For $2 or $5, a consumer gets a 5-number selection and can win in two ways: at Quick Play or at a ball machine evening draw that takes place on the same day the selection was purchased, as long as the wager has been registered before 9:00 p.m. Otherwise, the selection will be valid for the evening draw of the following day. The prize structure associated with a $2 selection is different from the prize structure associated with a $5 selection.
Once the consumer hands the retailer the $2 or $5 payment for a Sprinto selection, the retailer activates the Sprinto game on his terminal. The animation on the consumer display reveals a selection for an evening draw and the result of the in-store Quick Play (racing game). The selection (made up of 5 numbers from 1 to 50) is simultaneously printed on the ticket. The Sprinto ticket will indicate whether it is a winner or non-winner at Quick Play as well as the prize won at that game, if any. Depending on the prize structure, you may win between $2 and $5,000 with a $2 selection, or between $5 and $25,000 with a $5 selection.
Your selection is valid for the evening draw of the date indicated on the ticket. Each day, Loto-Québec draws 5 balls from a ball machine that contains 50 balls numbered from 1 to 50. The ticket holder has a chance of winning between $2 and $100,000 with a $2 selection and between $5 and $250,000 with a $5 selection.
The term “Quick Play” is used in this lottery because this product is only sold through the Quick Pick feature. Also, the purchaser immediately sees the result of Quick Play on the terminal’s consumer display.
Once you have paid the amount of your selection to the retailer, Quick Play is activated by him on the terminal. A unique Sprinto sound will tell you when the game begins.
The Quick Play ends when one of the 5 contestants that are designated by the numbers of the selection on your ticket reaches the finish line. A winner (gagnant) or not a winner (non gagnant) message appears on the consumer screen, and the terminal plays a unique, Sprinto “gagnant” or “non gagnant” sound to tell you that the game is over. You can listen to these sounds on the Sprinto page of Loto-Québec’s web site.
You can purchase only one selection per ticket.
Retailers cannot cancel Sprinto tickets. Due to the fact that Sprinto includes Quick Play in which results are immediately displayed, purchasers must make payment before the retailer completes the transaction on the game terminal and hands them the printed ticket.
Draws are held daily in Montréal at around 9:30 p.m.
If your wager is registered before 9:00 p.m., your selection is valid for that day’s draw. Otherwise, the selection will be valid for the evening draw of the following day.
A $5 selection provides better odds of a Quick Play win than does a $2 selection. Overall, odds of winning a prize with a $5 selection are 1 in 2.80 (including the Quick Play and one draw), and 1 in 3.02 (including the Quick Play and one draw) with a $2 selection.