OLG EXPANDS PAYMENT OPTIONS FOR ONLINE LOTTERY PURCHASES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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