Lottery players have an additional six months to claim prizes on tickets that would otherwise have expired between March 17 and Sept. 17, 2020.
The Western Canada Lottery Corporation, in alignment with other Canadian lottery regions, has made the extension.
The WCLC and Sask Lotteries recognize that efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 have affected lottery players’ ability to claim prizes, a press release states.
The extension applies to lottery games, including:
Draw-based games: Lotto Max, Lotto 6/49, Daily Grand, Western Max, Western 649, Extra, Pick 2/3/4, Poker Lotto and All-in and Keno;
Sport Select games: Proline, Point Spread, Over/Under, Pools and Props;
and Zing instant scratch tickets.
Tickets that would have expired between March 17 and September 17 will now be eligible for prize claim for an additional six months beyond their original expiry date. Ordinarily, tickets for draw-based games expire one year after their draw date, and Zing instant scratch tickets have an expiry date printed on the back of the ticket.