TORONTO,¬†Oct. 13, 2020¬†/CNW/ –¬†OLG’s new¬†LIGHTNING LOTTO¬†game has struck at¬†Ontario¬†lottery retailers with a growing jackpot that can be won instantly in-store. This game is the first in¬†Ontario¬†where the¬†winning numbers are drawn daily before sales begin, so each ticket has a chance to win the top prize ‚Äď a jackpot that starts at¬†$125,000¬†and grows with each play ‚Äď as soon as it is purchased.

“Imagine winning a jackpot as fast as lightning,” said¬†Lori Sullivan, OLG’s Chief Operating Officer. “LIGHTNING LOTTO¬†is the first lottery draw game in¬†Ontario¬†where players don’t have to wait to find out if they’ve won a jackpot, because the draw has already happened! OLG continues to innovate and create unique products to give our players ‚Äď existing and new ‚Äď choice in the games and the way they play.”

When a LIGHTNING LOTTO ticket is requested the lottery terminal screen will play an animated lightning bolt and thunder crack, creating excitement for the player and others in the store.

How to Play:

  • LIGHTNING LOTTO is¬†$2¬†per play by Quick Pick and available exclusively at lottery retailers.
  • The jackpot starts at¬†$125,000¬†and each LIGHTNING LOTTO play purchased contributes to the growing jackpot.
  • When the jackpot is won, it resets to¬†$125,000¬†and starts to grow again. The jackpot can be won more than once a day! If it is not won, the jackpot amount carries over to the next day.
  • Each play consists of three lines of five numbers from 1 to 49.
  • You can buy up to five plays on a ticket. LIGHTNING LOTTO is a pay before you play game.
  • Other available prizes range from¬†$2¬†to¬†$5,000.
  • Odds of winning any prize are 1 in 4.47.
  • Match all five numbers in any one line on your LIGHTNING LOTTO ticket with those drawn earlier that day to win the jackpot.
  • LIGHTNING LOTTO tickets can only be redeemed at an OLG lottery retailer or the OLG Prize Centre.

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.

Sales for¬†LIGHTNING LOTTO¬†began today at OLG’s nearly 10,000 retail outlets across the province. For more information on How to Play as well as full prize details and odds of winning, visit¬†

OLG works to prevent and mitigate problem gambling and considers the needs of all players as we deliver our products and services. OLG’s award-winning Responsible Gambling program is an essential part of OLG’s organizational culture and is integrated into the overall business strategy, products, and operations to help develop healthy play habits and create a positive player experience. For facts, tools and advice on gambling visit¬†

OLG is a crown agency that develops world-class gaming entertainment for the Province of¬†Ontario. Acting in a socially responsible way, OLG conducts and manages land-based gaming facilities; the sale of province-wide lottery games; Internet gaming; and the delivery of bingo and other electronic gaming products at Charitable Gaming Centres. OLG is also helping to build a more sustainable horse racing industry in¬†Ontario. Since 1975, OLG has provided approximately¬†$55 billion¬†to the people and Province of¬†Ontario¬†to support key government priorities like health care; the treatment and prevention of problem gambling; and support for amateur athletes. Each year proceeds from OLG’s operations also support host communities, Ontario First Nations, lottery retailers and local charities across the province.

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