50/50 Raffle FAQs

Q: How does this 50/50 work?

A: Administered by the Trillium Health Partners Foundation and licensed by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, the 50/50 raffle is a game wherein individuals purchase tickets for the opportunity to win 50% of the total money raised through the sale of 50/50 tickets.

Q: Where does the rest of the money raised go?

A: Net proceeds support the highest priority needs of the Trillium Health Partners. To learn more about Trillium Health Partners, please visit www.trilliumgiving.ca

Q: When do sales close?

A: Raffle ticket sales close at 11:59pm on Thursday, October 21st, 2021.

Q: I have more questions; who can I contact?

A: Please e-mail trillium5050@thp.ca with any further questions.

Q: Where’s my ticket?

A: Purchased tickets are delivered to the e-mail address supplied at time of purchase. Please allow 12 hours for the e-mail to be sent, as servers may sometimes be slow. Please remember to check your spam and junk, as some e-mails services may incorrectly flag your incoming tickets. If you have not received your tickets after 12 hours, please e-mail trillium5050@thp.ca.

Q: What is the grand prize?

A: The grand prize is 50% of the total money raised through the sale of 50/50 tickets. There is a guaranteed minimum grand prize of $5,000.

Q: How do the early bird prizes work?

A: By purchasing a ticket before the early bird draw dates (see early bird draw dates below), you will be entered into the early bird draw. The winning number for any early bird prize is not eligible to win any other early bird prizes, but can still win the grand prize. If a winning ticket has multiple numbers purchased (see ticket structure below), that ticket has a chance to win multiple early bird prizes.

Q: What are the early bird prizes?

A: There is one bonus prize and four early bird prizes that are offered for this raffle:

  • Prize 1: $1,000 cash
  • Prize 2: $500 cash
  • Prize 3: $1,000 cash
  • Prize 4: $1,500 cash
  • Prize 5: $2,000 cash

Q: Where can I buy tickets?

A: You can buy tickets online at www.trillium5050.ca. Due to the current situation around COVID-19, we will not be offering face-to-face ticket sales for this raffle.

Q: How are the tickets structured?

A: When you buy a raffle ticket online or in-person, you will receive a ticket with several “numbers.” Each number, printed directly on your ticket, represents a chance to win. You can purchase 5 numbers for $10.00, 20 numbers for $20.00, 80 numbers for $40.00, or 200 numbers for $75.00. You will receive a digital ticket via the e-mail address supplied at time of purchase. The winning ticket must be presented to claim the prize.

Q: Can I buy more than one ticket?

A: Yes, you can purchase more than one ticket. Each purchase will be a separate transaction, and you will receive separate tickets. For instance, if you wished to support Trillium Health Partners with $60, you can buy 80 numbers for $40.00 on one ticket, and another 20 numbers for $20.00 on a second ticket. You may only purchase five tickets per transaction.

Q: Who is eligible to buy 50/50 draw tickets?

A: Anyone currently or temporarily residing in Ontario who is not Trillium Health Partners Foundation Staff nor Board of Directors nor Trillium Health Partners Board of Directors are eligible to buy tickets and win the prize(s). Trillium Health Partners staff, volunteers, physicians, patients, and families are all eligible to buy tickets and win the prize(s). You must be over 18 to purchase tickets and/or claim a prize.

Q: What payment methods are accepted?

A: When buying tickets online at www.trillium5050.ca, MasterCard, Visa, and American Express will be accepted. Regrettably, we do not accept cheque, money orders, nor bank and/or electronic transfers.

Q: Can people buy over the phone?

A: We are exploring this option for our future 50/50 raffles, but unfortunately are not selling tickets over the phone at this time. Please visit www.trillium5050.ca to purchase tickets.

Q: When are the early bird prize draws?

A: The winning numbers for the early bird prizes will be drawn:

Draw 1: Tuesday, Sept 21, 2021 at 12:00 pm

Draw 2: Friday, Sept 24, 2021 at 12:00 pm

Draw 3: Friday, Oct 1, 2021 at 12:00 pm

Draw 4: Friday, Oct 8, 2021 at 12:00 pm

Draw 5: Friday, Oct 15, 2021 at 12:00 pm

Q: When is the grand prize draw?

A: The winning number for the grand prize will be drawn on Friday, Oct 22, 2021 at 12:00 pm.

Q: When and where will the winning number be announced?

A: Any winning numbers (for either early bird prizes or the grand prize) will be posted on www.trillium5050.ca immediately following the respective draw. If information about the winner is collected at the point of sale, the winner will be contacted directly.

Q: Do I need my ticket to get the money?

A: You will have a digital ticket in your e-mail that you must present to claim the prize.

Q: Am I notified if I win?

A: We will attempt to contact you should your ticket purchase(s) be associated with any winning number(s).

Q. Will I receive a tax receipt for my purchase? 

A. We do not issue tax receipts for participation in the 50/50 raffle. Lottery and/or any gaming tickets where there is the possibility to win a prize, are not tax deductible in accordance with Canada Revenue Agency policies.


AGCO License #: RAF1217119

Please Play Responsibly. Ontario Problem Gambling Hotline (866) 531 2600 or visit ConnexOntario.ca.

For more information or to learn about other ways you can get involved, please e-mail us at
trillium5050@thp.ca Thank you and good luck!