Whether it’s with family, friends or co-workers, Group Play lets you pool your money together for more chances of winning the lottery! If you’re not part of a lottery group already, why not join one or start your own today?
Keep in mind that the way a group chooses to administer their lottery purchases and prizes is up to the members involved. Here are some tools and tips to keep in mind when planning a group lottery purchase, and steps to avoid any misunderstandings.
Group Buying Agreement
With Group Play, it’s important to have proper documentation that identifies who is participating. The Group Buying Agreement (GBA) is available free of charge and helps groups coordinate who is taking part. This form will not eliminate all risks of dispute, but it certainly may reduce them.
If you don’t use this form, but create your own, we suggest you include the following:
The GBA or your own written form is for the group’s own records and does not have to be registered with WCLC. It will be requested, however, if the group wins a major prize.
• the name of the group trustee
• the type of game(s)
• the draw date and, if possible, the ticket numbers
• each member’s name, address, telephone number, share and signature
If the group membership does not change from draw to draw, one GBA can be completed and kept on file for future draws until a change within the group happens.
If group membership changes for each draw, a separate listing should be done per draw to identify the active participants.
Winning Numbers and Jackpot Posters
To keep your group in the loop, print off the LOTTO MAX and LOTTO 6/49 Winning Numbers and Jackpot posters by clicking on the game logos below. Then fill out the winning numbers from the past draw or what the upcoming estimated Jackpot is, and then post for everyone to see. Be sure to check any poster regulations of the places where you want to display posters
There are two versions each of the LOTTO MAX Winning Numbers and Jackpot posters. Clicking on the LOTTO MAX logo for the Winning Numbers poster will print 3 pages, while clicking on the LOTTO MAX logo for the Jackpot poster will print 2 pages.
Decide how to deal with potential winnings. Before the draw, make a group decision about what dollar amount of prize winnings will be split amongst the group or used for future lottery ticket purchases.
At Your Lottery Ticket Centre – Groups may wish to buy their tickets by Quick Pick or by picking their own numbers at Retail. On LOTTO 6/49, LOTTO MAX, WESTERN 649, and WESTERN MAX, you can purchase up to 25 consecutive Advance Play draws at Retail. Don’t forget to add EXTRA on your tickets for more chances to win.
Play by Subscription - For those who want to play the same numbers for up to a year, sign up for Play by Subscription! This is a great way for groups to coordinate their lottery purchases, and all winnings are either deposited directly into the Trustee’s account or sent by prize cheque. Plus at the end of the Subscription, a Winner’s Certificate is sent to show what winnings occurred. This makes it easy to track winnings, and help decide what to do when it comes time to renew.
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