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How to Play Poker Lotto

Poker Lotto is the daily lottery game featuring two ways to win: up to $5,000 instantly and up to $100,000 with the Nightly Lottery Draw. One ticket, two chances to win, everyday!

Play Poker Lotto at your favourite Lottery Retailer. Get your ticket before 11 p.m. daily, for your chance to win.

Buying a Ticket

Choose how many Poker Lotto hands you want to play. Each hand costs $2 and you can play up to 3 hands per ticket. There are two ways to win with Poker Lotto – instantly or in the Nightly Poker Lotto Lottery Draw.

What is “Pay Before You Play”?

Before receiving your Poker Lotto ticket from your retailer, the ticket must be fully paid for. Retailers can't cancel a Poker Lotto ticket once it has been printed.


Poker Lotto Ticket

Your Poker Lotto ticket will have the date and time the ticket was printed at the top. The time on the ticket will match the time on the display monitor at the time of printing. Your ticket will have the date that your ticket is eligible for the Nightly Lottery Draw. It will also have an Instant Win message that will indicate if your ticket is a winner or a non-winner of an Instant Win prize. Your hand is used for both the Instant Win and the Nightly Lottery Draw. Cards will be printed on the ticket in the same order they are dealt on the display monitor.

How to Win

Instant Win

You could win instantly if your Poker Lotto hand forms a Winning Poker Hand. Check out our Instant Win Prizes & Odds table to learn more about the Poker Lotto Winning Poker Hands.

Nightly Lottery Draw

Every night at approximately 11 p.m., the Poker Lotto Nightly Draw takes place and 5 cards are drawn. If 2 or more of your cards exactly match the cards drawn (both rank and suit), you win the corresponding prize. Check out our Nightly Lottery Draw Prizes & Odds table to learn what you could win.

Claiming Your Poker Lotto Ticket

If your Poker Lotto ticket wins an Instant Win prize, depending on the prize amount, you can claim your prize immediately or wait until after the Nightly Lottery Draw. Please visit our Claim a Prize page for more information on how to claim your lottery prize.

If your Instant Win prize is claimed immediately, prior to the Nightly Lottery Draw, your retailer will provide you with an Exchange Ticket that is valid for the Nightly Poker Lotto Lottery Draw only. This will void your original ticket and your Exchange Ticket will indicate that your Instant Win prize has been paid. If your Instant Win prize is claimed after the Nightly Lottery Draw, prizes for both the Instant Win and Nightly Lottery Draw will be automatically combined and paid at the same time.

Playing Responsibly

Know how the game works and what the odds are before playing.

The more you know about the games, the better equipped you are to make informed decisions when you play.

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