Canadian provincial lottery operator Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has announced its first ever million dollar lottery win through its real-money iGaming website PlayOLG.ca.
Last week a winning ticket for the LOTTO 6/49 Guaranteed $1 Million Prize Draw was sold on PlayOLG, marking the biggest win on the IGT-powered online gaming site since its launch in January.
"We're pleased that one of our PlayOLG members has the winning ticket for the LOTTO 6/49 Guaranteed $1 Million prize," said John Mahony, OLG's vice president of iGaming. "PlayOLG players should log into their accounts or check their email to see if they are a big winner.”
PlayOLG currently allows Ontario residents to purchase LOTTO 6/49, LOTTO MAX and ENCORE tickets online, and features a wide range of online casino games, including slots and table games such as blackjack, baccarat, single-player poker and roulette.
Last week, the operator launched a new horse-themed product on PlayOLG, the first of its kind on a new section of the website dedicated to horse racing.
“Horse racing is vital to rural communities,” said OLG. “The industry provides jobs for thousands of people across the province and is an important part of Ontario’s rich heritage. By integrating horse racing into gaming, OLG is helping to create a sustainable industry in the province for generations to come.”
Fire Horse was developed in consultation with the horse racing industry, and provides players with 720 ways to win, with the game including MultiWay Xtra features, multi-directional pays, Stacked Wilds and stacked Bonus symbols.
“Launching Fire Horse is the latest step OLG is taking in partnership with the horse racing industry and Ontario government to integrate horse racing into the provincial gaming strategy,” said Cal Bricker, OLG’s senior vice president of horse racing. “It represents progress on integration by using a new gaming platform to increase awareness of the industry while further demonstrating OLG’s support for horse racing in Ontario.”
It is the first horse-themed product released by OLG. Additional horse-themed products are expected to be released in the future.