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

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

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

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

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

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

Three weekly prizes for each week of Season 8:

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

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

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

Visit for official rules and to register. Must be 18 years of age or older and a resident of Ontario.

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

#BBCAN #BBCAN8 #olgfantasy

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

About OLG
OLG is a crown agency that develops world-class gaming entertainment for the Province of Ontario. Acting in a socially responsible way, OLG conducts and manages land-based gaming facilities; the sale of province-wide lottery games; PlayOLG Internet gaming; and the delivery of bingo and other electronic gaming products at Charitable Gaming Centres. OLG is also helping to build a more sustainable horse racing industry in Ontario. Since 1975, OLG has provided more than $52 billion to the people and Province of Ontario to support key government priorities like health care; the treatment and prevention of problem gambling; and support for amateur athletes. Each year, proceeds from OLG’s operations also support host communities, Ontario First Nations, lottery retailers and local charities across the province.

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