General information about OLG Pick 2
This is Canada based lottery game that was launched in June, 2012, or 8 years, 3 months and 24 days ago. Pick2 is currently available only in Ontario. This is a widely popular lottery, but it has still always been known as Pick2. The game-play format wasn’t changing since the game was launched. The lottery is operated by Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG). In case you want to know more about Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG), here is their official website: http://home.olg.ca/en-ca/home-page. Ontario Pick 2 results may be found there as well, by the way. As for their support service, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) can be reached via the following contact details:
- OLG Support Centre: 1-800-387-0098
- Prize claim center: 20 Dundas Street, West Toronto, ONM5G 2C2
Keep in mind that players must be 18 or over to play.
Check Ontario Pick 2 results
Ontario Pick 2 results are aired right after the drawings that take place in the headquarters of Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) in Toronto. At the moment, draws are held 14 times a week. To be more precise, they are held on each day of the week, at 2 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. (Eastern Time). The numbers are drawn using the Ryo Catteau ball machines. In case you were curious, the first ever draw was held on June 5, 2012, or 8 years, 3 months and 24 days ago.
How it works: picking up Ontario Pick 2 numbers
The currently applied format is as follows: 2-digit number / 00-99. As you can see, players are to choose two main Ontario Pick 2 numbers from the range between 00 and 99 Ontario Pick 2 numbers.
OLG Pick 2 winning odds & prize categories
The lottery currently offers two prize categories. The amount of the top prize is fixed, which means that Pick2 is not the one to bring you a record-high jackpot. For now, it accounts for CAD $99. Luckily, the fact that the jackpot is quite modest is compensated by indeed high winning odds! As shown by official estimates, the odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 100. In particular, you will have to correctly guess all the main Ontario Pick 2 numbers. An important thing is that it is necessary to guess these two digits in the exact order. For more information, please look at the table below:
Prize payout, %
Both digits (in the exact order)
1 : 100
1 : 11.11
The overall winning chances, in turn, are 1 in 10.
OLG Pick 2 prices
The minimum cost of playing is CAD $2. The lottery does not offer any opportunities to multiply prizes. A good news is that there is a chance to win an extra prize if to take part in Encore, a bonus game that offers a chance to win $1 million per and additional CAD $1 cost.
Hot and cold Ontario Pick 2 numbers
The lottery’s most often drawn numbers are 0 and 1. The cold, or the least frequent numbers are 2 and 4.
Payouts of OLG Pick 2 prizes
Keep in mind that Pick2 jackpot can only be paid out as a lump sum. It may be received at any lottery retailer, like prizes of the second category. A great thing is that Pick2 winnings are tax free. One more thing to take into account is that all the prizes are to be claimed within one year from the day of the draw or otherwise the winning ticket expires, regardless of Ontario Pick 2 results.