Plinko is a popular game on “The Price is Right”. Whether you are on a popular game show or someone built a Plinko-like board as a party game, the strategy is quite simple. You place a chip against the board, drop it and it bounces through the maze before landing in a slot where you are awarded some type of prize (on the TV show and Nintendo Wii video game, the prize is monetary) or nothing at all.
Plinko debuted as a pricing game in January 1983. Originally, the center space was worth $5,000, with a potential top prize of $25,000.
Plinko is played for up to $50,000. The contestant is given one free chip and can win up to four more by pricing smaller prizes. For each prize, the contestant is shown a price and must choose which digit of two displayed—the first or the second—is correct. The contestant wins the small prize and an extra chip for choosing the correct digit. After pricing all of the items, the contestant places one chip at a time on a pegboard (styled similarly to a bean machine), where it eventually falls into one of nine spaces at the bottom.
The values of these spaces are arranged symmetrically. From the outside in, the sequence is $100–$500–$1,000–$0, with the middle space worth $10,000. Once the chip falls into a space, the contestant wins the corresponding amount of money and the chip is removed from the board. If a chip becomes stuck on the board, it is knocked loose and returned to the contestant to drop again. The process is repeated until the supply of chips is exhausted, and the contestant wins the total amount of all spaces hit.
How to play Plinko in Canada?
- $5 per play.
- Prize payout†: 66.77 per cent.
- Overall odds of winning: 1 in 3.97.
- Eight (8) PLINKO® Top Prizes available in the game.
Plinko in Canada can be played as a lottery game with real money. PLINKO is a $5 INSTANT game where the top prize winners get to drop a PLINKO Chip on a real PLINKO board and watch their chip land on their BIG prize amount.
You could be the one to drop a PLINKO Chip on a real PLINKO board – and win up to $500,000! Winners drop a PLINKO Chip on a real PLINKO board for a guaranteed prize from $100,000 to $500,000.
All you need is to Scratch the five (5) LUCKY NUMBERS and twenty-four (24) YOUR NUMBERS entirely. Match any one of the LUCKY NUMBERS to one of YOUR NUMBERS, win the corresponding prize. To win an INSTANT cash prize from $5 to $100,000 or a CHIP prize.
If the prize won is CHIP, visit any OLG retail location to validate your ticket. Upon validation of a CHIP winner, watch the animated chip drop on the lottery terminal screen. The chip will land on your prize. The animated PLINKO Chip Drop on the lottery terminal in store and win a guaranteed prize from $10 to $10,000 or PLINKO.
Winners drop a PLINKO Chip on a real PLINKO board for a guaranteed prize from $100,000 to $500,000.
If the prize won is PLINKO, you qualify for the PLINKO® Event at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto to win a guaranteed prize.
Prizes available to be won on this ticket range from $5 to $100,000 or PLINKO. PLINKO prizes are available to be won range from $100,000 to $500,000.
Odds of winning a PLINKO Prize 1 in 1,093,225.00
Odds of winning a CHIP win 1 in 6.53
Odds of winning any INSTANT Prize 1 in 10.10
How to redeem a prize if you win the game of Plinko?
If you win you need to visit your lottery retailer to validate your ticket.
If you’ve won a “CHIP”, watch the animated chip drop on the lottery terminal’s customer display unit (CDU). If the retailer can pay your prize, he or she will tear through the bar code of your paid-out ticket, and return the validated ticket to you along with the corresponding Customer Receipt.
If prize won is “PLINKO”, the lottery terminal will freeze while the OLG Support Centre contacts the retail location to speak to you, the customer.
Note that those who have qualified to participate in a PLINKO Event by playing the PLINKO INSTANT game will be contacted by the OLG Prize Centre in advance to make arrangements for the prize claim process and participation in a PLINKO Event.
What to do if you have won less than $1000?
Take your signed ticket to an OLG Authorized Retailer for Prize Verification on a Lottery Terminal.
If you’ve won you will see a winning message on the Customer Display Screen and hear a winning message play from the lottery terminal.
If the retailer can pay your prize, he or she will tear through the bar code of your paid-out ticket, and return the validated ticket to you along with the corresponding Customer Receipt.
If a retailer is unable to validate your ticket because it is damaged you must mail it to the Prize Centre to determine if the ticket has won a prize.
Every time a Retailer checks a ticket on a Lottery Terminal, a customer receipt is printed.
The boxed ticket number on the customer receipt will match the ticket number on your ticket.
A winning ticket will show the prize amount
Your retailer will pay your prize amount in cash. Every retailer can pay up to (and including) $50. Retailers have the option to pay up to $999.90 (as long as they have the cash available). If the retailer does not have the cash available, they must return the ticket and customer receipt to you. You may then check the ticket at another location. If you still have draws remaining on your winning LOTTO ticket, you will be provided with an Exchange Ticket from the lottery terminal. This will be your ticket for the remaining draws.
If your lottery prize is less than $50000 you can mail the required items to the OLG Mail in prize centre OLG Mail-in Prize Centre at:
P.O. Box 130
31 Adelaide Street East
Toronto, ON M5C 2J1
Your mail-in prize claim will typically be processed within 4 to 6 weeks.
What if you have won $250000 or more?
If you have won $250000 or more then you need to call the OLG Support Centre at 1-800-387-0098 to discuss available prize claim options or validate your ticket at a lottery retail location to initiate the claim process.
OLG requires your contact information including first and last name, phone number and email address to schedule an appointment.
For customers with prizes within current thresholds for claiming in person at the Prize Centre, appointments will be scheduled between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday to Friday, and between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturdays.
What are the prizes that can be won and what are the odds of winning?
$5 INSTANT PLINKO has cash prizes from $5 to $100,000 as well as CHIP prizes. CHIP prizes, which play out on the CDU, range from $10 to $10,000 or PLINKO, which is the top prize for this game. Customers who win a PLINKO top prize get to drop a chip on a real PLINKO Board at the OLG Prize Centre to win a guaranteed prize from $100,000 to $500,000.
Odds of winning any prize with PLINKO are 1 in 3.97. Odds of winning an INSTANT cash prize are 1 in 10.10. Odds of winning a CDU CHIP prize are 1 in 6.53. Odds of winning a PLINKO top prize are 1 in 1,071,000.00.
Q1. What are the odds of winning an instant cash prize?
The odds of winning any INSTANT cash prize are 1 in 10.10.
Q2. What are the odds of winning a chip prize?
The odds of winning a CHIP prize are 1 in 6.53.
Q3. How can I check if I won?
You can check at lottery retailer or you can check your ticket using the OLG Lottery App to see if it is a winner. If CHIP WIN appears on the screen, you have won a CHIP prize to be played out on the lottery terminal at retail.
Q4. What does Chip Win on the ticket checker mean?
If CHIP WIN appears on the ticket checker or on the OLG Lottery App after scanning your ticket, you win a guaranteed prize ranging from $10 to $10,000 or a PLINKO top prize.
Q5. What are the chip prizes and odds of winning?
CHIP Prizes range from $10 to $10,000 or a PLINKO top prize. Each CHIP prize is a guaranteed win. The odds of winning a CHIP prize are 1 in 6.53
Q6. What are the odds of winning a Plinko in Canada Top prize?
The odds of winning a PLINKO top prize are 1 in 1,071,000.00.
Q7. What do you mean by the Plinko in Canada event?
When a player wins a PLINKO top prize, they will be invited to participate in a PLINKO Event at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto. After completing the prize claim process, the winner will have the opportunity to drop a chip on a real PLINKO Board for a guaranteed prize of $100,000 to $500,000.
Q8. What is involved in Plinko in Canada Event?
It will take two days to complete the prize claim process for a PLINKO top prize. On the first day, the winner will arrive at the Prize Centre and proceed through the claim process which typically takes a few hours. The winner will stay overnight in Toronto and return to the Prize Centre the next day to participate in a PLINKO Top Prize Event and complete the chip drop on a real PLINKO Board.