Vancouver, B.C. - The Canucks for Kids Fund is excited to announce three 50/50 super jackpot games this season. The first big 50/50 raffle will be at Vancouver's home opener on October 9th with an estimated jackpot of over $500,000. Tickets for next week's 50/50 raffle are on sale now at canucks.com/online5050.
The Canucks for Kids Fund, in partnership with Ascend Fundraising Solutions (FS), also announced two other games with estimated 50/50 jackpots of $1 million. Raffle winners will receive a guaranteed a minimum prize of $500,000.
50/50 Super Jackpot Games:
- $500,000 estimated jackpot on Wednesday, October 9 - Los Angeles vs. Vancouver
- $1 million minimum guaranteed jackpot on Tuesday, December 10 - Toronto vs. Vancouver
- $1 million minimum guaranteed jackpot on Saturday, February 22 - Boston vs. Vancouver
Funds raised from these special 50/50 raffles will help the Canucks for Kids Fund support charities across BC, including the Canucks Autism Network, Canuck Place Children's Hospice and the BC Children's Hospital Foundation.
Opening Night's big jackpot is made possible due to unclaimed jackpots totalling $312,620 from last season.
This is the third season the Canucks for Kids Fund is hosting 50/50 super jackpots. Last season the Canucks established a record setting $1,413,630 million jackpot on November 27th for a game between the Canucks and LA Kings. Another occurred on New Year's Eve when the jackpot reached $608,320 at a World Junior Championship game between Canada and Russia. And a third was reached on March 6th vs. Toronto when the jackpot hit $938,385.
Overall, $4.1 million was generated for charity last year through the Canucks for Kids Fund's 50/50 raffles.
The Canucks for Kids Fund's 50/50 raffle is unique because fans at the game and online anywhere in BC can win the same jackpot. The program is operated through Ascend FS, the industry leader in digital fundraising solutions. Online tickets can only be purchased within BC's borders or by fans at the game. Tickets purchasers must be 19+ to play.
CANUCKS FOR KIDS FUND ONLINE 50/50 BACKGROUNDER
How to Buy:
Buying a ticket is a simple process, similar to most online purchases. Tickets are sold online in BC only at Canucks.com/online5050. They are also sold at the same time doors open at Rogers Arena (and in some cases sooner than the opening of doors) until the end of the 2nd intermission.
Online ticket buyers in BC will receive a receipt in their email a few minutes after purchasing. It will list all numbers associated with the purchased tickets.
Fans can select from one of four ticket pack options:
- 3 Tickets for $5
- 7 Tickets for $10
- 50 Tickets for $20
- 150 Tickets for $50
The winning ticket is drawn during the third period of the game with just over 10 minutes to play. The winning ticket will be announced during the final minutes of the game.
The prize is calculated as 50 per cent of the value of all tickets sales for the draw. Actual odds depend on the number of tickets sold.
Sales opened on Monday, September 30th for the October 9th Home opener 50/50 raffle. The jackpot will include $312,620 and the winner will receive 50% of the total ticket sales at the close of selling.
For the remaining two super jackpots on Tuesday, December 10 - Toronto vs. Vancouver and Saturday, February 8 - Calgary vs. Vancouver the winner will be guaranteed a minimum prize of $500,000.
About the 50/50 Raffle
- Players must be 19 years or older to purchase a 50/50 ticket. Online tickets are only available to fans purchasing in B.C.
- The 50/50 raffle is operated through an electronic system operated by Ascend FS and their 5050 Central product that uses sophisticated hardware and software for the purchase of tickets and for generating, tracking, storing and reporting on numbers associated with purchased tickets.
- Using the System, one winning ticket number is randomly generated from among the numbers associated with purchased tickets. The process is initiated by a senior Canucks for Kids Fund staff member and observed and overseen by a member of the board of directors of the Canucks for Kids Fund or by legal counsel to the Canucks for Kids Fund.
- Winning numbers and amounts are also available on the Canucks website at Canucks.com/5050 or by calling the 50:50 hotline number at 604.899.7850.
About the Canucks for Kids Fund:
The Canucks for Kids Fund dedicates resources to assist charities that support children's health and wellness, foster the development of grassroots hockey, and facilitate and encourage education in BC.
Thanks to the generosity of fans, donors, players, employees and sponsor partners, the Canucks for Kids Fund (CFKF) has granted $64 million to charities in British Columbia over the last 34 years. The Canucks for Kids Fund's core beneficiaries, Canucks Autism Network (CAN), Canuck Place Children's Hospice and BC Children's Hospital Foundation are providing vital resources and life-saving care to families across this province.
ABOUT ASCEND FS:
Ascend Fundraising Solutions (FS), formerly Gaming Nation Inc., is a fast-growing software technology company that is the industry leader in data driven charitable fundraising solutions, including raffle and sports betting systems. With offices in New York, Toronto and the UK, we deliver our products to over 450 clients globally, including some of the most iconic brands across the sports landscape. 5050 Central, the flagship product for Ascend FS, is the market place leader for on-site and on-line 5050 Raffle technology. Clients include partners across the NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, MLS, NLL, CFL, & NCAA as well as NASCAR events, PGA tournaments and charitable organizations. Ascend FS also owns BD Sport, an in-stadium betting system in the UK that works with over 30 Soccer Clubs including EPL teams like Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal. For more information visit, www.5050central.com