Groups may wish to buy their tickets by Quick Pick or by picking their own numbers at Retail. On DAILY GRAND, 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.
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.
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 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.
This group trustee or administrator can coordinate collecting funds, buying tickets, tracking any winnings, posting draw results, and distributing any winnings. When purchasing a ticket at retail, the trustee should print their name on the back, along with the words “In Trust”. This indicates the ticket belongs to a group.
Ideally, the group trustee will provide each member with a photocopy of the group’s tickets (with the barcode blacked out) prior to the draw so each player can track the group’s winnings if they wish. If that’s not possible, the group Selections should be posted. However, only an original lottery ticket can be used to claim a prize.
Most group disputes occur because there is not a clear understanding of what happens when a semi-regular or regular group member is away and does not contribute into a draw. Will another group member contribute the funds for that person, or is the person ineligible for that draw? Be sure there is a clear understanding among the group of what happens in such circumstances, and this understanding should be communicated in writing to all possible participants.
To have Jackpot Alerts for LOTTO MAX and LOTTO 64/9, as well as winning numbers for DAILY GRAND, LOTTO MAX, WESTERN MAX, LOTTO 6/49 and WESTERN 649 automatically emailed to you after each draw, sign up for our convenient MVP Service.