One Ticket, Two Great Prizes: LOTTO 6/49 Bonus Offers $100,000/Year For Life

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TORONTO, Sept. 30, 2011 /CNW/ - What could you do with $100,000/year for life? For the month of October, players of Ontario's favourite lottery game LOTTO 6/49 will have nine chances to win two top prizes: a jackpot prize in the millions and an annuity prize of $100,000/year for life.

"This is a really great unique opportunity, that we're able to offer our players not just one, but two top prizes to help get them to cloud 6/49," said Wendy Montgomery, Vice President of Lottery Marketing & Sales at Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation.

The nine bonus draws will take place during the month of October in addition to, and drawn separately from, each of the nine regular LOTTO 6/49 draws.

Winners of a bonus draw have the option to accept a one-time cash lump sum payment of $1.5 million rather than the $100,000/year annuity. More information on payment options is available at http://www.olg.ca/lotteries/games/lotto649_bonusdraw.jsp.

Since LOTTO 6/49 was launched in June 1982, Ontario players have won more than $9.6 billion in prizes, including 1,217 jackpot wins. As of September 29, 2011, there have been 2,890 LOTTO 6/49 draws. For more information, please visit your local retailer or check online at www.olg.ca and click on Lotteries.

OLG is a provincial agency responsible for province-wide lottery games and gaming facilities. Since 1975, OLG lotteries, casinos, slots, and resort casinos have generated more than $34 billion for the benefit of the Province of Ontario. Gaming proceeds support Ontario's hospitals, amateur sport, recreational and cultural activities, communities, provincial priority programs such as health care and education, and local and provincial charities and non-profit organizations through the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

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