Purchase from anywhere in Ontario June 19 - July 7!

Rules of Play - Variety 50/50

The 50/50 lottery will take place online from June 19th to July 7th and in person on 5th July from 6pm to 11:00pm, 6th July from 11:00am to 11:00pm and 7th July from 11:00am to 7:00 pm at Taste of Lawrence Festival.

The following individuals are not eligible to participate in 50/50 draws, both online and in-venue:

  • Employees of Variety – the Children’s Charity of Ontario
  • Volunteer ticket sellers
  • Intoxicated people (At event sales)
  • Persons under the age of 18
  • Persons who are physically not in Ontario, Canada at the time of purchase

Tickets will be sold using electronic raffle systems supplied by Canadian Bank Note Company (BUMP) Limited, an approved vendor of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).

At a cost of:
$10 for 10 / $20 for 30 / $35 for 50 / $50 for 100

Players are solely responsible for maintaining and preserving the ticket(s) once it has been issued by the 50/50 system.

All tickets are nonrefundable, and any voids will be processed at the backend.

After purchase, sellers will give the purchaser a receipt with their 50/50 registered numbers from a Random Number Generation System. No specific numbers can be assigned.

The winning number will be selected by a Random Number Generation (RNG) system from all raffle numbers sold for the draw of that specific draw event.

The winning number will be announced on July 7 at Taste of Lawrence event and our social media channel- Variety Ontario’s Twitter account (@Variety_Ontario). It will also be posted on the Variety Ontario website within 48 hours at https://varietyontario.ca/variety5050/

How to claim a prize:

The winner can claim their prize, which will be awarded to them via cheque within 30 days of the claim date by contacting Tanishka Warekar at twarekar@varietyontario.ca or 416-699-7167 x 292 and then to arrange a date and time to come to Variety Ontario office and claim the prize.

All prizes will be paid by cheque within 30 days of claiming a prize in the amount of the declared prize which is, at minimum, 50% of the total sales for that game. If the winner cannot provide photo ID, then the winning proceeds will be held until such identification can be provided.

The winning ticket holder has six months to claim their prize from the date of the draw, after which the prize will be donated to a charity other than Variety – the Children’s Charity of Ontario, with the approval of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).

No progressive jackpot.

If no winner comes forward after six months, funds will be donated to a charity other than Variety – the Children’s Charity of Ontario, with the approval of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario.

The above set of rules will be posted online, and copies will be available at the event.

The ticket will contain the following in terms of licence number and problem gambling.

Ticket will include our licence number One lucky fan will win half of the Jackpot, while the other half goes directly to Variety to fund sports programs for children with a disability. It’s a win-win!

Raffle ticket sellers must show Govt. ID proving their identity and that they are at least 18 years of age. Ambassadors of Variety don’t need to meet the age of majority but may not sell raffle tickets and are only allowed to be on site with sellers as Variety Ambassadors.