Ottawa - More protection announced today for people who play the lotteries.   The Ontario lottery and gaming corporation is turning over the investigation of lottery wins to a separate agency.

Starting in the new year , any winnings claimed by a lottery insider  any “suspicious wins” will be investigated by OPP staff at the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, instead of the OLG.

“Which means we will not have insiders investigating insiders.”

Theresa Roncon with the OLG says the definition of an insider is also being broadened to include family members or anyone who lives with a lottery retailer or OLG employee.   This move is part of a long list of initiatives to designed to restore confidence in the lottery system  after it was discovered that a disproportionate number of lottery insiders have claimed jackpots.