HOW TO PLAY
HIT OR MISS is the lottery game from OLG where players can win the top prize by matching all or none of the numbers on their selection with those drawn.
Object of the Game
Match all 12 numbers, or match none to win the top prize of $250,000.
How HIT OR MISS works
HIT OR MISS is a draw-based game that takes place approximately every 5 minutes, every day. Each $2 play puts you into the next draw, where you choose 12 of 24 numbers. When the draw starts, 12 winning numbers will be randomly selected—you win or lose depending on how many you match.
Like other lottery games, small prizes can be won for matching some numbers, and the top prize is awarded for matching all numbers. But what makes HIT OR MISS unique, is that you can also win the top prize by matching absolutely nothing. It’s the first lottery game in Ontario where you can “lose” to win!
You can watch HIT OR MISS draws on the OLG Lottery App or on the OLG.ca HIT OR MISS page.
Breaking Down a HIT OR MISS Ticket
Here’s what you need to know about the ticket for HIT OR MISS:
A. The time the ticket was printed
B. The date and time the draw will take place
C. The OLG draw number that you are entered into
D. Your selected or Quick Pick numbers
E. The ticket number to watch the draw on OLG.ca
F. The barcode you can scan to watch the draw using the OLG Lottery AppHIT OR MISS is an OLG lottery game where players can win the top prize by matching all or none of the numbers on their selection with those drawn. Learn how HIT OR MISS works with PlaySmart.
HIT OR MISS is exciting because it’s random and unpredictable. Anyone can win, but since there’s no way to guarantee it, the best strategy is to play for fun.
ARE PAST WINNING NUMBERS A GOOD BET?
There’s no advantage to picking numbers that have won more often in the past. The odds of winning are always the same, no matter how many times a number has won before. That’s because every draw is performed by a random number generator, ensuring each number has an equal chance to be drawn, every time.
SHOULD I PLAY MULTIPLE DRAWS?
Playing multiple draws can increase your chances of selecting a winning combination but the odds of your draw numbers being a winner always stays the same. Keep in mind, the more draws you play, the more it costs to play. And because the odds of winning are lower for the top prizes, spending more with the hopes of winning it back is never a good strategy.
DOES IT HELP TO PICK UNPOPULAR NUMBERS?
Whether you pick popular numbers like birthdays, or less common ones, your odds of winning remains the same. And with HIT OR MISS, up to six players can win the top prize for each draw, which means unlike lotteries like LOTTO MAX, picking the same winning numbers as another winner won’t necessarily reduce your prize amount.
Since you can’t change the odds or guarantee a win, it’s best to choose numbers based on what creates the most fun for you.
DOES IT HELP TO PLAY THE SAME NUMBERS?
It might be fun to play the same numbers every week, but it doesn’t increase your odds of winning. Every number has an equal chance to be selected, so feel free to consider each draw a clean slate. Go ahead and change it up or keep things consistent. It’s completely up to you.
ARE SOME NUMBERS LUCKIER THAN OTHERS?
Your birthday, anniversary, or “lucky” numbers can add a sense of fun, but they won’t improve your chances of winning HIT OR MISS – the outcome is completely random.
Each number has an equal chance of being drawn.
DOES IT HELP TO BUY MULTIPLE TICKETS?
It’s true that buying more tickets for a draw means a better chance of winning, but your chances of winning do not increase significantly with each additional ticket purchased. Generally, any increase in the chances of winning by purchasing more tickets is marginal at best, and more tickets means spending more money with no guarantees you’ll win.
Be careful not to go overboard buying tickets. Play it smart and stick to your play budget.
DOES IT HELP TO PLAY MORE OFTEN?
Playing more often only guarantees you’ll spend more money. Since the outcomes of HIT OR MISS are random, you could win back-to-back, sometimes or never. That’s right – never! Make sure not to use HIT OR MISS (or ANY other lottery game!) as a way to win back money you’ve lost, because the odds are that you’re more likely to lose money over time.
Keep your play focused on fun by playing for entertainment and sticking to your play budget.
AM I DUE FOR A WIN?
No matter how long you have been playing, there is no way to predict the outcome of a draw. Every draw is completely random and playing a certain combination of numbers over time does not guarantee an eventual win.
DOES IT HELP TO PLAY AT STORES WHERE WINNING TICKETS HAVE BEEN SOLD BEFORE?
The fact is, only random chance determines where winning tickets will be sold, and every store that sells lottery tickets has an equal chance of selling one.
You might see winners more often in highly populated cities or areas—that’s simply because there are more people buying tickets in those areas.HIT OR MISS is exciting because it’s very unpredictable, but it’s always better to have a plan. Visit PlaySmart to discover HIT OR MISS tips and strategies. ]]>