FAQ - The BC SPCA Lottery for Animals in Need

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Contact Information for the BC SPCA Lottery for animals in need


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Due to social distancing requirements relating to COVID-19 the BC SPCA has restrictions in place to protect the safety of the staff, volunteers, and animals. If you would like to view the draw virtually please email lottery@spca.bc.ca to make arrangements prior to the draw dates.

For all Lottery related inquiries please email us at lottery@spca.bc.ca or call us at 604-205-5998 (toll free 1-855-205-5998).

Support
The 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.

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

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.

Helpful links:
www.spca.bc.ca
www.spca.bc.ca/adopt
Stats at a Glance

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.

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

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.

Yes, all ticket purchasers must reside in British Columbia.

You must be 19 years of age or older.

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.

Not to worry! A physical ticket is not required to claim your prize but we are very sorry that your ticket has been lost in the mail.

Your ticket number and contact information is kept on record with the BC SPCA. Winners are contacted by phone to verify their identity and to confirm their mailing address.

To receive a reprint of your ticket or to confirm your ticket numbers, please call 604-205-5998 (toll free 1-855-205-5998) or email lottery@spca.bc.ca

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.

The winner will be contacted by telephone from the BC SPCA Provincial Office on October 12, 2021 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.

Yes! We plan to once again hold a spring calendar and 50/50 lottery in 2022. A full range of ticket purchasing options will be available including mail orders.

  • Ticket sales start: Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Final draw dateThursday, October 12, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.

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

After the success of our spring lottery, we have decided to bring back our additional summer 50/50 draw for a second year. All ticket orders for the summer 50/50 lottery 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 $1000,000!

P.S. We will still be holding our full calendar and 50/50 lottery in spring 2022.

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