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Lotteries in Ontario are owned and operated exclusively by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation. The Corporation redistributes its profits across various charitable and community causes throughout Ontario, distributing hundreds of millions of dollars per year for the benefit of residents of the province.
The lottery operator provides a vast selection of games, with 13 main lottery games on offer, with many of these offering supplementary games for even more opportunities to win life-changing sums of money!
Lotto Max is Canada’s most popular national lottery game, with its generous starting jackpot and with three entries costing just CAD 5.00.
Players can manually choose seven numbers from 1 to 50 or take a Quick Pick for random selections. When the Lotto Max jackpot hits CAD 50 million, players are automatically entered into MaxMillions: a raffle draw with guaranteed prizes of CAD 1 million!
Lotto 6/49 is another national lottery game that utilizes the familiar and straightforward 6 from 49 format known worldwide.
Players choose six numbers from 1 to 49 or can take a Quick Pick for random selections. Entry costs CAD 3.00, which also gives entry into the GUARANTEED draw for the chance to win CAD 1 million.
Daily Grand is another popular national lottery, with the chance to win CAD 1,000 a day for life, plus a lump sum of CAD 7 million also being up for grabs!
Players need to choose five numbers from 1 to 49 and a Grand Number from 1 to 7, or can take a Quick Pick for random selections.
Ontario 49 is a provincial lottery game that utilizes the same format as Lotto 6/49.
In addition to choosing six numbers, players can also use Combination Play to enter up to nine numbers in every available combination for a great way to increase the odds of winning, but at a much more expensive ticket price!
Daily Keno is a traditional Keno game that allows players to choose the amount of numbers they wish to bet on, as well as their stake.
In Daily Keno, the stake acts as a prize multiplier, with players who bet CAD 10.00 able to win a significantly more lucrative jackpot than those betting just CAD 1.00!
Lottario is a simple lottery game, with entry costing just CAD 1.00 and players needing to choose six numbers between 1 and 45.
Lottario has a unique Early Bird feature, with players who enter before midnight on Friday being entered into an additional raffle draw for the chance to win CAD 50,000 at no additional cost.
Lightning Lotto is a Quick Pick-only game, with players getting three sets of five numbers for CAD 2.00 per play.
Lightning Lotto is unique, with the winning numbers being drawn each day before tickets are sold, with players instantly knowing whether they have won or not! Smaller prizes can be claimed on the spot at lottery retailers!
Poker Lotto is another game with a unique format, with all entries being Quick Pick only.
Tickets cost CAD 2.00 for two chances to win.
The first chance to win Poker Lotto is by way of Instant Win. Players win an instant cash prize when the hand on their ticket matches the hand displayed on the lottery console, after the ticket has been bought.
The second chance to win is via a traditional lottery draw, with players needing to match the cards on their ticket with those that are drawn.
Wheel of Fortune Lotto is a unique lottery game that gives players an Instant Win opportunity and entry into a nightly draw. All entries are Quick Pick only and cost CAD 2.00.
Prizes are instantly won if the Wheel of Fortune spin on the lottery console lands on the same spot as that indicated on the ticket.
All tickets have six random words printed on them, with the jackpot being won by matching all six words against those drawn from a pool of 39, with secondary prizes being available for players who match at least three words.
Megadice Lotto is similar in format to Wheel of Fortune Lotto, but uses dice instead of words.
All entries are via Quick Pick, cost CAD 2.00 and offer an Instant Win opportunity and entry into a nightly draw.
In Instant Win, the lottery terminal simulates the rolling of seven dice, with prizes being won if players match a winning combination.
The draw game operates as a traditional lottery, with players needing to match all six Quick Pick numbers on their ticket to win the jackpot.
Pick 2 is a straightforward draw game, with tickets costing CAD 2.00.
Players choose two numbers from 0 to 9 or can go for a Quick Pick for random selections. Numbers are chosen independently, signifying that the same number can be chosen twice. Players win by matching both numbers in the order drawn, with a secondary prize being available for matching the first number only.
Pick 3 allows players to choose their own stake, with CAD 1.00, CAD 2.00, CAD 5.00 and CAD 10.00 wagers being available.
Players pick three numbers from 0 to 9 and, because they are chosen independently from each other, can be selected multiple times.
The jackpot is won by matching all three digits in the order drawn, with secondary prizes also available.
Pick 4 tickets cost CAD 1.00, with players needing to choose their own wager and their own numbers.
Entry options are Straight Play: betting on numbers drawn in the correct order, or Box Play: betting on numbers drawn in any order, or multiple selections of the same number on the ticket.
Players must then choose four numbers from 0 to 9, depending on the entry method chosen. For example, players who choose Box Play can win if they choose two pairs of numbers, two identical numbers or three identical numbers in their selections.
The table below provides an overview of the schedule for each Ontario lottery game.
Not including the Pick games, Lightning Lotto has the most attractive odds at 1 in 635,628 and offers a higher jackpot than some games, but with far less favourable odds of winning!
Daily Grand has great-value odds for the chance to win CAD 1,000 a day for life or a lump sum of CAD 7 million.
Some Ontario Lottery games have Advance Play options, with the number of draws that players can enter at once being highlighted below.
The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation offers a subscription service to players who wish to ensure that they never miss a draw.
Players can go for a subscription option when entering their chosen game online, with regular payments being deducted via direct debit ahead of each draw. Note that when using a subscription, the same numbers will be entered into each draw.
Known as Instant Win games in Ontario, Scratch-Offs have multiple prizes, with jackpots generally being proportional to the ticket price. Ontario Lottery scratch-offs range in price fromCAD 1.00 to CAD 30, with jackpots ranging from CAD 25 to CAD 3 million!
The odds of winning a prize range from 1 in 3.5 to around 1 in 4.5 for most games, although the operator doesn’t publicise the odds of winning prizes on an individual basis.
It isn’t yet clear whether the lottery operator pulls tickets from sale as soon as all jackpots are won.
A handful of scratch-offs offer payment instalments rather than lump-sum wins.
Further information about scratch-offs is available on the official Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation website .
Lottery prizes are not subject to tax in Canada.
The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commission lays out clear guidelines for claiming prizes based on their value.
Prizes of up to CAD 1,000 can be claimed from authorized lottery retailers.
Prizes from CAD 1,000 to CAD 49,999 must be claimed via mail-in. Players should refer to the lottery operator’s mail-in claims process and claim form .
Prizes exceeding CAD 50,000 must be claimed by calling the lottery operator to make an appointment to discuss payout options. By law, the operator is required to publicize wins exceeding CAD 50,000, with publicity photos being taken and personal details made public.
Ontario Lottery scratch-off jackpots vary based on the games available at any given time, with the biggest jackpots typically being about CAD 3 million.
Yes, tickets are available from the official Ontario Lottery website, but only to Canadian residents. Players should note that not all games are available online.
Some lottery games are available to overseas residents via lottery agent websites.
Some games offer the choice of receiving regular payments or lump sums, while others pay out as lump sums only.
The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation doesn’t give exact time frames for the paying out of prizes, which largely depend on the amount won.
Prizes of up to CAD 1,000 can be paid out immediately at any authorized lottery retailer.
Prizes from CAD 1,000 to CAD 49,999 must be claimed via mail, with players needing to wait up to a month for claims to be fully processed.
Prizes over CAD 50,000 can only be claimed via appointment with the lottery operator, although these can be paid out immediately upon verification of winning tickets and identity documents.
Daily Grand winners can receive their prize in regular instalments, as agreed with the lottery operator, or can take CAD 7 million as a lump sum.
If there is more than one jackpot winner, a CAD 7 million lump sum is split between all winners.