LIGHTNING LOTTO

1. WHAT IS LIGHTNING LOTTO AND HOW DO I PLAY?

The new LIGHTNING LOTTO game from OLG is different than other lottery games because the draw occurs before you buy your ticket –if your numbers match today’s winning numbers when your ticket is printed, you win! Each $2 LIGHTNING LOTTO Quick Pick gives you three chances to win prizes from $2 to $5,000, or the growing jackpot which starts at $125,000 and grows until it’s won. Match your LIGHTNING LOTTO numbers from 1 to 49 with those drawn daily to win! LIGHTNING LOTTO is only available at OLG lottery retail locations.

2. HOW MUCH DOES LIGHTNING LOTTO COST TO PLAY AND WHAT IS THE TOP PRIZE?

Each $2 LIGHTNING LOTTO purchase gives you three chances to win prizes from $2 to $5,000 or the growing jackpot, which starts at a minimum of $125,000 and grows until it is won!

3. CAN LIGHTNING LOTTO TICKETS BE PURCHASED ONLINE AT OLG.CA?

No. LIGHTNING LOTTO is only available in-store only at OLG lottery retail locations.

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

LIGHTNING LOTTO prizes and odds of winning are as follows:

Prize Category Odds of Winning Prize Value
5 of 5 1 in 635,628 Growing Jackpot $125,000 (minimum)
4 of 5 + Bonus 1 in 127,125.60 $5,000
4 of 5 1 in 2,956.40 $250
3 of 5 1 in 67.19 $7
2 of 5 1 in 4.80 $2
  1 in 4.47 Any Prize

For full details on How to Play and complete odds of winning, please visit the lotteries section of OLG.ca.

5. HOW DOES THE LIGHTNING LOTTO JACKPOT GROW?

The LIGHTNING LOTTO jackpot starts at $125,000 and grows with each play purchased until it is won. If the jackpot is won at any point during the day, it instantly resets to the base level of $125,000 and begins to grow again until it is won. If the jackpot is not won before sales close, it carries over to the next day and continues to grow.

6. HOW BIG CAN THE LIGHTNING LOTTO JACKPOT GET? IS THERE A CAP ON THE LIGHTNING LOTTO JACKPOT?

There is no cap on the LIGHTNING LOTTO jackpot. It starts at $125,000 and grows with each purchase until it is won.

7. HOW DO YOU WIN THE LIGHTNING LOTTO JACKPOT?

To win the LIGHTNING LOTTO jackpot you must match all five numbers of one selection on your ticket to the winning numbers drawn that day.

8. CAN I SELECT MY OWN NUMBERS?

LIGHTNING LOTTO is available by Quick Pick only. The draw takes place before the start of ticket sales and winning numbers are available for customers to see prior to purchasing their LIGHTNING LOTTO tickets.

9. CAN I PURCHASE ENCORE WITH MY LIGHTNING LOTTO TICKET?

No. ENCORE is not available with LIGHTNING LOTTO.

10. IS ADVANCE PLAY AVAILABLE ON LIGHTNING LOTTO?

No. Advance Play is not available on LIGHTNING LOTTO.

11. WHAT IS THE PRIZE PAYOUT ON LIGHTNING LOTTO?

The LIGHTNING LOTTO prize payout is 60 per cent.

12. HOW MANY LIGHTNING LOTTO PLAYS CAN I PURCHASE ON ONE TICKET?

You can request up to five Quick Pick plays per ticket at a cost of $2 per play or a maximum of $10 per ticket.

13. WHAT IS THE CODE PRINTED ON MY LIGHTNING LOTTO TICKET?

The alphanumeric code printed near the top left side of your LIGHTNING LOTTO ticket is a security feature to ensure the ticket you receive is the one you purchased. The code printed on your ticket will match the one that appears on the Customer Display Unit at retail while the animated LIGHTNING LOTTO video plays.

14. WHEN DO SALES CLOSE NIGHTLY AND WHEN ARE THE DRAWS?

LIGHTNING LOTTO sales close nightly at 11:58 p.m. and reopen at 3:30 a.m. the next day, except on Tuesdays when sales for LIGHTNINGLOTTO open at 5:30 a.m. The draws take place nightly between 12:00 a.m. and 1:00 a.m.

15. HOW ARE THE DRAWS CONDUCTED? ARE THERE DRAW VIDEOS?

LIGHTNING LOTTO DRAWS are conducted at the OLG Prize Centre using a Random Number generator. There are no draw videos for LIGHTNING LOTTO.

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

As LIGHTNING LOTTO offers the chance to win instantly, you must pay for the ticket before it is printed and the ticket cannot be cancelled.

17. How secure are Lightning Lotto draws?

LIGHTNING LOTTO Quick Picks and winning numbers are determined by using Random Number Generator technology. Every draw is overseen and audited both by OLG and independent third-party experts to ensure the game’s integrity.

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