Object of the game
WATCH ‘N WIN games are instant win and lottery-based draw games. Choose from POKER LOTTO, MEGADICE LOTTO and WHEEL OF FORTUNE® LOTTO. Each game has its own way to play, but the game structure is the same. Players have a chance to win instantly, or match the words or numbers on their ticket to those in the nightly draw for a second chance to win.
How instant win games work
Every WATCH ‘N WIN terminal has a computer chip inside called a Random Number Generator (RNG). The RNG makes thousands of mathematical calculations every second that determine the outcome of the instant win game. These calculations are happening even when the terminal isn’t in use. When the game is activated, the RNG freezes on a set of numbers that determine the outcome on the WATCH ‘N WIN screen.
How does the RNG affect your game?
The outcome is determined by the RNG before the action on screen starts. The animations and sounds are added for entertainment only. The RNG ensures that every outcome is completely random, with no way for players or retailers to change or affect the outcome.
How to Play in 5 Easy Steps:
Set a budget. Playing the lottery is a form of gambling and part of keeping it fun is to play responsibly. Treat it like anything else you do for fun and set a budget. Then, stick to it.
Choose your WATCH ‘N WIN game. Pick from POKER LOTTO, MEGADICE LOTTO or WHEEL OF FORTUNE® LOTTO. Each game gives you two chances to win.
Watch the screen. For each game, simply watch the screen to determine if you’re an instant winner.
Check the nightly draw. Don’t miss out on a second chance to win. Checking your ticket is easy: you can do it at the retailer, online at olg.ca, or using the OLG App.
Claim your prize. If you’re a winner, be sure to sign your ticket and claim your prize! Prizes expire 12 months from the draw date.
1. Set your budget
WATCH ‘N WIN games are a great way to add some interactive fun to your day. But remember, playing the lottery is a form of gambling. Treat it as part of your entertainment budget and only spend as much as you can afford.
The more you play, the more it costs. There are no guarantees of winning. Sticking to your budget is the best way to play.
2. Choose your WATCH ‘N WIN game
There are three exciting games available to play, each one starting at just $2. Try them all or pick the one you find the most fun. Just ask your lottery retailer for a ticket.
Play this classic card game electronically. Watch as you’re dealt a 5-card hand that could win up to $10,000 instantly. Then, keep your ticket for a chance to win up to $100,000 in the nightly draw.
Watch the dice roll for a chance to win up to $7,500 instantly. Then, keep your ticket for a chance to win up to $100,000 in the nightly draw.
WHEEL OF FORTUNE® LOTTO
Spin the wheel for a chance to win up to $10,000 instantly, or match up to three words in the nightly draw for a chance to win up to $100,000.
3. Watch the screen
Once you’ve asked for your ticket, watch the animation play out on the screen to find out if you’re an instant winner. There are no buttons to push, no bets to make, no wheels to spin. Whether you win or lose, remember to hang on to your ticket for a second chance to win in the nightly draw.
4. Check the nightly draw
Every WATCH ‘N WIN ticket features either a series of numbers, words or symbols. Match all or some of your numbers, words or symbols to those drawn during the nightly draw to win. You can check your ticket any time in the following 3 ways:
- Use the ticket checker at an OLG retailer. Be sure to sign your ticket first.
- Download the and scan your ticket barcode to see if it’s a winner.
- View the winning numbers by game online at
Nightly draws occur at 10:30 pm.
5. Claim your prize
To claim any prize up to $999.00, visit a participating OLG retailer to validate your winning ticket. For complete details about claiming prizes, visit olg.ca
Winning tickets expire within 12 months, so be sure to visit a retailer within 12 months of the draw date in order to validate or claim your prize.
Prizes vary from winning an instant prize up to $10,000 or a nightly draw up to $100,000.
- POKER LOTTO players can win from $2 to $10,000 instantly, and from $5 to $100,000 in the nightly draw.
- MEGADICE LOTTO players can win from $2 to $7,500 instantly, and from $3 to $100,000 in the nightly draw.
- WHEEL OF FORTUNE® LOTTO players can win from $2 to $10,000 instantly, or from $3 to $100,000 in the nightly draw.
How the nightly draw works
All WATCH ‘N WIN games use either a ball drop mechanism, or similar, to ensure the outcomes of the nightly draws are completely random.
For POKER LOTTO, traditional lottery numbers have been replaced by playing cards from a 52-card deck. Players must match 2 or more cards on their ticket to those drawn to win a prize.
The MEGADICE LOTTO nightly draw is performed by ball drop mechanism. Six winning numbers and a bonus number are drawn nightly. Players must match 3 or more numbers to win a prize.
WHEEL OF FORTUNE® LOTTO
In the WHEEL OF FORTUNE® LOTTO nightly draw, numbers have been replaced with 39 words. Players must match 3 or more winning words to those on their ticket to win a prize.