Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation reveals where the highest paying lotto tickets have been sold this year
While there is no sure-fire way to guarantee a winning lotto ticket, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has started to compile data on where the top winning tickets have been sold. in the province.
OLG uses a technology called the Data Analysis and Retrieval Technology (DART) system to compile a list of retailers in Ontario who have sold winning tickets of $ 10,000 or more.
According to the data, the biggest payout of the year was a winning ticket of $ 70,000,000 sold at Mayer Service in Noelville, Ontario. February 26.
The top ten wins, according to OLG data, are:
$ 70,000,000.00 – Sold at Mayer Service, located at 62 David Street N. in Noelville, February 26.
$ 65,000,000.00 – Sold at Marinas Express Mart, located at 19659 Leslie Street in Sharon, July 6.
$ 50,000,000.00 – Sold at Canadian Tire Gas Bar, located at 1101 Ontario Street in Stratford, March 16th.
$ 15,231,359.10 – Sold at Super Convenience, located at 574A Plains Road East in Burlington, April 13.
$ 15,035,008.70 – Sold at J&P Variety, located at 509 Ingersoll Avenue in Woodstock, February 10.
$ 15,000,000.00 – Sold at Mac’s, located at 16 Government Road East in Kirkland Lake, April 20.
$ 11,401,277.30 – Sold at Pioneer Energy, located at 300 Painted Post Drive in Scarborough, April 14.
$ 9,440,109.40 – Sold at Target Food, located at 128 Queensway West in Simcoe, June 12.
$ 6,000,000.00 – Sold in Fortinos, located at 102 Hwy 8 in Stoney Creek, March 20.
$ 5,000,000.00 – Sold at West End Convenience, located at 499 Dundas Street West in Trenton, June 2nd.
The list is not updated daily, according to OLG, and could include discrepancies with recent winners.
“It’s updated using a little bit of automation, but also with what we can capture on our own,” OLG spokesperson Tony Bitonti told CTV News Toronto on Wednesday.
“We have 10,000 retailers across the province. We also have more winners than any other region in Canada, so there may be a bit of a delay in terms of updating the system, ”he said.
WHERE ARE THE LUCKEST RETAILERS?
It turns out that no lucky region in Ontario sells more winning tickets than others.
“We don’t like to say that there are lucky areas or unlucky areas because, really, we are dealing with chance,” Bitonti said.
Instant and scratch tickets are distributed randomly across the province well in advance of the sale.
“Whether it’s an instant ticket or one of the scratch tickets, those are distributed across the province on a very random basis,” he said.
“Tickets like Lotto 649, Lotto Max or Lottario – whatever comes into the terminal – is computer generated, so again, no more randomness.”
Bitonti said, however, that retailers with higher traffic tend to generate more winners. Although this is due to higher populations, not luckier retailers.
“What we’re seeing are high traffic retailers – busy retailers, retailers that attract a lot of people tend to have more winners. ”