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.
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!
No. LIGHTNING LOTTO is only available in-store only at OLG lottery retail locations.
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.
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.
There is no cap on the LIGHTNING LOTTO jackpot. It starts at $125,000 and grows with each purchase until it is won.
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.
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.
No. ENCORE is not available with LIGHTNING LOTTO.
No. Advance Play is not available on LIGHTNING LOTTO.
The LIGHTNING LOTTO prize payout is 60 per cent.
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.
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.
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.
LIGHTNING LOTTO DRAWS are conducted at the OLG Prize Centre using a Random Number generator. There are no draw videos for LIGHTNING LOTTO.
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.
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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