WHEN YOU BUY

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You must be 18 years of age or older to purchase a lottery ticket in Ontario.

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Always sign your lottery ticket as soon as you purchase it. For added protection, complete the information on the back of the ticket.


SEE SIGNING TIPS FOR GROUP PLAY

BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE COUNTER: DOUBLE-CHECK YOUR TICKETS

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The numbers on your LOTTO ticket should match the numbers you chose on your selection slip. 

Your INSTANT ticket should be free of damage or defects. If your ticket seems unusually damaged, call the OLG Support Centre at 1-800-387-0098.

AFTER YOU BUY: AVOID EXTRA MARKINGS ON YOUR TICKET

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Unknown markings can increase the time it takes to process your prize claim. The only information that should be written on the ticket is your signature or printed name and the personal information required to complete the back of the ticket.

 

Want to see what happens when there's a draw? 

  SEE TERMINAL HOURS AND DRAW INFO
 

ATTENTION: DO YOU HAVE A RETAILER IN YOUR GROUP?

Group lottery tickets are void if an OLG retailer or a person involved in the handling of lottery tickets at the retailer's store is a member of the group and the group's tickets are purchased, electronically checked or electronically validated in the retailer's store.
 
For more information about group play, phone the OLG Support Centre at 1-800-387-0098.

International Residents

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Canadian and provincial laws restrict OLG’s gaming activities to the Province of Ontario. Therefore, OLG does not sell lottery tickets outside of Ontario. OLG lottery tickets can only be purchased from an authorized OLG retailer in Ontario.

SEE HOW TO CLAIM PRIZES FOR INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTS
 

Expiry Dates

Unfortunately, you can’t redeem a prize for an OLG LOTTO or INSTANT ticket
once it has expired.

LOTTO game tickets expire 12 months after the draw date printed on the ticket. The expiry date
for INSTANT tickets will be printed on the back of the ticket.