How To Check Tickets
A Ticket Checker is a device you can use to check your lottery tickets on your own to see if you have won. All LOTTO tickets and INSTANT tickets with a Scratch & Scan symbol can be checked through the Ticket Checker. Ticket Checkers are now installed at all lottery terminal retail outlets in Ontario and can usually be found on the in-store lottery display or on the retail counter.
How to use the Ticket Checker
- LOTTO Tickets: Place the ticket's bar code, located at the bottom of your ticket, in the bar code scan area of the Ticket Checker with the bar code facing up.
- INSTANT Tickets: Scratch the play areas of your INSTANT ticket by following the game instructions. After playing the ticket, completely scratch the scratch-off material area containing the Scratch & Scan symbol*, located on the left side of the front of the ticket, to reveal a bar code. Tilt the ticket into the Ticket Checker with the bar code facing up. It is important that the latex is completely removed in order for the ticket to be read by the Ticket Checker.
- Once the bar code is successfully read, the Ticket Checker display will indicate whether the ticket is a winner or non-winner. If the ticket is a winner, the display will indicate the amount won.