FAQ - The BC SPCA Lottery for Animals in Need


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Contact Information for the BC SPCA Lottery for animals in need


All tickets for the spring 2021 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 in the fall 2021! To be the first to receive details sign up for email updates here.

  • Ticket sales start: Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Early Bird draw dateThursday, May 20, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.
  • Final draw dateTuesday, June 1, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.

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

The winners will be contacted by telephone from the BC SPCA Provincial Office daily throughout June after the draw on June 1, 2021 and announced online at lottery.spca.bc.ca/winners.  The 50/50 winner will be announced on June 1, 2021. The prize cheque will be mailed once the winner’s 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.

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. 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.

In 2020 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 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.

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 (including the early bird winner) 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.

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 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:
Stats at a Glance

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.

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 604-205-5998 (toll free 1-855-205-5998).

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.

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