Winner of the Won Vancouver 50/50 Lottery

There is nothing better than getting a winning message from the Won Vancouver 50/50 Staff Lottery. Recent winners in the 50/50 Lottery draw on March 30 got their good news phone call. Here’s what they had to say (because there were three pay periods, we have three lucky winners this month!).

50/50 lottery winner Heather Wright

​​What does winning the 50/50 lottery mean to you?

Heather Wright – won $4187.50

Wow, this is great, I am going to gift some to my two sons. The older one is getting married this fall! Then save the rest for a summer vacation to see family/friends in Ontario. Thank you.

50/50 lottery winner Natalie Schaper

What does winning the 50/50 lottery mean to you?

Natalie Schaper – won $4182.50

Winning the lotto helps my family with the everyday expenses of life. We just came back from a 3 week holiday in Australia so I was absolutely thrilled to hear the news when I got home. We will put some of the money towards the expenses of our trip. Thank you.

50/50 lottery winner Natalie Markowitz

What does winning the 50/50 lottery mean to you?

​Natalie Markowitz – won $4232.50

I never win anything so I was very excited to hear that I have won the VCH lottery! I plan on paying off my credit card and perhaps plan a fun weekend trip with my family.​ Thank you.

​Have questions?

Your questions can be answered by reading our Frequently Asked Questions document. A full list of winners​​ can be viewed on the VCH Connect (internal link).

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 2016/2017 ‘Won’ Vancouver 50/50 Staff Lottery meant a contribution of $71,000.00 to the Foundation. The Foundation used that money to purchase a number of items for Vancouver community and acute services. Items purchased to support Community Services include: a van for the Venture program, dopplers for the Youth ICM Team, and comfort kits for the Youth Addictions Residential program. Purchases for Acute Services include lead aprons for Cardiac Cath Lab, portable ceiling lifts for the Hospitalist Unit, bedside suction regulators for ICU, respiratory muscle strength measuring tools for the Pulmonary Function Lab and patient Staxi chairs to support mobility around VGH.

How to sign up

Check your pay stub to see if you’re in the lottery – there should be a deduction. If you have not already signed up: sign up now to be eligible for the 2017/2018 draws​ (internal link) There are two – or three -chances to win every month (depending on the corresponding pay periods) and you only need to sign up once every fiscal year to participate.

​Next draw is April 27th!