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Daydreaming of a Big Win

Risk taker. Day dreamer. There’s nothing wrong with taking a chance and you can’t win if you don’t play! If you’re ready to try your hand at the BC 50/50, Lotto 649, SportsAction, Keno, or a good old fashion scratch and win, then stop by the BC Lotto Centre. But before you head off to test your luck, you might want to consider these 3 tips.


Set a budget and stick to it

You’ve probably seen the slogan, “Know your limit, play within it” and well, we agree. While gambling and playing the lotto can be tons of fun (and sometimes pay out) it’s important to set a budget for what you’re willing to spend and stick to it. Consider using cash to buy your tickets to avoid the temptation to overspend or limit how often you buy tickets—make it a fun weekend treat or splurge on payday!

Know when to cash out

It’s super exciting when you win—whether it’s a few dollars, a free ticket, or a big jackpot. And while we’re all for keeping a winning streak going, it’s also a good idea to know when to cash out. Decide before you redeem your winning tickets if you want to buy more or cash out for now and stick with your decision.

Understand the rules

Not sure how to play? Take the time to understand how the game or lottery works and what you need to win before you jump in. Do you need to match a minimum amount of numbers? Is there a bonus on the ticket or extra chances to win? Familiarize yourself with the games to fully understand what you’re betting on (and to know when you’ve won).

Ready to roll the dice and take a shot at the jackpot? Good luck and remember, Westshore is the perfect place to spend your winnings—big or small.


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