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The LIGHTNING LOTTO Jackpot can be won on the spot! It starts at $125,000 and grows until won!

Each $2 play includes three sets of five numbers from 1 to 49.

Winning numbers are drawn at the beginning of the day before sales begin. Match all five numbers to win the Jackpot instantly!

Sales start every day at 3:30 a.m., except on Tuesdays, when sales start at 5:30 a.m. Tickets are sold until 11:58 p.m.

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The LIGHTNING LOTTO Jackpot can be won instantly! It starts at $125,000 and will grow with every ticket sold until it is won.

When a Jackpot is won at any point during the day, it will reset to $125,000 and start growing until it is won again. If not won, the Jackpot amount carries over to the next day.


A new set of winning numbers is drawn before the day's sales begin and the Jackpot continues to grow with every ticket sold until it is won.

Nightly draws take place every night at midnight (Eastern Time).

ENCORE and Advance Play are not available.

Still have questions?   

View the official LIGHTNING LOTTO Game Conditions. View the official Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation Rules Respecting Lottery Games. While efforts are made to ensure that the rules and game conditions are accurate and up to date, they cannot always reflect changes. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) reserves the right to change these game conditions and Rules Respecting Lottery Games, with or without notice and at such times and in such manner as OLG deems appropriate.

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While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information on our website, no warranty of accuracy or completeness is expressed or implied. Visit a retailer to obtain a list of official winning numbers or to use an in-store ticket checker.