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Before you choose a game, check the prizes

Before you choose a game, check the prizes

For those looking to play games with more top prizes, you can track these at olg.ca.

Find the top prize games

The period of time allotted to the sale of each game is strictly regulated. If all top prizes over $100,000 available for a game have been claimed, then OLG must pull the game from stores.

Four columns of 3 tickets. Each column has equal chances. Column 1 has 3 winning tickets. Column 2 has 1 losing ticket and two winning tickets. Column 3 has 2 losing and 1 winning ticket. Column 4 hasall losing tickets.

Will 1 out of any 3 tickets I buy win?

Beating the odds is never a strategy. If odds are 1 in 3, you are not necessarily guaranteed to win if you buy 3 tickets, because those are the overall odds for all tickets. You could buy 3 tickets and win on all 3, win on none, or win on some. It’s completely up to chance.

Does it help to buy multiple tickets?

Holding three of the same scratch tickets.

Many people think that buying multiple tickets will increase the chances to win. The truth is that winning tickets are randomly distributed and buying more doesn’t necessarily mean better odds of winning. Tickets aren’t programmed to be in any order.

So in a batch of 10 tickets, there’s no guarantee that any will be winning tickets. Don’t worry about how you select your tickets – just have fun making your picks.

Don’t Chase Your Losses

Don’t Chase Your Losses

Some might think it’s a strategy to win back losses by buying more tickets. But it really doesn’t work that way. Instant tickets are simply meant to be a fun moment in the day.

To keep it fun, it’s best to accept that you may lose. And at other times, you may win!

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