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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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CAMBRIDGE RESIDENT WINS $100,000 WITH INSTANT WILD SIDE

TORONTO, ONJasmine Sullivan of Cambridge is $100,000 richer after winning with INSTANT WILD SIDE (Game #2239).

Jasmine, a 29-year-old newlywed, said she is a regular lottery player always choosing INSTANT tickets.

The occupational and physical therapist said when she was scratching her ticket, she uncovered the $20,000 prize amount. “Then I realized it was multiplied by five! I couldn’t believe my eyes and pulled out my phone to scan the ticket,” she shared.

Jasmine said she plans to use her winnings toward a down payment on her first home with her husband and start building a family together. “I also need shoes,” she laughed.

“I’m thrilled. This is amazing and exciting – I never thought this would happen. It’s a big blessing,” she concluded.

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

INSTANT WILD SIDE is available for $5 and the top prize is $100,000. Odds of winning any prize are 1 in 4.27. Visit the INSTANT page on OLG.ca for more information on this and other great games.

The winning ticket was purchased at One Stop Convenience on King Street in Cambridge.

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MOTHER AND SON FROM ANCASTER WIN LOTTO 6/49 GUARANTEED $1 MILLION PRIZE

Toronto, ON Lorraine Simmons and Gregory Simmons, a mother and son duo from Ancaster have that “6/49 feeling” after winning the Guaranteed $1 Million Prize in the February 3, 2021 LOTTO 6/49 draw.

“We’ve been playing the lottery together for 10 years,” they shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up their winnings.

Lorraine was at home when she used the OLG Lottery App to check their ticket. “I looked at the screen and it was hard to believe.” She then called Greg to share the good news but had to get his wife to wake him first. “I sprang out of bed – I was wide awake at that point,” he laughed. “We went straight to my mom’s house to see for ourselves. It was surreal!”

Gregory said this is a great life enhancer, although it won’t change him. “This is an incredible blessing,” he smiled.

Lorraine said her priority is an educational fund for her grandchildren, meanwhile Gregory plans to settle into his windfall and make decisions later.

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

LOTTO 6/49 players in Ontario have won over $13 billion in prizes since 1982, including 1,399 jackpot wins and 362 Guaranteed $1 Million Prize draws. LOTTO 6/49 is $3 per play and draws take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

The winning ticket was purchased at Avondale on Garner Road in Ancaster.

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ALLISTON FARMER PICKS UP A $50,000 DAILY KENO PRIZE

TORONTO, ONKenneth Beattie of Alliston knows how to pick ‘em. Kenneth’s DAILY KENO 9 Pick resulted in a $50,000 win in the January 14, 2021, EVENING draw.

Kenneth, a 63-year-old farmer, said he is a regular lottery player. “I went to the gas station to check my tickets and replay them. When I scanned my ticket using the Ticket Checker, I saw Big Winner on the screen. I put my glasses on and ran it through one more time!”

Kenneth plans to share his win with his children and grandchildren. “I also support my local food bank with a donation every week, so I plan to share some of my winnings with them as well.”

“This was a really nice surprise,” he concluded.

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

DAILY KENO players pick their strategy (from a 2 Pick to a 10 Pick) and pick their bet ($1, $2, $5 or $10) to pick their prize. Visit the DAILY KENO page on OLG.ca for more information.

The winning ticket was purchased at Husky on Victoria Street in Alliston.

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LIGHTNING LOTTO JACKPOT STRIKES HAMILTON RESIDENT!

Toronto, ON Michael Chamberlin of Hamilton was struck by the LIGHTNING LOTTO jackpot on February 10, 2021. The top prize, which started at $125,000, had grown to $312,286.70 before it was won!

Michael, 34, says he plays the lottery once in a blue moon. “This is my first big win,” he shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his cheque.

“I was driving home and craved a Pepsi, so I stopped to get one and thought ‘Why not throw $10 on a lottery play?’ I didn’t believe it when I won!”

The finance manager told his fiancé about his big win right away. “She’s was excited!” he smiled.

Michael plans to purchase his dream bike and invest in the future with his windfall.

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

LIGHTNING LOTTO players can win a jackpot on the spot! Match all five numbers in any one line on your LIGHTNING LOTTO ticket with those drawn earlier that day to win the jackpot. The top prize starts at $125,000 and grows with ticket sales. Each $2 Quick Pick consists of three lines of five numbers from 1 to 49. LIGHTNING LOTTO is available exclusively at lottery retailers. Odds of winning any prize are 1 in 4.47. For more information on How to Play as well as full prize details and odds of winning, visit OLG.ca.

The winning ticket was purchased at Big Bee Convenience on Lawrence Road in Hamilton.

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SOUTHAMPTON RESIDENT WINS $100,000 PRIZE WITH INSTANT CROSSWORD EXTREME

Toronto, ONAlexander Cziraki of Southampton is celebrating after winning a $100,000 prize with INSTANT CROSSWORD EXTREME (Game #2188).

Alexander says he is a regular lottery player. “My favourite games are the $5 CROSSWORDS,” he shared.

The 28-year-old delivery driver checked his ticket while at the store. “I saw Big Winner – $100,000 and I was in disbelief! I had to scan it a few times before it started to sink in!”

“I called my family to share my good news and they thought I was pulling a prank. I think they’ll still feel that way until they see for themselves,” he smiled.

Alexander has no plans for his windfall yet. “I’ll probably save it for my future.”

“It feels good,” he concluded.

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

INSTANT CROSSWORD EXTREME is available for $30 a play and the top prize is $350,000. Odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.42.

The winning ticket was purchased at Esso on West Street in Simcoe.

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LIGHTNING LOTTO JACKPOT STRIKES BELLEVILLE RESIDENT!

Toronto, ON Paul Latino of Belleville was struck by the LIGHTNING LOTTO jackpot on January 18, 2021. The top prize, which started at $125,000, had grown to $132,721 before it was won!

Paul, a 65-year-old married grandfather, said after hearing about other LIGHTNING LOTTO winners in his hometown, he wanted to give the game a try. “I was at the same store that just had a LIGHTNING LOTTO jackpot winner, so I gave it a try,” he shared. “I saw a flash and then Big Winner on the screen. The clerk said, ‘I think you won the jackpot!’”

The salesman said when he saw the prize amount that he won he was feeling a mix of emotions. “I felt shocked, excited and in disbelief. I kept thinking my wife is not going to believe this!”

When he called his wife and told her about the big win, Paul said she started to cry. “You hear stories, but you never think it’s going to happen to you. It’s exciting and wonderful,” he smiled.

Paul plans to use some of his winnings towards home renovations and save the rest.

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

LIGHTNING LOTTO players can win a jackpot on the spot! Match all five numbers in any one line on your LIGHTNING LOTTO ticket with those drawn earlier that day to win the jackpot. The top prize starts at $125,000 and grows with ticket sales. Each $2 Quick Pick consists of three lines of five numbers from 1 to 49. LIGHTNING LOTTO is available exclusively at lottery retailers. Odds of winning any prize are 1 in 4.47. For more information on How to Play as well as full prize details and odds of winning, visit OLG.ca.

The winning ticket was purchased at College Husky on North Front Street in Belleville.

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LIGHTNING LOTTO JACKPOT STRIKES RICHMOND HILL RESIDENT!

Toronto, ON Michael Fulay of Richmond Hill was struck by the LIGHTNING LOTTO jackpot on October 31, 2020. The top prize, which started at $125,000, had grown to $709,910.70 before it was won! Michael also won $4 on another selection bringing his total winnings to $709,914.70.

Michael, a 30-year-old married father, said he was standing in line at the store when he noticed an advertisement for LIGHTNING LOTTO. “I decided to try it out, so I bought two lines. The clerk said, ‘I think you just won.’ I was super confused – it didn’t feel real,” he shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his winnings. “I ran out to the car to tell my wife – it was so exciting!”

Michael said this win will catapult his life into something better. “It will trickle down into our family. I want to help my mom, pay some bills, and put money aside for the kids. Then buy a nice family home,” he concluded.

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

LIGHTNING LOTTO players can win a jackpot on the spot! Match all five numbers in any one line on your LIGHTNING LOTTO ticket with those drawn earlier that day to win the jackpot. The top prize starts at $125,000 and grows with ticket sales. Each $2 Quick Pick consists of three lines of five numbers from 1 to 49. LIGHTNING LOTTO is available exclusively at lottery retailers. Odds of winning any prize are 1 in 4.47. For more information on How to Play as well as full prize details and odds of winning, visit OLG.ca.

The winning ticket was purchased at Circle K on Bridge Street in Campbellford.

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GRIMSBY RESIDENT CELEBRATES $100,000 ENCORE WIN

TORONTO, ON – Saying “yes” to ENCORE paid off for Paula Weber of Grimsby. Paula matched the last six of seven ENCORE numbers in exact order in the January 12, 2021 LOTTO MAX draw to win $100,000!

Paula, a 55-year-old teacher, said she is an occasional lottery player, only purchasing tickets a few times a year. “I bought some tickets over the holidays and won a Free Play, so I added ENCORE to it, and that is the ticket I won on!” she shared.

The married mother said when she checked her ticket using the Ticket Checker, she saw Big Winner – $100,000 but thought it must be a mistake. “When I had the clerk check it, all the bells and whistles went off. It was incredible!”

Paula said her husband was also shocked by the news. “We celebrated that evening with a nice steak dinner,” she smiled.

“There are so many things we could spend this on, but I think I’ll save this for now and make decisions once the world settles into our new normal.”

ENCORE offers 22 ways to win and can be played in conjunction with most lottery games for an extra $1. There is an ENCORE draw every day.

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

The winning ticket was purchased at Sobey’s on Livingston Avenue in Grimsby.

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BURLINGTON RESIDENT WINS $50,000 WITH ONTARIO 49

TORONTO, ON Gabriella Fulop of Burlington is celebrating after winning an ONTARIO 49 second prize worth $50,000 in the January 9, 2021 draw.

Gabriella said she jumped out of her chair after comparing her numbers to those listed on OLG.ca. “My son came over and used the OLG Lottery App to check the ticket and we saw Big Winner – $50,000! It was a big, unbelievable surprise!”

Gabriella said when she shared the news with her husband, they both started to think about how to spend their winnings. “We’re going to share this windfall with our children,” she smiled.

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

ONTARIO 49 is $1 per play and the draws take place every Wednesday and Saturday. Combination Play is available in five-, seven-, eight- and nine-number selections. Tickets are sold until 10:30 p.m. Visit the ONTARIO 49 page on OLG.ca for more information.

The winning ticket was purchased at Fortinos on Guelph Line in Burlington.

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WINDSOR RESIDENT CELEBRATES $100,000 ENCORE WIN

TORONTO, ON – Saying “yes” to ENCORE paid off for Diana Damphousse of Windsor. Diana matched the last six of seven ENCORE numbers in exact order in the January 15, 2021 LOTTO MAX draw to win $100,000!

Diana, a 76-year-old grandmother said she was checking a bunch of her tickets when she got a big surprise. “All of a sudden I see ‘Big Winner – $100,000’. I gave it to the clerk and the machine froze. Everyone was congratulating me – it was really fun,” she smiled.

Diana said she called her daughters right away. “We were all screaming with excitement!”

Life will be more comfortable now, Diana said. “It’s incredible – I’m kind of numb right now. This win means I have that much more for my future. There are so many emotions.”

“One thing the last year has reminded me of is that you never know what the future holds, so I’ve decided to save it for the future,” she concluded.

ENCORE offers 22 ways to win and can be played in conjunction with most lottery games for an extra $1. There is an ENCORE draw every day.

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

The winning ticket was purchased at Zehrs on Tecumseh Road in Windsor.

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HAGERSVILLE RESIDENT WINS $1,000 A WEEK FOR LIFE WITH INSTANT CASH FOR LIFE

TORONTO, ON – The possibilities are endless for Mervyn Hill of Hagersville after winning $1,000 a week for life with INSTANT CASH FOR LIFE (Game #1176). Mervyn opted for the lump sum payment of $675,000.

Mervyn, a 53-year-old industrial painter, said his original plans to run errands were derailed when he decided to go sledding with his nephews instead. “I did my errands the following day, which is when I purchased this ticket,” he shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his winnings. “I was scratching my ticket and stopped halfway through to play with my nephews in the snow.”

When he went back to his ticket later that afternoon, that’s when he realized he won. “I had to sit down – I almost fell in shock. Once it sank in, I was fist pumping the air!”

Mervyn said this win makes him feel relieved and happy. “It’s been tough times during the pandemic and now I can pitch in and help my family. I’ve never been a wealthy guy, but I’ve shared everything I have to take care of my family and help the people who are important to me.”

Mervyn plans to take care of his family with his win. “I’ll save some for myself and take care of my siblings, nieces, nephews and most importantly, my mom,” he concluded.

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

INSTANT CASH FOR LIFE is available for $4 a play and the top prize is $1,000 a week for life. Odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.45.

The winning ticket was purchased at Hagersville Convenience on Main Street in Hagersville.

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ST. CATHARINES RESIDENT WINS $250,000 TOP PRIZE WITH INSTANT CASH OUT MULTIPLIER

Toronto, ONDonald Legere of St. Catharines won a $250,000 top prize with INSTANT CASH OUT MULTIPLIER (Game #2223).

Donald, a 59-year-old married father, said he scratched his ticket while taking a break in his truck. “When I saw the prize amount, I didn’t believe it at first. Winning the top prize is unheard of! I had to check it a few times. Then I got scared,” he laughed.

Wondering what to do next, Donald called OLG to make sure what he was seeing was real. “I waited for my wife to come home from work and I showed her the ticket. She didn’t notice the win until I held up the validation slip and got very excited!”

Donald said this win comes at a perfect time in his life. “I plan to retire in the next few years and this win will allow my wife and I to fulfill our dreams of owning a cottage and travelling during our retirement.”

“I still can’t believe a $10 INSTANT ticket has netted me $250,000. It’s scary to think I’m leaving with a cheque for a quarter of a million dollars,” he concluded.

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

INSTANT CASH OUT MULTIPLIER is available for $10 a play and the top prize is $250,000. Odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.80.

The winning ticket was purchased at Avondale on Ontario Street in St. Catharines.

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LIGHTNING LOTTO JACKPOT STRIKES THORNHILL RESIDENT!

Toronto, ON Anna Moretta of Thornhill was struck by the LIGHTNING LOTTO jackpot on January 17, 2021. The top prize, which started at $125,000, had grown to $245,755.30 before it was won!

Anna, a 61-year-old grandmother and property manager, said she is an occasional lottery player. “I heard about LIGHTNING LOTTO and liked the idea of winning instantly,” she shared. “I was out running errands, and on my way home I stopped at the store to play a round of LIGHTNING LOTTO. I almost paid for my things and left but decided to play one more round.”

Anna said her initial reaction was that the machine must be broken. “Then the clerk yelled, ‘You did it! You won!’ I was in disbelief. When I heard the full amount, I thought it was impossible. How could something like this happen to me?”

While still in the store, Anna called one of her daughters. “I told her that I was having palpitations and she thought I was feeling unwell. Then I told her I just bought a $2 lottery ticket and won $245,000!”

Anna is looking forward to the day when she can gather with her loved ones again. “When it’s safe to do so, I am going to host a big party to celebrate all the things we had to celebrate virtually! I’m going to call it a ‘All-iday’ party because it’s going to be for every occasion, milestone and event we’ve missed.”

“Who would have thought being struck by lightning would be so amazing,” she smiled.

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

LIGHTNING LOTTO players can win a jackpot on the spot! Match all five numbers in any one line on your LIGHTNING LOTTO ticket with those drawn earlier that day to win the jackpot. The top prize starts at $125,000 and grows with ticket sales. Each $2 Quick Pick consists of three lines of five numbers from 1 to 49. LIGHTNING LOTTO is available exclusively at lottery retailers. Odds of winning any prize are 1 in 4.47. For more information on How to Play as well as full prize details and odds of winning, visit OLG.ca.

The winning ticket was purchased at Steeles West Convenience on Steeles Avenue in North York.

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BANCROFT RESIDENT WINS LOTTO 6/49 GUARANTEED $1 MILLION PRIZE

Toronto, ON Brian Woodcox of Bancroft has that “6/49 feeling” after winning the Guaranteed $1 Million Prize in the November 18, 2020 LOTTO 6/49 draw.

Brian, a 57-year-old grandfather and retiree, said he chooses his numbers based on birthdays and anniversaries. “I always play ENCORE,” he shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his winnings.

Brian said he scanned his ticket using the OLG Lottery App and when he saw Big Winner he started jumping for joy. “My mom was wondering what was going on, so I scanned the ticket again and showed her. We were all very surprised!”

Brian said he plans to save most of his winnings for his future. “I’ll treat myself to a big TV and new furniture. And I’d also like to share some with my family to share the joy. They deserve it!”

“Never in my life have I thought I’d be a millionaire – this is a wonderful surprise,” he concluded.

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

LOTTO 6/49 players in Ontario have won over $13 billion in prizes since 1982, including 1,399 jackpot wins and 362 Guaranteed $1 Million Prize draws. LOTTO 6/49 is $3 per play and draws take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

The winning ticket was purchased at Esso On The Run on Hastings Street in Bancroft.

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ORANGEVILLE RESIDENT WINS LOTTO 6/49 GUARANTEED $1 MILLION PRIZE

Toronto, ON Julie Tabsing of Orangeville has that “6/49 feeling” after winning the Guaranteed $1 Million Prize in the January 16, 2021 LOTTO 6/49 draw.

Julie, a 54-year-old married father, said he discovered his win while stopping for gas. “The three tickets I checked first were all winners too – two Free Plays and a $20 win. When I scanned this one, I saw Big Winner and for some reason I thought I won $50,000,” he shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his winnings. “Then OLG called the store to speak with me and asked if I realized I had won $1 million. I was so happy!”

Julie said he keeps reflecting on how this win will change his life and help his children. “Now I’m a millionaire – it’s so amazing,” he smiled.

The first thing he plans to do with his windfall is pay off his mortgage. “I will also share with my children and use the rest wisely,” he concluded.

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

LOTTO 6/49 players in Ontario have won over $13 billion in prizes since 1982, including 1,399 jackpot wins and 362 Guaranteed $1 Million Prize draws. LOTTO 6/49 is $3 per play and draws take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

The winning ticket was purchased at Circle K on Dawson Road in Orangeville.

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GANANOQUE RESIDENT CELEBRATES $100,000 ENCORE WIN

TORONTO, ON – Saying “yes” to ENCORE paid off for Marie Hallett of Gananoque. Marie matched the last six of seven ENCORE numbers in exact order in the January 11, 2021 DAILY GRAND draw to win $100,000!

Marie, a 66-year-old, great-grandmother said her husband heard on the news that someone in Ontario won the LOTTO MAX jackpot and he was feeling lucky. “He suggested we go to the store to check my tickets and if we won the big one to come to the window to get me,” she shared. “When I saw $100,000, I went to the window to wave him in and said it’s not the big one, and he said, ‘It’s big enough!’”

Marie said they were both shocked. “We got home and called our daughters and other friends and family to share the news. I won’t repeat what they said – it included some colourful language!” she said with a big laugh.

Marie said she has no big plans for her windfall yet, other than putting a new roof on her house.

“It’s amazing – a wonderful windfall for a retired couple,” she concluded.

ENCORE offers 22 ways to win and can be played in conjunction with most lottery games for an extra $1. There is an ENCORE draw every day.

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

The winning ticket was purchased at Shoppers Drug Mart on King Street in Gananoque.

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TICKET WORTH $1 MILLION UNCLAIMED IN BURLINGTON

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

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

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

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

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

  • Check the winning numbers on OLG.ca.
  • Use the OLG Lottery App on your mobile device. Scan the ticket barcode and wait for the message to appear on the screen.
  • Sign up on OLG.ca for winning numbers to be emailed to you.
  • Call our WIN! Line at 416-870-8946 (Toronto area) or toll free at 1-866-891-8946 (outside Toronto area).

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

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TICKET WORTH $100,000 UNCLAIMED IN COLLINGWOOD

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

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

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

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

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

  • Check the winning numbers on OLG.ca.
  • Use the OLG Lottery App on your mobile device. Scan the ticket barcode and wait for the message to appear on the screen.
  • Sign up on OLG.ca for winning numbers to be emailed to you.
  • Call our WIN! Line at 416-870-8946 (Toronto area) or toll free at 1-866-891-8946 (outside Toronto area).

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

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COURTLAND RESIDENT WINS TOP PRIZE WITH INSTANT 777

TORONTO, ON Valerie Wilson of Courtland is $77,777 richer after winning with INSTANT 777 (Game #2231).

Valerie, a mother of three, said she decided to pick up this ticket because it looked new. “I used the OLG Lottery App to scan my ticket and at first I thought something was wrong with my phone. I was very shocked and excited!”

Valerie said she shared the news with her kids and they didn’t believe it. “They were very excited for me,” she said.

Due to the pandemic, Valerie’s travel dreams are on hold, but when it’s safe to again she plans to visit Paris and England. “For now, I will just save it,” she concluded.

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

INSTANT 777 is available for $5 and the top prize is $77,777. Odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.61. Visit the INSTANT page on OLG.ca for more information on other great games.

The winning ticket was purchased at Courtland Variety and Café on Talbot Street in Courtland.

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WINDSOR RESIDENT CELEBRATES $100,000 ENCORE WIN

TORONTO, ON – Saying “yes” to ENCORE paid off for Mark Hillman of Windsor. Mark matched the last six of seven ENCORE numbers in exact order in the November 3, 2020 LOTTO MAX draw to win $100,000!

This is Mark’s second big win! “I won $100,000 with ENCORE last summer too!” shared the 58-year-old construction worker.

Mark said he scanned his ticket using the OLG Lottery App and saw ‘Big Winner’ appear. “I had a feeling I’d win again! It’s good fortune,” said Mark.

Mark is going to invest his winnings. “I feel very lucky and fortunate,” he smiled.

ENCORE offers 22 ways to win and can be played in conjunction with most lottery games for an extra $1. There is an ENCORE draw every day.

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

The winning ticket was purchased at Rose Convenience on Wyandotte Street in Windsor.

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WESTPORT RESIDENT CELEBRATES $100,000 ENCORE WIN

TORONTO, ON – Saying “yes” to ENCORE paid off for James Levatte of Westport. James matched the last six of seven ENCORE numbers in exact order in the November 24, 2020 LOTTO MAX draw to win $100,000!

James, a 55-year-old contractor, said he is a weekly lottery player. “I scanned my ticket using the OLG Lottery App and saw Big Winner!” he shared.

The married father said it feels great to win. “You hear about others that win, so it’s nice to be one of them!” he smiled.

James said he has a couple of ideas on how to spend his windfall but hasn’t put too much thought into it. “The fun will be deciding how to spend it,” he concluded.

ENCORE offers 22 ways to win and can be played in conjunction with most lottery games for an extra $1. There is an ENCORE draw every day.

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

The winning ticket was purchased at Truck Stop & Travel Plaza on Centennial Drive in Kingston.

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MISSISSAUGA RESIDENT CELEBRATES $1,000,014 ENCORE WIN

TORONTO, ON – Saying “yes” to ENCORE paid off for Nelu Ralea of Mississauga. Nelu matched all seven ENCORE numbers in exact order in the January 16, 2021 ONTARIO 49 draw to win $1,000,000! He also won four additional smaller prizes on different draws on the same ticket bringing his total winnings to $1,000,014.

Nelu, a 62-year-old accountant, said he went to cash his ticket while out on a Sunday when he got a big surprise. “I went to cash in my ticket – when I saw $1 million, I couldn’t believe it,” he shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his winnings. “I told my wife, ‘I think we won big!’”

He plans to pay bills, take care of family and plan for retirement. “This is a big light after darkness.”

ENCORE offers 22 ways to win and can be played in conjunction with most lottery games for an extra $1. There is an ENCORE draw every day.

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

The winning ticket was purchased at Loblaws on McLaughlin Road in Mississauga.

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EMBRUN MAN CELEBRATING A $119,676 LOTTO MAX WIN

Toronto, ON Christopher Pearson of Embrun has $119,676.90 to put toward his dreams after winning a LOTTO MAX second prize in the November 20, 2020 draw.

Christopher says he is a regular lottery player who enjoys playing LOTTO MAX and the occasional INSTANT ticket. “I chose my own numbers a few years ago and continued to play them,” the 50-year-old shared.

Christopher, a chef, checked his tickets using the OLG Lottery App. “I couldn’t believe what I saw so I opened and closed the app to check again!”

The father of two told his fiancé about his win right away. “It feels shocking. I am in disbelief,” he smiled.

He plans to use his winnings to pay some bills and put some away for future vacations.

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

LOTTO MAX players in Ontario have won over $5.9 billion since 2009, including 78 jackpot wins and 618 MAXMILLIONS prizes, right across the province. LOTTO MAX is $5 per play and draws take place on Tuesdays and Fridays.

The winning ticket was purchased at Embrun Convenience on Notre Dame Street in Embrun.

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WAINFLEET STEELWORKER WINS $1,000 A DAY FOR LIFE WITH DAILY GRAND

TORONTO, ON – The future looks grand for Craig Melowsky of Wainfleet! Craig matched five numbers plus the Grand Number to win the top prize of $1,000 a day for life with DAILY GRAND in the January 28, 2021 draw. Craig opted for the lump sum prize of $7 million.

Craig, a 55-year-old steelworker, said he always like to check his tickets on his way into work. “I used the OLG Lottery App and saw Big Winner. I knew my dream had come true!”

The father and grandfather said other than his plans to retire, he is going to complete some home renovations and possibly purchase a cottage. “I’d also like to treat myself to a new boat and vehicle.”

“It feels good to know I can live my life on my own terms, even though I don’t think it will change that much,” he concluded.

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

DAILY GRAND is a national lottery game with a top prize of $1,000 a day for life for matching the five main numbers plus the Grand Number. The second prize is $25,000 a year for life for matching the five main numbers. DAILY GRAND is $3 per play and draws take place on Mondays and Thursdays.

The winning ticket was purchased at All Ways Convenience on King Street in Vineland.

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SARNIA RESIDENT WINS $250,000 TOP PRIZE WITH INSTANT BATTLESHIP™

Toronto, ONAlan Lockhart of Sarnia won a $250,000 top prize with INSTANT BATTLESHIP (Game #2230).

Alan, a 36-year-old skilled tradesman, said he loves the entertainment value of INSTANT BATTLESHIP™. “I was playing my ticket and stopped at one point thinking I won $1,000 and was happy with that!” he shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to pick up his winnings. “When I scanned the ticket using the OLG Lottery App and it said I won $250,000 – I couldn’t believe it!”

Alan said he has many ideas for his windfall including some sport toys and real estate investment. “The world is mine for the taking! This will be a steppingstone for the next part of my journey,” he smiled.

“This is a dream come true – it’s surreal,” he concluded.

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

INSTANT BATTLESHIP is available for $20 a play and the top prize is $250,000. Odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.36.

The winning ticket was purchased at Christina Coffee Plus on Christina Street in Sarnia.

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LIGHTNING LOTTO JACKPOT STRIKES ARTHUR RESIDENT!

Toronto, ON William Bradley of Arthur was struck by the LIGHTNING LOTTO jackpot on January 29, 2021. The top prize, which started at $125,000, had grown to $371,935.20 before it was won! William also won $2 on another one of his LIGHTNING LOTTO selections, bringing his total winnings to 371,937.20!

“The first time I played LIGHTNING LOTTO I won $17 so I’ve been playing it ever since,” shared the great-grandfather while at the OLG Prize Centre to pick up his winnings.

The farmer, who raises quarter horses, said it was the day of his 82nd birthday when he purchased his ticket. “I was out running errands that day and was compelled to play a round of LIGHTNING LOTTO,” he shared. “The clerk at the store was so excited for me. I was calm and cool – she asked me what was wrong because I wasn’t as excited as her,” he laughed.

William said he may purchase some land with his winnings and share with his family. “When it’s safe to travel again, I plan to do some exploring – I’ve always wanted to go to Ireland,” he concluded.

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

LIGHTNING LOTTO players can win a jackpot on the spot! Match all five numbers in any one line on your LIGHTNING LOTTO ticket with those drawn earlier that day to win the jackpot. The top prize starts at $125,000 and grows with ticket sales. Each $2 Quick Pick consists of three lines of five numbers from 1 to 49. LIGHTNING LOTTO is available exclusively at lottery retailers. Odds of winning any prize are 1 in 4.47. For more information on How to Play as well as full prize details and odds of winning, visit OLG.ca.

The winning ticket was purchased at Pioneer Snack Express on Wellington Road in Arthur.

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MISSISSAUGA RESIDENT ANTES UP TO WIN $77,498 WITH POKER LOTTO ALL IN

Toronto, ONGiuliano Nigro of Mississauga anted up and went ‘ALL IN’ to win the POKER LOTTO ALL IN jackpot worth $72,498.90 on January 17, 2021. Giuliano also won $5,000 on the instant portion of his POKER LOTTO play bringing his total winnings to $77,498.90.

Giuliano said he loves playing POKER LOTTO and started playing last year. “The first time I played I won $500!”

The 55-year-old married father said he went into the store as his wife waited for him. “I played a hand and watched the cards come up. I couldn’t believe me eyes! I ran out the door and yelled for my wife to come inside.”

Giuliano said when his wife saw the terminal she started to cry. “We were hugging and kissing and celebrating. We kept looking at each other in disbelief.”

Giuliano said 2021 is his best year yet. “I am about to become a grandfather for the first time and now I’m a lottery winner!”

Plans for his win include paying some bills and sharing with his son to help with some work around his house before the baby arrives. “The rest will go into savings,” he concluded.

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

POKER LOTTO players can opt for ALL IN for an additional $1 to take a chance on instantly winning a jackpot that starts at $10,000 and grows until it is won. Visit the POKER LOTTO page on OLG.ca for more information about ALL IN.

The winning ticket was purchased at Puff N Stuff on Bloor Street in Mississauga.

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THUNDER BAY RESIDENT WINS $72,478 WITH LOTTO 6/49

Toronto, ONHeather Moffitt of Thunder Bay has that “6/49 feeling” after winning a LOTTO 6/49 second prize worth $72,478.60 in the December 19, 2020 draw.

Heather, a 55-year-old mother of two, said she is a regular lottery player. “I was checking my tickets on my phone and thought it was an advertisement when it first came up!”

Heather said she shared the good news with her boyfriend, Gerald. “It didn’t even register with him what I was saying right away. He said, ‘Who won that? You?!’”

Plans for her windfall include paying some bills and purchasing a house. “It feels fantastic.”

LOTTO 6/49 players in Ontario have won over $13 billion in prizes since 1982, including 1,397 jackpot wins and 360 Guaranteed $1 Million Prize draws. LOTTO 6/49 is $3 per play and draws take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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

The winning ticket was purchased at Shell Select on West Arthur Street in Thunder Bay.

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OLG CELEBRATES VERY FIRST $500,000 TOP PRIZE INSTANT PLINKO WINNER FROM HAMILTON

Toronto, ONFlorence Kalu of Hamilton, come on down! Florence lived out a ‘Price is Right’ dream at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto, dropping the very first chip on a real PLINKO Board to win $5 INSTANT PLINKO’s very first $500,000 top prize!

Little did Florence know, running a simple errand would change her life and make OLG history. “I had to make some photocopies, so I went to the store,” shared the 49-year-old personal support worker. “As I was waiting for my copies, I purchased some INSTANT tickets, including the new PLINKO ticket to play.”

Florence gave the ticket to the clerk and got a big surprise. “The machine started ringing! I kept asking what I won,” she laughed.

When Florence realized she was a top prize winner and was going to drop a chip on a real PLINKO Board at the OLG Prize Centre she was all nerves! “When I dropped the chip – I was lost in the moment. Then I looked at the monitor and saw it landed on $500,000 and I was beyond excited!”

Florence’s reaction was anything but calm. “I was screaming, cheering and rolling on the floor! I will never forget this moment. I’m still in shock.”

Florence plans to ‘rest her mind’ before making any decisions but says this money will change her life. “I intend to give back and change the lives of others,” she concluded.

$5 INSTANT PLINKO combines popular scratch play with prizes revealed in-store by an animated chip drop on the lottery terminal screen and potentially, the chance to drop a chip on a real PLINKO Board at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto.

There are three fun ways to win with INSTANT PLINKO:

  1. SCRATCH – Scratch the five (5) LUCKY NUMBERS and twenty-four (24) YOUR NUMBERS entirely. Match any one of the LUCKY NUMBERS to one of YOUR NUMBERS, win the corresponding prize from $5 to $100,000 or a CHIP prize.
  2. WATCH – If the prize won is CHIP, visit any OLG retail location to validate your ticket. Upon validation of a CHIP winner, watch the animated PLINKO chip drop on the lottery terminal screen to reveal your prize from $10 to $10,000 or a PLINKO top prize.
  3. DROP – If the prize displayed is PLINKO, you qualify for a PLINKO Event at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to win a guaranteed prize of $100,000 to $500,000.

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The winning ticket was purchased at Blue Willow Variety & Communication on Upper James Street in Hamilton.

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HAMILTON RESIDENTS CELEBRATE $100,000 ENCORE WIN

TORONTO, ON – Saying “yes” to ENCORE paid off for Derek and Nicole Burrows of Hamilton. The pair matched the last six of seven ENCORE numbers in exact order in the December 26, 2020 LOTTO 6/49 draw to win $100,000!

“This ticket was actually a stocking stuffer for Nicole,” shared Derek.

While Derek was out one day, he decided to check their lottery tickets. “I called Nicole and told her to get ready because we won a lot of money!” he said. “She didn’t believe me until I came home and was shaking.”

Nicole and Derek shared their exciting news with their friends and family. “They couldn’t believe it!”

When they realized they were winners they dropped off gifts to loved ones to spread some joy. “We’re going to put some money away for our future as well,” they concluded.

ENCORE offers 22 ways to win and can be played in conjunction with most lottery games for an extra $1. There is an ENCORE draw every day.

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

The winning ticket was purchased at Pioneer Snack Express on Fennell Avenue in Hamilton.

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WOODBRIDGE RESIDENT SCORES $58,691 WITH POOLS

TORONTO, ONMichael (Mike) Di Pinto of Woodbridge got way into the game to win $58,691.50 with POOLS (Football Pools Card #30, List #1349).

Mike, a 34-year-old insurance worker, said this is his second big win with POOLS. He won $75,904.90 with POOLS last fall! “I won big back in October as well. It’s a great feeling to win twice!”

The married father of one said he likes to watch the games live and follow his ticket. “I knew I was winning by the end of the week,” he smiled.

Mike said he has no immediate plans for his windfall.

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

POOLS is the sports game that’s easy to play. Each $5 wager allows you to pick your sport and Card number and select who you think will win each matchup. Get the most correct picks and win or share the prize pool. Visit proline.ca for details and game conditions.

Use the OLG PRO•LINE App to make sports wagering easier. Make picks anytime, anywhere without filling out a paper Selection Slip; bring your barcode to your lottery retailer to purchase your ticket; check event results after the games. The PRO•LINE App is available to download free of charge from the App Store for iPhones or the Google Play Store for Android smartphones.

The winning ticket was purchased at Wonderland Convenience on Jane Street in Maple.

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BRAMPTON RESIDENT WINS $72,478 WITH LOTTO 6/49

Toronto, ONNaveen Ramdhony of Brampton has that “6/49 feeling” after winning a LOTTO 6/49 second prize worth $72,478.60 in the December 19, 2020 draw.

“I play LOTTO MAX and LOTTO 6/49 every week,” shared Naveen.

Naveen, a father of two, says he was surprised when he found out about his win. “I scanned my ticket twice to make sure I actually won,” he said. He told his wife of 35 years and his children about his win right away.

The 65-year-old cabinet maker will save his winnings for a future vacation.

“It feels good,” he concluded.

LOTTO 6/49 players in Ontario have won over $13 billion in prizes since 1982, including 1,397 jackpot wins and 361 Guaranteed $1 Million Prize draws. LOTTO 6/49 is $3 per play and draws take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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

The winning ticket was purchased at Metro on Great Lakes Drive in Brampton.

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HOLLAND LANDING RESIDENT WINS $100,000 WITH LOTTO 6/49

Toronto, ON Pamela Minns of Holland Landing has that “6/49 feeling” after winning a guaranteed LOTTO 6/49 prize worth $100,000 in the December 23, 2020 Super Draw.

Pamela, a 55-year-old mother of two, said she bought this ticket and left it in her Christmas Tree. “I planned to wait until Christmas morning to check my ticket,” she shared. “Before beginning my day, I checked my ticket on the OLG Lottery App and saw I won $100,000!”

Pamela said when she told her children they didn’t believe her until she showed them her phone. “After seeing my reaction, they knew I was telling the truth,” she laughed.

Pamela plans to use her winnings to pay bills.

LOTTO 6/49 players in Ontario have won over $13 billion in prizes since 1982, including 1,397 jackpot wins and 361 Guaranteed $1 Million Prize draws. LOTTO 6/49 is $3 per play and draws take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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

The winning ticket was purchased at Circle K on Yonge Street in Holland Landing.

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NEWCASTLE RESIDENT CELEBRATES $100,000 ENCORE WIN

TORONTO, ON – Saying “yes” to ENCORE paid off for Michael Mclenon of Newcastle. He matched the last six of seven ENCORE numbers in exact order in the December 23, 2020 LOTTO 6/49 draw to win $100,000!

“I play the lottery regularly and I usually choose Quick Pick,” shared Michael, a father of four.

The 52-year-old was at home when he checked his ticket. “I had to check it a few times because I didn’t believe it,” he said. “I showed my wife and she also didn’t believe me. We went to the store together to have it validated.”

Michael has no plans for his windfall yet. “This win is going to help a lot,” he concluded.

ENCORE offers 22 ways to win and can be played in conjunction with most lottery games for an extra $1. There is an ENCORE draw every day.

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

The winning ticket was purchased at CNIB in Walmart on Highway 2 in Bowmanville.

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TICKET WORTH $500,000 UNCLAIMED IN ST. CATHARINES

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

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

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

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

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

  • Check the winning numbers on OLG.ca.
  • Use the OLG Lottery App on your mobile device. Scan the ticket barcode and wait for the message to appear on the screen.
  • Sign up on OLG.ca for winning numbers to be emailed to you.
  • Call our WIN! Line at 416-870-8946 (Toronto area) or toll free at 1-866-891-8946 (outside Toronto area).

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OLG ANNOUNCES NEW CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

TORONTO, ON –  Following an extensive recruitment process, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) announces Pinder Basi as the organization’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

“Pinder is an experienced executive with a proven track record in finance and business with a focus on growth, profitability and collaboration,” says Duncan Hannay, OLG’s President and CEO. “His successes in large transformations will be an asset as we work together to position OLG for a post-pandemic recovery, digital growth, and new opportunities to maximize value for our customers and the people of Ontario.”

Prior to joining OLG, Pinder served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Mastermind Toys. In this role, Pinder was a key member of the executive team that grew Mastermind Toys from a Toronto-based retailer into a national chain with a growing e-commerce operation. Pinder previously served as a senior executive at Universal Studios Canada, a division of NBC Universal, and has also been a successful leader in other sectors including packaged goods. He is a designated Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA).

“I am pleased to be joining OLG and look forward to working with the team at such a crucial and exciting time for the organization,” says Pinder Basi. “I believe my experience with growing companies, in both the retail and e-commerce sectors, and with entertainment content delivery, will assist OLG as it charts its new strategic course.”

Pinder is replacing outgoing CFO Lisa Bell-Murray, who is retiring after 30 years of valued service to OLG. “On behalf of all OLG, I would like to thank Lisa for the many professional and personal contributions she has made to this organization over the course of her impressive career,” says Hannay. “We wish her the very best in her retirement.”

Pinder Basi starts at OLG on February 1, 2021.

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

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TICKET WORTH $10,000 UNCLAIMED IN PICKERING

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – There are two weeks left to claim a LOTTARIO prize worth $10,000 from the Saturday, February 8, 2020 LOTTARIO draw. The winning numbers were 02 – 14 – 17 – 22 – 33 – 35 with Bonus Number 18 and the ticket was sold in Pickering.

Players must match five out of six numbers plus the Bonus Number to win the $10,000 LOTTARIO prize. Players have one year from the draw date to claim their prize.

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

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

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

  • Check the winning numbers on OLG.ca.
  • Use the OLG Lottery App on your mobile device. Scan the ticket barcode and wait for the message to appear on the screen.
  • Sign up on OLG.ca for winning numbers to be emailed to you.
  • Call our WIN! Line at 416-870-8946 (Toronto area) or toll free at 1-866-891-8946 (outside Toronto area).

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

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TICKET WORTH $10,000 UNCLAIMED IN MARKHAM

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – There are two weeks left to claim an ENCORE – LOTTO MAX prize worth $10,000 from the Friday, February 7, 2020 LOTTO MAX draw. The winning numbers were 0 – 2 – 5 – 4 – 2 – 8 – 4 and the winning ticket was sold in Markham.

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 the OLG Support Centre at 1-800-387-0098.

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

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

  • Check the winning numbers on OLG.ca.
  • Use the OLG Lottery App on your mobile device. Scan the ticket barcode and wait for the message to appear on the screen.
  • Sign up on OLG.ca for winning numbers to be emailed to you.
  • Call our WIN! Line at 416-870-8946 (Toronto area) or toll free at 1-866-891-8946 (outside Toronto area).

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

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LIVE YOUR ‘PRICE IS RIGHT’ DREAMS WITH OLG’S NEW $5 INSTANT PLINKO

Toronto, ON – Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) is ringing in 2021 by bringing a great new game from THE PRICE IS RIGHT to a lottery retailer near you. The new $5 INSTANT PLINKO game combines traditional scratch play, with a chance to win cash prizes, an in-store win experience and, for top prize winners, the opportunity to drop a chip on a real PLINKO Board to win up to $500,000.

With the introduction of the new game, OLG is also launching a unique initiative for its lottery retailers. Profits from the first three months of sales of INSTANT PLINKO (from January 4 to March 31, 2021) will be directed back to the stores that sell these tickets.

“This is OLG’s way of thanking the more than 5,300 retailer owners across the province for exceptional service to lottery customers in hundreds of local communities,” said OLG’s President and CEO, Duncan Hannay. “OLG’s lottery retailers drive customer awareness and sales growth of new lottery games, which in turn benefits OLG, the Province, and all Ontarians. OLG is proud to support Ontario business, and with this initiative we are contributing to economic recovery in the communities served by our valued partners.”

$5 INSTANT PLINKO is only available in Ontario and sales began today at OLG’s approximately 10,000 retail locations. Odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.97. Odds of winning a PLINKO top prize are 1 in 1,071,000. For more information on How to Play as well as full prize details and odds of winning, visit OLG.ca.

OLG wants all players to have healthy play habits and positive player experiences. We work hard to prevent and mitigate problem gambling as we deliver our products and services. Our award-winning PlaySmart program is an essential part of OLG’s organizational culture. For facts, tools and advice on gambling visit PlaySmart.ca.

PLINKO and THE PRICE IS RIGHT: ®/© FremantleMedia Netherlands BV.  2021. All Rights Reserved.

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TICKET WORTH $10,000 UNCLAIMED IN COLLINGWOOD

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – There are two weeks left to claim an ENCORE – LOTTO MAX prize worth $10,000 from the Tuesday, January 7, 2020 LOTTO MAX draw. The winning numbers were 2 – 3 – 6 – 5 – 6 – 3 – 6 and the winning ticket was sold in Collingwood.

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 the OLG Support Centre at 1-800-387-0098.

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

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

  • Check the winning numbers on OLG.ca.
  • Use the OLG Lottery App on your mobile device. Scan the ticket barcode and wait for the message to appear on the screen.
  • Sign up on OLG.ca for winning numbers to be emailed to you.
  • Call our WIN! Line at 416-870-8946 (Toronto area) or toll free at 1-866-891-8946 (outside Toronto area).

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

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TICKET WORTH $500,000 UNCLAIMED IN RURAL OTTAWA

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – There are two weeks left to claim a LOTTO MAX MAXMILLIONS prize worth $500,000 from the Friday, January 3, 2020 LOTTO MAX draw. The winning selection for this MAXMILLIONS prize was 2 – 10 – 18 – 23 – 29 – 36 – 48 and there were two winning tickets, including this one sold in Rural Ottawa.

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

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

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

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

  • Check the winning numbers on OLG.ca.
  • Use the OLG Lottery App on your mobile device. Scan the ticket barcode and wait for the message to appear on the screen.
  • Sign up on OLG.ca for winning numbers to be emailed to you.
  • Call our WIN! Line at 416-870-8946 (Toronto area) or toll free at 1-866-891-8946 (outside Toronto area).

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

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TICKET WORTH $1 MILLION UNCLAIMED IN MISSISSAUGA

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – There are two weeks left to claim a LOTTO MAX MAXMILLIONS prize worth $1 million from the Friday, January 3, 2020 LOTTO MAX draw. The winning selection for this MAXMILLIONS prize was 02 – 07 – 21 – 34 – 42 – 44 – 46.

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

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

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

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

  • Check the winning numbers on OLG.ca.
  • Use the OLG Lottery App on your mobile device. Scan the ticket barcode and wait for the message to appear on the screen.
  • Sign up on OLG.ca for winning numbers to be emailed to you.
  • Call our WIN! Line at 416-870-8946 (Toronto area) or toll free at 1-866-891-8946 (outside Toronto area).

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

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TICKET WORTH $100,000 UNCLAIMED IN RURAL EASTERN ONTARIO

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – There are two weeks left to claim an ENCORE – LOTTO MAX prize worth $100,000 from the Tuesday, December 24, 2019 LOTTO MAX draw. The winning numbers were 1 – 9 – 3 – 2 – 8 – 5 – 0 and the winning ticket was sold in Rural Eastern Ontario.

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

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

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

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

  • Check the winning numbers on OLG.ca.
  • Use the OLG Lottery App on your mobile device. Scan the ticket barcode and wait for the message to appear on the screen.
  • Sign up on OLG.ca for winning numbers to be emailed to you.
  • Call our WIN! Line at 416-870-8946 (Toronto area) or toll free at 1-866-891-8946 (outside Toronto area).

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

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

TORONTO, ON – Like many Ontarians this time of year, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has holiday traditions. While some of those traditions may change this year due to the pandemic, we do want 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 stocking stuffers, but not for children and youth. It is important that parents and adults understand the proven risks and impacts associated with underage gambling. Please only buy lottery gifts for friends and family who are 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 to raise awareness among youth of gambling risks, how to make informed decisions, and healthy, active lifestyles.
  • The problemgambling.ca website, run by the Gambling, Gaming & Technology Use (GGTU) Knowledge Exchange of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), offers information and resources for parents who are concerned about their own gambling, and the effects of problem gambling on children.
  • 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 on 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 is not for kids.

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

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TICKET WORTH $63,872 UNCLAIMED IN RIDGEWAY

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – There are two weeks left to claim a LOTTO 6/49 second prize worth $63,872.40 from the Saturday, November 30, 2019 LOTTO 6/49 draw. The winning numbers were 1 – 8 – 18 – 24 – 30 – 45 and the Bonus Number 13 and the winning ticket was sold in Ridgeway.

Players must match five of the six main numbers, plus the bonus number to win the second 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 now accepting in-person prize claims by-appointment only for customers with prizes of $1,000 or more who wish to claim at the OLG Prize Centre. To best protect customers and staff, OLG has put in place appropriate health and safety protocols in accordance with guidelines from public health officials, which include physical distancing measures, the mandatory use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and the pre-screening of visitors before granting entry. Players should contact the OLG Support Centre at 1-800-387-0098 to discuss available prize claim options or to schedule an appointment.

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

  • Check the winning numbers on OLG.ca.
  • Use the OLG Lottery App on your mobile device. Scan the ticket barcode and wait for the message to appear on the screen.
  • Sign up on OLG.ca for winning numbers to be emailed to you.
  • Call our WIN! Line at 416-870-8946 (Toronto area) or toll free at 1-866-891-8946 (outside Toronto area).

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

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TICKET WORTH $100,000 UNCLAIMED IN OTTAWA

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – There are two weeks left to claim an ENCORE – LOTTO MAX prize worth $100,000 from the Friday, November 29, 2019 LOTTO MAX draw. The winning numbers were 5 – 6 – 0 – 1 – 7 – 2 – 8 and the winning ticket was sold in Ottawa.

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

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

OLG is now accepting in-person prize claims by-appointment only for customers with prizes of $1,000 or more who wish to claim at the OLG Prize Centre. To best protect customers and staff, OLG has put in place appropriate health and safety protocols in accordance with guidelines from public health officials, which include physical distancing measures, the mandatory use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and the pre-screening of visitors before granting entry. Players should contact the OLG Support Centre at 1-800-387-0098 to discuss available prize claim options or to schedule an appointment.

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

  • Check the winning numbers on OLG.ca.
  • Use the OLG Lottery App on your mobile device. Scan the ticket barcode and wait for the message to appear on the screen.
  • Sign up on OLG.ca for winning numbers to be emailed to you.
  • Call our WIN! Line at 416-870-8946 (Toronto area) or toll free at 1-866-891-8946 (outside Toronto area).

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

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PROPOSED ACQUISITION OF GREAT CANADIAN GAMING CORPORATION BY AFFILIATES OF APOLLO GLOBAL MANAGEMENT INC.

TORONTO, ON – OLG provides world class gaming entertainment to communities across Ontario, which includes casinos operated by diversified service providers.

One of OLG’s service providers, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (Great Canadian), is considering a proposal to be acquired by funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, Inc. (Apollo).

Duncan Hannay, OLG President and CEO stated: “The proposed acquisition is expected to support significant investment and profitable growth of gaming operations at Great Canadian casinos in Ontario. This benefits OLG, the Province, and the communities that host 11 casinos operated by Great Canadian in Ontario. We look forward to our continuing work with the Great Canadian team to realize this potential.”

“Ontario actively supports job-creating investments in communities province-wide. OLG welcomes investment to the Province, and we look forward to working together with Great Canadian to grow the economic benefits the gaming sector brings to Ontario,” added Peter Deeb, OLG Chair.

Apollo has indicated their intention to ensure a safe reopening of casinos in Ontario and that Great Canadian will remain headquartered in Toronto, led by a Canadian management team and with Canadian board members.

The Province’s commercial interests in casinos are conducted and managed by OLG and are protected under contractual agreements. These contracts remain in place and are unaffected by the proposed acquisition. OLG’s contracts with service providers include certain change of control consent rights in favour of OLG.

Since taking over day-to-day operations of casinos in three gaming bundles, Great Canadian has invested millions of new capital in Ontario. Examples include new casinos in Belleville, Peterborough, and major developments underway in Pickering and Casino Woodbine.

Great Canadian casinos are located in three gaming bundles — GTA (in partnership with Brookfield Asset Management Inc), West GTA and East – and include: Casino Woodbine, Great Blue Heron Casino, Casino Ajax, Shorelines Casino Peterborough, Shorelines Casino Belleville, Shorelines Slots at Kawartha Downs,  Shorelines Casino Thousand Islands, Elements Casino Mohawk, Elements Casino Brantford, Elements Casino Flamboro and Elements Casino Grand River.

Apollo points to Great Canadian’s strong track record of corporate citizenship and community involvement, and indicates an intention to carry forward this legacy.

Questions about the details of the proposed acquisition should be directed to Great Canadian.

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

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ONTARIO LOTTERY AND GAMING CORPORATION ANNOUNCES NEW PRESIDENT AND CEO

TORONTO, ON – Today, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) announced the appointment of A. Duncan Hannay as President and Chief Executive Officer effective October 26, 2020.

“Following an extensive recruitment effort, we are pleased to welcome OLG’s new President and CEO, Duncan Hannay,” said Peter Deeb, Chair of OLG. “Duncan is a seasoned executive leader and CEO with global expertise transforming and growing organizations through a disciplined strategic approach, a deep understanding of digital innovation and a progressive leadership style. The Board of Directors and I are delighted to have Duncan join our very capable team at OLG. He has the skills and experience to lead the organization through the next phase of growth and community contributions across Ontario.”

Hannay has been a leader in both consumer and B2B categories, providing leadership on technology-enabled business transformation and go-to-market strategies across an array of private sector companies and geographies. Most recently, he was President and CEO of Street Capital Group Inc, a Canadian public company that delivered best-in-class deposit and lending products through its Schedule I bank subsidiary and grew to become one of the country’s largest originators of residential mortgages. Hannay previously served as Chief Operating Officer of Finastra, a global leader in software solutions spanning retail banking, transaction banking, lending, and treasury and capital markets. He also served as an executive leader at Canadian-based D+H as President of Global Lending Solutions, and President of D+H Canada. In addition, Hannay has held senior executive positions with Scotiabank as well as E*TRADE Financial.

“I look forward to working with the team at OLG to build a strategy for the future and to lead the organization through this unprecedented and very challenging time. I intend to work collaboratively with OLG’s valued partners to capitalize on growth opportunities and contribute to Ontario’s recovery in communities province-wide,” said Hannay.

As one of Canada’s largest companies, OLG is responsible for thousands of jobs and capital investment in communities across Ontario. Under Hannay, OLG will continue its commitment to responsible gambling with its award-winning PlaySmart program.

As previously communicated, outgoing President and CEO Stephen Rigby agreed to stay on at OLG until a successor was identified and to assist with a seamless transition of the business.

“I would like to thank Stephen for his leadership at OLG for more than five years, delivering strong financial growth and the modernization of our land-based gaming business,” said Chair Deeb. “Stephen has been critical to ensuring that OLG is positioned for success well into the future.”

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

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WIN A JACKPOT ON THE SPOT WITH THE NEW LIGHTNING LOTTO GAME FROM OLG

Toronto, ON – OLG’s new LIGHTNING LOTTO game has struck at Ontario lottery retailers with a growing jackpot that can be won instantly in-store. This game is the first in Ontario where the winning numbers are drawn daily before sales begin, so each ticket has a chance to win the top prize – a jackpot that starts at $125,000 and grows with each play – as soon as it is purchased.

“Imagine winning a jackpot as fast as lightning,” said Lori Sullivan, OLG’s Chief Operating Officer. “LIGHTNING LOTTO is the first lottery draw game in Ontario where players don’t have to wait to find out if they’ve won a jackpot, because the draw has already happened! OLG continues to innovate and create unique products to give our players – existing and new – choice in the games and the way they play.”

When a LIGHTNING LOTTO ticket is requested the lottery terminal screen will play an animated lightning bolt and thunder crack, creating excitement for the player and others in the store.

How to Play:

  • LIGHTNING LOTTO is $2 per play by Quick Pick and available exclusively at lottery retailers.
  • The jackpot starts at $125,000 and each LIGHTNING LOTTO play purchased contributes to the growing jackpot.
  • When the jackpot is won, it resets to $125,000 and starts to grow again. The jackpot can be won more than once a day! If it is not won, the jackpot amount carries over to the next day.
  • Each play consists of three lines of five numbers from 1 to 49.
  • You can buy up to five plays on a ticket. LIGHTNING LOTTO is a pay before you play game.
  • Other available prizes range from $2 to $5,000.
  • Odds of winning any prize are 1 in 4.47.
  • Match all five numbers in any one line on your LIGHTNING LOTTO ticket with those drawn earlier that day to win the jackpot.
  • LIGHTNING LOTTO tickets can only be redeemed at an OLG lottery retailer or the OLG Prize Centre.

LIGHTNING LOTTO Quick Picks and winning numbers are determined by using Random Number Generator technology. Every draw is overseen and audited both by OLG and independent third-party experts to ensure the game’s integrity.

Sales for LIGHTNING LOTTO began today at OLG’s nearly 10,000 retail outlets across the province. For more information on How to Play as well as full prize details and odds of winning, visit 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; Internet gaming; and the delivery of bingo and other electronic gaming products at Charitable Gaming Centres. OLG is also helping to build a more sustainable horse racing industry in Ontario. Since 1975, OLG has provided approximately $55 billion to the people and Province of Ontario to support key government priorities like health care; the treatment and prevention of problem gambling; and support for amateur athletes. Each year proceeds from OLG’s operations also support host communities, Ontario First Nations, lottery retailers and local charities across the province.

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TICKET WORTH $100,000 UNCLAIMED IN SAULT STE. MARIE

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – There are two weeks left to claim an ENCORE – DAILY GRAND prize worth $100,000 from the Monday, October 21, 2019 DAILY GRAND draw. The winning numbers were 4 – 3 – 7 – 3 – 9 – 9 – 8 and the winning ticket was sold in Sault Ste. Marie.

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

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

OLG is now accepting in-person prize claims by-appointment only for customers with prizes of $1,000 or more who wish to claim at the OLG Prize Centre. To best protect customers and staff, OLG has put in place appropriate health and safety protocols in accordance with guidelines from public health officials, which include physical distancing measures, the mandatory use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and the pre-screening of visitors before granting entry. Players should contact the OLG Support Centre at 1-800-387-0098 to discuss available prize claim options or to schedule an appointment.

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

  • Check the winning numbers on OLG.ca.
  • Use the OLG Lottery App on your mobile device. Scan the ticket barcode and wait for the message to appear on the screen.
  • Sign up on OLG.ca for winning numbers to be emailed to you.
  • Call our WIN! Line at 416-870-8946 (Toronto area) or toll free at 1-866-891-8946 (outside Toronto area).

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

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TICKET WORTH $10,000 UNCLAIMED IN TORONTO

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – There are two weeks left to claim a LOTTARIO prize worth $10,000 from the Saturday, October 19, 2019 LOTTARIO draw. The winning numbers were 05 – 17 – 34 – 37 – 39 – 44 with Bonus Number 9 and the ticket was sold in Toronto.

Players must match five out of six numbers plus the Bonus Number to win the $10,000 LOTTARIO 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 now accepting in-person prize claims by-appointment only for customers with prizes of $1,000 or more who wish to claim at the OLG Prize Centre. To best protect customers and staff, OLG has put in place appropriate health and safety protocols in accordance with guidelines from public health officials, which include physical distancing measures, the mandatory use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and the pre-screening of visitors before granting entry. Players should contact the OLG Support Centre at 1-800-387-0098 to discuss available prize claim options or to schedule an appointment.

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

  • Check the winning numbers on OLG.ca.
  • Use the OLG Lottery App on your mobile device. Scan the ticket barcode and wait for the message to appear on the screen.
  • Sign up on OLG.ca for winning numbers to be emailed to you.
  • Call our WIN! Line at 416-870-8946 (Toronto area) or toll free at 1-866-891-8946 (outside Toronto area).

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

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TICKET WORTH $500,000 UNCLAIMED IN WELLAND

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – There are two weeks left to claim a LOTTO MAX MAXMILLIONS prize worth $500,000 from the Tuesday, October 1, 2019 LOTTO MAX draw. The winning selection for this MAXMILLIONS prize was 7 – 18 – 32 – 34 – 39 – 44 – 46 and there were two winning tickets, including this one sold in Welland.

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

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

OLG is now accepting in-person prize claims by-appointment only for customers with prizes of $1,000 or more who wish to claim at the OLG Prize Centre. To best protect customers and staff, OLG has put in place appropriate health and safety protocols in accordance with guidelines from public health officials, which include physical distancing measures, the mandatory use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and the pre-screening of visitors before granting entry. Players should contact the OLG Support Centre at 1-800-387-0098 to discuss available prize claim options or to schedule an appointment.

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

  • Check the winning numbers on OLG.ca.
  • Use the OLG Lottery App on your mobile device. Scan the ticket barcode and wait for the message to appear on the screen.
  • Sign up on OLG.ca for winning numbers to be emailed to you.
  • Call our WIN! Line at 416-870-8946 (Toronto area) or toll free at 1-866-891-8946 (outside Toronto area).

OLG is a crown agency that develops world-class gaming entertainment for the Province of Ontario. Acting in a socially responsible way, OLG conducts and manages land-based gaming facilities; the sale of province-wide lottery games; 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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UPDATE: OLG PRIZE CENTRE IN-PERSON PRIZE CLAIMS

TORONTO, ON – OLG is now accepting in-person prize claim appointments for prizes of $1,000 or more. Appointments for prizes of this value will be granted if requested, however prizes up to $49,999.90 do not have to be claimed in-person and customers are encouraged to continue to mail in these claims when possible. The mail-in prize limit was increased to allow more customers the opportunity to claim their prizes while still upholding prize integrity.

To best protect customers and staff, measures recommended by public health officials, are in place at the Prize Centre to prevent and reduce the spread of COVID-19, including:

  • physical distancing;
  • increased cleaning of public and shared spaces;
  • available hand sanitizing stations; and
  • the mandatory use of masks or face coverings by customers.

Additionally, the number of potential claimants allowed inside the Prize Centre at any given time is limited.

Players are reminded that prizes up to $999.90 can be claimed at lottery retail locations, subject to availability of cash on-site. Please visit OLG.ca for more information on Claiming Prizes.

OLG appreciates the patience and understanding from our players as we worked to implement these additional procedures to ensure the safety of our customers and our staff.

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 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.

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.

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.  

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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UPDATE: OLG PRIZE CENTRE IN-PERSON PRIZE CLAIMS

TORONTO, ON – OLG is now accepting in-person prize claim appointments for winning-ticket holders of $10,000 or more. Appointments for prizes of this value will be granted if requested, however prizes up to $49,999.90 do not have to be claimed in-person and customers are encouraged to continue to mail in these claims when possible. The mail-in prize limit was increased to allow more customers the opportunity to claim their prizes while still upholding prize integrity.

To best protect customers and staff, measures recommended by public health officials, are in place at the Prize Centre to prevent and reduce the spread of COVID-19, including:

  • physical distancing;
  • increased cleaning of public and shared spaces;
  • available hand sanitizing stations; and
  • the mandatory use of masks or face coverings by customers.

Additionally, the number of potential claimants allowed inside the Prize Centre at any given time is limited.

Players are also reminded that prizes up to $999.90 can be claimed at lottery retail locations, subject to availability of cash on-site. Prize claims of $1,000 to $9,999.90 must be mailed to the OLG Prize Centre for processing. Full details are available via the Claiming Prizes pages of OLG.ca.

Future announcements will be made as to when OLG will open appointments to others wishing to claim their prize in-person at the Prize Centre.

OLG appreciates the patience and understanding from our players as we worked to implement these additional procedures to ensure the safety of our customers and our staff.

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 PRIZE CENTRE RESUMES IN-PERSON PRIZE CLAIMS

TORONTO, ON – In-person prize claims for winning-ticket holders of $50,000 or more have resumed at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto. The gradual resumption of in-person prize claims begins with a by-appointment only process prioritizing players who have been unable to claim their prizes since the temporary closure of the OLG Prize Centre to the public on March 17, 2020.

To best protect customers and staff, measures recommended by public health officials, are in place at the Prize Centre to prevent and reduce the spread of COVID-19, including: 

  • physical distancing;
  • increased cleaning of public and shared spaces;
  • available hand sanitizing stations; and
  • the mandatory use of personal protective equipment such as masks by customers.

As such, the number of potential claimants who will be allowed inside the Prize Centre at any given time has been significantly reduced. At this time, appointments are being extended to jackpot and major prize claimants.

Upon successfully contacting the claimants of prizes of $50,000 or more and making those arrangements, the Prize Centre will begin to reach out to claimants of $10,000 or more to offer prize claim appointments. Future announcements will be made as to when OLG will open appointments to others wishing to claim their prize in-person at the Prize Centre.

 However, in-person claims are not required for prizes of less than $50,000 and players are reminded:

  • Prize claims of up to $49,999.90 can be submitted by mail, following the instructions on OLG.ca or by calling the OLG Support Centre at 1-800-387-0098.
  • Lottery prizes of up to $999.90 can be redeemed at any one of the 10,000 lottery retail outlets provincewide. The payment of these prizes is subject to the availability of cash at specific outlets

While the Prize Centre was not conducting in-person claims, OLG continued to pay thousands of customers prizes sent in by mail totalling more than $17 million. The mail-in prize limit was increased from $9,999.90 to $49,999.90 to allow more customers the opportunity to claim their prizes during this unprecedented time while still upholding prize integrity.

OLG appreciates the patience and understanding from our players as we worked to implement these additional procedures to ensure the safety of our customers and our staff.

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 MALLORYTOWN

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – OLG is reminding players that there is still an unclaimed ENCORE – LOTTO MAX prize worth $10,000 from the Tuesday, June 11, 2019 LOTTO MAX draw. The winning numbers were 0 – 1 – 8 – 7 – 1 – 0 – 7 and the winning ticket was sold in Mallorytown. Players must match the first six of the seven ENCORE numbers in exact order to win the $10,000 prize.

Customers’ ability to claim prizes may have been affected as a result of the temporary closure of the OLG Prize Centre on March 17, 2020. To allow these customers an opportunity to claim prizes, the expiry date for all prize claims for lottery game tickets that would have otherwise expired from March 17, 2020 up to and including September 17, 2020, have been extended by six months (183 days).

OLG wants to continue to provide our customers with an option to present prize claims. Until further notice, we have increased the limit for mail-in prize claims to $49,999.90. If you believe you have this winning ticket, it would be eligible for the mail-in prize claim process. Information on how to mail in a prize claim can be found on OLG.ca.

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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TICKET WORTH $10,000 UNCLAIMED IN THUNDER BAY

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – OLG is reminding players that there is still an unclaimed ENCORE – LOTTO MAX prize worth $10,000 from the Friday, May 3, 2019 LOTTO MAX draw. The winning numbers were 5 – 6 – 2 – 2 – 9 – 6 – 1 and the winning ticket was sold in Thunder Bay. Players must match the first six of the seven ENCORE numbers in exact order to win the $10,000 prize.

Customers’ ability to claim prizes may have been affected as a result of the temporary closure of the OLG Prize Centre on March 17, 2020. To allow these customers an opportunity to claim prizes, the expiry date for all prize claims for lottery game tickets that would have otherwise expired from March 17, 2020 up to and including September 17, 2020, have been extended by six months (183 days).

OLG wants to continue to provide our customers with an option to present prize claims. Until further notice, we have increased the limit for mail-in prize claims to $49,999.90. If you believe you have this winning ticket, it would apply for the mail-in prize claim process. Information on how to mail in a prize claim can be found on OLG.ca.

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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$70 MILLION LOTTO MAX JACKPOT TICKET SOLD IN CHATHAM-KENT

Toronto, ON – It happened again, Ontario! A single winning ticket for the whopping $70 million LOTTO MAX jackpot from the Tuesday, April 14, 2020 draw was sold in Chatham-Kent. This is the third time that the maximum jackpot has been won in Canada.

Last night’s draw produced some other big wins across the province:

  • A MAXMILLIONS ticket, worth $1 million, was sold in Toronto.
  • An ENCORE ticket, worth $100,000, was sold within Parry Sound and Nipissing Districts.

OLG reminds players that they can check their tickets from home on OLG.ca, by using the OLG Lottery App on their mobile device, signing up on OLG.ca for winning number email alerts or by calling our WIN! Line at 416-870-8946 (Toronto area) or toll free at 1-866-891-8946 (outside Toronto area).

The OLG Prize Centre is currently closed to the public. OLG recommends that anyone who believes they have the winning ticket sign it if they have not already, validate it at an authorized OLG retail location and keep safe the signed ticket and the validation slip received from the retailer. Contact the OLG Support Centre at 1-800-387-0098 if you have additional questions.

Since its launch in September 2009, Ontario LOTTO MAX players have won over $5.3 billion, including 69 jackpot wins and 603 MAXMILLIONS prizes, right across the province.

LOTTO MAX draws are twice a week – on Tuesdays and Fridays. For each $5 play, players receive three sets of seven numbers ranging from one to fifty. Players must match all seven numbers, in any one set, to win the jackpot or the MAXMILLIONS prizes.

The next LOTTO MAX jackpot is estimated at $39 million. Players can purchase tickets at authorized OLG retailers or buy online at PlayOLG.ca until 10:30 p.m. Friday, April 17, 2020 for the draw that evening.

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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CELEBRATING $13.2 MILLION RAISED FOR PICKERING CHARITIES THROUGH CHARITABLE BINGO AND GAMING REVITALIZATION

PICKERING, ON – Ontario’s Charitable Bingo and Gaming Revitalization initiative is celebrating an important milestone in Pickering. More than $13 million has been raised and benefited 62 local charities part of the Pickering Charitable Gaming Association as a result of the revitalization of charitable bingo and gaming.

This program, which began 15 years ago, is delivered through a partnership between Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG), the Ontario Charitable Gaming Association (OCGA), the Commercial Gaming Association of Ontario (CGAO), local charities and gaming and bingo centre operators.

Delta Bingo and Gaming Pickering hosted the official celebration for the $13.2 million milestone. This location converted to a Charitable Gaming Centre in 2012. Today’s event was attended by Peter Bethlenfalvy, President of the Treasury Board and MPP Pickering-Uxbridge, Maurice Brenner, City Councillor for the City of Pickering, David Fraser, Senior Director of Charitable Gaming at OLG, and Lynn Cassidy, Executive Director of the Ontario Charitable Gaming Association.

“Raising $13.2 million to benefit local charities and non-profit organizations in our community is a tremendous achievement,” said Peter Bethlenfalvy,MPP for Pickering-Uxbridge. “The revitalization of charitable gaming has resulted in sustaining essential programs in the Pickering community and enhancing the services across Durham Region. I would like to commend the charities involved in this initiative, their volunteers, and the gaming center staff for their efforts in reaching this milestone.”

“The City of Pickering is very proud of its community partnership with Delta Bingo and Gaming, Ontario Lottery and Gaming and the 62 charities and not-for-profits that have contributed $13.2 million for important programs and services in our city,” said Mayor Dave Ryan. “Due to the significant efforts of the many volunteers, all of these funds remain in our community and benefit the residents of Pickering and surrounding area.”

“OLG is proud of the Charitable Bingo and Gaming Revitalization initiative and the role we play in providing sustainable revenue sources to the charities that serve the City of Pickering,” said David Fraser, Senior Director, Charitable Gaming at OLG.

“Today is celebrating the wonderful success of Charitable Gaming in Pickering,” said Lynn Cassidy, Executive Director of the OCGA. “This initiative is making a big difference to many local charities and non-profits that provide important programs and services.”

Background on Charitable Gaming in Ontario

In the past 15 years, OLG has been working with the CGAO and the OCGA to revitalize the province’s Charitable Bingo and Gaming industry. By developing and introducing new products and technologies that have invigorated the traditional charitable gaming experience, more money has been generated for thousands of local charities across the province. The revitalization initiative is preserving and enhancing funding for charities across Ontario while creating economic benefits, including employment opportunities at local charitable gaming centres.

A pilot program was started in 2005 to test electronic versions of existing paper-based bingo games with six charity bingo centres in five communities in Ontario.

Following the success of this pilot project, a phased rollout of a new suite of electronic games was introduced to other charitable gaming sites in the province. This started in 2012.  The new charitable games offer customers more choice, and complement existing paper bingo games:

  • Electronic Bingo: Charitable Gaming Centres offer terminals with touch screens that allow players to touch the screen to dab the numbers and play along.   Includes new games such as Upik8 where the players can pick their own numbers to play.
  • TAP ‘N PLAY games:  A collection of electronic games played on terminals or cabinet style devices.  The evolution of bingo and break open games featuring entertaining displays.

The new games allow Charitable Gaming Centres to offer more customer choice and appeal to a broader demographic, while providing a different gaming entertainment experience from traditional bingo.

In total, 32 Charitable Gaming Centres have raised more than $274 million in additional money for local charities and their communities.

As part of the revitalization OLG implemented its responsible gambling platform, PlaySmart, at all 32 Charitable Gaming Centres. The PlaySmart program and on-site PlaySmart Centres provide staff, volunteers, new and seasoned players with information on positive play and assistance to those who may express concerns about their gambling.  PlaySmart is the go-to place for facts, tools and advice.  Approximately every other month PlaySmart Centre staff visit the sites to answer questions, connect with players, and run interactive educational events.  PlaySmart Centres are operated and managed by the Responsible Gambling Council, a non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of problem gambling.

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 PARRY SOUND

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – There are two weeks left to claim a LOTTARIO prize worth $10,000 from the Saturday, January 26, 2019 LOTTARIO draw. The winning numbers were 02 – 05 – 27 – 29 – 34 – 35 with Bonus number 23 and the ticket was sold in Parry Sound.

Players have one year from the original draw date to claim their prize.

The owner(s) of this ticket should fill in the back portion, sign it and contact the OLG Prize Centre at 20 Dundas Street West in Toronto before 6 p.m. on Monday, January 27, 2020.

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

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

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

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

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

OLG is 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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RECORD-BREAKING WIN! $70 MILLION LOTTO MAX JACKPOT TICKET SOLD IN BRAMPTON Eleven Winning MAXMILLIONS Tickets Sold Across Ontario

Toronto, ON – You did it Ontario! A single winning ticket for the whopping $70 million LOTTO MAX jackpot from the Tuesday, January 7, 2020 draw was sold in Brampton. Once the ticket holder(s) comes forward to claim their prize, this will be the biggest lottery prize ever awarded in Canadian history!

Last night’s draw produced some other big wins across the province:

  • Six MAXMILLIONS tickets, worth $1,000,000 each, were sold in Brampton, Hamilton, the Niagara Region, Oshawa, Ottawa and Pickering.
  • Two MAXMILLIONS tickets, worth $500,000 each, were sold in Niagara Falls and Perth County.
  • Three MAXMILLIONS tickets, worth $333,333.40 each, were sold in Richmond Hill, Toronto and on PlayOLG.ca.
  • Two second prize-winning tickets, worth $197,679.90 each, were sold in Brampton and York Region.
  • Five ENCORE tickets, worth $100,000 each, were sold in Lanark County, Renfrew County, Simcoe County, Sudbury and Toronto.

Lottery players can check their numbers on the OLG Lottery App or on the Winning Numbers page on OLG.ca.

Since its launch in September 2009, Ontario LOTTO MAX players have won over $5 billion, including 67 jackpot wins and 583 MAXMILLIONS prizes, right across the province.

 LOTTO MAX draws are twice a week – on Tuesdays and Fridays. For each $5 play, players receive three sets of seven numbers ranging from one to fifty. Players must match all seven numbers, in any one set, to win the jackpot or the MAXMILLIONS prizes.

The next LOTTO MAX jackpot is estimated at $33 million. Players can purchase tickets at authorized OLG retailers or buy online at PlayOLG.ca until 10:30 p.m. Friday, January 10, 2020 for the draw that evening.

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 NORTH YORK

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – There are two weeks left to claim a LOTTO 6/49 Super Draw prize worth $10,000 from the Saturday, January 19, 2019 LOTTO 6/49 draw. The winning Guaranteed Prize Draw selection was 57549700–01 and was sold in North York.

The LOTTO 6/49 Super Draw offered 100 Guaranteed Prize Draws of $10,000 in addition to the main jackpot and the Guaranteed $1 Million Prize Draw. Players must exactly match the selection drawn to win the $10,000 prize. Players have one year from the original draw date to claim their prize.

The owner(s) of this ticket should fill in the back portion, sign it and contact the OLG Prize Centre at 20 Dundas Street West in Toronto before 6 p.m. on Monday, January 20, 2020.

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

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

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

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

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

OLG is 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 MARKHAM

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – There are two weeks left to claim a LOTTO 6/49 Super Draw prize worth $10,000 from the Saturday, January 19, 2019 LOTTO 6/49 draw. The winning Guaranteed Prize Draw selection was 58316613–01 and was sold in Markham.

The LOTTO 6/49 Super Draw offered 100 Guaranteed Prize Draws of $10,000 in addition to the main jackpot and the Guaranteed $1 Million Prize Draw. Players must exactly match the selection drawn to win the $10,000 prize. Players have one year from the original draw date to claim their prize.

The owner(s) of this ticket should fill in the back portion, sign it and contact the OLG Prize Centre at 20 Dundas Street West in Toronto before 6 p.m. on Monday, January 20, 2020.

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

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

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

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

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

OLG is 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 $100,000 UNCLAIMED IN MISSISSAUGA

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – There are two weeks left to claim an ENCORE – LOTTO 6/49 prize worth $100,000 from the Wednesday, November 28, 2018 LOTTO 6/49 draw. The winning numbers were 1 – 6 – 7 – 3 – 5 – 7 – 7 and the winning ticket was sold in Mississauga.

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

The owner(s) of this ticket should fill in the back portion, sign it and contact the OLG Prize Centre at 20 Dundas Street West in Toronto before 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 28, 2019.

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

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

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

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

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

OLG is 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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TICKET WORTH $248,296 UNCLAIMED IN WINDSOR

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – There are two weeks left to claim a LOTTO MAX prize worth $248,296.10 from the Friday, November 23, 2018 LOTTO MAX draw. The winning numbers for this LOTTO MAX draw were 1 – 7 – 13 – 14 – 22 – 42 – 48 with Bonus number 47 and the winning ticket was sold in Windsor.

Players must match six out of seven numbers plus the bonus number two in the secondary prize. Players have one year from the original draw date to claim their prize.

The owner(s) of this ticket should fill in the back portion, sign it and contact the OLG Prize Centre at 20 Dundas Street West in Toronto before 6 p.m. on Monday, November 25, 2019.

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

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

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

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

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

OLG is 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 SECOND-QUARTER PAYMENTS TO GAMING SITE HOST COMMUNITIES

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has issued second-quarter (July 1 to September 30, 2019) non-tax gaming revenue payments totalling $37,660,974 to 25 communities which currently host gaming facilities.

To date, host communities have received more than $1.6 billion in non-tax gaming revenue.

“Revenues generated at local gaming sites directly contribute to better quality of life for Ontarians,” said Rod Phillips, Ontario Minister of Finance. “Projects to improve local infrastructure like roads and public transit as well as community programs and services all benefit from OLG’s tremendous partnerships with host municipalities.”

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.

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TICKET WORTH $500,000 UNCLAIMED IN MISSISSAUGA

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – There are two weeks left to claim a LOTTO MAX MAXMILLIONS prize worth $500,000 from the Friday, October 26, 2018 LOTTO MAX draw. The winning selection for this MAXMILLIONS prize that was split two ways was 02 – 04 – 05 – 31 – 40 – 46 – 49 and one of the winning tickets was sold in Mississauga.

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

The owner(s) of this ticket should fill in the back portion, sign it and contact the OLG Prize Centre at 20 Dundas Street West in Toronto before 6 p.m. on Monday, October 28, 2019.

The OLG Prize Centre is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

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

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

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

OLG is 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 nearly $50 billion to the people and Province of Ontario to support key government priorities like health care; the treatment, prevention and research of problem gambling; and support for amateur athletes. Each year, proceeds from OLG’s operations also support host communities, Ontario First Nations, lottery retailers and local charities across the province.

All for Here – 100 per cent of OLG’s proceeds are invested in Ontario
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TICKET WORTH $333,333 UNCLAIMED IN CONCORD

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – There are two weeks left to claim a LOTTO MAX MAXMILLIONS prize worth $333,333.40 from the Friday, October 26, 2018 LOTTO MAX draw. The winning selection for this MAXMILLIONS prize that was split three ways was 12 – 15 – 26 – 32 – 39 – 40 – 43 and one of the winning tickets was sold in Concord.

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

The owner(s) of this ticket should fill in the back portion, sign it and contact the OLG Prize Centre at 20 Dundas Street West in Toronto before 6 p.m. on Monday, October 28, 2019.

The OLG Prize Centre is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

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

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

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

OLG is 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 nearly $50 billion to the people and Province of Ontario to support key government priorities like health care; the treatment, prevention and research of problem gambling; and support for amateur athletes. Each year, proceeds from OLG’s operations also support host communities, Ontario First Nations, lottery retailers and local charities across the province.

All for Here – 100 per cent of OLG’s proceeds are invested in Ontario
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TICKET WORTH $12,426 UNCLAIMED IN THORNHILL

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – There are two weeks left to claim a LOTTO MAX ticket worth $12,426 from the Friday, October 26, 2018 LOTTO MAX draw. The winning numbers were 02 – 03 – 04 – 08 – 09 – 20 – 30 with Bonus Number 45 and the ticket was sold in Thornhill.

Players have one year from the original draw date to claim their prize.

The owner(s) of this ticket should fill in the back portion, sign it and contact the OLG Prize Centre at 20 Dundas Street West in Toronto before 6 p.m. on Monday, October 28, 2019.

The OLG Prize Centre is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

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

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

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

OLG is 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 nearly $50 billion to the people and Province of Ontario to support key government priorities like health care; the treatment, prevention and research 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 OTTAWA

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – There are two weeks left to claim a LOTTO 6/49 Super Draw prize worth $100,000 from the Saturday, October 27, 2018 LOTTO 6/49 draw. The winning selection for this LOTTO 6/49 Super Draw guaranteed prize was 493728707–01 and was sold in Ottawa.

The LOTTO 6/49 Super Draw on October 27, 2018 offered 25 Guaranteed Prize Draws of $100,000 in addition to the main jackpot and the Guaranteed $1 Million Prize Draw. Players must exactly match the selection drawn to win the $100,000 prize. Players have one year from the original draw date to claim their prize.

The owner(s) of this ticket should fill in the back portion, sign it and contact the OLG Prize Centre at 20 Dundas Street West in Toronto before 6 p.m. on Monday, October 28, 2019.

The OLG Prize Centre is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

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

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

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

OLG is 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 nearly $50 billion to the people and Province of Ontario to support key government priorities like health care; the treatment, prevention and research of problem gambling; and support for amateur athletes. Each year, proceeds from OLG’s operations also support host communities, Ontario First Nations, lottery retailers and local charities across the province.

All for Here – 100 per cent of OLG’s proceeds are invested in Ontario
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TICKET WORTH $250,000 UNCLAIMED IN OTTAWA

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – There are two weeks left to claim a LOTTO MAX MAXMILLIONS prize worth $250,000 from the Friday, October 19, 2018 LOTTO MAX draw. The winning selection for this MAXMILLIONS prize that was split four ways was 14 – 15 – 21 – 27 – 30 – 34 – 49 and was sold in Ottawa.

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

The owner(s) of this ticket should fill in the back portion, sign it and contact the OLG Prize Centre at 20 Dundas Street West in Toronto before 6 p.m. on Monday, October 21, 2019.

The OLG Prize Centre is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

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

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

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

OLG is 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 nearly $50 billion to the people and Province of Ontario to support key government priorities like health care; the treatment, prevention and research 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 HAMILTON

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – There are two weeks left to claim an ENCORE – LOTTO MAX prize worth $100,000 from the Friday, October 5, 2018 LOTTO MAX draw. The winning numbers were 8 – 8 – 0 – 7 – 9 – 4 – 5 and the winning selection was sold in Hamilton.

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

The owner(s) of this ticket should fill in the back portion, sign it and contact the OLG Prize Centre at 20 Dundas Street West in Toronto before 6 p.m. on Monday, October 7, 2019.

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

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

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

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

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

OLG is 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 nearly $50 billion to the people and Province of Ontario to support key government priorities like health care; the treatment, prevention and research 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 PRESENTS THE OLG DREAM DECK AT TIFF

Toronto, ON – Film aficionados are invited to get closer to this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) talent from the best seats in the house at the OLG Dream Deck on the rooftop of the TIFF Bell Lightbox. During the opening weekend of TIFF 2019 (September 6 – 9), OLG will present seven exclusive panel events at the OLG Dream Deck featuring on-screen and behind-the-camera talent.

High above Festival Street, cinephiles can engage with some of TIFF’s most coveted talent, innovative filmmakers and creators in intimate discussions about film, bringing attendees behind the scenes of their journey and dreams in getting to the present day at TIFF. Talent includes Gael Garcia Bernal, featured at TIFF in Ema, Amy Jo Johnson, featured at TIFF for Tammy’s Always Dying, Shailene Woodley, featured at TIFF in Endings, Beginnings and Shamier Anderson, TIFF Rising Star and featured at TIFF in Endings, Beginnings. Visit tiff.net/OLGDreamDeck for a full list of panel events at the OLG Dream Deck.

“The appeal of film, much like the appeal of lottery and gaming, is that it can give life to visions and experiences that might only exist within our dreams,” shared Randy Weyersberg, OLG Vice-President of Brand and Marketing. “Our partnership with TIFF is one of the many ways that OLG allows Ontarians to live their dreams, on the biggest scale.”

Tickets for exclusive access to panels at the OLG Dream Deck are free of charge and available while quantities last at tiff.net/OLGDreamDeck beginning September 2, 2019. Attendees must be 18+.

Follow along for more exclusive behind-the-scenes experiences and inspire the next generation of dreamers by using #OLGDreamDeck and #TIFF19

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 nearly $50 billion to the people and Province of Ontario to support key government priorities like health care; the treatment, prevention and research 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 OTTAWA

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – There are two weeks left to claim a LOTTARIO prize worth $10,000 from the Saturday, September 15, 2018 LOTTARIO draw. The winning numbers were 01 – 05 – 10 – 20 – 30 – 41 with Bonus number 38 and the winning selection was sold in Ottawa. To win the $10,000 prize from this draw, players had to match five of the six main numbers, plus the bonus number.

Players have one year from the original draw date to claim their prize.

The owner(s) of this ticket should fill in the back portion, sign it and contact the OLG Prize Centre at 20 Dundas Street West in Toronto before 6 p.m. on Monday, September 16, 2019.

The OLG Prize Centre is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

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

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

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

OLG is 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 nearly $50 billion to the people and Province of Ontario to support key government priorities like health care; the treatment, prevention and research of problem gambling; and support for amateur athletes. Each year, proceeds from OLG’s operations also support host communities, Ontario First Nations, lottery retailers and local charities across the province.

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

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – There are two weeks left to claim a LOTTO MAX MAXMILLIONS prize worth $500,000 for a ticket sold nearly a year ago in Durham Region. This ticket is one of two that won equal shares of a $1 million MAXMILLIONS prize. The winning numbers for this Friday, July 13, 2018 LOTTO MAX MAXMILLIONS draw were 2 – 16 – 26 – 28 – 30 – 45 – 47.

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

The owner(s) of this ticket should fill in the back portion, sign it and contact the OLG Prize Centre at 20 Dundas Street West in Toronto before 6 p.m. on Monday, July 15, 2019.

The OLG Prize Centre is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

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

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

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

OLG is 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 nearly $50 billion to the people and Province of Ontario to support key government priorities like health care; the treatment, prevention and research of problem gambling; and support for amateur athletes. Each year, proceeds from OLG’s operations also support host communities, Ontario First Nations, lottery retailers and local charities across the province.

All for Here – 100 per cent of OLG’s proceeds are invested in Ontario
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TICKET WORTH $10,000 UNCLAIMED IN GRAVENHURST

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – There are two weeks left to claim an ENCORE – LOTTO MAX prize worth $10,000 for a ticket sold nearly a year ago in Gravenhurst. The winning numbers from the Friday, June 29, 2018 ENCORE – LOTTO MAX draw were 9 – 1 – 5 – 4 – 4 – 3 – 2.

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 original draw date to claim their prize.

The owner(s) of this ticket should fill in the back portion, sign it and contact the OLG Prize Centre at 20 Dundas Street West in Toronto before 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2, 2019.

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

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

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

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

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

OLG is 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 nearly $50 billion to the people and Province of Ontario to support key government priorities like health care; the treatment, prevention and research 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 SIGNS CASINO OPERATING AND SERVICES AGREEMENT FOR NIAGARA GAMING BUNDLE

TORONTO, ON – Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has signed a Casino Operating and Services Agreement (COSA) with MGE Niagara Entertainment Inc. (MGE) for the Niagara Gaming Bundle.

This is the latest step in the transformation of land-based gaming in Ontario, which is creating the conditions for a vibrant gaming industry and bringing jobs and investment to communities across the province.

MGE now assumes responsibility for the day-to-day operations of Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara. MGE will also operate the future 5,000-seat Niagara Falls Entertainment Centre.

OLG has an internationally-recognized Responsible Gambling (RG) program and embeds its high standards for RG into the contracts it has with service providers.

OLG provides the provincial government with its largest source of non-tax revenue. Modernization helps OLG provide more money to Ontario for key government services.

About Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment

Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE) is a master developer and operator of premier global integrated entertainment resorts, including Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut and Inspire in Incheon, South Korea. MGE is owner, developer, and/or manager of integrated entertainment resorts throughout the United States, including Connecticut, New Jersey, Washington, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Northern Asia, and Niagara Falls, Canada. MGE is owner and operator of Connecticut Sun, a professional basketball team in the WNBA and New England Black Wolves, a professional lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League. For more information on MGE and our properties, visit mohegangaming.com

About OLG

OLG is the Ontario government agency that delivers gaming entertainment in a socially responsible manner. OLG conducts and manages gaming facilities, the sale of province-wide lottery games, PlayOLG Internet gaming, the delivery of bingo and other electronic gaming products at Charitable Gaming Centres and is helping to build a more sustainable horse racing industry in Ontario. Since 1975, OLG has provided nearly $50 billion to the Province and the people of Ontario. These payments to the province support the operation of hospitals, amateur sport through the Quest for Gold program, local and provincial charities and problem gambling prevention, treatment and research.

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 nearly $50 billion to the people and Province of Ontario to support key government priorities like health care; the treatment, prevention and research of problem gambling; and support for amateur athletes. Each year, proceeds from OLG’s operations also support host communities, Ontario First Nations, lottery retailers and local charities across the province.

All for Here – 100 per cent of OLG’s proceeds are invested in Ontario
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TICKET WORTH $10,000 UNCLAIMED IN KESWICK

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – There are two weeks left to claim a PICK 4 prize worth $10,000 for a ticket sold nearly a year ago in Keswick. The winning numbers from the Friday, March 16, 2018 PICK 4 – EVENING draw were 0 – 3 – 1 – 1.

Players have one year from the original draw date to claim their prize.

The owner(s) of this ticket should fill in the back portion, sign it and contact the OLG Prize Centre at 20 Dundas Street West in Toronto before 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, 2019.

The OLG Prize Centre is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

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

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

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

OLG is 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 nearly $50 billion to the people and Province of Ontario to support key government priorities like health care; the treatment, prevention and research of problem gambling; and support for amateur athletes. Each year, proceeds from OLG’s operations also support host communities, Ontario First Nations, lottery retailers and local charities across the province.

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

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – There are two weeks left to claim a LOTTO 6/49 Super Draw prize worth $100,000 for a ticket sold nearly a year ago in Bracebridge. The winning selection from the Wednesday, February 14, 2018 LOTTO 6/49 Super Draw was 5 – 5 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 8 – 9 – 8 – 01.

Players must exactly match the numbers drawn to win the $100,000 prize. Players have one year from the original draw date to claim their prize.

The owner(s) of this ticket should fill in the back portion, sign it and contact the OLG Prize Centre at 20 Dundas Street West in Toronto before 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 14, 2019.

The OLG Prize Centre is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

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

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

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

OLG is 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 nearly $50 billion to the people and Province of Ontario to support key government priorities like health care; the treatment, prevention and research of problem gambling; and support for amateur athletes. Each year, proceeds from OLG’s operations also support host communities, Ontario First Nations, lottery retailers and local charities across the province.

All for Here – 100 per cent of OLG’s proceeds are invested in Ontario
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TICKET WORTH $10,000 UNCLAIMED IN HAMILTON

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – There are two weeks left to claim a LOTTARIO prize worth $10,000 for a ticket sold nearly a year ago in Hamilton. The winning numbers from the Saturday, January 20, 2018 LOTTARIO draw were 10 – 15 – 23 – 30 – 39 – 42 with Bonus number 32. To win the $10,000 prize from this draw, players had to match five of the six main numbers, plus the bonus number.

Players have one year from the original draw date to claim their prize.

The owner(s) of this ticket should fill in the back portion, sign it and contact the OLG Prize Centre at 20 Dundas Street West in Toronto before 6 p.m. on Monday, January 21, 2019.

The OLG Prize Centre is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

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

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

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

OLG is 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 nearly $47 billion to the people and Province of Ontario to support key government priorities like health care; the treatment, prevention and research of problem gambling; and support for amateur athletes. Each year, proceeds from OLG’s operations also support host communities, Ontario First Nations, lottery retailers and local charities across the province.

All for Here – 100 per cent of OLG’s proceeds are invested in Ontario
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TICKET WORTH $25,000 UNCLAIMED IN TORONTO

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – There are two weeks left to claim a PICK 4 prize worth $25,000 for a ticket sold nearly a year ago in Toronto. The winning numbers from the Tuesday, December 19, 2017 PICK 4 – MIDDAY draw were 1 – 2 – 3 – 4.

Players have one year from the original draw date to claim their prize.

The owner(s) of this ticket should fill in the back portion, sign it and contact the OLG Prize Centre at 20 Dundas Street West in Toronto before 6 p.m. on Wednesday, December 19, 2018.

The OLG Prize Centre is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

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

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

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

OLG is 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 nearly $47 billion to the people and Province of Ontario to support key government priorities like health care; the treatment, prevention and research of problem gambling; and support for amateur athletes. Each year, proceeds from OLG’s operations also support host communities, Ontario First Nations, lottery retailers and local charities across the province.

All for Here – 100 per cent of OLG’s proceeds are invested in Ontario
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TICKET WORTH $10,000 UNCLAIMED IN NORTH YORK

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – There are two weeks left to claim a PICK 4 prize worth $10,000 for a ticket sold nearly a year ago in North York. The winning numbers from the Wednesday, December 6, 2017 PICK 4 – EVENING draw were 1 – 2 – 5 – 3.

Players have one year from the original draw date to claim their prize.

The owner(s) of this ticket should fill in the back portion, sign it and contact the OLG Prize Centre at 20 Dundas Street West in Toronto before 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 6, 2018.

The OLG Prize Centre is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

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

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

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

OLG is 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 nearly $47 billion to the people and Province of Ontario to support key government priorities like health care; the treatment, prevention and research 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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LOTTO MAX CHANGES COMING MAY 2019

LOTTO MAX, Canada’s biggest lottery game, will soon have lottery players dreaming even bigger. For the first time ever in LOTTO MAX history, the main jackpot will be able to grow as high as $70 million – an amount no Canadian lottery has ever reached before.

Beginning May 11, 2019, customers will be able to play LOTTO MAX every Tuesday in addition to the regular Friday draw. The new second draw every week means lottery players will see jackpots grow more quickly than ever before.

When LOTTO MAX was introduced in 2009, a lottery game that offered multiple $50 million jackpots a year was unheard of in Canada. Then in 2015, the jackpot cap increased to $60 million offering players an even bigger jackpot experience.

With the new LOTTO MAX gearing up to increase the main jackpot cap to $70 million, opportunities to become a millionaire with MAXMILLIONS will continue when the jackpot reaches and exceeds $50 million.

The new LOTTO MAX enhancements follow an extensive game design process that included consultation with lottery players across the country.

Sales for the new LOTTO MAX start Saturday, May 11, 2019, with the first draw on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 and the second draw on Friday, May 17, 2019.

Quick facts:

  • The main LOTTO MAX jackpot will be able to grow as high as $70 million
  • Two draws a week: Tuesdays and Fridays
  • No change to the cost of play: $5 for three selections of seven numbers
  • $1 million MAXMILLIONS prizes will continue to be offered when the main jackpot reaches and exceeds $50 million
  • Two brand-new prize categories
    • Match 5/7+bonus
    • Match 4/7+bonus
  • Numbers will be selected from 1 to 50
  • The odds of winning the main jackpot will be 1 in 33,294,800 per $5 play
  • The overall odds to win a prize will be 1 in 7 per $5 play

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Loto-Québec

Patrice Lavoie

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514-499-5151

OLG Media Relations

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Western Canada Lottery Corporation (WCLC)

Andrea Marantz

marantza@wclc.com

204-946-1397

BCLC

mediarelations@bclc.com

604-225-6460

OLG MAKES SECOND-QUARTER PAYMENTS TO GAMING SITE HOST COMMUNITIES

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) today issued the second-quarter (July to September, 2018) non-tax gaming revenue payments totalling $36,985,656 to 24 communities which currently host gaming facilities. To date, host communities have received more than $1.5 billion in non-tax gaming revenue.

“OLG provides direct support to communities across Ontario through payments to municipal partners and local charities, and generates more than $4 billion in economic activity, including goods and services purchased from local businesses,” said Vic Fedeli, Ontario’s Minister of Finance.

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

At more than $2 billion annually, OLG provides the Ontario government with its largest source of non-tax 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 nearly $47 billion to the people and Province of Ontario to support key government priorities like health care; the treatment, prevention and research 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 TO UPDATE LOTTERY TERMINALS

TORONTO, ON – Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has selected IDEMIA Identity & Security France SAS (IDEMIA) to replace and update OLG’s existing Lottery terminals and network in retail stores, following a competitive procurement process.

“Replacing and updating Lottery terminals will help improve the way OLG connects with customers in a responsible way,” said Greg McKenzie, OLG’s Chief Operating Officer. “It’s part of OLG’s plan to ensure our technology is responsive to changing market expectations. New terminals will allow OLG to add more products and provide a better retail experience for customers, while delivering enhanced features for retailers.”

“IDEMIA is proud to work once again with OLG and provide them with the next generation of camera-based Lottery Terminals,” said Philippe Larcher, Deputy General Manager for Citizen Identity & Public Security activities at IDEMIA. “IDEMIA has a worldwide experience and the ability to implement, integrate, and maintain leading-edge solutions in the lottery and gaming industry. To date, more than 60,000 units of ELITE-Terminal have been sold worldwide, showing strong success for this ground-breaking technology.”

In addition to replacing and updating the terminals, IDEMIA will also be responsible for maintaining the new terminals and managing the corresponding telecommunications network.

OLG will ensure the new terminals will uphold integrity features to ensure the right prize is paid to the right person. OLG will work closely with its retail partners to ensure a seamless transition between the old and new terminals. OLG will work with IDEMIA over the next 18 to 24 months on an implementation plan and customers could begin to see the new terminals in retail locations as early as summer 2019.

IDEMIA is collaborating with Rogers Communications Canada Inc. as the Telecommunications Network Services Provider and with NCR Canada Corp. as the Lottery Terminal Support and Maintenance Services Provider. IDEMIA was formed in 2017, when Safran Identity & Security (Morpho) and Oberthur Technologies joined forces. OLG has selected Morpho in the past to manufacture and supply terminals for retail locations in the province.

IDEMIA is registered with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario to do business in Ontario.

About IDEMIA:

IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity for an increasingly digital world, has the ambition to empower citizens and consumers alike to interact, pay, connect, travel and vote in ways that are now possible in a connected environment. Securing our identity has become mission critical in the world we live in today. By standing for Augmented Identity, we reinvent the way we think, produce, use and protect this asset, whether for individuals or for objects. We ensure privacy and trust as well as guarantee secure, authenticated and verifiable transactions for international clients from Financial, Telecom, Identity, Public Security, Gaming and IoT sectors. OT (Oberthur Technologies) and Safran Identity & Security (Morpho) have joined forces to form IDEMIA. With close to $3 billion in revenues and 14,000 employees around the world, IDEMIA serves clients in 180 countries.

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 nearly $47 billion to the people and Province of Ontario to support key government priorities like health care; the treatment, prevention and research 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 INVESTING IN NEW DIGITAL FOUNDATION

TORONTO, ON – Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG) is improving the customer experience and ensuring it is responsive to changing customer expectations by investing in digital technology and product solutions. Following a competitive procurement process, OLG has selected Bede Gaming Canada Limited to provide a new enterprise-wide digital foundation.

“Bede will provide a new platform that will act as a central point of integration for OLG’s products and channels,” said Greg McKenzie, OLG’s Chief Operating Officer. “This platform will allow OLG to add new games, improve our online offering and enable mobile responsiveness. We are looking forward to developing our relationship with Bede as OLG continues its digital transformation.”

“I’m absolutely delighted to welcome OLG to Bede and am extremely proud of the team effort involved in bringing this agreement to fruition,” said Michael Brady, Co-Founder, Bede Gaming. “It is a huge recognition of the strength of our offering and firm proof of our status as a leading gaming platform in the industry. This is a landmark contract win for Bede and I am sure will be the start of a long and successful relationship with one of the most respected names in the worldwide lottery sector. We are looking forward to supporting OLG in achieving digital excellence.”

The new digital platform will add to OLG’s existing digital capabilities in areas like player registration and player accounts. It will also have world-leading Responsible Gambling (RG) options built in, giving players the ability to set limits, self-exclusions and other supports tailored to their needs. These RG tools will comply with requirements of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario and uphold OLG’s track record as a world-class responsible operator.

OLG expects the new player platform to be in place in early 2020.

Throughout the player platform procurement process, OLG engaged the services of a Fairness Monitor to provide oversight and advice.

Bede Gaming is a leading supplier of software to the online gambling industry, powering some of the sector’s biggest brands. Bede provides world class solutions to operators looking to achieve significant digital ambitions.

The platform processes hundreds of millions of transactions a month. It is scalable, modular and adaptable allowing operators to integrate any third-party software into the platform or use its bespoke tools. The platform also integrates into land-based systems offering a genuine omni-channel convergence solution.

Bede, which is certified to ISO 27001, is headquartered in Newcastle upon Tyne, in the heart of the North East of England, UK. It is licensed by the UK Gambling Commission and is an approved supplier of the Alderney Gambling Control Commission, as well as registered with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario to conduct business as a gaming supplier in Ontario.

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 nearly $47 billion to the people and Province of Ontario to support key government priorities like health care; the treatment, prevention and research 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 SELECTS SERVICE PROVIDER FOR NIAGARA GAMING BUNDLE

TORONTO, ON – Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has selected Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE) as the service provider for the Niagara Gaming Bundle, following a competitive procurement process.

The Niagara Gaming Bundle includes Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara. MGE will also operate the future 5,000-seat Niagara Falls Entertainment Centre, located adjacent to Fallsview.

“Selecting Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment is the latest step OLG is taking in our land-based gaming modernization, which is investing in communities and providing customers with new and exciting entertainment options,” said Stephen Rigby, OLG’s President and CEO. “By leveraging the success of the Niagara casinos and integrating with the wide mix of entertainment and tourist offerings in the area, MGE will help ensure the long-term competitiveness of the Niagara gaming market—particularly in relation to markets across the border.”

“As a brand known for our all-encompassing entertainment destinations, we are excited to work with OLG, the City of Niagara Falls, Canadian Niagara Hotels Inc., Niagara Falls Entertainment Partners and other local stakeholders in supporting a twin-anchor strategy that is critical to the success of tourism throughout the Niagara region,” said Anthony Casdia, Senior Vice President of Business Intelligence, Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment. “The Niagara Falls Entertainment Centre will be used to create unique experiences for the benefit of the Niagara Region, create more jobs, and encourage economic growth. As the operators of one of the most successful arenas in the U.S. over the last 15 years, we are eager to put our experience to work and establish Niagara Falls Entertainment Centre as one of Canada’s top-ranked venues.”

MGE plans to leverage the existing Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara sites in conjunction with the future Niagara Falls Entertainment Centre to create a dynamic entertainment experience that is expected to drive increased visitation to Niagara Falls. Customers will be offered world-class entertainment and amenities while the region is expected to benefit from economic development and increased job opportunities. MGE looks forward to becoming an important part of the Niagara community and partnering with multiple local stakeholders, including Canadian Niagara Hotels Inc., the current landlord of Casino Niagara and a local developer, as well as Niagara Falls Entertainment Partners, the developer of the Niagara Falls Entertainment Centre.

“In selecting Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, OLG has selected an internationally recognized gaming destination operator which will take Niagara’s casinos to the next level. I am confident MGE will work collaboratively with the community,” said Dino DiCienzo, President, Canadian Niagara Hotels Inc.

While MGE will be responsible for the day-to-day gaming operations in the bundle, OLG will continue to:

  • Provide strategic oversight of the Niagara Gaming Bundle and Ontario gaming marketplace—including approvals related to material operational changes
  • Conduct and manage gaming in the bundle
  • Require compliance with applicable laws, regulations and standards
  • Be the owner of key player information
  • Require service providers to uphold the high standards of OLG’s Responsible Gambling program, including the self-exclusion program
  • Make Municipality Contribution Agreement payments to the host community.

Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara employees are employed by Falls Management Group L.P. Although employees of the Niagara casinos are not OLG employees, OLG is requiring MGE to retain them for a period of no less than 12 months. This is consistent with all other Gaming Bundles in Ontario. Unionized employees will transfer to the service provider under the terms and conditions of their current collective agreement.

OLG has entered into a Transition and Asset Purchase Agreement with MGE for the Niagara Gaming Bundle, which sets out the customary closing conditions to be satisfied for OLG and MGE to enter into a 21-year Casino Operating and Services Agreement (COSA).

To OLG, the integrity of its procurement process is of the utmost importance.

In order to ensure an open and transparent process for all proponents, OLG has engaged the services of an impartial Fairness Monitor to advise throughout the process and provide oversight on the fairness of the procurement.

OLG expects that the service provider will take over day-to-day operations in the summer of 2019.

Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE) is a commercial gaming company headquartered in Uncasville, Connecticut at the home of its flagship property, Mohegan Sun. MGE is owner, developer, and/or manager of integrated resorts throughout

the United States, including Connecticut, New Jersey, Washington, Pennsylvania, as well as northern Asia. MGE are owners and operators of Connecticut Sun, a professional basketball team in the WNBA and New England black wolves, a professional lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League.

MGE’S 10,000-seat Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard Magazine, Pollstar and Venues Today. It has won “Casino of The Year” at the Country Music Awards in 2008 and 2010, and in 2013, was voted “Arena Of The Year” at the G2E Global Gaming Conference in Las Vegas. Mohegan Sun Arena was also ranked among the top 10 arena venues in the nation for 2014, regardless of size. In 2015, Mohegan Sun took home the IEBA award for “Casino of the Year.”  Mohegan Sun also won “Casino of the Year” in two categories at the 2013 and 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards. For more information on MGE and our properties, visit www.mohegangaming.com.

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 nearly $47 billion to the people and Province of Ontario to support key government priorities like health care; the treatment, prevention and research 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 A YEAR FOR LIFE UNCLAIMED IN PEMBROKE

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – There are two weeks left to claim a DAILY GRAND secondary prize worth $25,000 a year for life for a ticket sold nearly a year ago in Pembroke. The winning numbers for the Monday, August 7, 2017 DAILY GRAND draw were 2 – 3 – 27 – 35 – 49 with GRAND NUMBER 7.

Players must match all five numbers drawn to win the secondary prize. Players have one year from the original draw date to claim their prize.

The owner(s) of this ticket should fill in the back portion, sign it and contact the OLG Prize Centre at 20 Dundas Street West in Toronto before 6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 7, 2018.

The OLG Prize Centre is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will be closed Monday August 6, 2018 for the statutory holiday.

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

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

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

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

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

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OLG SIGNS CASINO OPERATING AND SERVICES AGREEMENT FOR CENTRAL GAMING BUNDLE

TORONTO, ON – Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has signed a Casino Operating and Services Agreement (COSA) with Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited (Gateway) for the Central Gaming Bundle.

The Central Gaming Bundle is the seventh Gaming Bundle to transition to a service provider in Ontario. It is the latest step in OLG’s land-based gaming modernization, which is creating the conditions for a vibrant gaming industry in the province and bringing jobs and investment to communities across Ontario.

Gateway now assumes responsibility for the day-to-day operations and assets of OLG Slots at Georgian Downs and Casino Rama Resort. Gateway will have the opportunity to build a new gaming and entertainment facility in Wasaga Beach or Collingwood, subject to all necessary provincial and municipal approvals.

OLG has an internationally-recognized Responsible Gambling (RG) program and embeds its high standards for RG into the contracts it has with service providers.

OLG provides the provincial government with its largest source of non-tax revenue. Modernization helps OLG provide more money to Ontario for key government services.

 Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited (“Gateway”) is one of the largest and most diversified gaming companies in Canada. Operating in British Columbia, Edmonton and Ontario, Gateway has 9,000 employees and operates 27 gaming properties with more than 380 tables, over 13,200 slots, 77 restaurants and bars and 561 hotel rooms. As the new service provider for the Central Gaming Bundle in Ontario, Gateway has brought two more properties and one new planned build in Wasaga Beach or Collingwood to the Gateway portfolio when fully implemented.  A multi-pronged growth strategy has seen Gateway diversify and expand its product offering, including developing proprietary casino and restaurant brands, which has dramatically improved the gaming customer experience while attracting new customers. This includes brands like Match Eatery & Public House, Atlas Steak + Fish and the new Halley’s Club.  In 2017, Gateway celebrated 25 years in the business of gaming and entertainment in Canada. Further information is available at www.gatewaycasinos.com.

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

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TICKET WORTH $10,000 UNCLAIMED IN BRAMPTON

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – There are two weeks left to claim an ENCORE – LOTTO 6/49 prize worth $10,000 for a ticket sold nearly a year ago in Brampton. The winning numbers for the Saturday, July 15, 2017 ENCORE – LOTTO 6/49 draw were 9 – 1 – 7 – 9 – 5 – 2 – 2.

Players have one year from the original draw date to claim their prize. Players must match the first six of the seven numbers drawn in the exact order to win the $10,000 prize.

The owner(s) of this ticket should fill in the back portion, sign it and contact the OLG Prize Centre at 20 Dundas Street West in Toronto before 6 p.m. on Monday, July 16, 2018.

The OLG Prize Centre is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will be closed this Monday July 2, 2018 for the statutory.

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

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

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

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

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

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TICKET WORTH $10,000 UNCLAIMED IN NORTH YORK

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – There are two weeks left to claim a LOTTARIO prize worth $10,000 for a ticket sold nearly a year ago in North York. The winning numbers from the Saturday, June 24, 2017 LOTTARIO draw were 5 – 23 – 26 – 29 – 39 – 43 with Bonus number 28. To win the $10,000 prize from this draw, players had to match five of the six main numbers, plus the bonus number.

Players have one year from the original draw date to claim their prize. Anyone possessing this ticket should fill in the back portion, sign it and contact the OLG Prize Centre at 20 Dundas Street West in Toronto before 6 p.m. on Monday, June 25, 2018.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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TICKET WORTH $100,000 UNCLAIMED IN BRAMPTON

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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TICKET WORTH $100,000 UNCLAIMED IN NIAGARA FALLS

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – There are two weeks left to claim an ENCORE – LOTTO 6/49 prize worth $100,000 for a ticket sold nearly a year ago in Niagara Falls. The winning numbers for the Wednesday, March 29, 2017 ENCORE – LOTTO 6/49 draw were 6 – 0 – 1 – 4 – 1 – 8 – 8.

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

Anyone possessing this ticket should fill in the back portion, sign it and contact the OLG Prize Centre at 20 Dundas Street West in Toronto before 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, 2018.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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OLG SELECTS SERVICE PROVIDER FOR CENTRAL GAMING BUNDLE

TORONTO, ON – Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has selected Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited (Gateway) as the service provider for the Central Gaming Bundle, following a competitive procurement process.

The Central Gaming Bundle includes OLG Slots at Georgian Downs and Casino Rama Resort. Gateway will have the opportunity to build a new gaming and entertainment facility in Wasaga Beach or Collingwood. The proposed new facility will be subject to all necessary approvals.

“Selecting Gateway is the latest step OLG is taking as we continue to bring new jobs and economic development to communities across Ontario,” said Stephen Rigby, OLG’s President and CEO. “The investments Gateway will make in the central region will enhance the gaming experience for customers and help OLG increase its contribution to the Province of Ontario.”

“We are very pleased to once again partner with OLG as the service provider in the Central Gaming Bundle. Gateway has become the standard for gaming and hospitality in Canada and the award of this bundle allows us to build on that leadership position,” said Tony Santo, Gateway’s Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to working with our new team members at Casino Rama Resort and OLG Slots at Georgian Downs.”

To OLG, the integrity of its procurement process is of the utmost importance.

In order to ensure an open and transparent process for all proponents, OLG has engaged the services of an impartial Fairness Monitor to advise throughout the process and provide oversight on the fairness of the procurement.

While Gateway will be responsible for the day-to-day gaming operations in the bundle, OLG will continue to:

  • Provide strategic oversight of the Central Gaming Bundle and Ontario gaming marketplace—including approvals related to material operational changes
  • Conduct and manage gaming in the bundle
  • Require compliance with applicable laws, regulations and standards
  • Be the owner of key player information
  • Require service providers to uphold the high standards of OLG’s Responsible Gambling program, including the self-exclusion program
  • Make Municipality Contribution Agreement payments to host communities.

Gateway will be required to retain employees for a period of no less than 12 months in their current position and geographic location. Unionized employees will transfer to the service provider under the terms and conditions of their current collective agreement. Gateway will also be required to provide eligible employees with benefits and a registered pension plan.

OLG has entered into a Transition and Asset Purchase Agreement with Gateway for the Central Gaming Bundle, which sets out the customary closing conditions to be satisfied for OLG and Gateway to enter into a Casino Operating and Services Agreement (COSA).

OLG expects that the service provider will take over day-to-day operations in summer 2018.

Gateway is one of the largest and most diversified gaming and entertainment companies in Canada. Operating in British Columbia, Edmonton and Ontario, Gateway has 6,000 employees and operates 25 gaming properties with 282 tables, over 9,500 slots, 68 restaurants and bars and 272 hotel rooms. As the selected service provider in Southwestern and Northern Ontario, Gateway will undertake two new planned builds in North Bay and Kenora. Gateway is undertaking an ambitious growth strategy to dramatically improve the customer experience and attract new customers. This includes the development of proprietary casino and food and beverage brands like Match Eatery & Public House and Atlas Steak + Fish. In 2017, Gateway celebrated 25 years in the business of gaming and entertainment in Canada. Further information is available at www.gatewaycasinos.com.

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

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TICKET WORTH $10,000 UNCLAIMED IN GEORGIAN BAY AREA

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – There are two weeks left to claim an ENCORE – LOTTO 6/49 prize worth $10,000 for a ticket sold nearly a year ago in the Georgian Bay Area. The winning numbers for the Saturday, March 18, 2017 ENCORE – LOTTO 6/49 draw were 6 – 8 – 7 – 1 – 0 – 6 – 5.

Players have one year from the original draw date to claim their prize. Players must match the first six of the seven numbers drawn in the exact order to win the $10,000 prize.

Anyone possessing this ticket should fill in the back portion, sign it and contact the OLG Prize Centre at 20 Dundas Street West in Toronto before 6 p.m. on Monday, March 19, 2018.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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TICKET WORTH $10,000 UNCLAIMED IN OTTAWA

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – There are two weeks left to claim a LOTTARIO prize worth $10,000 for a ticket sold nearly a year ago in Ottawa. The winning selection for this prize from the Saturday, March 18, 2017 LOTTARIO was 10 – 17 – 21 – 23 – 29 – 42 with Bonus number 11.

Players have one year from the original draw date to claim their prize. Players must match five of the six main numbers, plus the bonus number to win the $10,000 prize.

Anyone possessing this ticket should fill in the back portion, sign it and contact the OLG Prize Centre at 20 Dundas Street West in Toronto before 6 p.m. on Monday, March 19, 2018.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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TICKET WORTH $71,950 UNCLAIMED IN BRAMPTON

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – There are two weeks left to claim a LOTTO 6/49 prize worth $71,950.90 for a ticket sold nearly a year ago in Brampton. The winning numbers from the Wednesday, March 1, 2017 LOTTO 6/49 draw were 6 – 14 – 17 – 18 – 31 – 43 with Bonus number 38. To win the $71,950.90 prize from this draw, players had to match five of the six main numbers, plus the bonus number.

Players have one year from the original draw date to claim their prize. Anyone possessing this ticket should fill in the back portion, sign it and contact the OLG Prize Centre at 20 Dundas Street West in Toronto before 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, 2018.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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CELEBRATING $8 MILLION RAISED FOR TORONTO CHARITIES THROUGH CHARITABLE BINGO AND GAMING REVITALIZATION

TORONTO, ON – Ontario’s Charitable Bingo and Gaming Revitalization initiative is marking an important milestone in Toronto. More than $8 million has been raised and has benefited 53 charities which are part of the Dolphin Gaming Centre Association as a result of the revitalization of charitable bingo and gaming.

This program, which began over a decade ago, is delivered through a partnership between Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG), the Ontario Charitable Gaming Association (OCGA), the Commercial Gaming Association of Ontario (CGAO), local charities and gaming and bingo centre operators.

Dolphin Gaming Centre hosted the official celebration for the $8 million milestone. This location converted to a Charitable Gaming Centre in 2015. Today’s event was attended by Lorenzo Berardinetti, MPP Scarborough Southwest, Michelle Holland, Councillor Ward 35, City of Toronto, Rick Gray, Vice President of Charitable Gaming at OLG, and Lynn Cassidy, Executive Director of the Ontario Charitable Gaming Association.

“It is an amazing achievement, raising $8 million since late April 2015 to benefit local charities and non-profit organizations in our community,” said Lorenzo Berardinetti, MPP Scarborough Southwest. “The revitalization of Charitable Gaming has resulted in sustaining many essential services in the Toronto community.  I want to thank the charities, their volunteers and the gaming centre staff who have helped reach this impressive milestone.”

“The City of Toronto is very proud of our community partnership with Dolphin Gaming Centre and their 53 local charities and not-for-profits that have contributed $8 million for programs and services in our city in under three years,” said Councillor Michelle Holland. All of these funds remain in our community and benefit the people of Toronto in a way that has tremendous impact.”

“OLG is proud of the Charitable Bingo and Gaming Revitalization initiative and the role we play in providing sustainable revenue sources to the charities that serve the City of Toronto,” said Rick Gray, Vice President, Charitable Gaming at OLG.

“Today is celebrating the wonderful success of Charitable Gaming in Toronto,” said Lynn Cassidy, Executive Director of the OCGA. “This initiative is making a big difference to many local charities that provide important programs and services.”

Background on Charitable Gaming in Ontario

In the past 12 years, OLG has been working with the CGAO and the OCGA to revitalize the province’s Charitable Bingo and Gaming industry. By developing and introducing new products and technologies that have invigorated the traditional charitable gaming experience, more money has been generated for thousands of local charities across the province. The revitalization initiative is preserving and enhancing funding for charities across Ontario while creating economic benefits, including employment opportunities at local charitable gaming centres.

A pilot program was started in 2005 to test electronic versions of existing paper-based bingo games with six charity bingo centres in five communities in Ontario.

Following the success of this pilot project, a phased rollout of a new suite of electronic games was introduced to other charitable gaming sites in the province. This started in 2012.  The new charitable games offer customers more choice, and complement existing paper bingo games:

  • Electronic Bingo: Charitable Gaming Centres offer terminals with touch screens that allow players to touch the screen to dab the numbers and play along.
  • Play On Demand (POD): A collection of electronic games that can be played anytime, with great prizes to be won.
  • Tap Tix: The evolution of the classic Break Open Ticket features an interactive display screen on a ticket dispenser.

The new games allow Charitable Gaming Centres to offer more customer choice and appeal to a broader demographic, while providing a different gaming entertainment experience from traditional bingo.

In total, 31 Charitable Gaming Centres have raised more than $180 million in additional money for local charities and their communities.

As part of the revitalization OLG implemented its responsible gambling platform, PlaySmart, at all 31 Charitable Gaming Centres. The PlaySmart program and on-site PlaySmart Centres provide staff, volunteers, new and seasoned players with information on positive play and assistance to those who may express concerns about their gambling.  PlaySmart is the go-to place for facts, tools and advice.  Approximately every other month PlaySmart Centre staff visit the sites to answer questions, connect with players, and run interactive educational events.  PlaySmart Centres are operated and managed by the Responsible Gambling Council, a non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of problem gambling.

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

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OLG SIGNS CASINO OPERATING AND SERVICES AGREEMENT FOR GTA GAMING BUNDLE

TORONTO, ON – The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has signed a 22-year Casino Operating and Services Agreement (COSA) with Ontario Gaming GTA LP (OGGLP) for the GTA Gaming Bundle.

The GTA Gaming Bundle is the fifth bundle to transition to a service provider in Ontario. It is the latest step in OLG’s land-based gaming modernization, which is creating the conditions for a vibrant gaming industry in the province, and bringing jobs and investment to communities across Ontario.

OGGLP now assumes responsibility for the day-to-day operations and assets of OLG Slots at Woodbine Racetrack, OLG Slots at Ajax Downs and Great Blue Heron Casino.

OGGLP is a Canadian partnership comprised of Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (“Great Canadian”) and Brookfield Business Partners LP (“Brookfield Business Partners”). Great Canadian and Brookfield Business Partners each hold a 49 per cent interest in OGGLP. Clairvest Group Inc. holds a two per cent interest.

Great Canadian will operate the gaming facilities within the GTA Bundle on behalf of the Partnership.

OLG has an internationally-recognized Responsible Gambling (RG) program and embeds its high standards for RG into the contracts it has with service providers.

OLG provides the provincial government with its largest source of non-tax revenue. Modernization helps OLG provide more money to Ontario for key government services.

Founded in 1982, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation is a BC based company that operates 22 gaming, entertainment and hospitality facilities in British Columbia, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Washington State. Fundamental to the company’s culture is its commitment to social responsibility. “PROUD of our people, our business, our community” is Great Canadian’s brand that unifies the company’s community, volunteering and social responsibility efforts. Under the PROUD program, Great Canadian annually invests over $2.5 million in our communities, and in 2016, over 1,500 charitable organizations were supported by Great Canadian. In each Canadian gaming jurisdiction, a significant portion of gross gaming revenue from gaming facilities is retained by our crown partners on behalf of their provincial government for the purpose of supporting programs like healthcare, education and social services.

 Brookfield Business Partners is a business services and industrial company focused on owning and operating high-quality businesses within Brookfield’s private equity group that benefit from barriers to entry and/or low production costs. Brookfield Business Partners is listed on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges. Further information is available at http://bbu.brookfield.com. Important information may be disseminated exclusively via the website; investors should consult the site to access this information. Brookfield Business Partners is the flagship listed business services and industrials company of Brookfield Asset Management, a leading global alternative asset manager with over $265 billion of assets under management. For more information, go to www.brookfield.com.

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

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OLG MAKES THIRD-QUARTER PAYMENTS TO GAMING SITE HOST COMMUNITIES

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) today issued third-quarter (October to December, 2017) non-tax gaming revenue payments totalling $27,569,501 to 24 communities which currently host gaming facilities. To date, host communities have received more than $1.4 billion in non-tax gaming revenue.

“OLG’s host fees provide municipalities with important funds to enable investments in their communities,” said Charles Sousa, Ontario’s Minister of Finance. “People all across Ontario benefit from OLG revenues that support broader public services including health care and education.”

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

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

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

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

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WIN A $250,000 JACKPOT BY MATCHING ALL OR NONE OF YOUR NUMBERS WITH THE NEW HIT OR MISS LOTTERY GAME

Toronto, ON – Imagine winning a lottery jackpot without matching a single number on your ticket to those drawn. Now, imagine watching the draw that wins you that jackpot wherever and whenever you want. Both are now possible with the new HIT OR MISS lotto game from OLG! Lottery players have a chance to win the top prize by matching all or none of their numbers and can watch the animated draws, taking place approximately every 5 minutes, on their mobile device or desktop.

“The new HIT OR MISS game lets you watch animated draws at your convenience from your smartphone or computer,” said Wendy Montgomery, OLG Senior Vice President, Lottery & iGaming. “Match some, match none or match all your numbers to win up to $250,000!”

How to Play:

  • For $2 per play, choose 12 numbers from 1 to 24 or ask your lottery retailer for a Quick Pick; buy up to 30 draws in advance.
  • Match all 12 numbers or match none at all to win the top prize of $250,000.
  • HIT OR MISS prizes range from a Free Play to $250,000.
  • Odds of winning any prize are 1 in 2.2.
  • Watch the animated draws approximately every five minutes on your mobile device or desktop with the OLG Lottery App or on ca.
  • View the draws and check the results at your convenience.
  • HIT OR MISS tickets can only be purchased and redeemed at an OLG lottery retailer.

HIT OR MISS is the first lottery game that allows players to watch draws as they happen on the OLG Lottery App or on OLG.ca. And it’s the first lottery game where players can win a top prize by matching none of their numbers!

Sales for HIT OR MISS began today. For more information on How to Play as well as full prize details, odds of winning and the draw schedule, visit the HIT OR MISS page on OLG.ca.

Responsible Gambling is an essential part of OLG’s organizational culture and is integrated into the overall business strategy, products, and operations to help develop healthy play habits and create a positive player experience. For facts, tools and advice on gambling visit PlaySmart.ca.

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HIT OR MISS FACT SHEET

  • HIT OR MISS is the new lottery game from OLG where players can win the top prize by matching all or none of the numbers on their ticket to those drawn.
  • For $2 per play, you could win prizes from a Free Play up to $250,000.

OLG Hit or Miss game on smartphone

  • Approximately every five minutes, each day,12 winning numbers will be drawn from a field of 24. Match all 12 numbers, or match none at all to win the top prize of $250,000!
  • Watch the animated draws from anywhere, anytime with the OLG Lottery App or on ca.
  • The most recent version of the OLG Lottery App is required to view the HIT OR MISS draws. Scan your HIT OR MISS ticket using the app’s ticket checker.
  • Odds of winning the $250,000 top prize are 1 in 1,352,078. Odds of winning any prize with HIT OR MISS are 1 in 2.2.
  • HIT OR MISS tickets can only be purchased and redeemed at an OLG lottery retailer.
  • Update to the newest version of the OLG Lottery App to view HIT OR MISS draws or check your tickets.
  • For full details on HIT OR MISS including How to Play instructions, the draw schedule and complete odds of winning, go to ca or visit your lottery retailer.
  • HIT OR MISS is available for purchase beginning January 9, 2018 with the first draw taking place at 7 a.m.
  • Responsible Gambling is an essential part of OLG’s organizational culture and is integrated into the overall business strategy, products, and operations to help develop healthy play habits and create a positive player experience. For facts, tools and advice on gambling visit ca. HIT OR MISS incorporates several player protections including: a fixed $2 price point with no variable wagering or prizes, forced breaks with a maximum of 30 draw advance play, and easy access to PlaySmart information on all platforms that offer winning results.

TICKET WORTH $1,000,000 UNCLAIMED IN WINDSOR

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – There are two weeks left to claim a LOTTO 6/49 Guaranteed Prize Draw prize worth $1,000,000 for a ticket sold nearly a year ago in Windsor. Players have one year from the original draw date to claim their prize.

The winning selection for this prize from the Wednesday, January 11, 2017 LOTTO 6/49 Guaranteed Prize Draw was 4 – 0 – 7 – 2 – 5 – 5 – 6 – 4 – 01. Players must exactly match the Guaranteed Prize Draw selection to win the $1,000,000 prize.

Anyone possessing this ticket should fill in the back portion, sign it and contact the OLG Prize Centre at 20 Dundas Street West in Toronto before 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 11, 2018.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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TICKET WORTH $78,469 UNCLAIMED IN MISSISSAUGA

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – There are two weeks left to claim a LOTTO 6/49 prize worth $78,469.20 for a ticket sold nearly a year ago in Mississauga. The winning selection for this prize from the Saturday, January 7, 2017 LOTTO 6/49 draw was 1 – 10 – 18 – 19 – 23 – 27 with bonus number 48.

Players have one year from the original draw date to claim their prize. Players must match five of the six main numbers, plus the bonus number to win the $78,469.20 prize.

Anyone possessing this ticket should fill in the back portion, sign it and contact the OLG Prize Centre at 20 Dundas Street West in Toronto before 6 p.m. on Monday, January 8, 2018.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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TICKET WORTH $10,000 UNCLAIMED IN TORONTO

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – There are two weeks left to claim an ENCORE – LOTTO MAX prize worth $10,000 for a ticket sold nearly a year ago in Toronto. The winning numbers for the Friday, December 23, 2016 ENCORE – LOTTO MAX draw were 7 – 9 – 3 – 1 – 4 – 8 – 8.

Players have one year from the original draw date to claim their prize. Players must match the first six of the seven numbers drawn in the exact order to win the $10,000 prize.

Anyone possessing this ticket should fill in the back portion, sign it and contact the OLG Prize Centre at 20 Dundas Street West in Toronto before 6 p.m. on Wednesday, December 27, 2017.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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UPDATE ON $6.1 MILLION LOTTO 6/49 PRIZE CLAIM

TORONTO, ON – Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has completed its prize claim review of the $6,146,717.60 LOTTO 6/49 prize from the September 20, 2017 draw.

OLG has verified that the ticket in question was purchased by Maurice Thibeault and will proceed to pay him one-half (approximately $3.07 million) of the prize on or about December 30, 2017.

The other half of the prize, which is in dispute, will be paid into court in 45 days unless the parties resolve the matter privately or choose to take part in the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario’s lottery dispute arbitration process.

OLG’s prize claim review process is in place to ensure OLG pays the right prize to the right person.

OLG is committed to protecting customers and maintaining the fairness and integrity of lottery games in the Province of Ontario.

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

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TICKET WORTH $10,000 UNCLAIMED IN WELLAND

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – There are two weeks left to claim an ENCORE – DAILY KENO prize worth $10,000 for a ticket sold nearly a year ago in Welland. The winning numbers for the Saturday, December 10, 2016 ENCORE – DAILY KENO (MIDDAY) draw were 0 – 7 – 1 – 5 – 8 – 4 – 2.

Players have one year from the original draw date to claim their prize. Players must match the first six of the seven numbers drawn in the exact order to win the $10,000 prize.

Anyone possessing this ticket should fill in the back portion, sign it and contact the OLG Prize Centre at 20 Dundas Street West in Toronto before 6 p.m. on Monday, December 11, 2017.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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OLG LAUNCHES RFP FOR SPORTS BETTING SERVICE PROVIDER

TORONTO, ON – Today, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) released a Request for Proposals (RFP) to select a service provider to enhance and expand sports betting in Ontario.

OLG’s new sports offering is a key part of its vision to develop world class gaming entertainment for Ontario. New technology will bring innovation and variety to new sports products that will be available at retail locations, as well as online and through mobile devices.

Responsible Gambling (RG) is a priority for OLG. The new sports offering will include PlaySmart content for both online and retail channels and RG tools and resources will be available to online customers.

Ontario will be joining four other Canadian jurisdictions that offer sports products online and on mobile platforms, as well as at retail locations: Atlantic Canada, Quebec, Manitoba and British Columbia.

OLG expects to select a service provider for a sports betting solution in fall 2018.

At more than $2.3 billion annually, OLG provides the Ontario government with its largest source of non-tax revenue.

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

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TICKET WORTH $10,000 UNCLAIMED IN KINGSTON

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – There are two weeks left to claim an ENCORE – LOTTO MAX prize worth $10,000 for a ticket sold nearly a year ago in Kingston. The winning numbers for the Friday, December 2, 2016 ENCORE – LOTTO MAX draw were 9 – 6 – 0 – 0 – 4 – 4 – 8.

Players have one year from the original draw date to claim their prize. Players must match the first six of the seven numbers drawn in the exact order to win the $10,000 prize.

Anyone possessing this ticket should fill in the back portion, sign it and contact the OLG Prize Centre at 20 Dundas Street West in Toronto before 6 p.m. on Monday, December 4, 2017.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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TICKET WORTH $100,000 UNCLAIMED IN KINGSTON

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – There are two weeks left to claim a LOTTO 6/49 SUPER DRAW prize worth $100,000 for a ticket sold nearly a year ago in Kingston. The winning selection for this Guaranteed Prize Draw prize from the Saturday, November 26, 2016 LOTTO 6/49 SUPER DRAW was 4 – 5 – 8 – 2 – 4 – 7 – 3 – 5 – 01.

Players have one year from the original draw date to claim their prize. In order to win the $100,000 prize, players must exactly match the Guaranteed Prize Draw selection.

Anyone possessing this ticket should fill in the back portion, sign it and contact the OLG Prize Centre at 20 Dundas Street West in Toronto before 6 p.m. on Monday, November 27, 2017.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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OLG MAKES SECOND-QUARTER PAYMENTS TO GAMING SITE HOST COMMUNITIES

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) today issued second-quarter (July to September 2017) non-tax gaming revenue payments totalling $34,741,373 to 24 communities which currently host OLG facilities. To date, host communities have received more than $1.4 billion in non-tax gaming revenue.

“Revenues from OLG gaming sites allow host municipalities to invest in and upgrade their infrastructure and support various community organizations and initiatives,” said Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance. “The people of Ontario benefit from these gaming revenues through provincial investment in key public services like health care and education.”

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

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

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

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

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TICKET WORTH $100,000 UNCLAIMED IN NEWMARKET

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – Time is running out to claim an ENCORE – LOTTO MAX prize worth $100,000 for a ticket sold one year ago in Newmarket. Players have one year from the original draw date to claim their prize.

The winning numbers for the Friday, September 30, 2016 ENCORE – LOTTO MAX draw were 2 – 2 – 9 – 7 – 1 – 4 – 7. Players must match the last six of the seven numbers drawn in exact order to win the $100,000 prize.

Anyone possessing this ticket should fill in the back portion, sign it and contact the OLG Prize Centre at 20 Dundas Street West in Toronto 6 p.m. on Monday, October 2, 2017.

The OLG Prize Centre is now open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., unless Saturday is a statutory holiday or if there is a statutory holiday on the preceding Friday or the following Monday. For full details on Prize Centre hours and services, please visit the How to Claim Prizes page on olg.ca.

Winners of up to $250,000 also have the convenience of dropping off winning tickets for processing at any OLG Casino or at several of OLG Slots at Racetrack facilities. Winning tickets of less than $999.99 can be cashed at these sites. Please call 1-800-387-0098 for more details or for a list of locations.

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

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

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

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

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OLG SIGNS 20-YEAR CASINO OPERATING AND SERVICES AGREEMENT FOR OTTAWA AREA GAMING BUNDLE

TORONTO, ON – The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) is continuing to build on the progress of its land-based gaming modernization by completing the transition of more than half of the gaming sites in the province to service providers.

Today, OLG signed a 20-year Casino Operating and Services Agreement (COSA) with HR Ottawa, LP for the Ottawa Area Gaming Bundle. HR Ottawa, LP (known as “Hard Rock Casino Ottawa”) now assumes responsibility for the day-to-day operations and assets of OLG Slots at Rideau Carleton Raceway.

The Hard Rock Casino Ottawa partnership consists of HR LP Investor Inc. (owned by Hard Rock International) and RCR Investor Inc. (owned by Rideau Carleton Raceway Holdings Limited).

Modernization allows OLG to retain strategic oversight of the Ontario gaming marketplace while creating the conditions for a vibrant gaming industry in the province. It will also bring new employment and investment to communities across Ontario.

This announcement builds on the news of OLG naming Ontario Gaming GTA LP as the service provider for the GTA Gaming Bundle last month and completing the transition of the North and Southwest Gaming Bundles to Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited in May of this year.

OLG has an internationally recognized Responsible Gambling (RG) program and embeds its high standards for RG into the contracts it has with service providers.

At more than $2.3 billion annually, OLG provides the provincial government with its largest source of non-tax revenue. Modernization helps OLG provide more money to Ontario for key government services.

With venues in 74 countries, including 178 cafes, 24 hotels and 10 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Chicago, Cancun, Ibiza, Las Vegas, and San Diego. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include Phnom Penh, Cairo, Cape Town and Chengdu. New Hard Rock hotel, casino or hotel-casino projects include Atlanta, Atlantic City, Berlin, Budapest, London, Los Cabos, Maldives, New York City, Davos, Ottawa, Dalian and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.

Rideau Carleton Raceway Limited (“RCR”) has operated Rideau Carleton Raceway Entertainment Centre and standardbred racing since 1962.  RCR is a longstanding member of the Ottawa community. RCR takes great pride in the contributions they make, both to the citizens of the community and in support of the region’s horse racing program. Residents and tourists have long visited RCR to enjoy the thrill of watching standardbred races, attend events, and more recently, to play OLG slots. RCR remains committed to supporting the Province’s equestrian industry and live horse racing in Canada.

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

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OLG PRO•LINE APP IS READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL

Toronto, ON – PRO•LINE players can now build their tickets for Sunday’s football games and any other sports offered by PRO•LINE right from their mobile phones with the new OLG PROLINE App.

The OLG PROLINE App allows players to build their sports wagers on-the-go without having to fill out a paper selection slip.

The app is available now free to download from the App Store and Google Play Store.

Using the OLG PROLINE App is easy:

  • Choose a PRO•LINE game to play
  • View the full event list in the app
  • Make the required number of selections to create a ticket and the app will save them as a barcode
  • Visit an OLG retail location to have the retailer scan the barcode and print the ticket
  • Pay for the ticket to complete the purchase

“PRO•LINE players have been asking us for an easier way to ‘Get way into the game,’” said Wendy Montgomery, OLG Senior Vice President, Lottery & iGaming. “With the new OLG PRO•LINE App players can skip the slip and go right to the retailer with their picks!”

The OLG PRO•LINE App provides quick mobile access to check OLG odds and event results and will even send updates if there is a change to an event saved in the picks. The app also offers a direct link to PlaySmart.ca where players can access responsible gambling information.

PRO•LINE players can check their tickets for wins and payouts by downloading the OLG Lottery App.

Winning tickets must be redeemed by an OLG retailer or through the OLG Prize Centre.

OLG offers wagering on sports events with PRO•LINE, POINT SPREAD, POOLS and PROPS. Information on how to play these games is available at proline.ca.

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TAKE OLG’S NEWEST GAME FOR A SPIN: THE BIG SPIN!

Toronto, ON – OLG has put a new spin on traditional INSTANT games with THE BIG SPIN. Launching September 4, 2017, this exciting new $5 game combines popular scratch play with prizes revealed in-store by an animated spinning wheel on the lottery terminal screen and potentially, an in-person spin on The BIG SPIN Wheel at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto.

THE BIG SPIN INSTANT game has three fun ways to win:

  1. SCRATCH – To win an instant cash prize of $5 to $100,000 or a SPIN prize.
  2. WATCH – If the prize won is SPIN, visit any OLG retail location to validate the ticket and watch the animated wheel spin on the lottery terminal screen. Every “SPIN” is a guaranteed win! SPIN prizes range from $10 to $10,000 or a BIG SPIN.
  3. SPIN – If the animated wheel stops on “BIG SPIN,” the prize won is an actual spin on The BIG SPIN Wheel at the OLG Prize Centre for a guaranteed prize of $100,000 to $500,000!

“We’re excited to introduce this fresh, innovative INSTANT game to our players,” said Wendy Montgomery, OLG Senior Vice President, Lottery & iGaming. “The anticipation has been building at OLG since the arrival of The BIG SPIN Wheel. For the first time, we’ll actually be able to see a top prize winner when their winning moment happens. We can hardly wait for that first winner to take a spin to see just how BIG their prize really is!”

Odds of winning any prize with THE BIG SPIN are 1 in 3.98. Odds of winning a BIG SPIN are 1 in 1,034,075.

THE BIG SPIN is only available in Ontario beginning September 4, 2017.

For full details on THE BIG SPIN and complete odds of winning, go to olg.ca or visit your lottery retailer.

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Backgrounder: Gaming Zones in the GTA Gaming Bundle

GAMING ZONE CURRENT OLG GAMING SITE HOST COMMUNITY
C2 OLG Slots at Woodbine Racetrack City of Toronto
C3 OLG Slots at Ajax Downs Town of Ajax
C8 Great Blue Heron Casino Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation

 

 

C2 Gaming Zone

OLG Slots at Woodbine Racetrack opened in 2000. The site has more than 3,000 electronic games and employs 744 people (as of June 16, 2017).

The City of Toronto received more than $15 million in 2015-16 for hosting the Woodbine facility.

Since March 2000, the City of Toronto has received more than $240 million in hosting fees.

OLG’s procurement process outlined a maximum of 5,000 electronic games and up to 2,400 live table gaming positions (up to 400 tables) for the C2 Gaming Zone. The site currently does not have any live table games.

On July 7, 2015, Toronto City Council passed a resolution granting conditional approval to expanded gaming—including the addition of table games—at Woodbine Racetrack, subject to the fulfilment of 21 conditions.

Council’s resolution includes a compulsory report back from the City Manager. The City Manager will prepare a report that assesses how the service provider has met, or will contractually commit to meeting, the City’s conditions. The City Manager will provide the report to City Council. Once Council receives the report, it will vote on whether to approve gaming expansion at Woodbine.

 

C3 Gaming Zone

OLG Slots at Ajax Downs opened in February 2006. The site currently has 800 electronic games* and employs 359 people (as of June 16, 2017).

The Town of Ajax received more than $7.3 million in 2015-16 for hosting the Ajax facility.

Since February of 2006, the Town of Ajax has received more than $61 million in hosting fees.

OLG’s procurement process outlined a maximum of 2,500 electronic games** and up to 1,200 live table game positions (up to 200 tables)** for the C3 Gaming Zone. The site currently does not have any live table games.

There are three willing host communities in the gaming zone: Ajax, Pickering and Whitby. Each municipality has passed a resolution indicating their interest in hosting a gaming site located within their borders.

*The Town of Ajax’s current by-law only allows for 800 slot machines at the site.  Although the Town has rezoned for the lift of that cap and the addition of table games, that decision is currently being appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board.

**For the C3 Gaming Zone and the C8 Gaming Zone there is an aggregate cap: between those two zones there can be no more than 3,100 slot machines and 1,560 live table game positions (up to 260 tables).

 

C8 Gaming Zone

he Great Blue Heron Casino opened in 1997 on the lands of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation (MSIFN). The site houses more than 500 slot machines, 60 live table games and employs 1100 people (as of June 16, 2017).

Great Blue Heron Casino is currently operated by a third party gaming operator, Casinos Austria International and its local partners.

In August 2016, OLG announced that a number of agreements had been reached between the Government of Ontario, OLG, MSIFN and other parties. Great Blue Heron Casino was then added to the GTA Gaming Bundle during the procurement process.

OLG’s procurement process outlined a maximum of 2,500 electronic games** and up to 1,200 live table game positions (up to 200 tables)** for the C8 Gaming Zone.

**For the C3 Gaming Zone and the C8 Gaming Zone there is an aggregate cap: between those two zones there can be no more than 3,100 slot machines and 1,560 live table game positions (approximately 260 tables).

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Modernization of Land-Based Gaming

Modernization progress

OLG’s modernization of land-based gaming is nearing completion.

In the last 18 months, OLG has transferred the day-to-day operations of 11 gaming facilities to the private sector. Service providers now operate gaming in the East, North and Southwest and are investing in sites so that ongoing and new costs are borne by private capital, not public dollars.

Modernization is bringing new jobs and investment to communities across the province.

In May 2017, OLG announced HR Ottawa, LP as the service provider for the Ottawa Area Gaming Bundle. HR Ottawa LP’s vision includes a potential investment of more than $320 million to support major expansion of the site. If approved, the plan will create up to 2,000 permanent jobs and 1,900 construction jobs.

Last December, the service provider for the East Gaming Bundle, Ontario Gaming East Limited Partnership (OGELP), opened a new site, Shorelines Casino Belleville. OGELP invested $40 million in new capital in the project, which created 300 jobs. OLG made its first payment under the Municipality Contribution Agreement to the City of Belleville for $575,000 last April. These payments will continue on a quarterly basis as long as gaming remains in Belleville.

In the Southwest Gaming Bundle, the service provider, Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Limited recently announced a $26 million capital refresh of an existing casino in Point Edward.

By the end of 2018, the remaining Gaming Bundles will be awarded.

With returns of more than $2 billion every year, OLG provides the Ontario government with its largest source of non-tax revenue to fund provincial priorities such as health care. These returns will grow under modernization to nearly $3 billion annually.

Modernization will deliver more jobs, more investment in communities, and more revenue to the Province.

Service Provider for the GTA Gaming Bundle

OLG is continuing its procurement process to modernize gaming in Ontario by selecting Ontario Gaming GTA LP (OGGLP) as the service provider for the GTA Gaming Bundle.

OLG has entered into a Transition and Asset Purchase Agreement with OGGLP, which sets out the customary closing conditions to be satisfied for OLG and OGGLP to enter into 22-year Casino Operating and Services Agreement (COSA) for the GTA Gaming Bundle.

Under the COSA, OGGLP will take over day-to-day operations of the gaming sites in the bundles.

What is the Casino Operating and Services Agreement?

Currently, OLG and OGGLP are operating under a temporary transitional agreement that allows the two parties to work together to share knowledge and help position OGGLP for success. This transition period is expected to end in early 2018.

Once the transition is complete, OLG and OGGLP will sign the Casino Operating and Services Agreement (COSA). This agreement allows OGGLP to assume responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the sites.

OGGLP is the service provider for the GTA bundle, subject to customary closing conditions and pending the execution of the COSA.

What are Gaming Zones?

In order to effectively manage gaming in Ontario, OLG identified Gaming Zones where existing or new gaming facilities would be permitted, subject to required approvals, including the provincial government.

Gaming Zones are geographic areas where a single gaming facility may be located. The location and design of these Gaming Zones is intended to ensure a sustainable and efficient gaming market in Ontario.

The boundaries of Gaming Zones across the province were determined by a gravity model—an analytic tool commonly used for modeling supply and demand within a given geographic area. The model looked at a number of factors to determine where there is customer demand for a gaming facility, including:

  • Proximity of a Gaming Zone relative to other Gaming Zones and gaming facilities
  • Proximity of a Gaming Zone to current and potential customers
  • Distance a customer is willing to travel to reach a gaming site

Within each Gaming Zone, service providers will assume day-to-day operations for an existing facility and may propose expand the site, establish a new facility if one does not currently exist, or relocate the existing facility within the boundaries of the Gaming Zone, all subject to approvals.

Only one gaming facility is permitted within each Gaming Zone.

What are Gaming Bundles?

To enable OLG to more effectively manage gaming in Ontario, OLG grouped some Gaming Zones into Gaming Bundles—each representing a separate bidding opportunity.

Gaming Bundles are intended to create opportunities for service providers to be more efficient by operating multiple facilities in a given region.

Communities and OLG’s Modernization

Municipal and community choice is an important element of OLG’s modernization. OLG will only locate gaming facilities where there is support to do so from the municipal Council or the First Nation Band Council, as applicable. OLG respects decisions of municipalities or First Nation Band Councils regarding hosting a new gaming site or relocating a gaming site, as well as adding table games to a site that currently has none.

When it comes to gaming facilities, OLG’s approach to potential and current host municipalities and host reserves across Ontario has been consistent.

The municipal Council or First Nations Band Council must pass a resolution confirming their interest in hosting a gaming facility.

Where a municipal Council or First Nations Band Council has included conditions as part of its resolution for gaming in its community, such as restrictions on the movement or expansion of a gaming site, OLG has ensured that proponents are aware of such conditions during the RFP phase of the procurement process.

The municipal Council or the First Nations Band Council then works with the selected service provider to determine the location of a new gaming site, if one is proposed and permitted.

Adding table games at a gaming site that currently has none, relocating a current gaming site or building a new gaming site can only occur where there is municipal Council or Band Council consent. Also, a viable business case must be put forth by the service provider and subsequently approved by OLG.

Any new gaming site, introduction of table games at a gaming site that currently has none, or proposed relocation of an existing gaming site is subject to final approval from the Ontario government.

Leading Responsible Gambling Program

OLG will continue to work within the Province’s overall problem gambling strategy to contribute to the prevention and mitigation of problem gambling through its Responsible Gambling program, which was ranked number one in the world by the World Lottery Association in 2014.

OLG will also require service providers to follow the Responsible Gambling policies and program that OLG has developed.

Horse Racing

OLG is working with the horse racing industry and the Ontario government to build the foundation for a more sustainable industry in Ontario.

OLG is supporting the horse racing industry by:

  • Helping the industry become self-governing
  • Providing responsible gambling expertise
  • Providing marketing strategy expertise
  • Measuring key performance indicators to help the industry make fact-based decisions
  • Providing advice to the Province of Ontario regarding horseracing

In addition, OLG is distributing around $93 million in funding from the Government of Ontario to racetracks to support close to 950 race dates in 2017-18.

OLG is also continuing to work with the Ontario government and the industry on a funding arrangement that will help to build a sustainable future for horse racing in Ontario.

OLG’s Conduct and Manage Role

OLG will continue its role in the conduct and management of land-based gaming in Ontario.

To fulfill this role, OLG will retain control over gaming, but will expect service providers to deliver many of the services related to the day-to-day operation of gaming.

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OLG MAKES FIRST-QUARTER PAYMENTS TO GAMING SITE HOST COMMUNITIES

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) today issued first-quarter (April to June, 2017) non-tax gaming revenue payments totalling $40,149,649 to 24 communities which currently host OLG facilities. To date, host communities have received more than $1.37 billion in non-tax gaming revenue.

“OLG gaming revenue provides essential funding to host communities which offers greater ability to invest in infrastructure projects as well as important local programs and services that benefit families,” said Charles Sousa, Ontario’s Minister of Finance. “These funds directly benefit Ontario’s critical public services such as health care and education, and local development.”

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

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

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

OLG is the Ontario government agency that delivers gaming entertainment in a socially responsible manner. OLG conducts and manages gaming facilities, the sale of province-wide lottery games, PlayOLG Internet gaming, the delivery of bingo and other electronic gaming products at Charitable Gaming Centres and is helping to build a more sustainable horse racing industry in Ontario. Since 1975, OLG has provided nearly $44 billion to the Province and the people of Ontario. These payments to the province support the operation of hospitals, amateur sport through the Quest for Gold program, local and provincial charities and problem gambling prevention, treatment and research.

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TICKET WORTH $100,000 UNCLAIMED IN THUNDER BAY

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – Time is running out to claim an ENCORE – LOTTO 6/49 prize worth $100,000 for a ticket sold one year ago in Thunder Bay. Players have one year from the original draw date to claim their prize.

The winning numbers for the Wednesday, August 3, 2016 ENCORE – LOTTO 6/49 draw were 6 – 0 – 2 – 1 – 2 – 8 – 0. Players must match the last six of the seven numbers drawn in exact order to win the $100,000 prize.

Anyone possessing this ticket should fill in the back portion, sign it and contact the OLG Prize Centre at 20 Dundas Street West in Toronto before 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 3, 2017.

The OLG Prize Centre is now open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., unless Saturday is a statutory holiday or if there is a statutory holiday on the preceding Friday or the following Monday. For full details on Prize Centre hours and services, please visit the How to Claim Prizes page on olg.ca.

Winners of up to $250,000 also have the convenience of dropping off winning tickets for processing at any OLG Casino or at several of OLG Slots at Racetrack facilities. Winning tickets of less than $999.99 can be cashed at these sites. Please call 1-800-387-0098 for more details or for a list of locations.

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

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

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

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OLG CONFIRMS PREFERRED PROPONENT FOR NIAGARA FALLS ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE

TORONTO, ON – Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) continues to take steps towards modernizing the Niagara Falls gaming market.

Today, OLG confirmed that the consortium, Niagara Falls Entertainment Partners – which includes Bird Construction Inc. – has been named the preferred proponent in OLG’s procurement process to design, build and maintain a new Niagara Falls Entertainment Centre (NFEC).

The NFEC is a critical part of the modernization of the Niagara casinos. Completion of the project will result in significant capital investment and economic development.

The new entertainment centre is expected to have over 5,000 seats and create direct jobs associated with the construction, ongoing maintenance and operations of the facility. The facility will eventually be operated by the service provider selected to take over day-to-day operations of Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara.

The selection of Niagara Falls Entertainment Partners and the completion of the procurement process for the NFEC are subject to entering into the final agreements and closing of the commercial and financial transactions.

OLG will provide more details about the NFEC once the procurement is complete.

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TICKET WORTH $1,000,000 UNCLAIMED IN HUNTSVILLE AREA

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – Time is running out to claim a LOTTO MAX MAXMILLIONS prize worth $1,000,000 for a ticket sold one year ago in the Huntsville area. Players have one year from the original draw date to claim their prize.

The winning numbers for the Friday, July 22, 2016 LOTTO MAX MAXMILLIONS draw were 3 – 17 – 26 – 29 – 39 – 44 – 48. Players must match all seven numbers to win a MAXMILLIONS prize.

Anyone possessing this ticket should fill in the back portion, sign it and contact the OLG Prize Centre at 20 Dundas Street West in Toronto before 6 p.m. on Monday, July 24, 2017.

The OLG Prize Centre is now open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., unless Saturday is a statutory holiday or if there is a statutory holiday on the preceding Friday or the following Monday. For full details on Prize Centre hours and services, please visit the “How to Claim Prizes” section of our website at olg.ca.

Winners of up to $250,000 also have the convenience of dropping off winning tickets for processing at any OLG Casino or at several of OLG Slots at Racetrack facilities. Winning tickets of less than $999.99 can be cashed at these sites. Please call 1-800-387-0098 for more details or for a list of locations.

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

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

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

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TICKET WORTH $100,000 UNCLAIMED IN OTTAWA

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – Time is running out to claim an ENCORE – LOTTO 6/49 prize worth $100,000 for a ticket sold one year ago in Ottawa. Players have one year from the original draw date to claim their prize.

The winning numbers for the Saturday, July 16, 2016 ENCORE – LOTTO 6/49 draw were 0 – 9 – 1 – 2 – 7 – 3 – 7. Players must match the last six of the seven numbers drawn in exact order to win the $100,000 prize.

Anyone possessing this ticket should fill in the back portion, sign it and contact the OLG Prize Centre at 20 Dundas Street West in Toronto before 6 p.m. on Monday, July 17, 2017.

The OLG Prize Centre is now open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., unless Saturday is a statutory holiday or if there is a statutory holiday on the preceding Friday or the following Monday. For full details on Prize Centre hours and services, please visit the How to Claim Prizes page on olg.ca.

Winners of up to $250,000 also have the convenience of dropping off winning tickets for processing at any OLG Casino or at several of OLG Slots at Racetrack facilities. Winning tickets of less than $999.99 can be cashed at these sites. Please call 1-800-387-0098 for more details or for a list of locations.

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

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

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

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CELEBRATING $2.3 MILLION RAISED FOR TIMMINS CHARITIES THROUGH CHARITABLE BINGO AND GAMING REVITALIZATION

TIMMINS, ON – Ontario’s Charitable Bingo and Gaming Revitalization initiative is marking an important milestone in Timmins. More than $2.3 million has been raised and has benefited the 67 charities which are part of the Timmins Charitable Gaming Association as a result of the revitalization of charitable bingo and gaming.

This program, which began over a decade ago, is delivered through a partnership between Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG), the Ontario Charitable Gaming Association (OCGA), the Commercial Gaming Association of Ontario (CGAO), local charities and gaming and bingo centre operators.

Timmins Gaming Centre hosted the official celebration for the $2.3 million milestone, as this location converted to a Charitable Gaming Centre in 2014. Today’s event was attended by Councillor Michael Doody, City of Timmins, Valerie Braun, Director, Charitable Gaming at OLG, Lynn Cassidy, Executive Director of the Ontario Charitable Gaming Association and Rick Morgan, President, Timmins Charitable Gaming Association.

“I am impressed with the work that has been done locally through the revitalization of Charitable Gaming,” said Michael Doody, Councillor. “It is quite an achievement to raise $2.3million to benefit local charities and non-profit organizations within our community. On behalf of the City of Timmins, I want to commend the staff at Timmins Gaming Centre, OLG, and most importantly, the many charities and their volunteers who have helped reach this milestone and continue to make the City of Timmins a great community.”

“OLG is proud of the Charitable Bingo and Gaming Revitalization initiative and the role we play in providing sustainable revenue sources to the charities that serve the City of Timmins,” said Valerie Braun, Director of Charitable Gaming at OLG.

“Today is celebrating the wonderful success of Charitable Gaming in Timmins,” said Lynn Cassidy, Executive Director of the OCGA. “This initiative is making a big difference to many local charities that provide important programs and services.”
 

Background on Charitable Gaming in Ontario

In the past 10 years, OLG has been working with the CGAO and the OCGA to revitalize the province’s Charitable Bingo and Gaming industry. By developing and introducing new products and technologies that have invigorated the traditional charitable gaming experience, more money has been generated for thousands of local charities across the province. The revitalization initiative is preserving and enhancing funding for charities across Ontario while creating economic benefits, including employment opportunities at local charitable gaming centres.

A pilot program was started in 2005 to test electronic versions of existing paper-based bingo games with six charity bingo centres in five communities in Ontario.

Following the success of this pilot project, a phased rollout of a new suite of electronic games was introduced to other charitable gaming sites in the province. This started in 2012.  The new charitable games offer customers more choice, and complement existing paper bingo games:

  • Electronic Bingo: Charitable Gaming Centres offer terminals with touch screens that allow players to touch the screen to dab the numbers and play along.
  • Play On Demand (POD): A collection of electronic games that can be played anytime, with great prizes to be won.
  • Tap Tix: The evolution of the classic Break Open Ticket features an interactive display screen on a ticket dispenser.

The new games allow Charitable Gaming Centres to offer more customer choice and appeal to a broader demographic, while providing a different gaming entertainment experience from traditional bingo.

In total, 31 Charitable Gaming Centres have raised more than $155 million in additional money for local charities and their communities.

As part of the revitalization, OLG assisted in introducing Responsible Gambling Resource Centres (RGRC’s) at all of the 31 Charitable Gaming Centres.  The RGRC’s, managed by the Responsible Gambling Council of Ontario, offer effective educational tools and resources to build awareness and understanding of the risks associated with, and strategies to prevent, problem gambling.

Each RGRC has information available on the following topics:

  • Safer play strategies
  • Gambling myths and facts
  • Community agencies that support people with gambling concerns

OLG is the Ontario government agency that delivers gaming entertainment in a socially responsible manner. OLG conducts and manages gaming facilities, the sale of province-wide lottery games, PlayOLG Internet gaming, the delivery of bingo and other electronic gaming products at Charitable Gaming Centres and is helping to build a more sustainable horse racing industry in Ontario. Since 1975, OLG has provided nearly $44 billion to the Province and the people of Ontario. These payments to the province support the operation of hospitals, amateur sport through the Quest for Gold program, local and provincial charities and problem gambling prevention, treatment and research.

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OLG LAUNCHES CHAMPION RACEWAY ON PLAYOLG

TORONTO, ON – OLG is continuing to help build excitement and expand awareness about horse racing in Ontario by launching a new horse-themed game on PlayOLG called Champion Raceway.

“Champion Raceway is the third horse-themed product OLG has released in the last two years,” said Cal Bricker, OLG’s Senior Vice President of Horse Racing. “It further demonstrates our commitment to support the industry by increasing awareness of horse racing in Ontario.”

Champion Raceway is available to people who have registered with OLG’s online gaming website. The slots game has a jackpot of almost $4 million and features an integrated horse race built right into the game.

OLG is continuing to work in partnership with the horse racing industry and Ontario government to help build the foundation for a sustainable future for the industry.

OLG is the Ontario government agency that delivers gaming entertainment in a socially responsible manner. OLG conducts and manages gaming facilities, the sale of province-wide lottery games, PlayOLG Internet gaming, the delivery of bingo and other electronic gaming products at Charitable Gaming Centres and is helping to build a more sustainable horse racing industry in Ontario. Since 1975, OLG has provided nearly $44 billion to the Province and the people of Ontario. These payments to the province support the operation of hospitals, amateur sport through the Quest for Gold program, local and provincial charities and problem gambling prevention, treatment and research.

All for Here – 100 per cent of OLG’s proceeds are invested in Ontario
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TICKET WORTH $1,000,000 UNCLAIMED IN TORONTO

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – Time is running out to claim a LOTTO 6/49 prize worth $1,000,000 for a ticket sold one year ago in Toronto. Players have one year from the original draw date to claim their prize.

The winning selection for the Wednesday, March 2, 2016 LOTTO 6/49 Guaranteed Prize Draw was 5 – 5 – 3 – 0 – 8 – 1 – 3 – 9 – 06. Players must exactly match the Guaranteed Prize Draw Selection to win the $1 million prize.

Anyone possessing this ticket should fill in the back portion, sign it and contact the OLG Prize Centre at 20 Dundas Street West in Toronto before 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2017.

The OLG Prize Centre is now open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., unless Saturday is a statutory holiday or if there is a statutory holiday on the preceding Friday or the following Monday. For full details on Prize Centre hours and services, please visit the How to Claim Prizes page on olg.ca.

Winners of up to $250,000 also have the convenience of dropping off winning tickets for processing at any OLG Casino or at several of OLG Slots at Racetrack facilities. Winning tickets of less than $999.99 can be cashed at these sites. Please call 1-800-387-0098 for more details or for a list of locations.

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

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

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

OLG is the Ontario government agency that delivers gaming entertainment in a socially responsible manner. OLG conducts and manages gaming facilities, the sale of province-wide lottery games, PlayOLG Internet gaming, the delivery of bingo and other electronic gaming products at Charitable Gaming Centres and is leading the integration of horse racing into the provincial gaming strategy. Since 1975, OLG has provided nearly $44 billion to the Province and the people of Ontario. These payments to the province support the operation of hospitals, amateur sport through the Quest for Gold program, local and provincial charities and problem gambling prevention, treatment and research.

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

PlaySmart.ca
“Know your limit. Play within it.”
Follow on Twitter @PlaySmartOLG

THE ONTARIO PROBLEM GAMBLING HELPLINE 1-888-230-3505

Disponible en français

CONTACT:
OLG MEDIA RELATIONS
1-888-946-6716