Canada Scratch Cards

There are various lotteries operating in different regions of Canada and they all sell scratch card instant games. Below is information on all the lottery scratch cards on sale in Canada.

Atlantic Lottery Corporation (ALC)

The Atlantic Lottery Corporation (ALC) is jointly owned by the four Atlantic provincial governments. They are: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland & Labrador.

The ALC sells a large variety of “Scratch’N Win” scratch cards, with well over 40 tickets available.

Priced at CA$1, CA$2, CA$3, CA$4, CA$5 and CA$10, the scratch cards offer all players, no matter their budget, the chance to win a cash prize.

Cash rewards for winners start at CA$1 up to a whopping CA$1million with some non-cash prizes also awarded, including a Chevrolet Camaro as the third prize on the CA$10 Monopoly scratch card.

In 2008 ALC’s scratch card sales fell by 5%.

British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC)

The BCLC has many different scratch cards on sale throughout the province. There are around 40 tickets currently available.

With prices starting at CA$1 and other cards on sale at CA$2, CA$3, CA$5, CA$7 and CA$10, there are a good range of options for all consumers.

Prizes start at CA$1 and the top prize would give lucky winners CA$200,000. Local NHL team Vancouver Canucks also has a scratch card with prizes including CA$50,000 and season tickets.

Loto-Québec

Loto-Québec sells around 30 different scratch cards to lottery players in Quebec.

Prices of the scratch cards available in Quebec through the provincial lottery begin at CA$1 with other cards on sale at $2, $3, $4 and $5.

Prizes for lucky winners start at CA$1 and go all the way up to CA$1,000 a week for life (or a lump payment of CA$675,000.

As of March 2009, sales of scratch cards in Quebec generated CA$520million. Total revenue for all the lottery products was CA$1.9billion.

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG)

OLG offers players in the province many options when it comes to playing scratch cards.

The OLG offers players many different choices when it comes to the price of the scratch cards available. The cheapest card is CA$1 with other cards priced at CA$2, CA$3, CA$5, CA$7, CA$10 and CA$20. This means that keen players and impulse buyers alike have plenty to choose from when buying a scratchcard.

For players that win on a scratch card, prizes start at CA$1 and go all the way up to CA$500,000 (this is the maximum prize given from the CA$20 “Canada Cash” scratch card).

Western Canada Lottery Corporation (WCLC)

The governments of Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan jointly own the Western Canada Lottery Corporation with the Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories and Nunavut governments participating as associate members.

The WCLC offers about 20 scratch cards or varying prices to instant games players in the province.

The pricing of the scratch cards begins at CA$1 with other games on sale at CA$2, CA$3, CA$4, CA$5, CA$7 and CA$10. This gives all consumers something to choose from, no matter their budget.

The prize structure means that winners can win from CA$1 to CA$1million. The $10 Monopoly scratch card has top prizes of CA$1million. The “sizzling sevens” card has a top prize of CA$777,777.

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