OLG introduces Visa and Mastercard support for online lottery purchases


Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has introduced a new payment gateway to purchase lottery products online. 

Direct Pay allows valid OLG.ca accounts to purchase single tickets and lottery subscriptions for LOTTO MAX, LOTTO 6/49, Daily Grand, Ontario 49, Daily Keno, Pick-2, Pick-3, Pick-4, and Encore via the lottery’s website or mobile app.

Payments can be made directly with Visa or Mastercard and do not require funds to be deposited into an e-wallet or converted to pay cash advance fees.

Amanda Marshall, OLG’s Vice President of Digital Product Integration, said: “As the first gaming provider in Canada to offer Direct Pay for online lottery purchases, OLG is ahead of the pack when it comes to providing customers with convenient and flexible payment options.

“Investing in our payment capabilities supports our plan to put the customer at the centre of everything we do while delivering an unmatched and integrated digital gaming experience to players in Ontario.”

All direct payments will be processed by OLG through the payments platform PaySafe, with all Visa and Mastercard cards accepted together with qualified prepaid cards issued by Canadian banks. E-wallets are still available as a payment option.