FAQ's
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The most commonly referenced FAQ's

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  1. Who gets the profits? 
  2. Are lottery winnings taxable?
  3. What happens to unclaimed prizes?
  4. What happens if I win a major prize?
  5. If part of a jackpot remains unclaimed, do the other winners split it?
  6. How do I enter "2chance.ca" Contests?
  7. When the jackpot is huge, why not offer several smaller prizes?
  8. What if I have forgotten my username or password?
  9. Can I use alc.ca to play Atlantic Lottery Draw, Sports and Pick'n Click games if I travel outside Atlantic Canada?
  10. I don’t live in Atlantic Canada and I’ve received  a letter/email saying I’ve won – is that true?
  11. Do you have a winning numbers app?
  12. Do you have a mobile site?

  1. Who gets the profits? 

    Profits are returned to the four provincial shareholders -- $431.6 million in 2015-2016.


  2. Are lottery winnings taxable?

    No. Atlantic Lottery winnings are tax free. However, we recommend you consult a tax expert about legal and tax issues.


  3. What happens to unclaimed prizes?

    After one year, they go into an unclaimed prize fund and are returned to players in the form of prizes.


  4. What happens if I win a major prize?

    Check out our prize claiming details.


  5. If part of a jackpot remains unclaimed, do the other winners split it?

    Players are entitled to only their portion of the winnings. After the one-year expiry date is up, any remaining money goes to the unclaimed prize fund.


  6. How do I enter "2chance.ca" Contests?

    2chance.ca contests are open to Atlantic Canadian residents 19 years of age or older. Sign up on 2chance.ca and enter your eligible 2chance.ca tickets for entries. Every $2 in eligible tickets will give you one contest entry into one or more contests. Please see the Contest Page at 2chance.ca and/ or the Rules and Regulations for further information.


  7. When the jackpot is huge, why not offer several smaller prizes?

    Each of our draw games are designed with different formats and different prize structures, to appeal to different audiences. 

    Players often ask this question and this is why we launched LOTTO MAX.  LOTTO MAX was designed after players told us they wanted two things in a draw game: 1) big jackpots and 2) more millionaires (very similar to your feedback).  This is why you’ll notice that once the LOTTO MAX jackpot reaches $50 million, any additional millions are used to create individual $1-million prizes, called MAXMILLIONS. For example, we can have a week where LOTTO MAX jackpot is estimated at $50M, plus an estimated 10 MAXMILLIONS prizes of $1M.  That gives players a chance to win 11 pretty big prizes with one $5 LOTTO MAX ticket. 


  8. What if I have forgotten my username or password?

    If you have forgotten your username and/or password, just click on the Forgotten Username or Password link on the login screen. Once all required information is entered, an email will be sent to you.


  9. Can I use alc.ca to play Atlantic Lottery Draw, Sports and Pick'n Click games if I travel outside Atlantic Canada?

    To be an alc.ca wagering member, you must be at least 19 years of age or older and reside in Atlantic Canada. By accepting the Terms and Conditions for alc.ca, players agree not to place orders for lottery products on alc.ca while physically located outside Atlantic Canada. Failure or suspected failure to comply with this restriction may result in termination of your alc.ca account and the forfeiture of prizes.


  10. I don’t live in Atlantic Canada and I’ve received  a letter/email saying I’ve won – is that true?

    To be eligible for a lottery prize from Atlantic Lottery, you must have purchased a ticket from an authorized retailer in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland & Labrador, or on our alc.ca website.  More information


  11. Do you have a winning numbers app?

    Yes, we have a winning numbers mobile app – Atlantic Lottery Mobile. It is available on the App StoreSM, has great features that include current/previous winning numbers, jackpot amounts, prize payouts, retailer locations, personal alerts just for you, and more!


  12. Do you have a mobile site?

    Yes, we have a winning numbers mobile site - m.alc.ca.  The site features current/previous winning numbers, jackpots and prize payouts!


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Celebrating Atlantic Canada

Whether we’re sponsoring the festivals and events that define our communities, supporting the corporate events that grow our region– at Atlantic Lottery, it’s all done with the vision of making Atlantic Canada a better place. 

Click here to learn more about the events we’re supporting or to see if your event meets our sponsorship criteria.  

 

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Where does the money go? We get asked that a lot! All profit goes back to our communities. Every penny. No exceptions. It’s used for things like social programs, roads, and education.

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Gambling Support Resources
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