1. WHAT TYPES OF LOTTERY GIFT CARDS ARE AVAILABLE?

There are two types of lottery gift cards available for purchase:

The lottery gift card with themed designs allow customers to choose the purchase amount in one-dollar price increments from a minimum of $5 to a maximum of $100. This card is available to purchase at most lottery retail locations. The same type of card is available online at giftcards.ca as an E-Gift Card in the same price increments featuring a generic theme.

The yellow lottery gift card is available in three convenient purchase options: $25, $50 or a variable load option of $20 to $100. These gift cards are available to purchase at participating locations in “gift card malls” where all other gift cards can be found.

There is also a multipack available only at Costco featuring two defined value LOTTO 6/49 gift cards (2 X $20) and LOTTO MAX (2 X $30). This pack gives customers 10 LOTTO 6/49 plays with 10 ENCORE, and 10 LOTTO MAX plays with 10 ENCORE – a $100 value for $90. Each card will print a ticket for the next five consecutive draws. These cards have no expiry date and can be separated after purchase.

 

2. WHAT CAN I PURCHASE WITH MY LOTTERY GIFT CARD?

Yellow or themed OLG lottery gift cards can be redeemed for any OLG lottery product including all LOTTO games and INSTANT tickets at retail locations. Lottery gift cards can not be used at PlayOLG.ca.  

The defined value gift cards from the Costco multipack can only be redeemed for the offer on the card, either five LOTTO 6/49 plays with ENCORE or five LOTTO MAX plays with ENCORE per card.

3. DO THE LOTTERY GIFT CARDS EXPIRE?

No, lottery gift cards do not have an expiry date.

4. IS THERE AN AGE RESTRICTION ON PURCHASING LOTTERY GIFT CARDS?

Lottery gift cards are available for purchase by anyone however, they can only be redeemed at a lottery retailer by those 18 years of age and older.

 

5. WHERE CAN LOTTERY GIFT CARDS BE PURCHASED?

Lottery gift cards can be purchased at participating lottery retailers and at hundreds of other locations including big box retailers and grocery stores. 

6. WHERE CAN LOTTERY GIFT CARDS BE REDEEMED?

Lottery gift cards can be redeemed at any lottery retailer. They can not be used to purchase lottery products on PlayOLG.ca.  

7. CAN OLG GIFT CARDS BE REDEEMED OUTSIDE OF ONTARIO? CAN I SEND A CARD AS A GIFT TO SOMEONE LIVING IN ANOTHER PROVINCE?

OLG lottery gift cards can only be redeemed at Ontario lottery retailers. This is similar to lottery tickets which can only be redeemed for prizes in the province/region where they are sold. 

8. ARE THE LOTTERY GIFT CARDS RELOADABLE?

Yes, the lottery gift cards can be reloaded. Provide your card to the retailer with the amount you wish to load. The maximum amount to reload on a gift card is $100. For example, if you have a balance of $20, then the max you can reload is $80.

The defined value gift cards from the Costco multipack are not reloadable.

9. HOW CAN I CHECK THE BALANCE OF MY LOTTERY GIFT CARD?

You can check the balance of your gift card by:

  • Visiting the lottery gift card page on OLG.ca and following the prompts.

  • Using the OLG Lottery App on your mobile device.

  • Visiting a lottery retail location and using the Ticket Checker or asking a retail employee to check the balance.

 

10. WHERE CAN I FIND THE FULL TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR LOTTERY GIFT CARDS?

The full Terms and Conditions can be found by visiting the lottery gift card page.

11. CAN THE LOTTERY GIFT CARDS BE PURCHASED AND/OR REDEEMED ON PLAYOLG.CA?

No. Lottery gift cards can only be purchased and redeemed at participating retailers. This option may be offered in the future on PlayOLG.ca. 

12. WHAT IS THE COSTCO MULTIPACK?

Costco offers a multipack featuring two defined value LOTTO 6/49 gift cards (2 X $20) and two defined value LOTTO MAX cards (2 X $30). This pack gives customers 10 LOTTO 6/49 plays with 10 ENCORE, and 10 LOTTO MAX plays with 10 ENCORE – a $100 value for $90. Each card will print a ticket for the next five consecutive draws. These cards have no expiry date and can be separated after purchase

 

E-GIFT CARDS:

13. WHAT IS AN E-GIFT CARD?

E-Gift Cards are electronic gift cards that work the same way as a regular gift card. The recipient receives a digital card emailed to them with a redemption barcode. E-Gift Cards are used just like regular gift cards in stores.

14. WHAT DENOMINATIONS ARE AVAILABLE IN E-GIFT CARDS?

E-Gift Cards can be purchased in one-dollar price increments from a minimum of $5 to a maximum of $100.

 

15. WHERE CAN I PURCHASE OLG E-GIFT CARDS?

OLG E-Gift Cards can be purchased at giftcards.ca.

 

16. CAN I RELOAD MY E-GIFT CARD?

Yes. You can reload your E-Gift Card. 

 

17. HOW DO I KNOW THE OLG E-GIFT CARDS ARE LEGITIMATE?

OLG has authorized the sale of E-Gift Cards at giftcards.ca. Please check the email receipt to ensure your E-Gift card was purchased via the secure website.