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HIT OR MISS
HIT OR MISS

HOW TO PLAY

HIT OR MISS is the lottery game from OLG where players can win the top prize by matching all or none of the numbers on their selection with those drawn.

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Object of the Game

Match all 12 numbers, or match none to win the top prize of $250,000.

How HIT OR MISS works

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HIT OR MISS is a draw-based game that takes place approximately every 5 minutes, every day. Each $2 play puts you into the next draw, where you choose 12 of 24 numbers. When the draw starts, 12 winning numbers will be randomly selected—you win or lose depending on how many you match.

Like other lottery games, small prizes can be won for matching some numbers, and the top prize is awarded for matching all numbers. But what makes HIT OR MISS unique, is that you can also win the top prize by matching absolutely nothing. It’s the first lottery game in Ontario where you can “lose” to win!

You can watch HIT OR MISS draws on the OLG Lottery App or on the OLG.ca HIT OR MISS page.

HOW TO PLAY IN 5 EASY STEPS

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    Set a budget. HIT OR MISS is gambling and to keep it fun, it’s best to play smart. Treat it like anything else you do for fun, with a budget you can stick to.

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    2

    Pick Your Numbers. Since it’s all by chance, enjoy picking your numbers or seeing what Quick Pick randomly generates.

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    3

    Watch the Draw. Check out the action on the OLG.ca HIT OR MISS page, or using the OLG Lottery App.

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    Check your ticket. Be sure of the result by scanning your ticket at your local OLG retailer, checking online at olg.ca, or using the Lottery App.

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    Claim your prize. If you’re a winner, be sure to sign your ticket and claim your prize! Prizes expire 12 months from the draw date.

1. SET A BUDGET

HIT OR MISS is a form of gambling. Treat it as part of your entertainment budget, like cash you’d spend on a movie and popcorn.

At $2 per draw, HIT OR MISS tickets are inexpensive but can add up quickly, so it helps to plan how much you’re willing to spend in a week.

Tip

Track your spend. It’s easy to lose track, so tracking exactly how much you spend in a month can help you stay within your budget.

3. WATCH THE DRAW

When you buy a ticket, you’ll be entered into the next available draw. You can watch the draws using the OLG Lottery App or online at OLG.ca:

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OLG LOTTERY APP

The best way to view the draws is through the OLG Lottery App by scanning the bottom barcode on your HIT OR MISS ticket. With the app, you can “play” your ticket whenever you want, after the draw has already taken place.

If you’ve purchased more than one draw, results will be tallied for you at the end of the draw sequence.

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OLG.CA

If you don’t have the app, visit the HIT OR MISS page on OLG.ca. Click WATCH CURRENT DRAW and when the countdown is complete, the draw animation will begin. You can also click PLAY MY TICKET to enter your ticket or draw number and watch your specific draw(s) after they’ve occurred.

 

Tip

Draw videos are available for one year from the draw date.

4. CHECK YOUR TICKET

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After you've watched your draw(s), confirm if you’ve won by scanning your ticket using the ticket checker at OLG authorized retailers, or ask a participating retailer to scan it at the lottery terminal. You can also scan it with the OLG Lottery App.

5. CLAIM YOUR PRIZE

If you win, always visit an OLG Retailer for official ticket validation and to redeem your winnings. Prize shares are calculated each evening around midnight and will be made available on the winning numbers page the following day.

Tip

HIT OR MISS prizes must be claimed within 12 months of the draw date.

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