1. WHAT IS POKER LOTTO?

POKER LOTTO is a $2 terminal-based lottery game that features two ways to win: an instant win poker game and a traditional lotto draw. POKER LOTTO, a 5 of 52 matrix lottery game, replaces traditional lotto numbers with playing cards. POKER LOTTO can be played only by Quick Pick. Customers can play a maximum of three plays (hands) per ticket. POKER LOTTO draws take place nightly and offer players a chance to win up to $100,000. Additionally, players can win up to $5,000 instantly if their cards form one of various poker hands. No poker skills are required to play POKER LOTTO. If you know poker, you will be able to see if your hand is an instant winner; however, all instant wins will be displayed on the customer display screen and a message will be printed on the ticket.

2. WHAT ARE THE ODDS OF WINNING?

The overall odds of winning any prize on POKER LOTTO are 1 in 3.66. The overall odds of winning a prize on the lotto draw are 1 in 15.01, and the overall odds of winning a prize on the instant win game are 1 in 4.8.

3. WHAT TIME CAN I PURCHASE TICKETS UNTIL, AND WHEN WILL THE POKER LOTTO DRAWS TAKE PLACE?

Tickets for POKER LOTTO can be purchased until 10:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) each night. The daily draw will take place at approximately 11:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

4. CAN I PURCHASE ENCORE WITH MY POKER LOTTO TICKET?

ENCORE is not available for purchase with POKER LOTTO.

5. CAN I SELECT MY OWN CARDS?

POKER LOTTO can be played only by Quick Pick. There are no selection slips for this game. There is also no repurchase option on POKER LOTTO.

6. IS ADVANCE PLAY AVAILABLE ON POKER LOTTO?

Advance Play is not available on POKER LOTTO. Customers can play only one draw at a time.

 

7. WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR MY POKER LOTTO TICKET BEFORE IT IS GIVEN TO ME?

Since POKER LOTTO features a new instant win component whereby customers can win instantly, customers must pay for each ticket before the retailer can process the transaction and give the ticket to the customer. Retailers are not able to cancel a POKER LOTTO ticket once it has been printed.

8. CAN I CANCEL MY TICKET IF I DO NOT WANT IT ANYMORE?

Since POKER LOTTO offers customers a chance to win instantly, retailers are not able to cancel tickets once the ticket has been paid for and printed from the terminal.

 

9. I AM A POKER PLAYER AND UNDERSTAND HOW THE INSTANT PORTION WORKS, BUT WHAT DOES THE LOTTO DRAW HAVE TO DO WITH POKER?

The lotto draw in the POKER LOTTO game is independent of an actual poker game. It is a traditional lottery draw that replaces numbers with playing cards. Players must match their cards to the cards drawn nightly to win.

10. WHAT DOES A PAIR OF JACKS OR BETTER MEAN?

If your cards include a pair of Jacks, a pair of Queens, a pair of Kings or a pair of Aces, then you will instantly win a free play.

Poker Lotto All In FAQ

1. WHAT IS POKER LOTTO ALL IN AND HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

POKER LOTTO ALL IN is an exciting new chance for POKER LOTTO players to win additional, bigger instant prizes including a Jackpot that starts at $10,000 and grows until it's won. For an extra $1 per hand, POKER LOTTO players can go "ALL IN" for a chance to win a growing Jackpot that is linked across Ontario lottery terminals, plus other great prizes - all in addition to a regular POKER LOTTO play.

The POKER LOTTO ALL IN logo will be displayed on every POKER LOTTO ticket. If POKER LOTTO ALL IN is played, the word "PLAYED" will be printed on the ticket beside the logo. If POKER LOTTO ALL IN is not played, the words "NOT ENTERED" will be printed on the ticket beside the logo.

2. HOW DOES THE POKER LOTTO ALL IN JACKPOT GROW?

Each POKER LOTTO ALL IN play across Ontario contributes to the Jackpot that starts at $10,000 and grows until it's won. Players can check for the POKER LOTTO ALL IN Jackpot value by viewing the customer display unit attached to the lottery terminal.

3.  WHAT ARE THE PRIZES THAT CAN BE WON AND WHAT ARE THE ODDS OF WINNING?

There are 5 POKER LOTTO ALL IN prizes that correspond to the top 5 POKER LOTTO instant hands:

  1. A Jackpot that starts at $10,000 and grows until it is won
  2. A second prize that is equal to 10% of the Jackpot value at the time of play (minimum $1,000)
  3. $175
  4. $75
  5. $50

The following are winning hands and odds of winning for POKER LOTTO ALL IN

4. HOW DO YOU WIN THE POKER LOTTO ALL IN JACKPOT?

If you play POKER LOTTO ALL IN for an extra $1 and the cards in your hand form the Jackpot-winning combination (Royal Flush) you win the POKER LOTTO ALL IN Jackpot in addition to the instant prize for the top regular POKER LOTTO hand ($5,000).

 

5. IF I WIN ANY OF THE POKER LOTTO ALL IN PRIZES, DO I WIN ON THE REGULAR INSTANT PORTION AS WELL?

Yes. Any POKER LOTTO ALL IN prize will be in addition to any instant prize won on the regular POKER LOTTO hand. For example, if you win the $175 prize for POKER LOTTO ALL IN by having 4 of a Kind in your hand, you will also win the POKER LOTTO instant prize of $175 for the same hand. Therefore, your total instant prizes on POKER LOTTO and POKER LOTTO ALL IN would be $350. Please remember that your ticket would still be valid for the nightly lotto draw as well.

6. HOW BIG CAN THE POKER LOTTO ALL IN JACKPOT GET? IS THE POKER LOTTO ALL IN JACKPOT CAPPED AT A CERTAIN POINT?

The POKER LOTTO ALL IN Jackpot starts at $10,000 and grows until it's won. Based on the odds of winning and the rate at which people play, the Jackpot could grow to more than $100,000 before it's won.

7. WHAT IS THE PAYOUT ON POKER LOTTO ALL IN?

The POKER LOTTO ALL IN payout is 50%.

8. DO I HAVE TO PLAY POKER LOTTO ALL IN WHEN PLAYING POKER LOTTO?

You can continue to play the regular POKER LOTTO for $2 per hand or you can choose to wager an extra $1 to play POKER LOTTO ALL IN for a chance to win bigger instant prizes.

9. HOW MANY POKER LOTTO ALL IN PLAYS CAN I PURCHASE ON ONE TICKET?

You can play up to three (3) POKER LOTTO hands per ticket and, similarly, can purchase up to three (3) POKER LOTTO ALL IN plays per ticket. Each POKER LOTTO ALL IN play costs an additional $1.

10. WHY CAN'T I PICK THE NUMBER OF POKER LOTTO ALL IN PLAYS I WANT TO BUY ON MY POKER LOTTO TICKET?

POKER LOTTO ALL IN is an optional additional wager on the POKER LOTTO game. Please note that if you decide to play POKER LOTTO ALL IN, you must purchase the same number of POKER LOTTO ALL IN plays as POKER LOTTO plays on your ticket.

11. CAN I WAGER MORE THAN $1 ON POKER LOTTO ALL IN?

POKER LOTTO ALL IN is always $1 per play. You can purchase a maximum of three POKER LOTTO ALL IN plays with three POKER LOTTO regular plays on one ticket.

12. HOW DO I KNOW HOW BIG THE POKER LOTTO ALL IN JACKPOT IS AT ANY GIVEN TIME?

An estimated Jackpot for POKER LOTTO ALL IN is displayed on the customer display unit at retail. The estimated Jackpot amount is refreshed every 60 seconds and whenever the Jackpot is won or reduced due to a second prize win. The estimated Jackpot can also be seen on the home page and POKER LOTTO pages of olg.ca and on the OLG mobile site m.olg.c The most recent Jackpot estimate will appear on the web and mobile displays whenever you log onto the page, along with the specific time and date that the Jackpot estimate was last updated. The web and mobile Jackpot estimates can be updated approximately every 10 minutes by refreshing your page or by closing the page and opening it again later. The Jackpot can be won at any time, so players should always check the current Jackpot estimate on the customer display unit at retail before playing POKER LOTTO ALL IN.

 

13. WHY DO I SOMETIMES SEE THE POKER LOTTO ALL IN JACKPOT ON THE CUSTOMER DISPLAY UNIT AT RETAIL AND OTHER TIMES I SEE THE LOTTARIO JACKPOT INSTEAD?

Whenever the LOTTARIO Jackpot is estimated at $500,000 or more, the customer display unit will alternate between the POKER LOTTO ALL IN and LOTTARIO Jackpots in 15-second intervals. Please remember you can always ask your retailer about the current POKER LOTTO ALL IN estimated Jackpot amount or view it on OLG.ca or m.olg.ca 

14. IS IT POSSIBLE FOR TWO DIFFERENT POKER LOTTO ALL IN TICKETS TO WIN THE INSTANT JACKPOT AT THE SAME TIME?

No. Each POKER LOTTO ALL IN purchase is entered into a queue that is linked across the province. No two tickets will print at the exact same time.

15. HOW OFTEN DO YOU EXPECT THE POKER LOTTO ALL IN JACKPOT TO BE WON?

Based on odds, current POKER LOTTO sales and POKER LOTTO ALL IN estimated sales, we expect the Jackpot will be won once or more each month.

16. HOW MANY TIMES CAN I WIN ON THE SAME POKER LOTTO HAND IF I PLAY POKER LOTTO ALL IN?

With the addition of POKER LOTTO ALL IN, the same play could potentially win three prizes - two instant wins (one for the regular POKER LOTTO hand and one if you play POKER LOTTO ALL IN) and the nightly lotto draw.

17. CAN I PLAY POKER LOTTO ALL IN WITHOUT BUYING A POKER LOTTO TICKET?

No. POKER LOTTO ALL IN is an option that can only be played in addition to a regular POKER LOTTO hand and is not a separate game to be played on its own.

18.  DO YOU NEED TO KNOW HOW TO PLAY POKER IN ORDER TO PLAY POKER LOTTO ALL IN?

Poker skills are not required to play POKER LOTTO or POKER LOTTO ALL IN. If your ticket is an instant winner, the win amount is displayed on the customer display screen and a voice-over message is played. Your printed ticket also notes that it is an instant winner and the amount of the win.

19. CAN I CANCEL MY POKER LOTTO ALL IN PURCHASE AFTER MY TICKET HAS BEEN PRINTED?

As POKER LOTTO ALL IN offers chances to win instantly, you cannot ask for a ticket to be cancelled after it's purchased.