The game, similar to Powerball Plus, allows you a second chance at winning something even if your selected numbers don't win you anything. In addition, the game is optional, and you have complete control over whether or not you want to opt in when you purchase your lottery ticket.
The game is available throughout Canada and is generally known as Encore in Ontario, while in other provinces it's known as Tag or Extra. Draws occur immediately following the main attraction and results appear on the same days as the lottery they are playing.
To play Encore, choose to include the game on your ticket when purchasing future lottery draws such as Daily Keno, Pick 2, Pick 3, Pick 4, Lotto Max, Lotto 6/49, Ontario 49, and Lottario. You will get a ticket with a generated 7-digit number.
To find out whether you have won, wait until the main lottery draw has taken place and the Encore winning numbers will immediately follow.
If all of your numbers from right to left match those drawn in the exact order they are drawn, you win the top prize. However, you can still win by matching fewer numbers, from left to right, and by matching specific numbers. For all the variations, see the table below.
There are 22 distinct methods to win with a single Encore play. The odds for each of these combinations vary but all are certainly rewarding. The chances of winning any prize are 1 in 9.17, which is fantastic.
The table below shows each of the 22 permutations which lead to a win, how much that win may be and also your chances of success.
Check the latest results of Encore. Claiming your prize is done in the same way as any other lottery. Should you decide to play online, any winnings will be credited to your lottery account (up to $1000) or larger amounts; a lottery claim form (LPCD) should be completed and submitted for further instructions.
If you were to buy a ticket from a retailer, you would need to claim winnings in the usual fashion; either by collecting them from a licensed retailer for lesser amounts or by contacting the lottery administrator if you win the jackpot.
In Ontario, anyone 18 or older is permitted to play the lottery. There is no requirement for residency to play; therefore, you may purchase tickets whether you live in the province or not.
Encore is operated by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commission. It first appeared in 1989 in conjunction with Lotto 6/49.
State governments run lotteries for the benefit of their citizens. The majority of players carefully regulate how often and how much they spend playing the lottery. However, there are some who run into difficulty and find it difficult to control their gambling.They may, in fact, rationalize that buying more tickets will make up for the losses they have already incurred.
Here are some tips for playing Encore responsibly:
Encore is an integrated lottery game that may be played with a host lottery game such as Lotto Max, Lotto 6/49, Ontario 49, Lottario, Daily Keno, Pick 2, Pick 3 and Pick 4.
Encore has a promotion called "Extra Chances to Win Up to $1,000,000 on Your Ticket" for $1 per play. ENCORE offers players 22 unique numerical combinations to win.