Online 50/50 Frequently Asked Questions  

What are the charitable proceeds supporting?

The proceeds support the OSEG Foundation and its programs and initiatives to provide opportunities for children and youth to play, learn and develop through sports.

Are my odds of winning higher with online only draws?

The odds of winning are based on the number of tickets sold for the duration of the jackpot.

Can I play/buy more than one time for each draw?

Yes.  You can purchase more than one ticket for each draw.

Do I have to be in Ontario to purchase tickets?

Yes. You must be in Ontario to be able purchase tickets.  Please allow our website to track your location in your browser, as it is how we authenticate that all purchases are made in Ontario.

How old do I need to be to purchase tickets?

In Ontario, the legal age to purchase 50/50 tickets is 18 years of age.

How long does it take to receive my tickets?

Tickets generally arrive within 5 minutes of ordering. During times of high demand, it could take up to half an hour. If you do not receive the ticket within an hour, please email us at 50-50@oseg.ca.

How do I find out the winning number?

The winning number will be posted at osegfoundation.ca/50-50/#winning 

How long do I have to claim my prize?

The winner has 6 months from the date of the draw to claim the prize.

If I win, is the prize taxable, and/or tax deductible?

Lottery winnings are not taxable in Ontario.  However, the ticket is not tax deductible because it provides the purchaser with a chance to win and is therefore, not a charitable donation.

When there is an Early Bird or Secondary prize as part of the draw, is my ticket valid for all the prizes?

Yes, all tickets purchased for any 50/50 jackpot are eligible to win all prizes that you qualify for at the time of purchase, i.e. if you purchase ahead of an Early Bird deadline, your ticket is eligible to win the Early Bird prize as well as the final jackpot.