WINNER TAKE ALL: A Guaranteed Lottery Winner Every Night 7 Days A Week/365 Days A Year

"It's been said there are no real guarantees in life. Well, we have a new lottery game and I guarantee someone will win the entire cash-prize pool every single night!" declared Ron D. Barbaro, Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLCG) as he unveiled WINNER TAKE ALL. This new daily lottery is the only game to have a guaranteed jackpot winner every night.

Every day, Ontarians can purchase a WINNER TAKE ALL Quick Pick ticket for $1 containing a six-digit ticket number. Each night, a random draw will be held to choose one winner from the tickets that were sold for that draw. The owner of this ticket number wins the entire cash prize pool (equal to 50% of the total cash sales for that night's draw), estimated to be $35,000 or more.

Consumers responded positively to the unique feature of a lottery game that offered a guaranteed jackpot winner every night. In 1998, twenty new game concepts were tested with lottery players province-wide. WINNER TAKE ALL emerged as one of the top concepts.

"People love to win and we are delighted to be able to create this game for the entertainment of the people of Ontario," said Ron D. Barbaro. "As the name suggests, each night one ticket will win it all, a jackpot that is one-half of the day's total sales. This is the latest in our line of new and exciting games."

To celebrate the launch of WINNER TAKE ALL, the Toronto Fire and Police Departments will be going head to head in the WINNER TAKE ALL TUG-OF-WAR CHARITY CHALLENGE this morning at Eaton Centre Parkette (corner of Bay and Dundas). The winning team will receive $10,000 to donate to their local charities.

Tickets are now on sale at 7,800 Ontario lottery retailers. The odds of winning the jackpot are based on the number of tickets sold that day. The chances of matching the last number to win a Free Play are 1 in 10.

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLGC) is a Crown Agency which is responsible for province-wide lottery games, commercial casinos, charity and aboriginal casinos, and owns, operates and manages slot machine facilities at horse racing tracks.