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Jackpot Facts

What happens when someone wins? Where are Canada's largest wins? 

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In 2016/17 lottery winners in B.C. won

Where the
Money Goes

In 2016/17 BCLC delivered record net income of $1.3 billion to government, which helps support communities, health care and education.


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Perceptions of Casinos and Crime

Gambling in British Columbia is highly regulated and the Province of British Columbia and BCLC have layers of security and oversight in place to keep casinos safe and enjoyable. 

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Voluntary self-exclusion

BCLC’s Voluntary Self-Exclusion (VSE) program is a resource for people who want to restrict themselves from gambling facilities or

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Host Local Government Payments

Each year, local governments that host casinos or community gaming centres receive a share of net gaming income generated by those facilities. 

Responsible Gambling in B.C.

BCLC’s mission is to conduct and manage gambling on behalf of the Province in a socially responsible manner. We believe that the more people know, the better equipped they are to make healthy decisions about gambling. 

Thirty-six Gaming Facilities in BC, as well as – RG Check Accredited

Thirty-six facilities across the province have achieved RG Check accreditation. This reinforces our commitment to deliver the best possible programs and services to our players.

Where the money goes

We generate over $1 billion every year that supports communities and programs across the province.

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Community Impact Report 2015/16

An overview of how BCLC proudly serves British Columbians. in B.C. offers a safe and secure online gambling experience on a state of the art gaming platform.

By the numbers: Lotto 6/49 celebrates 35 winning years

Lotto 6/49 is celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2017! To mark the milestone, we are sharing our top Lotto 6/49 winning facts for B.C.!

It's not child's play

Gambling and buying lottery tickets is for adults only, and the Province and BCLC have several measures in place to help prevent minors from gambling.

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How are Lottery Numbers Drawn?

Here's an introduction to how lottery draws take place! 

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Jackpot Facts

Last year we paid lottery prize winners more than $659.5 million. That's a lot of dough!