BCLC Closes Prize Payout Locations re:COVID-19, Kiosks Can Payout $200

Vancouver/Kamloops – COVID-19 is even affecting your lottery tickets!

BCLC is temporarily closing its prize payout centres located in the Kamloops head office and Vancouver corporate office. The closure went into effect March 18. BCLC made this decision in order to protect players and staff given the advice the Provincial Health Officer has provided to the public in relation to social distancing.

BCLC lottery products remain available for purchase online at Playnow.com, the BCLC Lotto! App and at lottery retailers throughout the province.

For those who wish to claim or have tickets that are close to expiry, BCLC is implementing alternative prize claim processes during this temporary closure period.

Prize Claim Options

Prizes of $1-$200

Ticket-holders of lottery prizes between $1- $200 can redeem at a lottery retailer across B.C., excluding casinos, bars and pubs, while they remain closed. Some lottery retailers may have the ability to pay prizes up to $2,000, however most retailers do not keep large sums of cash on hand for security reasons.

For other prizes, please contact BCLC Customer Support at 1-866-815-0222 for prize claim processing information.

In the short term, players may wish to keep their winning tickets in a safe place. All tickets are valid for one year after the date of the draw. The expiry date for Scratch & Win is printed on the back of the ticket. Players are reminded to sign their tickets for their protection.

Payouts at casinos halted earlier in the week as they were shut down throughout the Province.

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