TORONTO, June 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Maybe it's a jersey number, a loved one's birthday, or a house number -
whichever way you choose, just two simple digits now give Ontario
lottery players more chances to play! Today, Ontario Lottery and Gaming
Corporation (OLG) unleashes the excitement with PICK 2, a new Ontario Daily draw lottery game.
"We're always looking for new ways to engage our customers with fun
games and innovative ways to play," says Greg McKenzie, Senior Vice
President of Lottery at OLG. "With this new offering, it's as easy as
Your Number Could Be A Winner!
The new PICK 2 Lotto is a fun and simple $2 game that allows players to choose any two digit
combination from 00 to 99 for a chance to win $99. The odds of winning
any prize with PICK 2 are 1 in 10. The odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 100.
Ontario adults can use a selection slip to choose their two digit
number, request a randomly generated Quick Pick, or use our new
Slipless Play method - simply tell the retailer the two digit number
you want to play and they can enter it for you.
Draws twice each day - shortly after 2:00 p.m. and again, shortly after
9:00 p.m. - two individual numbers will be drawn at random from all
numbers zero (0) through nine (9). There are two ways to win PICK 2:
Match the first digit - win $2
Match both digits - win $99
The first PICK 2 draw will be held shortly after 2:00 p.m. on June 5, 2012 and sales
start at 6:00 a.m. the same day.
More fun with MIDDAY draws
Today, OLG is also introducing MIDDAY draws for several of its other
popular games: PICK 3, PICK 4, DAILY KENO and ENCORE.
The ways to play the games remain the same, but now there will be two
draws for PICK 3, PICK 4, DAILY KENO, and ENCORE each day. Just like with PICK 2, there will be a MIDDAY draw shortly after 2:00 p.m. and an EVENING
draw shortly after at 9:00 p.m.
Tickets (with or without ENCORE) purchased for PICK 2, PICK 3, PICK 4 and DAILY KENO prior to 2:00 p.m. will be for the MIDDAY draw. Tickets purchased from
2:10 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for these games will be valid for the EVENING
draw. Tickets purchased after 9:00 p.m. will be valid for the next
For more information, visit www.OLG.ca/lotteries or your lottery retailer.
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.
Know your limit, play within it!
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MIDDAY DRAWS/PICK 2
PICK 2 is an Ontario lottery draw game drawn twice daily. Players select a
two digit number from 00 to 99 for a chance to win a top prize of $99.
Each PICK 2 play costs $2, and there are two ways to win. Players who match the
first digit win $2 and players who match both digits win $99.
Customers can choose their numbers using a selection slip, requesting a
Quick Pick or by the new Slipless Play feature. Players who opt for
Slipless Play can simply tell the retailer their two digit selection
and the retailer will print the corresponding ticket.
Overall odds of winning a prize with PICK 2 are 1 in 10. Odds of winning the top prize of $99 are 1 in 100.
Advance Play is available for up to 10 consecutive draws, and there is
also a Repurchase option on PICK 2 to play the same number selection for subsequent draws. ENCORE is available for an additional $1.
OLG is also introducing MIDDAY draws for the PICK 2, PICK 3, PICK 4 and DAILY KENO games. The new MIDDAY draws will take place shortly after 2:00 p.m. and
the EVENING draws will continue to take place shortly after 9:00 p.m.
for these games.
PICK 2, PICK 3, PICK 4 and DAILY KENO tickets purchased before 2:00 p.m. will be valid for the MIDDAY draw.
Tickets purchased from 2:10 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. will be valid for the
EVENING draw. Tickets purchased after 9:00 p.m. for these games will be
for the next draw.
Tickets for these games will be marked as valid for either the "MIDDAY"
or "EVENING" draw.
There will be an ENCORE draw for the MIDDAY games as well. ENCORE can be purchased in conjunction with most lottery games for an
The odds of winning a MIDDAY draw for PICK 2, PICK 3, PICK 4, DAILY KENO and ENCORE are the same as the odds of winning an EVENING draw for the same game.
For information on odds of winning, please visit www.OLG.ca/lotteries.
Tickets can be checked in various ways. Customers can check their ticket
on the self-serve ticket checker, sign it and give it to an OLG
retailer for validation, call the WIN Line at 1-866-891-8946 or check
online at OLG.ca.
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For further information:
OLG Media Relations Line