The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has now extended the time wannabe millionaires can purchase their OLG lottery tickets by 90 minutes. The cut-off time to purchase tickets for a draw will move from 9 to 10:30 p.m. (EST).
The change applies to all OLG evening draw games including the national games LOTTO MAX and LOTTO 6/49, as well as all Ontario regional games such as ONTARIO 49, LOTTARIO, and ENCORE.
With more time to buy tickets, the times that draws are held and winning numbers are announced will also occur later. Winning numbers and prize information will still be released as quickly as possible, and players will still be able to validate tickets early the next day.
The later time to buy a ticket applies to all OLG games with evening draws. There’s no change to the 2 p.m. cut-off for ticket purchases on mid-day draws. Players are being notified of the change through printed messages on tickets and information posted on OLG websites and at lottery retailers.
Ontario lottery players can also purchase tickets online for LOTTO MAX, LOTTO 6/49 and ENCORE by registering with OLG’s Internet gaming and lottery site PlayOLG.ca.