for each week of Season 8:

  • $500 and a $50 OLG Lottery Gift Card
  • $250 and a $50 OLG Lottery Gift Card
  • $100 and a $50 OLG Lottery Gift Card

Three finalist prizes to be determined from the Season 8 pool results:

  • $10,000 and a $100 OLG Lottery Gift Card
  • $5,000 and a $100 OLG Lottery Gift Card
  • $2,500 and a $100 OLG Lottery Gift Card

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Big Brother Canada begins March 4, 2020 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on Global.

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About Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that develops and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world.  Engaging audiences since 1999, the company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompass 34 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a suite of digital assets, animation software, technology and media services. Corus is an established creator of globally distributed content through Nelvana animation studio, Corus Studios, and children’s book publishing house Kids Can Press. The company also owns innovative full-service social digital agency so.da, and lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada, Global News, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.

About OLG
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; PlayOLG 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 more than $52 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 MAKES THIRD-QUARTER PAYMENTS TO GAMING SITE HOST COMMUNITIES

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has issued third-quarter (October 1 to December 31, 2019) non-tax gaming revenue payments totalling $31,254,134 to 25 communities which currently host gaming facilities.

To date, host communities have received more than $1.7 billion in non-tax gaming revenue.

“Host communities support important community programs and services and strengthen their local infrastructure with these gaming revenues,” said Rod Phillips, Ontario Minister of Finance. “OLG’s significant annual proceeds are invested in key government priorities across the province to the benefit of all Ontarians.”

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.

OLG provides the Ontario government with its largest source of non-tax revenue from Government Business Enterprises. In 2018-2019, this amounted to $2.47 billion.

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; PlayOLG 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 more than $52 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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OLG SELECTS SERVICE PROVIDER FOR NORTH AND SOUTHWEST GAMING BUNDLES

Following a competitive procurement process, OLG has selected Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited (Gateway) as the service provider for the North and Southwest Gaming Bundles.

OLG has entered into a Transition and Asset Purchase Agreement with Gateway for each of the North and Southwest Gaming Bundles, which set out the customary closing conditions to be satisfied for OLG and Gateway to enter into a 20-year Casino Operating and Services Agreement (COSA) for each of the bundles.

OLG expects that the service provider will take over day-to-day operations in spring 2017.

In addition, as the service provider for the North Gaming Bundle, Gateway will have the opportunity to build two new gaming and entertainment facilities, one in the N4 Gaming Zone (Kenora area) and one in the N5 Gaming Zone (North Bay). The proposed new facilities will be subject to required approvals, including the provincial government.

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OLG Issues RFP For Ottawa Area Gaming Bundle

OLG is continuing its procurement process for land-based gaming by issuing Request for Proposal (RFP) documents to pre-qualified proponents selected to bid on the Ottawa Area Gaming Bundle.

The RFP will enable OLG to select one service provider to run certain day-to-day gaming operations in the Gaming Bundle.

The Ottawa Area Gaming Bundle has one Gaming Zone currently served by OLG Slots at Rideau Carleton Raceway.

To OLG, the integrity of the procurement process is of the utmost importance. Public procurements involve information of a commercially sensitive nature. As a result, details of the RFP documents and names of pre-qualified proponents will not be released by OLG while the process is ongoing.

Additionally, there will be no further communication by OLG about the RFP for this bundle until the selected service provider is announced. OLG expects to announce the successful service provider in spring 2017.

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OLG Issues RFP For West GTA Gaming Bundle

OLG is continuing its procurement process for land-based gaming by issuing Request for Proposal (RFP) documents to pre-qualified proponents selected to bid on the West GTA Gaming Bundle.

The RFP will enable OLG to select one service provider to run certain day-to-day gaming operations in the Gaming Bundle.

The West GTA Gaming Bundle has four Gaming Zones, each currently served by an OLG gaming site: OLG Casino Brantford, OLG Slots at Flamboro Downs, OLG Slots at Mohawk Racetrack and OLG Slots at Grand River Raceway.

To OLG, the integrity of the procurement process is of the utmost importance. Public procurements involve information of a commercially sensitive nature. As a result, details of the RFP documents and names of pre-qualified proponents will not be released by OLG while the process is ongoing.

Additionally, there will be no further communication by OLG about the RFP for this bundle until the selected service provider is announced. OLG expects to announce the successful service provider in fall 2017.

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OLG Issues RFPQ For Niagara Gaming Bundle

OLG has issued a Request for Pre-Qualification (RFPQ) for the Niagara Gaming Bundle on the procurement website, MERXTM.

The Niagara Gaming Bundle RFPQ will enable OLG to pre-qualify the potential proponents that are eligible to receive the Request for Proposal (RFP) documents.

The RFPQ will close on December 15, 2016 and OLG expects to begin the RFP process for the Niagara Gaming Bundle in the coming months.

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OLG Announces Changes To Lottery Modernization

OLG has cancelled the current Request for Proposals for Lottery in favour of a revised modernization approach.

Through its Lottery modernization, OLG has been seeking a way, in partnership with the private sector, to unlock the opportunity to create greater value for Ontario. After a period of due diligence and consultation with globally-experienced proponents, OLG has determined that the selection of a single service provider would not provide sufficient value for the Province.

Today, OLG’s Lottery business performs well; 2015-16 sales were a record $3.8 billion. However, in order to unlock the full potential of the business, OLG’s approach to Lottery modernization is evolving. Under a revised approach, OLG will seek to enhance its capabilities in technology and innovation through partnerships with the private sector.

In the meantime, it is business as usual. OLG will continue to operate the Lottery business. Customers and retailers will see no disruption in service. The modernization of land-based gaming continues.

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