Lottery ticket claim periods are extended in support of COVID-19 distancing

Lottery players have an additional six months to claim prizes on tickets that would otherwise have expired between March 17 and September 17, 2020. 

 

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This change is being made by Western Canada Lottery Corporation (WCLC) in alignment with other Canadian lottery regions. WCLC and Sask Lotteries recognize that efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 have affected lottery players’ ability to claim prizes. WCLC and Sask Lotteries support the choices of players to practice appropriate physical distancing to keep themselves, their families, and their communities safer in accordance with public health advisories.

 

The extension applies to lottery games, including:

  • Draw-based games: LOTTO MAX, LOTTO 6/49, DAILY GRAND, WESTERN MAX, WESTERN 649, EXTRA, PICK 2/3/4, POKER LOTTO and ALL-IN, and KENO;
  • SPORT SELECT games: PROLINE, POINT SPREAD, OVER/UNDER, POOLS, and PROPS;
  • and Zing instant scratch tickets.

 

Tickets that would have expired between March 17 and September 17 will now be eligible for prize claim for an additional six months beyond their original expiry date. Ordinarily, tickets for draw-based games expire one year after their draw date, and Zing instant scratch tickets have an expiry date printed on the back of the ticket.