Lottery ticket sales in Manitoba are being suspended under the most recent health order restrictions.
According to a Friday afternoon press release from Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries, lottery products have been deemed non-essential. As a result, lottery terminals in the province are suspended from selling or validating lottery tickets.
The changes take effect at 12:01 a.m. Saturday. There is an exception for retailers in northern Manitoba, other than in Thompson, Flin Flon and The Pas.
The suspension includes:
— Tickets for draw-based games such as LOTTO MAX, LOTTO 6/49, DAILY GRAND,
WESTERN 649, WESTERN MAX, PICK 2, PICK 3, PICK 4, EXTRA, KENO and
POKER LOTTO / ALL IN
— ZING tickets (also known as SCRATCH ‘N WIN)
— Tickets for SPORT SELECT games, including PROLINE, POINT SPREAD,
OVER/UNDER, DOUBLE PLAY, POOLS, and PROPS
Manitobans can still participate in draw-based games through non-retail channels, including Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries playnow.com.
Players can also check previously purchased tickets by scanning them on the Lotto Spot! mobile app.
The province is recommending people store their smaller winning tickets until they can be redeemed again.
Larger prizes can be claimed by mail during the increased COVID-19 restrictions.
»The Brandon Sun