NOW + Next

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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.

Redeploy the troops: How adaptability helped keep customer care first at Atlantic Lottery during COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted many businesses in Atlantic Canada — and Atlantic Lottery was no exception. Some business areas, such as video lottery operations, came to a standstill as a result of closures and cancellations across the region.
At the same time, Atlantic Canadians embraced the “stay home” message from public health officials and could no longer run errands as usual.

Community Proud

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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.

Cycling for Change: Ride for Cancer raises money to improve cancer care in Atlantic Canada

Atlantic Canada’s largest cycling fundraising event, Ride for Cancer, is an annual event where hundreds of riders come together for the common goal to improve cancer care for Atlantic Canadians.
All proceeds raised from the Ride for Cancer event this year will help to bring a world-class procedure to the QEII Hospital in Halifax that ensures some early-stage breast cancer patients will spend less time in radiotherapy.

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.