FAQ - The BC SPCA Lottery for Animals in Need

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Contact Information for the BC SPCA Lottery for animals in need

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


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  • Ticket sales start: Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Final ticket sales: Friday, May 13, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Final draw date: Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.

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

All winners will be contacted by telephone from the BC SPCA Provincial Office. The 50/50 winner will be announced and contacted on May 31, 2022. All other winners will be subsequently contacted and announced on prize days designated throughout June 2022. Winners will be announced online at lottery.spca.bc.ca/winners. The prize cheques will be mailed to each 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.

If you have chosen to have your tickets mailed to you, tickets will be delivered to you via regular mail within 3-4 weeks of your order being received.

50/50 tickets have now sold out for spring 2022. We thank everyone who purchased a ticket and apologize to anyone who missed out. The good news is that there are still 30 chances left to win cash in the regular calendar lottery.

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

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 for confirmation.

In 2021 the 50/50 tickets sold out ahead of time and we are expecting them to sell just as fast again this year. We are trying to prevent the extra administrative costs for the BC SPCA in contacting all purchasers who order by mail after they sell out. If you are unable to pay by phone or through the website please call 604-205-5998 or toll free 1-855-205-5998 to find out whether 50/50 tickets are still available and to discuss alternative options.

If you wish to order tickets for the main Lottery (50/50 tickets are available only by phone and online) please send cheque or money order and the number of tickets in each package you would like to purchase (1 for $30, 3 for $60, 6 for $90) to: BC SPCA Lottery 1245 E 7th Ave, Vancouver BC V5T 1R1.

Please note, the Lottery has sold out early for the last few years. If you wish to purchase by mail, we suggest sending your order as early as possible to ensure your tickets are available. Please also indicate if you would like your payment processed as a donation, or returned to you, in the event the Lottery has sold out.

You must be 19 years of age or older.

Yes, all ticket purchasers must reside in British Columbia.

Yes, you have the chance to win multiple prizes! Every ticket is eligible for every prize draw except for the 50/50 Bonus. Only 50/50 Bonus ticket buyers are eligible to win the 50/50 Bonus prize.

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 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 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

In person attendance will be decided based on current health restrictions closer to the draw date. We also offer the option to attend the draw virtually. Please email lottery@spca.bc.ca for more information and to make arrangements prior to the draw date.

Some ticket packages have now sold out for spring 2022. Other options for purchasing your lottery tickets are still available.

All tickets for the spring 2022 lottery have now sold out. Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket and made our biggest ever BC SPCA Lottery for animals in need a huge success for the animals. For draw dates and winner announcements please view the winners page at lottery.spca.bc.ca/winners/.

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

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).