The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. last month introduced a game that it says combines the thrill of a winning poker hand and the excitement of a nightly lottery drawing. On September 7, OLG debuted the new game Poker Lotto, offered at retail terminals in the province. The game offers both instant in-store wins of up to ,000 and nightly prize drawings of up to 0,000.
“Poker Lotto doubles the fun for lottery players, and you don’t have to know how to play poker to enjoy it,” said Wendy Montgomery, vice president of lottery marketing at OLG.
Poker Lotto uses playing-card symbols instead of numbers. When players purchase a $2 ticket, they are dealt a 5-card Quick Pick poker hand valid for an instant in-store prize of up to $5,000, based on hitting a winning poker hand. Players are then eligible for that evening’s draw for $100,000.
The odds of winning a prize playing Poker Lotto are 1 in 3.66, while the odds of winning the top prize of $100,000 are approximately 1 in 2.6 million.