1. WHAT IS DAILY GRAND? HOW DO YOU PLAY?

DAILY GRAND is a new national lottery game, offering players the chance to win $1,000 a day for life and a second prize of $25,000 a year for life. You choose five numbers from a field of 49 and also choose a GRAND NUMBER from a separate field of 1 to 7. DAILY GRAND costs $3 per play and there are two draws a week, on Monday and Thursday evenings.

2. HOW MUCH DOES A TICKET COST?

DAILY GRAND costs $3 per selection.

3. ON WHAT DAYS WILL DRAWS BE HELD?

DAILY GRAND is drawn every Monday and Thursday.

4. WHAT PRIZES ARE AVAILABLE?

The top prize for DAILY GRAND is $1,000 a day for life and the second prize is $25,000 a year for life. There are also a number of other prizes ranging from $1,000 to a Free Play. The full prize structure for DAILY GRAND is:

 
Winning Selection Prize Prize Detail
5/5 + 1/1 Annuity of $1,000 a day* for life or a single lump sum cash payment of $7,000,000 Shared single lump sum cash payment if more than one winning selection
5/5 + 0/1 Annuity of $25,000 a year for life or a single lump sum cash payment of $500,000 Shared single lump sum cash payment if more than one winning selection
4/5 + 1/1 $1,000 Fixed
4/5 + 0/1 $500 Fixed
3/5 + 1/1 $100 Fixed
3/5 + 0/1 $20 Fixed
2/5 + 1/1 $10 Fixed
1/5 + 1/1 $4 Fixed
0/5 + 1/1 Free Play Fixed

* Payable at intervals determined by ILC at its sole discretion.

A winning set of numbers for a DAILY GRAND draw entitles a winner to a prize in only one of the above prize categories.

5. IS THERE AN OPTION FOR A SINGLE CASH PAYMENT INSTEAD OF AN ANNUITY?

Yes. For the top prize, instead of an annuity payment, the winner may choose a single lump sum total of $7 million. For the second prize of $25,000 a year for life, the winner may choose a single lump sum total of $500,000.

6. WHAT FIELD IS USED TO CHOOSE WINNING NUMBERS?

There are two fields of numbers on DAILY GRAND. Five main numbers from 1 to 49 are chosen and one GRAND NUMBER, from 1 to 7, is chosen.

7. WHAT IS THE GRAND NUMBER?

DAILY GRAND is played with two separate fields of winning numbers. The first five main numbers are chosen from 1 to 49, and one number, the GRAND NUMBER, is chosen from a field of 1 to 7. The GRAND NUMBER is used to add more prize categories to the prize structure. There are nine prize categories in total. The GRAND NUMBER can be used to win prizes even if the player hasn’t matched any main numbers. The GRAND NUMBER can be used if matched to a prize with 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 main numbers.

8. COULD THE SAME NUMBER APPEAR AS ONE OF THE MAIN NUMBERS AND AS THE GRAND NUMBER?

Yes. If one or more of the five main numbers is from 1 to 7, it’s possible that the same number could be drawn as the GRAND NUMBER.

9. CAN THE GRAND NUMBER BE USED IN PLACE OF ONE OF THE FIVE MAIN NUMBERS?

No. The five main numbers can only be matched to the five main numbers on a DAILY GRAND ticket and the GRAND NUMBER can only be matched to the GRAND NUMBER on the ticket.

10. HOW LATE CAN I BUY A TICKET BEFORE A DRAW?

Tickets can be purchased until 10:30 p.m. the day of the draw.

11. CAN I USE QUICK PICK?

Yes. Quick Pick is available for DAILY GRAND.

12. CAN I PLAY MORE THAN ONE SELECTION?

Yes. When playing with Quick Pick you can have up to 10 selections. If you choose your own numbers you can choose up to four selections on the selection slip.

13. IS ADVANCE PLAY AVAILABLE WITH DAILY GRAND?

Yes. You can purchase up to 26 draws in advance with DAILY GRAND.

14. IS ENCORE AVAILABLE WITH DAILY GRAND?

Yes. You can add ENCORE to your DAILY GRAND ticket for $1.

15. IS COMBINATION PLAY AVAILABLE WITH DAILY GRAND?

Yes. Combination Play for DAILY GRAND includes seven sets of numbers for a total cost of $21. You choose your five main numbers, and each set will include one of the possible GRAND NUMBERs, 1 through 7. Since matching a GRAND NUMBER always wins at least a Free Play, a Combination Play is guaranteed to win.

16. CAN I BUY TICKETS FOR DAILY GRAND ON PLAYOLG.CA?

DAILY GRAND will not be available on PlayOLG.ca at launch, but may be available in the future.

17. IS THERE A QUICKPICK PACK THAT INCLUDES DAILY GRAND?

Yes. You can buy a QUICKPICK PACK that includes one (1) DAILY GRAND play, two (2) LOTTO 6/49 plays and (1) ENCORE (LOTTO 6/49) play for a total price of $10.

18. HOW LONG DO THE ANNUITY PAYMENTS LAST ON THE TOP TWO PRIZE CATEGORIES?

The annuity prizes on DAILY GRAND are intended as true “for life” prizes, lasting for the entire life of the winner. There is no set maximum on the length of the payments.

19. ARE THERE TIMES A WINNER OF ONE OF THE TOP TWO PRIZES CANNOT SELECT THE ANNUITY OPTION?

Yes. There are times when a top prize or second prize winner may have to take the cash option instead of the annuity. These include situations such as: the winner is not a resident of Canada, the winning ticket is owned by more than one person or there are multiple winning tickets for an annuity prize.

20. WHAT HAPPENS IF MORE THAN ONE SELECTION WINS THE TOP OR SECOND PRIZE ON A DRAW?

The annuity option won’t be available to multiple winners. Instead, the winning selections equally share the cash prize, $7 million for the top prize category and $500,000 for the second prize category. For example, if there are two winning selections in the top category, each will be entitled to $3.5 million. If there are two winning selections in the second category, each will be entitled to $250,000.

21. HOW LONG DO WINNERS IN THE TOP TWO CATEGORIES HAVE TO DECIDE IF THEY WANT TO TAKE THE ANNUITY OR SINGLE PAYMENT OPTIONS?

Claimants will have 60 days from the time they present their prize claim to decide whether to choose the annuity or single payment option. We encourage those claimants to seek independent financial advice to help make that decision. DAILY GRAND winners have one year from the draw date in which to present their ticket for claim.

22. HOW WILL DAILY GRAND NUMBERS BE CHOSEN? HOW SECURE ARE THE RANDOM NUMBER GENERATOR DRAWS? HOW DO YOU ENSURE THEIR RANDOMNESS?

DAILY GRAND draws will be made with a computerized draw system that uses a random number generator (RNG). The draws are secure and as unpredictable as draws made by a ball-drop. Regardless of the draw method, all lottery draws are audited both internally and externally. There are a number of checks and balances that are overseen by third-party experts. These include on-site auditors for draws and third-party certification experts who verify the equipment used. RNG machines are kept inside a safe in a controlled room. Draw machines have no external ports or drives that would allow new software to be introduced. Draw machines are designed to signal any modification to any component of the system that has an influence on the outcome.

Daily Grand Bonus Draws-June 5, 2017 and June 8, 2017

1. WHAT IS THE DAILY GRAND BONUS DRAW?

On June 5 and June 8, 2017 DAILY GRAND is offering Bonus Draws, with five additional chances to win $25,000 a year for life on each draw date. All DAILY GRAND plays issued for those dates have a chance to win the top prize of $1,000 a day for life, the second prize of $25,000 a year for life, and the five additional Bonus Draws of $25,000 a year for life. Winners of the Bonus Draw have the option to choose the annuity payment of $25,000 a year for life, or a $500,000 lump sum cash payment. 

2. HOW CAN I ENTER THE DAILY GRAND BONUS DRAW?

Every play issued for the June 5 and June 8, 2017 DAILY GRAND draws is entered into the Bonus Draws for five additional chances to win $25,000 a year for life. 

3. ARE THERE ADDITIONAL BONUS DRAW NUMBERS ON MY TICKET?

There are no additional Bonus Draw numbers on your ticket. Your main selection applies to all prizes, including the five additional Bonus Draws. In order to win a Bonus Draw prize, the five main numbers within your regular selection must match exactly the five numbers drawn in the Bonus Draw.

4. IS THERE ANY ADDITIONAL COST TO PLAY THE DAILY GRAND BONUS DRAW?

There is no additional cost to play the DAILY GRAND Bonus Draws. Every play issued for the June 5 and June 8, 2017 DAILY GRAND draws are entered into the five additional Bonus Draws for $25,000 a year for life. 

5. HOW DO YOU WIN A BONUS DRAW PRIZE?

To win a Bonus Draw prize, the five main numbers of your selection must match exactly the five numbers drawn in the Bonus Draw. 

6. WILL A GRAND NUMBER BE DRAWN IN THE BONUS DRAW?

No. A Grand Number will not be drawn in the Bonus Draws. A player only needs to match the five main numbers on their ticket to the five main numbers drawn for the Bonus Draw prize. 

7. WHAT ARE THE ODDS OF WINNING ONE OF THE BONUS DRAWS?

The odds for winning any one of the Bonus Draws is 1 in 1,906,884.

8. WHY ARE THE ODDS DIFFERENT FOR WINNING THE $25,000 A YEAR FOR LIFE ON A REGULAR DRAW VERSUS WINNING THE SAME PRIZE ON ONE OF THE BONUS DRAWS?

The odds for winning any one of the Bonus Draws is 1 in 1,906,884. The odds of winning the second prize of $25,000 a year for life in the main draw is 1 in 2,224,698.

The odds are different because the second prize for the main draw is won by having 5 out of 5 main numbers, without having the Grand Number. For the Bonus Draw, there is no Grand Number drawn, so the odds of winning are based on the 5 numbers, not 6 as in the main draw.

9. CAN YOU GUARANTEE THAT THE ADDITIONAL BONUS DRAW PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED?

The Bonus Draws are not guaranteed prizes and therefore not all prizes may be won. Any Bonus prize not won will be held for a future Bonus Draw promotion. 

10. WHERE DOES THE FUNDING FOR THE BONUS DRAW PRIZES COME FROM?

The DAILY GRAND Bonus Draw prizes are supported with promotional funding that is in addition to the normal prize payout for the DAILY GRAND draws. 

11. IS IT POSSIBLE FOR THE SAME SELECTION TO BE DRAWN FOR MORE THAN ONE OF THE FIVE BONUS DRAWS?

Yes. It is possible for the same selection to be drawn for more than one of the Bonus Draws as winning selections are not removed from subsequent draws. 

12. WHAT HAPPENS IF A WINNING TICKET IS HELD BY MORE THAN ONE INDIVIDUAL, THERE IS MORE THAN ONE WINNING TICKET, OR IF MORE THAN ONE WINNING BONUS SELECTION APPEARS ON ONE OR MORE OF THE WINNING TICKETS?

The Bonus Draw prize for each winning bonus selection on a winning ticket will be calculated by dividing the lump sum cash payment of $500,000 by the total number of times a winning bonus selection appears on winning tickets. 

13. HOW LONG DO DAILY GRAND BONUS DRAW WINNERS HAVE TO CLAIM THE PRIZE?

With all prizes won on DAILY GRAND, winners of a Bonus Draw have one year from the draw date to claim their prize. After that date, a prize is expired and cannot be claimed. 

14. WHEN WILL THE DAILY GRAND BONUS DRAW RESULTS BE AVAILABLE?

As there are five additional draws that need to be completed, results for the DAILY GRAND draw on June 5 and June 8, 2017 will be available approximately an hour later than usual. The results will be posted to olg.ca once they are available. 

15. IS THIS PROMOTION BEING OFFERED IN OTHER LOTTERY JURISDICTIONS ACROSS CANADA?

Yes. This promotion is available in all other lottery jurisdictions across the country. 

16. DO BONUS DRAW WINNERS ALSO HAVE THE OPTION TO TAKE A LUMP SUM?

Yes. Winners of the Bonus Draws will have the option to take a lump sum of $500,000. 

17. DO THESE PRIZES WORK THE SAME AS THE REGULAR SECOND PRIZE REGARDING THE ANNUITY?

Yes. The Bonus Draw prizes will be treated the same as a DAILY GRAND second prize of $25,000 a year for life, regarding the annuity option. (Note: See the main DAILY GRAND Q+A for more details)

 

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