For UHN employees enrolled in the 50/50 Staff Raffle, life could look a whole lot different next month. Why? Because next month is a chance to win big money!
“The 50/50 Staff Raffle is a fun and easy way for UHN employees to give back. It’s exciting for staff and brings all of our hospital sites together. Staff can feel extra good about participating: not only are they supporting their workplace, but there are some decent odds of walking away with some extra cash!”
How it works:
Since its inception, the 50/50 Staff Raffle has raised more than $900,000 for UHN. Let’s keep it going! It’s a win-win, after all.
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50% of the ticket sales support UHN Research and 50% goes to one lucky UHN employee. The monthly jackpot is now close to $22,000!
Tickets are $5 each. Staff may enrol for up to four tickets.
Payment is made via automatic monthly payroll deduction, from the paycheque that occurs immediately prior to the monthly draw date.
Yes, once enrolled you are entered into each subsequent draw from there forward until you opt out.
Yes! As long as you receive a paycheque through UHN or Michener payroll you are eligible to join the 50/50 Staff Raffle. Once your contract ends, and you no longer receive a paycheque through UHN, your enrollment in the raffle will be automatically cancelled.
You can enrol here , we offer online and paper based options. Enrolments received 10 business days or less before a draw will be entered beginning the following draw date.
You can drop off your 50/50 Staff Raffle form at one of our Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation’s two offices:
Toronto Western Hospital Foundation Office
West Wing, 1st Floor, WW-415
Toronto General Hospital Foundation Office
R. Fraser Elliott Building, 5th Floor, Front Desk
You may also send you form via interoffice mail to the TWH Foundation Office or fax it to 416-603-6224.
Draws take place once per month. The dates are as follows: 10/18/19, 11/15/19, 12/13/19, 01/24/20, 02/21/20, 03/20/20, 04/17/20, 05/15/20, 06/12/20, 07/10/20, 08/21/20, 09/18/20. Winning tickets are pulled from the drum in the atrium at Toronto Western Hospital at 12 p.m. on draw day.
As of October 2019, more than 3,800 staff members participate in the raffle.
No. The winnings are tax-free.
To increase your number of tickets click here to visit our online form, be sure to select “Existing participant purchasing additional tickets.” Remember the maximum number of tickets is four per person, per draw.
Ticket numbers will be emailed to the address provided the week before the draw and are valid from the date received to September 2020. You will receive new ticket numbers in the mail every October at the beginning of a new draw set.
Please check your junk or spam folders in the event it was flagged by your email provider. If you still do not have your 50/50 ticket, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and our support staff will assist you. If your payroll deduction was completed successfully, your numbers will still be part of the draw.
Each month all valid tickets are placed into a drum and taken to the Toronto Western Hospital atrium at 12 p.m. on draw day. The winning ticket is pulled by a UHN staff member chosen at random; this person may not be a member of the Foundation nor a current raffle participant. A copy of the winning ticket is filed with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) which licences the raffle. Additional details about the winner selection and lottery processes, including licensing requirements, are available by contacting the Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation office.
The tickets are deducted once per month (not every paycheque). If there is insufficient pay to cover ticket(s) cost for any one month, tickets will be withdrawn for that single draw. Your ticket numbers will be re-entered upon next successful payroll deduction.
Your 50/50 Staff Raffle tickets are deducted from the pay immediately preceding the draw date. The 2020 schedule is below:
UHN – February draw: 02/20/20, March draw: 03/19/20, April draw: 04/16/20, May draw: 05/14/20, June draw: 06/11/20, July draw: 07/09/20, August draw: 08/20/20, September draw: 09/17/20.
The Michener – February draw: 02/13/20, March draw: 03/12/20, April draw: 04/09/20, May draw: 05/07/20, June draw: 06/04/20, July draw: 07/02/20, August draw: 08/13/20, September draw: 09/10/20.
Please email email@example.com if you have lost or misplaced your raffle tickets, and we will send a confirmation email with your ticket numbers.
No, lottery tickets are not eligible for tax receipts.
Your ticket number(s) stay the same for each monthly draw in the current draw series (up to 12 months). You will be assigned tickets when you enrol and at the start of a new draw series (every October). You must hold onto your tickets as they are valid for the full year, as long as you’re enrolled and the ticket cost is being deducted from your pay. We will need to see the tickets as proof if you win.
The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario issues lottery licences that are valid for one draw series, which equals one year (12 months). Our current draw series runs from October 18, 2019 through until September 18, 2020.
The winner is notified the day of the draw in person or by phone. If the winner is out of the office, the winner’s supervisor is notified and the winner will be contacted at home. On the draw date an email is sent to all raffle participants indicating winner information, this information is also published on “UHN What’s Happening”, UHN Corporate Message Board and on igiveatuhn.ca.
The winner will receive a cheque within two weeks of the draw.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may cancel your participation, or decrease your number of tickets, by sending a removal request to email@example.com. Cancellation deadlines (incl. terminations) are: October draw: 10/04/19, November draw: 11/01/19, December draw: 11/29/19, January draw: 01/10/20, February draw: 02/07/20, March draw: 03/06/20, April draw: 04/03/20, May draw: 05/01/20, June draw: 05/29/20, July draw: 05/26/20, August draw: 08/07/20, September draw: 09/04/20.
When you opt-out, ticket number(s) previously assigned to you may be resold and issued to another staff member at a later date. There is no need to return tickets to the Foundation as they have been voided.
Should you continue to receive payments through UHN or Michener Payroll the monthly cost of ticket(s) will be deducted, and they will be entered into the draw. Once pay is insufficient to cover the cost of ticket(s) they will be withdrawn and re-entered upon next successful payroll deduction. You are welcome to opt-out during your leave of absence and re-enrol at a later date.
Click here to fill out our contact update form. Please note UHN Human Resources does not share your updated information with Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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