Industry Reports

Newfoundland and Labrador Lottery Enthusiasts Pour CA$265M Into Lottery Games

Lottery offerings are able to attract the attention of Canadians of all age groups as they offer them the chance to winning while supporting the community. Atlantic Canada also enjoys the offerings and Atlantic Lottery Corporation recently issued information showing that Newfoundland and Labrador players are the most active in this region with some CA$265 million poured into lottery over 2018 solely.

Players from across the Canadian provinces are willing to try their luck and participate in the lottery draws that happen on a regular basis. This common practice could span throughout one’s entire life and become a family tradition evoking nostalgic feelings. When it comes to a particular region of the country, Atlantic Canada players have something to say about lottery games and the thrill they bring them.

Permanent residents of Newfoundland and Labrador are especially fond of everything Atlantic Lottery Corporation has on offer when it comes to lottery. It performed better than Nova Scotia, another pretty active province that managed to amass around CA$225 million over 2018. Some of the most popular games of chance are Lotto MAX and Lotto 6/49 that enjoy high popularity across the provinces.

In addition to that players are also fond of the so-called scratchers that offer them the possibility of becoming much richer in an instant, instead of waiting until the next regular lottery draw. For the more adventurous, there are also iBingo and Pick & Click which offer them a more interactive gaming activity that is still within the lottery sector of gambling. The activity is preferred over traditional casino gambling since it is considered being a less addictive alternative.

It comes as no surprise that Lotto MAX is the most popular lottery game across Atlantic Canada and this is true for a reason. This is the lottery with the highest main prize limit currently reaching CA$60 million, but soon to increase to CA$70 million. Locals have grown to love it ever since its first draw in 2009, bringing jackpots worth millions of Canadian dollars.

Lottery Offerings Attract More Players

Lotto 6/49 is also a popular offering across the province to the likes of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. When it comes to scratch games, Set for Life has been able to capture people’s hearts in Newfoundland and Labrador and is known as the most popular instant lottery offering within the province.

Its cash prizes could reach all the way to CA$2.5 million and guarantee a hassle-free life. When it comes to large lottery prizes, the province was able to witness a total of 206 hits surpassing the CA$10,000 mark in 2018. People are drawn to office lottery pools, which allow a larger number of people to participate with one winning ticket and then share the potential cash prize.

This increases their overall chances of winning and is a common practice. Interest toward participation in lottery games has been increasing over the past few months, as this Friday is about to welcome the next regular Lotto MAX draw coming with a CA$55-million main prize. If there are no winning tickets, the following Friday is projected to see the jackpot reach its current CA$60-million cap.