WHEEL OF FORTUNE® LOTTO FAQ

  1. WHAT IS WHEEL OF FORTUNE® LOTTO?
  2. HOW IS WHEEL OF FORTUNE LOTTO PLAYED AND HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
  3. WHAT ARE THE ODDS OF WINNING?
  4. IS MY SPIN VALID FOR THE NIGHTLY DRAW AS WELL?
  5. WHY IS THE INSTANT WIN PAYOUT HIGHER THAN THE LOTTO WIN PAYOUT?
  6. WHY DO YOU USE LOTTO WORDS FOR THE NIGHTLY LOTTO WORD DRAW INSTEAD OF NUMBERS LIKE MOST GAMES?
  7. HOW ARE THE LOTTO WORD CATEGORIES AND WORDS THAT YOU USE FOR WHEEL OF FORTUNE LOTTO CHOSEN?
  8. DOES THE LENGTH OF THE LOTTO WORDS ON MY TICKET IN THE POOL HAVE AN IMPACT ON THE ODDS OF WINNING?
  9. IS THE $100,000 TOP PRIZE ON THE LOTTO WORD DRAW SHARED AMONG WINNING TICKETS?
  10. WHY AREN'T YOU USING THE TRADITIONAL BALL DROP METHOD TO CONDUCT THE LOTTO WORD DRAW?
  11. CAN I SELECT MY OWN WHEEL OF FORTUNE LOTTO WORDS?
  12. CAN PLAYERS PURCHASE ENCORE WITH THEIR WHEEL OF FORTUNE LOTTO TICKETS?
  13. WHY ISN'T ENCORE AVAILABLE WITH WHEEL OF FORTUNE LOTTO?
  14. WHY CAN I BUY ONLY ONE PLAY PER TICKET?
  15. IS ADVANCE PLAY AVAILABLE ON WHEEL OF FORTUNE LOTTO?
  16. WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR MY WHEEL OF FORTUNE LOTTO TICKET BEFORE IT IS GIVEN TO ME?
  17. CAN I CANCEL MY TICKET IF I DON'T WANT IT ANYMORE?

1. WHAT IS WHEEL OF FORTUNE LOTTO?

WHEEL OF FORTUNE LOTTO is an exciting new Ontario-only daily lotto game from OLG based on the popular television game show theme. It offers players two exciting chances to win with one ticket. With WHEEL OF FORTUNE LOTTO, players can win instantly while watching the animated spin of the wheel on the customer display unit at retail and also have a chance to win with the nightly Lotto Word Draw, all for $2.

Each $2 Quick Pick randomly generates one animated "spin" of the Instant Prize Wheel. If the spin stops on a winning wheel sector, the player instantly wins the corresponding prize. Players can win up to $10,000 on the instant game.

Each $2 Quick Pick also gives players a chance to win in the nightly Lotto Word Draw. Players can win up to $100,000 on the lotto portion by matching three or more Lotto Words on their ticket with the six Lotto Words drawn (from a pool of 39) nightly.

The list of 39 words for the Lotto Word Draw may change from time to time and will always fall into a general category. For example, the game is launching with a "Canadian Things" category that includes the words "hockey," "maple" and "toque."

Both the instant and lotto portions of the game have their own distinct prize structure.

2. HOW IS WHEEL OF FORTUNE LOTTO PLAYED AND HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

WHEEL OF FORTUNE LOTTO can be purchased at any OLG online retailer for $2. Each $2 Quick Pick randomly generates one animated "spin" of the Instant Prize Wheel on the customer display unit. If the spin stops on a winning wheel sector, the player instantly wins the corresponding prize. Players can win up to $10,000 on the instant game.

Each $2 Quick Pick also gives players a chance to win in the nightly Lotto Word Draw. Players can win up to $100,000 on the lotto portion by matching three or more Lotto Words on their ticket with the six Lotto Words drawn (from a pool of 39) nightly.

Both the instant and lotto portions of the game have their own distinct prize structure.

The WHEEL OF FORTUNE Lotto Word Draw is conducted by a random number generator that selects six winning Lotto Words from a pool of thirty-nine in place of traditional lottery numbers. You must pay your retailer before your ticket can be printed.

3. WHAT ARE THE ODDS OF WINNING?

The overall odds of winning any prize (instant or lotto) with WHEEL OF FORTUNE LOTTO are 1 in 3.83. The overall odds of winning a prize on the instant win game are 1 in 4.44 and the overall odds of winning the top instant prize of $10,000 are 1 in 296,602.1. The overall odds of winning a prize on the nightly Lotto Word Draw are 1 in 27.83 and the odds of winning the top prize of $100,000 on the Lotto Word Draw are 1 in 3,262,623.

4. IS MY SPIN VALID FOR THE NIGHTLY DRAW AS WELL?

No. Your spin of the Instant Prize Wheel is valid only for the instant portion of the WHEEL OF FORTUNE LOTTO game. To win on the Lotto Word Draw portion of the ticket, you must match three or more Lotto Words printed below the wheel on your ticket with the Lotto Words drawn nightly. If you match the correct number of Lotto Words for one of the draw prize categories, you win the corresponding prize as per the prize structure. Players can win in only one lotto prize category per draw.

5. WHY IS THE INSTANT WIN PAYOUT HIGHER THAN THE LOTTO WIN PAYOUT?

The instant win portion of WHEEL OF FORTUNE LOTTO offers players more ways to win. WHEEL OF FORTUNE LOTTO is essentially two games in one and while each has its own individual payout, please remember the overall payout for the game is approximately 58.68%.

6. WHY DO YOU USE LOTTO WORDS FOR THE NIGHTLY LOTTO WORD DRAW INSTEAD OF NUMBERS LIKE MOST GAMES?

WHEEL OF FORTUNE LOTTO is a different game with a different way to play from other lotteries. We are always looking for ways to improve our games and enhance the player experience. As the game's theme is based on the popular television game show that uses word puzzles, Lotto Words were selected to create winning combinations instead of numbers. This is similar to POKER LOTTO, which uses card symbols instead of numbers for the nightly draw.

7. HOW ARE THE LOTTO WORD CATEGORIES AND WORDS THAT YOU USE FOR WHEEL OF FORTUNE LOTTO CHOSEN?

The Lotto Word categories were chosen based on consumer preference identified in research and many reference categories used on the actual game show.

8. DOES THE LENGTH OF THE LOTTO WORDS ON MY TICKET IN THE POOL HAVE AN IMPACT ON THE ODDS OF WINNING?

No. Each word in the pool has an equal chance of 1 in 39 of being drawn.

9. IS THE $100,000 TOP PRIZE ON THE LOTTO WORD DRAW SHARED AMONG WINNING TICKETS?

Prizes on the draw portion of WHEEL OF FORTUNE LOTTO are for set amounts and are not divided among all the winners in a prize category. There is an overall limit of $2 million that can be won on any given draw. In the unlikely event that the daily draw limit of $2 million is exceeded, prizes for all winners would be proportionally reduced.

10. WHY AREN'T YOU USING THE TRADITIONAL BALL DROP METHOD TO CONDUCT THE LOTTO WORD DRAW?

The words in any given category vary in length from two to 10 letters. It would be difficult to print longer words like "toboggan" and "snowmobile" in a font large enough to be read clearly while still fitting on the lotto ball. Also, similar words in a category like "holly" and "jolly" could be confused for each other depending on the size of font and print clarity. The list of 39 words may change from time to time as well and using a random number generator to conduct the draws will help to minimize any chance for confusion regarding the winning Lotto Words.

11. CAN I SELECT MY OWN WHEEL OF FORTUNE LOTTO WORDS?

WHEEL OF FORTUNE LOTTO can be played only by Quick Pick. There are no selection slips for this game. There is also no repurchase option on WHEEL OF FORTUNE LOTTO.

12. CAN PLAYERS PURCHASE ENCORE WITH THEIR WHEEL OF FORTUNE LOTTO TICKETS?

ENCORE is not available for purchase with WHEEL OF FORTUNE.

13. WHY ISN'T ENCORE AVAILABLE WITH WHEEL OF FORTUNE LOTTO?

ENCORE is not available for any OLG Watch N' Win games including POKER LOTTO and MEGADICE LOTTO.

14. WHY CAN I BUY ONLY ONE PLAY PER TICKET?

Watch N' Win games are limited to an eight-second animation that appears on the screen. Unlike POKER LOTTO and MEGADICE LOTTO where multiple hands and rolls can be displayed in the animation, only one Instant Prize Wheel spin can be shown at a time.

15. IS ADVANCE PLAY AVAILABLE ON WHEEL OF FORTUNE LOTTO?

Advance Play is not available on WHEEL OF FORTUNE LOTTO. Customers can play only one draw at a time.

16. WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR MY WHEEL OF FORTUNE LOTTO TICKET BEFORE IT IS GIVEN TO ME?

As WHEEL OF FORTUNE LOTTO features an instant win component customers must pay for each ticket before the retailer can process the transaction and give the ticket to the customer.

17. CAN I CANCEL MY TICKET IF I DON'T WANT IT ANYMORE?

As WHEEL OF FORTUNE LOTTO offers customers a chance to win instantly, retailers are not able to cancel a ticket once it has been paid for and printed out of the terminal.