NOW + Next

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Playing to make a difference

Atlantic Lottery recently released its latest annual report, which revealed $395.4 million was returned to the four Atlantic provinces in the 2019-20 fiscal year.
The annual report plays an important role in Atlantic Lottery’s mandate to be transparent and accountable to its owners – the four provincial governments – and to the people of Atlantic Canada,

Local partnership formed to rethink employment in 2020

When COVID-19 first appeared in our region, companies, employees and job seekers alike were all navigating unfamiliar territory as they had no choice but to adapt to new realities. Many of those realties related to the workplace, employment security, job hunting and the uncertainty that was sure to follow.

Community Proud

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The results are in: Best of Halifax award winners announced

Atlantic Lottery was proud to partner with The Coast Halifax for this year’s edition of the Best of Halifax Readers’ Choice Awards. These people’s choice awards are known for having a nomination and voting period, where folks can nominate and subsequently cast their vote on a wide variety of categories that cover just about anything you can think of.

Community Proud contest provides $60,000 in donations to local charitable groups

There’s no doubt 2020 has brought many challenges none of us ever expected. But with it also came many opportunities to rethink the norm and as a result, many creative solutions.
Atlantic Lottery’s sponsorship team encountered one such opportunity when faced with the reality of nearly all festivals and events across Atlantic Canada being cancelled this year.

Responsible & Regulated

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Youth awareness program educates on risks of problem gambling

Studies have shown that youth between the ages of 18 and 24 experience the highest risk of developing gambling problems. Know the Score 2 (kts2) is a program that was developed to focus on this at-risk demographic. The evidence-based, interactive problem gambling awareness program engages university and colleges students in a fun and informative way.

Know the risks: Why you shouldn’t buy lottery products for minors

Atlantic Lottery is joining forces with lotteries around the world this holiday season to remind people that scratch tickets and other lottery products are not appropriate gifts for minors.
You can’t drive until you reach a certain age and you can’t buy alcohol or cannabis until you are 19. 

ATLANTIC WINS

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Two major jackpots in under a month: Lotto 6/49 is on fire in Atlantic Canada

Lottery players across Atlantic Canada are rushing to get their Lotto 6/49 tickets following the announcement of a second major Lotto 6/49 jackpot won since August.
Raymond Lillington of Dingwall, N.S. won $17.4 million on the Aug. 15 Lotto 6/49 draw – his second Lotto 6/49 jackpot win.

When lightning strikes twice: Nova Scotia man wins second Lotto 6/49 jackpot

“Lightning never strikes the same place twice” is a phrase you are probably familiar with. It is commonly used to demonstrate that truly unlikely things generally only occur once, such as winning a lottery jackpot.
However, for Raymond Lillington, lightning did strike twice – and it struck even harder the second time.