SAULT STE. MARIE, ON, Feb. 19 /CNW/ - Saturday's LOTTO 6/49 draw is for a
jackpot estimated at $48 million - the second largest LOTTO 6/49 jackpot in
Canadian history! Players can purchase tickets at authorized OLG retailers
until 9 p.m.
Ontarians continue to win often, and win big with LOTTO 6/49 - like the
12 co-workers from Maple Leaf Foods - who claimed $10.5 million from the
January 31, 2009 draw. Since LOTTO 6/49 was launched in June 1982, Ontario
players have won more than $8.7 billion in prizes, including 1,150 jackpot
Consumers are reminded that lottery retailers are not allowed to validate
a ticket unless the customer has signed it. Signature boxes located on the
front of all on-line lottery tickets, such as LOTTO 6/49, make it easier for
customers to remember to sign their tickets at the time of purchase.
Convenient signature boxes are now also being added to OLG INSTANT tickets.
Group players should always identify each group member with a signature
on group play forms to confirm their contribution. Helpful Group Play forms
are available at www.OLG.ca.
It is a provincial offence, punishable by fines, to sell OLG lottery
tickets to anyone under 18 years of age.
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 $23 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!
THE ONTARIO PROBLEM GAMBLING HELPLINE 1-888-230-3505
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