Vancouver, B.C. - Canucks 50/50 jackpots are once again available to hockey fans across B.C. thanks to the relaunch of thePlayNow.com online 50/50 raffle supporting the Canucks for Kids Fund. The first-of-its-kind philanthropic initiative was launched last season, raising $138,615 for BC's children's charities.
The Canucks for Kids Fund Online 50/50 is a separate raffle from the existing 50/50 draws held at Rogers Arena. It gives fans who are not at the game a chance to win every game day, from anywhere in the province.
Funds generated from the online 50/50 are split between the winner of the 50/50 draw and the Canucks for Kids Fund. The money collected will help support the Canucks for Kids Fund which raises money to support children's health and wellness, grassroots hockey development and education in B.C. Core beneficiaries of the Fund include: Canucks Autism Network, Canuck Place Children's Hospice and the BC Children's Hospital Foundation. PlayNow.com does not profit from the sales of the online 50/50.
The online 50/50 is available now on PlayNow.com and is the first online partnership in Canada between a provincial lottery corporation and a charity.
"We are very excited about launching year two of this innovative online initiative. It gives Canucks fans everywhere a chance to win, while also supporting important children's charities in their community," said Paolo Aquilini, Board Chair of the Canucks for Kids Fund. "BCLC has been a tremendous partner and through their support of this program, has helped extend the wonderful generosity of Canucks fans across B.C."
Canucks for Kids Fund Online 50/50 Backgrounder
How to Buy:
Fans will need a PlayNow.com account to play the Canucks for Kids Fund Online 50/50. Fans can either sign up if they do not have an account, or log-in to their existing PlayNow.com account. Once fans have logged intoPlayNow.com, they may select from one of three Ticket Pack options:
• 3 Tickets for $5
• 7 Tickets for $10
• 18 Tickets for $20
Ticket purchasers must be 19+ to play.
The winning ticket will be drawn at 9:15 PM PT on game day by a certified Random Number Generator. The prize is calculated as 50 per cent of the value of all tickets sales for the draw. Only one prize is available to be won per draw. The prize will be deposited the morning after the draw into the PlayNow.com account of the winning ticket holder. Actual odds depend on the number of tickets sold.
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 $56 million to charities in British Columbia over the last 31 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 all across this province.
BCLC is a provincial Crown Corporation responsible for providing socially responsible gaming entertainment while generating income that benefits all British Columbians. Since 1985, BCLC has generated more than $20 billion to fund important provincial, community and charitable programs and services around the province.
PlayNow.com was launched by BCLC in October 2004 to offer national and provincial lottery games online to British Columbia lottery players. It now offers a full suite of sports betting, lottery and casino products. PlayNow.com is the only regulated and legal gambling website in the province, and is the leading online gambling website in B.C. PlayNow.com is available to residents of British Columbia who are 19 years of age or older and physically located within the province. Currently, there are 360,000 registered players on PlayNow.com. In 2016/17, PlayNow.com generated $157.6 million in revenue for BCLC.