LIVING THE LIFE LOTTERY Frequently Asked Questions - O L G

LIVING THE LIFE LOTTERY Frequently Asked Questions

  1. WHAT IS LIVING THE LIFE LOTTERY?
  2. WHAT ARE THE PRIZES AND ODDS OF WINNING THE LIVING THE LIFE LOTTERY?
  3. WHAT'S THE TOTAL OF ALL PRIZES THAT WILL BE DRAWN?
  4. ARE PRIZES SHARED AMONG WINNING TICKETS?
  5. HOW MANY ENTRIES IN TOTAL ARE AVAILABLE FOR LIVING THE LIFE LOTTERY?
  6. CAN I CHOOSE MY OWN LIVING THE LIFE LOTTERY NUMBER?
  7. WHAT DOES THE EIGHT-DIGIT LIVING THE LIFE LOTTERY ENTRY REPRESENT?
  8. ARE THE ENTRIES ISSUED IN SEQUENCE? WHAT IF I WANT TO PURCHASE A SPECIFIC NUMBER OR A SEQUENCE OF NUMBERS?
  9. WHEN DO TICKET SALES BEGIN AND END?
  10. IS THERE A GUARANTEE THAT ALL 61,808 PRIZES WILL BE WON ON LIVING THE LIFE LOTTERY?
  11. CAN YOU GUARANTEE THAT ALL OF THE PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED?
  12. CAN I WIN MORE THAN ONE PRIZE ON THE LIVING THE LIFE LOTTERY?
  13. CAN ENCORE BE PLAYED ON A LIVING THE LIFE LOTTERY TICKET?
  14. WHEN WILL THE DRAWS BE HELD?
  15. HOW WILL THE LIVING THE LIFE LOTTERY WINNING NUMBERS BE PUBLICIZED?
  16. HOW WILL PLAYERS KNOW IF THEY HAVE A WINNING TICKET?
  17. WHEN CAN PLAYERS BEGIN TO VALIDATE THEIR LIVING THE LIFE LOTTERY TICKET(S) AT RETAIL?
  18. WILL THERE BE PRINTED MATERIALS AVAILABLE FOR CONSUMERS THAT EXPLAIN THE GAME?
  19. HOW DO I FIND OUT HOW MANY ENTRIES ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR LIVING THE LIFE LOTTERY?
  20. IF THE GAME SELLS OUT EARLY, WILL OLG HOLD THE MAIN DRAW EARLIER?
  21. HOW LONG DOES A WINNER HAVE TO CLAIM A PRIZE?
  22. IS THERE A LIVING THE LIFE LOTTERY EARLY BIRD DRAW?
  23. HOW CAN I MAKE SURE I QUALIFY FOR THE EARLY BIRD DRAW?
  24. HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO CLAIM MY EARLY BIRD PRIZE?
  25. IF I WIN AN EARLY BIRD PRIZE, CAN I STILL WIN ONE OF THE LIVING THE LIFE LOTTERY PRIZES IN THE MARCH 31 DRAWS?

1. WHAT IS LIVING THE LIFE LOTTERY?

LIVING THE LIFE LOTTERY is a great new limited-time game available from February 17, 2015 to March 31, 2015 with a $3-million guaranteed Grand Prize draw - the largest guaranteed prize in Ontario - plus an Early Bird Draw for three prizes of $100,000 each! LIVING THE LIFE LOTTERY is available for a limited time only, from February 17 to March 31, 2015. LIVING THE LIFE LOTTERY Entries can be purchased by Quick Pick only at one (1) for $5, three (3) for $10, or seven (7) for $20. Prizes range from $20 to $3 million. Winning Entries for LIVING THE LIFE LOTTERY will be drawn only from those issued.

2. WHAT ARE THE PRIZES AND ODDS OF WINNING THE LIVING THE LIFE LOTTERY?

LIVING THE LIFE LOTTERY prizes range from $20 to $3 million. As winning Entries for LIVING THE LIFE LOTTERY will be drawn only from those issued, overall odds of winning any prize are dependent on the number of Entries issued. Based on our sales estimates, odds of winning are as follows:

Draw Outcome Available Prizes Prize Amounts Odds are 1 in*
EARLY BIRD DRAW
Early Bird Prizes 3 $100,000 2,057,613
MAIN DRAW
Grand Prize 1 $3,000,000 6,172,840
2nd Prize 1 $1,000,000 6,172,840
3rd Prize 10 $50,000 617,284
4th Prize 15 $25,000 411,523
5th Prize 50 $5,000 123,457
BONUS DRAW*
Match Last 2 Digits 61,728 $20 100
Overall Odds 99.9

*Calculations are approximate, based on one (1) Entry, and that all available 6,172,840 entries are issued.

3. WHAT'S THE TOTAL OF ALL PRIZES THAT WILL BE DRAWN?

Based on our estimated sales, we expect total prizing to be valued at $6 million. We estimate there will be 61,808 winners of prizes ranging from $20 to $3 million. The total number of winning Entries and the total value of all prizes will be determined by how many Entries win the Bonus Prize of $20 for matching the last two digits in addition to the 80 guaranteed prize draws (3 Early Bird and 77 Main Draw prizes).

4. ARE PRIZES SHARED AMONG WINNING TICKETS?

No. LIVING THE LIFE LOTTERY Entries are unique, and therefore no two tickets will have the same numbers. The winning number for each of the LIVING THE LIFE LOTTERY prizes will match only one eight-digit Entry of those issued.

5. HOW MANY ENTRIES IN TOTAL ARE AVAILABLE FOR LIVING THE LIFE LOTTERY?

There are a total of 6,172,840 Entries available for the game.

6. CAN I CHOOSE MY OWN LIVING THE LIFE LOTTERY NUMBER?

LIVING THE LIFE LOTTERY Entries can be purchased by Quick Pick only. To ensure there is only one winning Entry for each prize, each entry must be unique. If customers were to choose their own numbers, there would always be the possibility that two players could select the same Entry number, and therefore, have to split a prize.

7. WHAT DOES THE EIGHT-DIGIT LIVING THE LIFE LOTTERY ENTRY REPRESENT?

This numbering ensures that each Entry issued is unique and does not appear on any other ticket. Each Entry issued is randomly generated from the Entries remaining in the pool available to be sold. The winning Entries are drawn only from those issued. The format simplifies checking the ticket, and ensures that all Entries have exactly the same chances of winning.

To win any of the 77 Main Draw prizes or any of the three (3) Early Bird Prizes, a winning Entry must match the 8-digit number in exact order. To win a Bonus Draw prize, winning Entries must match the last two digits in exact order.

8. ARE THE ENTRIES ISSUED IN SEQUENCE? WHAT IF I WANT TO PURCHASE A SPECIFIC NUMBER OR A SEQUENCE OF NUMBERS?

Our central system will randomly select 6,172,840 unique eight (8) digit Entries from a range of 000000-01 to 999999-99 to be available for purchase. When a customer requests a LIVING THE LIFE LOTTERY Entry (Entries), it is randomly selected from those remaining in the pool available to be sold. This allows for each Entry to be unique and the prizes are not shared among a number of winning tickets.

9. WHEN DO TICKET SALES BEGIN AND END?

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, February 17, 2015. Sales close at 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31 or whenever the 6,172,840th Entry is sold, whichever comes first. With only a limited number of Entries available, the game could sell out. Tickets purchased before 9:00 p.m. on March 5, 2015 are eligible for the Early Bird draw. The Main Draw and Bonus Draw will occur after close of sales on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.

10. IS THERE A GUARANTEE THAT ALL 61,808 PRIZES WILL BE WON ON LIVING THE LIFE LOTTERY?

There is a guarantee that winning numbers for the prizes in the Early Bird and Main Draw categories will be drawn only from Entries issued. The number of $20 Bonus Prizes won will depend on the number of Entries issued with a two-digit trailer that matches the Bonus Prize number drawn (up to 61,728 based on sell-out odds). Players have one year from the Early Bird draw date to claim Early Bird prizes, and one year from the Main Draw date to claim any of the main Draw or Bonus Draw prizes.

11. CAN YOU GUARANTEE THAT ALL OF THE PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED?

A prize can only be awarded after a winning ticket is presented for validation and approved for payment. While the vast majority of lottery prizes are claimed by customers there is always some possibility that a winning ticket might not be presented for payment or that the prize claim is not approved.

12. CAN I WIN MORE THAN ONE PRIZE ON THE LIVING THE LIFE LOTTERY?

Yes. Each entry issued will be included in the LIVING THE LIFE LOTTERY Main Draw and Bonus Draw (and Early Bird, if eligible) and has a chance of winning one of the available prizes in each category. As players can have more than one Entry on a ticket, it is possible that one ticket could bear more than one winning Entry.

13. CAN ENCORE BE PLAYED ON A LIVING THE LIFE LOTTERY TICKET?

No, ENCORE is not available with LIVING THE LIFE LOTTERY.

14. WHEN WILL THE DRAWS BE HELD?

The Main Draw and Bonus Prize Draw are scheduled to occur on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 shortly after close of sales at 9:00 p.m. The Early Bird Draw will take place shortly after close of sales on Thursday, March 5, 2015.

15. HOW WILL THE LIVING THE LIFE LOTTERY WINNING NUMBERS BE PUBLICIZED?

LIVING THE LIFE LOTTERY winning numbers will be posted on olg.ca as soon as possible after the draws and will also be available on OLG's WIN! Line at 1-866-891-8946. Retailers can access LIVING THE LIFE LOTTERY winning numbers the day after the draws by selecting the LIVING THE LIFE LOTTERY button on the terminal.

16. HOW WILL PLAYERS KNOW IF THEY HAVE A WINNING TICKET?

Players simply have to check the eight-digit entry on their LIVING THE LIFE LOTTERY ticket(s) versus the winning numbers drawn. All numbers drawn are exact-match only. Customers may also use the easy self-serve ticket checkers, have their retailer check their ticket through the lottery terminal, or use the winning entry search function on the LIVING THE LIFE LOTTERY WINNING NUMBERS page of olg.ca.

17. WHEN CAN PLAYERS BEGIN TO VALIDATE THEIR LIVING THE LIFE LOTTERY TICKET(S) AT RETAIL?

LIVING THE LIFE LOTTERY Early Bird tickets can be validated beginning March 6, 2015, the day after the draw. Winning tickets from the LIVING THE LIFE LOTTERY Main Draw and Bonus Draw can be validated beginning Wednesday, April 1, 2015.

To claim an Early Bird prize before the Main Draw, sign your ticket and have it validated. Visit olg.ca for instructions on claiming your prize. Please keep the exchange ticket you are issued until after the Main Draw on March 31, 2015. All prizes are to be claimed within one year of their respective draw dates. All prizes for the Main Draw and Bonus Prize Draw must be claimed before April 1, 2016. All prizes for the Early Bird Draw must be claimed before March 6, 2016.

18. WILL THERE BE PRINTED MATERIALS AVAILABLE FOR CONSUMERS THAT EXPLAIN THE GAME?

Retailers will have tear pads that include LIVING THE LIFE LOTTERY game information and instructions. Players can also access information about the game at olg.ca or by calling the OLG Customer Support Centre at 1-800-387-0098.

19. HOW DO I FIND OUT HOW MANY ENTRIES ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR LIVING THE LIFE LOTTERY?

Lottery retailers can use the lottery terminal to tell you how many Entries still remain to be purchased. Customers may also find out how many Entries remain by calling the OLG Support Centre at 1-800-387-0098. Should the game near sell-out we may use additional means of communication - including our website and the Customer Display Unit at retail - to communicate this information to customers.

20. IF THE GAME SELLS OUT EARLY, WILL OLG HOLD THE MAIN DRAW EARLIER?

No. The Main Draw will take place on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 shortly after close of sales at 9:00 p.m.

21. HOW LONG DOES A WINNER HAVE TO CLAIM A PRIZE?

All prizes for the Main Draw and Bonus Prize Draw must be claimed before April 1, 2016. All prizes for the Early Bird Draw must be claimed before March 6, 2016.

22. IS THERE A LIVING THE LIFE LOTTERY EARLY BIRD DRAW?

Yes. There will be a draw for three (3) Early Bird prizes of $100,000 each conducted after close of sales on March 5, 2015.

23. HOW CAN I MAKE SURE I QUALIFY FOR THE EARLY BIRD DRAW?

Tickets purchased before 9:00 p.m. on March 5, 2015 will be eligible for the Early Bird Draw.

24. HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO CLAIM MY EARLY BIRD PRIZE?

Please remember that all prizes are to be claimed within one year of the draw date. All prizes for the Early Bird Draw must be claimed before March 6, 2016.

25. IF I WIN AN EARLY BIRD PRIZE, CAN I STILL WIN ONE OF THE LIVING THE LIFE LOTTERY PRIZES IN THE MARCH 31 DRAWS?

Yes. Each Entry issued will be included in the LIVING THE LIFE LOTTERY Main Draw and Bonus Draw and has a chance of winning one of the available prizes in each category. As players can have more than one Entry on a ticket, it is possible that one ticket could bear more than one winning Entry.