FAQ - The BC SPCA Lottery for Animals in Need


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Contact Information for the BC SPCA Lottery for animals in need


The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a not-for-profit animal welfare organization reliant on public donations.

Our mission is to protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.

The BC SPCA was created under the auspices of the provincial Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act (PCA Act), and is the only animal welfare organization in BC that has the authority to enforce laws relating to animal cruelty, and to recommend charges for Crown Counsel for the prosecution of individuals who inflict suffering on animals.

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After our annual spring lottery sold out six weeks early, we decided to hold a second 50/50 lottery for the very first time! You may have noticed we did not mail out ticket order forms this year. As this is the first time we have held a second lottery, and due to the challenges of COVID-19, all ticket orders must be made online through our Lottery for animals in need website. We are so excited to be offering our biggest prize ever with a pot up to $600,000!

If you have further questions please reach out at lottery@spca.bc.ca

Tickets for the fall 50/50 lottery have now sold out. For anyone who has left their details to purchase tickets in the event of returned tickets or declined transactions, we will be in contact should tickets become available.

Tickets for the fall 50/50 lottery have now sold out. In the event of returned tickets or declined transactions we will release will more tickets to ensure we sell the maximum amount of tickets possible according to our B.C. gaming license. For anyone who has left their details to purchase tickets in the event of returned tickets or declined transactions, we will be in contact should tickets become available.

  • Ticket sales start: Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.
  • 50/50 draw dateMonday, October 26, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.

The draw will be held at the BC SPCA Vancouver Branch (1205 East 7th Avenue, Vancouver B.C.)

Yes! We plan to once again hold a spring calendar and 50/50 lottery in 2021. A full range of ticket purchasing options will be available including mail orders.

You will receive your emailed ticket in 2-3 business days. The first email that you receive from the BC SPCA Lottery will be a confirmation of your ticket order. The second email will include your ticket details.

After you purchase your Lottery tickets online, you should receive a confirmation email shortly after. If you have not received this email, please check your spam folder first. If you don’t see your confirmation email not to worry, your tickets will still be emailed to you in 2-3 business days. If you are concerned your order was not completed, please email lottery@spca.bc.ca for confirmation.

The winner will be contacted by telephone from the BC SPCA Provincial Office  after the draw on October 26, 2020 and announced online at lottery.spca.bc.ca/winners. The prize cheque will be mailed once the winner’s identity and mailing address has been verified.

You must be 19 years of age or older.

Yes, all ticket purchasers must reside in British Columbia.

No, your ticket purchase is not tax deductible. Although your purchase generously helps the BC SPCA care for and protect animals in need, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) regulations do not allow purchased lottery tickets to be tax deductible.

As mandated by Canada Revenue Agency, lottery winnings are not taxable. They are not considered income or capital gains. The money is all yours!

Proceeds from your ticket purchase will provide care for 40,000+ homeless, injured and abused animals in your community and throughout the province of British Columbia. To learn more about our work caring for animals, see the BC SPCA’s  Stats at a Glance.

The BC SPCA is proud to be among the elite group of Canadian organizations to be accredited by Imagine Canada, the national umbrella for charities and non-profits. Read more about our governance and accountability here.

The 2020 BC SPCA Lottery is a fundraising campaign and one of many ways to support animal welfare in B.C.

Please visit www.spca.bc.ca/support to make a donation, register for special events, and to learn more about other ways to give.

Speak up and take action for the animals in your community by visiting the BC SPCA Action Centre: www.spca.bc.ca/action

For all Lottery related inquiries please email us at lottery@spca.bc.ca or call us at 855.205.5998. Please note, Lottery tickets can only be purchased online, phone lines are staffed Monday – Friday 10-4.

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