Frequently Asked Questions​

  1. HOW DO I GET MY TICKET?
    Contact Hospice SENB online (link), call (383-2404) or visit our Hospice Shoppe at 164 Collishaw Street,Moncton.
  2. HOW DO I PLAY?
    Here’s how to participate in the weekly Hospice SENB 50/50 Lottery draw in three easy steps:
    a. Get a Hospice SENB 50/50 Lottery ticket(s) online (link) or at our Hospice Shoppe on Collishaw Street in Moncton.
    b. You can buy a ticket (or more than one) for 12 weekly draws ($24), six months’ worth of draws ($52) or one year’s worth of draws ($104).
    c. Each number you buy is the same number that is played for you for every week you’ve paid for – it is your permanent number.
    Make sure you include your full name and all contact information when you buy your ticket(s).
Once Hospice SENB receives you contact information and ticket payment, it will place your ticket in the lottery raffle drum:  now you are registered to play!
Remember:  Your number is in every draw and you need to play to win!
Weekly deadline to play: 4 pm every Tuesday.
  3. WHEN IS THE DRAW DONE?
    Hospice SENB draws the winning loterie 50/50 lottery number every Wednesday morning at 11 am.
    Remember: Deadline to play is 4 pm every Tuesday!
  4. HOW IS THE DRAW DONE?
    – Every week, the draw is held at the Hospice SENB offices in Moncton.
    – The draw is videotaped for the organization’s archives.
    – Ballots are in a clear, transparent lottery raffle drum.
    – Three or four individuals, including staff and at least one Board member are present to verify the draw.
    – The winning ticket is drawn from the drum by a Board member.
    – A photo of the draw is taken and photo is saved and used in communication to players and promotion of the lottery.
    – Those present for the draw verify the number drawn, check the tracking log to see if the player played (paid for that week’s draw) and initial their findings.
    – The winner is contacted.  Announcements are made on radio, in three newspapers (Times Transcript, L’Etoile and Acadie Nouvelle), through Hospice SENB’s e-newsletter, on the organization’s website and on Facebook.
    – If there is no winner, that announcement goes out through the same channels as mentioned above.
    – The ticket is returned to the raffle drum for future draws.
    – The raffle drum is locked; drum is stored in a locked cabinet
  5. WHO DRAWS THE WINNING NUMBER?
    The member of the Board of Directors of Hospice SENB who is present on that day picks the winning number. If there is no Board member available that week, the most senior staff member present makes the draw. All draws are verified, photographed and videotaped for security.
  6. HOW CAN I BE SURE THE DRAW IS SECURE?
    – The draw is videotaped for the organization’s archives.
- Ballots are in a clear, transparent lottery raffle drum.
    – Three or four individuals, including staff and at least one Board member are present to verify the draw.
    – The winning ticket is drawn from the drum by a Board member.
    – A photo of the draw is taken and photo is saved and used in communication to players and promotion of the lottery.
    – Those present for the draw verify the number drawn, check the tracking log to see if the player played (paid for that week’s draw) and initial their findings.
    – announcements of the results of the draw are made immediately in all media (print and electronic) for public record.
  7. CAN I BUY A TICKET IN SOMEONE ELSE’S NAME? CHILD? SOMEONE OUT OF PROVINCE/COUNTRY?
    No. All players must be 19 years of age or older and only the person who pays for the ticket(s) is recorded as the player. Tickets bought on behalf of a group, company or organization must be purchased by that entity, not an individual. Tickets may be purchased by an individual from out of province and if they win, they will receive their prize in Canadian dollars.
  8. CAN I PLAY MORE THAN ONE NUMBER?
    Yes. There is no limit to how many tickets one person can buy.
  9. WHAT IS A ROLL-OVER?
    A roll-over occurs when a ticket is drawn from the raffle drum, but the person who paid for that ticket has not paid for that week. In this case, the ticket is returned to the raffle drum, no prize is given (there is not another ticket drawn) and that prize is added to the following week’s prize. It is ‘rolled over’ to the following week.
  10. WHAT IF I DON’T RENEW MY NUMBER? IS IT STILL INCLUDED IN THE DRAW? WHEN IS MY NUMBER TAKEN OUT?
    All 50/50 tickets are kept in the drum for one year (52 weeks). If a number is not renewed after 52 consecutive weeks, it is cancelled and the number is re-issued to a new player.
  11. IF I STOP PLAYING THE LOTTERY, IS MY NUMBER GIVEN AWAY TO SOMEONE ELSE?
    Yes – if you do not renew your ticket after 52 consecutive weeks, the number will be cancelled under your name and re-issued to a new player.
  12. IF THE LOTTERY FALLS ON A HOLIDAY, IS IT CANCELLED?
    No. The 50/50 lottery is drawn every Wednesday of the year, whether it is a holiday or not.
  13. HOW MUCH IN ADVANCE CAN I BUY TICKETS?
    You can buy tickets for up to one year.
  14. DO YOU REMIND TICKET HOLDERS TO RENEW THEIR TICKETS?
    Yes – we contact people by email one week prior to when their ticket expires (if there is no email address given when the ticket is bought, we will call and leave a message). If we do not hear back from the player, the ticket is not renewed – the responsibility for renewal is solely on the player.
  15. IF I WIN, DOES MY TICKET GO BACK IN THE DRUM?

    Yes! Your ticket stays in there until you cancel it or have not paid for one year, whichever comes first.