Time to sign up for the 2017/2018 Won Vancouver 50/50 Staff Lottery

The next draw (and last draw of the 2016/2017 Won Vancouver 50/50 Staff Lottery) is on October 27. Only those who are already signed up will be eligible for this draw. But you can sign up today for the 2017/2018 50/50 Staff Lottery and be eligible for the November 24 draw (and all draws for the 2017/18 fiscal year).

Everyone who is currently in the lottery needs to sign up for the new fiscal year. We can’t renew your application for you. Sign up here.

Again, the last 50/50 Staff Lottery for the 2016/2017 Lottery will be held on October 27th.

But sign up now to be eligible for the 2017/2018 draws. There are two, or three chances to win every month – depending on the corresponding pay periods. You only need to sign up once every fiscal year to participate.

Have questions?

Some of you have asked the following questions:

  1. When am I no longer in the Staff Lottery? There is one more draw in this year’s lottery (2016/2017 fiscal year). If you are signed up, you are eligible for the last draw on October 27. But you will need to reapply to be eligible for next year.
  2. What if I sign up today? If you sign up today, you’ll be in for the November 24th Draw and all the draws for the next 12 months.
  3. Am I in the October 27 draws if I’m already signed up? Yes
  4. What if I sign up now for the 2017-18 50/50 – will I be eligible for the October 27? No.

Other questions can be answered by reading our Q and A page. A full list of winners can be viewed here on the VCH network.

Where does the other half of the “50” go? It goes to the VGH Foundation, to support the funding of equipment for our hospitals and community-based programs. Proceeds from the 2015-16 Won Vancouver 50/50 Staff Lottery meant a contribution of $163,384 to the Foundation! In turn, the Foundation purchased four ventilators for use at VGH and George Pearson Centre.




  1. Maria Enriquez says:

    Hi its my first time to join the 50/50 Staff Lottery. How much is the minimum contribution in order to join in this lottery? How often do you contribute and does your name go in every draw?

    1. Kathleen Butler says:

      Hi there…the application gives the option of how many tickets you can buy. The lowest is $5 every pay period. This gets you in every draw, which is every pay period. Draws happen the last Friday of every month. So you have two (or three) chances a month to win depending on the number of pay periods.

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