BCLC extends expiry dates on lottery tickets

Lottery players now have an additional six months to claim prizes for tickets that have an expiry date between March 17, 2020 and Sept. 17, 2020.

The expiry-date extension applies to all national lottery draw-based games: Lotto 6/49, Lotto Max and Daily Grand, and all B.C. draw-based lottery games: Keno, BC/49, BC50/50, Poker Lotto and Pacific Hold’Em Poker.

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Players who purchase lottery tickets for draw-based games typically have up to one year from the date of the draw to claim their prize.

The six-month prize-claim extension also applies to all Scratch & Win tickets that have an expiry on the back of the ticket between March 17, 2020 and September 17, 2020. 

For draw-based and Scratch & Win lottery tickets whereby the expiry date does not fall within March 17, 2020 to September 17, 2020, the expiry date remains as 12 months from the date of the draw, or as indicated on the back of the ticket for Scratch & Win.

BCLC and the other Canadian provincial lottery jurisdictions that comprise the Interprovincial Lottery Corporation have made these changes in recognition that physical-distancing requirements to help stop the spread of COVID-19 may affect the players’ ability to claim prizes.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, BCLC encourages players to put their health and safety first by following the Provincial Health Officer’s directions. Lottery tickets are conveniently available online at PlayNow.com or on the iOS version of the BCLC Lotto! app.

For more information on prize-claim options visit: https://lotto.bclc.com/claim-a-prize.html or call BCLC Customer Support at: 1-866-815-0222.

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