You have up until one (1) year from the draw date/purchase date to redeem a Free Play in-store.
How long can you keep a lottery ticket before it expires?
Ticket expiration dates typically vary from 90 days to one year depending on the selling jurisdiction. The expiration date is often listed on the back of your ticket. If the expiration date is not listed, check with your lottery.
Can I remain anonymous if I win the lottery in Canada?
Can a winner remain anonymous? We consider requests for anonymity on a case by case basis, but the exceptions are rare. BCLC’s role is to ensure that above all else, the integrity of the lottery system is upheld.
Do you get all the money when you win the lottery in Canada?
In Canada, most lottery winnings are tax-free, however the income generated from the winnings is taxable. Is safety a concern for major winners? Everyone will know that you’ve won the jackpot and criminals or fraudsters have been known to prey on lottery winners.
How long does it take for a lottery winner to get their money?
Once you have come forward with the winning ticket, you can expect the typical scenarios: Small prizes up to $600: Paid out immediately. Mid-range prizes: Paid out on the same day or the next banking day. Jackpot prizes: Paid out in 5 to 10 banking days.
Can you claim out of date scratch cards?
Instant Win Game prizes must be claimed within 180 days after the day you bought the Instant Win Game. Scratchcard prizes must be claimed within 180 days from the closure date.
Has anyone ever won cash for life in Canada?
Ginette Chaumont and Robert Lapensee of Vankleek Hill after winning $1,000 a week for life with INSTANT CASH FOR LIFE (Game #1176). The pair opted for the lump sum payment of $675,000.
Which lottery has the best odds in Canada?
The two biggest lotteries in Ontario are the 6/49 and LottoMax. The odds of winning the grand prize in 6/49 are one in 14 million (1/14,000,000). The odds for LottoMax are one in 28 million. By comparison, the odds of getting hit by lightning are are one in 875 thousand.