//50/50 Raffle
50/50 Raffle 2021-05-14T18:12:01+00:00

Ontario Charities 50/50 Raffle

Updates
2021 Winners
Rules of Play
Buy Tickets

Charities Lottery History

The origin of the Knights of Columbus Lottery can be traced back to the Knights of Columbus “Tombola” initiated in Ottawa in 1920 by Bayswater Council #1812. Although the lottery has undergone several iterations since its inception, the year 2020, marking its one-hundred-year anniversary, saw the annual provincial lottery undergo one of its most significant changes.

As of January 2021, the Ontario Knights of Columbus Charity Raffle, will feature a “50-50 Raffle” as opposed to a prize board as well as all sales going digital. While the lottery has adapted to our new social distancing reality, it remains committed to use the money raised to help its traditional charities. These include the Arthritis Society, Special Olympics Ontario, the Children’s Wish Foundation, and many other worthwhile charities. Click to see list.

Local Knights of Columbus subordinate councils participating in the sale of tickets will continue to receive a portion of the funds to help support local charities in their area.

There will be four quarterly draws in 2021. Ticket sales for the first draw starts on January 20, 2021 and closes on Wednesday March 31, 2021 at 11:59pm. The draw will be conducted electronically on Thursday April 01, 2021, at 9am. The owner of the winning ticket will be given 50% of the total money raised
.
In addition to the grand prize draw, there will be an early bird prize of $2,500.00 to be drawn on Sunday February 14, 2021.
Here are the different tiers of tickets which are available:

15 Tickets for $ 10.00
40 Tickets for $ 20.00
100 Tickets for $ 40.00

The names of the early bird and Grand prize-winning ticket holders will be posted on the Ontario State Website at www.ontariokofc.ca.

The Charities Lottery is provincially licensed under the Ontario Lottery & Gaming Commission and is administered by the Ontario State Office under the authority of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Since the lottery program began, the Knights of Columbus Ontario Charities Foundation has donated over 11 million dollars to local non-profit organizations across Ontario.

Rules of Play for 50/50 Electronic Raffle

1. The lottery will take place online in a series of quarterly draws. Proposed draw schedule:

  • January 20,2021 – draw date on April 1st, 2021
  • April 2nd, 2021 – draw date on June 30, 2021
  • July 1st, 2021 – draw date on September 30, 2021
  • October 1st ,2021 – draw date on December 31, 2021

There will also be an “Early Bird” draw for $ 2500 on February 14, 2021.

Additional “Early Bird” draws will be scheduled as follows:

Early bird draw dates:

  • April 23, 2021, First draw: $ 500, Second draw: $ 250, Third draw: $ 250
  • May 14, 2021, First draw: $ 500, Second draw: $ 250, Third draw: $ 250
  • June 4, 2021, First draw: $ 500, Second draw: $ 250, Third draw: $ 250

2. All tickets will only be sold to people who are 18 years of age or older.

3. Online 50-50 tickets must be purchased in Ontario as this is a requirement for all suppliers. Provided the ticket is purchased by someone in Ontario they would be the winner of that prize. A person outside of Ontario is not permitted to buy an online 50-50 ticket for a draw licensed by the AGCO.

4. Tickets are:

15 Tickets for $ 10.00
40 Tickets for $ 20.00
100 Tickets for $ 40.00

5. Tickets will be available only online on Ascend’s landing page.

6. Tickets will be sold using an electronic raffle system supplied by Ascend Fundraising Solutions.

7. After buying, patrons will receive a confirmation e-mail with their 50/50 registered ticket numbers from a Random Selection System. The numbers are generated randomly.

8. The winning ticket number will be selected by a computer Random Number Generation (RNG) system from all raffle numbers sold for the draw.

9. The amount of the 50/50 jackpot prize will be posted online at www.ontariokofc.ca

10. The winning number will be announced online at www.ontariokofc.ca

11. The winner may claim their prize by contacting the Ontario Charities Foundation at: 1-800-759-0959, or by email at: stateoffice@ontariokofc.ca. The winning ticket must be emailed to the Ontario State Office for verification. Winners must have the original winning ticket and no copies . Along with the winning ticket, the winner must provide his/her name, address, and phone number with picture identification for our report sheet. All payments will be made by cheque.

12. The winning ticket holder has 6 months in which to claim their prize from the date of the draw their ticket was purchase for.

13. Once the certified winner is verified, and provides identification with photo ID, they will be given a cheque in the amount of the declared prize which is, at minimum, 50% of the total sales for that draw. If the winner cannot provide photo ID, then the winning proceeds will be held until such identification can be provided.

14. In the event that no winner comes forward, the winning stub will kept in a safety deposit box and held for 6 months. After that time period has elapsed the prize will be donated to a charity other than Knights of Columbus Charities Foundation, with the approval of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).
15. The above set of rules will be posted online at www.ontariokofc.ca .

Ontario Problem Gaming Helpline (1- 888 – 230 – 3505)
www.connexontario.ca

2021 Charities 50/50 Online Raffle Authorized Donation Recipients

Non-Profit or Charitable:
Arthritis Society
Birthright
Children Wishes
Children’s Aid
Churches
Crime Stoppers
Food Banks
Foster Parents
Habitat for Humanity
Homes for the Aged
Hospices
Hospital Foundations
Meals on Wheels
Relief Shelters
Rosalie Hall
Salvation Army
Special Olympics Ontario
St Vincent de Paul
Catholic Christian Outreach
Catholic Missions Canada
The Martyr’s Shrine

Bursaries / Scholarships:
High School
University

Community / Church:
Church Renovation
Family Centres
Inner City Homes
Needy Families
Seniors Groups

Education / Research:
Birthright Pregnancy Service
Marguerite Bourgeoys Family Planning
Serena Ontario
Natural Family Planning (NFP)
Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies
Right to Life Association

Youth Programmes:
Basketball
Handicapped Kids
Science Fairs
Columbian Squires
V.I.P. Programs
Youth Camps
Youth Groups

Vocations:
Help Centre
Religious Orders
Seminarians
Ontario Conference of Catholic Bishops

Find out what your local knights are doing.

DISCOVER NOW