FAQ - The BC SPCA Lottery for Animals in Need

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The BC SPCA Lottery for animals in need will be back in 2024. Sign up here to be notified.

The 2023 Summer Lottery winner was drawn on October 10, 2023. The lucky animal lover is listed on the winners page.

Have a question that isn’t answered here? Contact us below and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Email: lottery@spca.bc.ca
Phone: 604-205-5998 (toll free 1-855-205-5998)


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  • Ticket sales start: Tuesday, July 25, 2023
  • Final ticket sales: Thursday, September 28, 2023 at midnight
  • Draw date: Tuesday, October 10, 2023 between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

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

All tickets for the summer 2023 lottery have now sold out. Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket and made the BC SPCA Lottery for animals in need a huge success for the animals. For the draw date and winner announcement please view the winners page at lottery.spca.bc.ca/winners.

The BC SPCA Lottery for animals in need will be returning next year! To be the first to receive details sign up for email updates here.

On October 10, 2023 the 50/50 winner will be contacted by phone from the BC SPCA Provincial Office. The winner will also be announced online that day at lottery.spca.bc.ca/winners.

A copy of your ticket is not required to claim your prize. Your ticket number and contact information is kept on record with the BC SPCA.

The prize cheque will be mailed to the winner once their identity and mailing address has been verified.

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.

For the 2023 Summer Lottery, print tickets are not available.

Not to worry! A copy of your ticket is not required to claim your prize but we are very sorry that your ticket didn’t arrive to your inbox.

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

To receive an email with 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

 

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. Don’t worry if you don’t see your confirmation email, 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 or call 604-205-5998 (toll free 1-855-205-5998) for confirmation.

Unlike the annual spring lottery, this annual summer lottery is purely a 50/50 draw – one massive prize for one lucky winner. This year the pot could go up to $1,300,000. It’s our biggest 50/50 ever!

All ticket orders for the summer 50/50 lottery must be made online through our Lottery for animals in need website.

Yes! We plan to once again hold a spring calendar and 50/50 lottery in 2024. A full range of ticket purchasing options will be available including mail orders.

In the event of returned tickets or declined transactions we will release 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.

You must be 19 years of age or older.

The purchase must be made from within B.C. and prizes cannot be distributed outside the province. For more details please contact us at lottery@spca.bc.ca

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.

Proceeds from your ticket purchase will provide care for more than 118,000 animals in need 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 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 to 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

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

Yes, you have the option of attending the draw virtually or in person. However, you do not need to be present at the draw to claim your prize. If you would like to attend, please email lottery@spca.bc.ca for more information and to make arrangements prior to the draw date.

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).

Lottery purchases will be unavailable for up to 30 minutes between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. If your ticket purchase doesn't go through, please try again later.