How does the Sinai 50/50 draw work?

The 50/50 draw administered by Sinai Health Foundation is a raffle licensed by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) where individuals purchase ticket(s) for the opportunity to win 50% of the total money raised through the sale of 50/50 tickets.

Where does the other 50% of the proceeds raised go?

The other 50% of the proceeds raised supports Sinai Health Foundation programs. To learn more about Sinai Health Foundation and our programs, please visit supportsinai.com

Who is eligible to buy 50/50 draw tickets?

If you meet the following criteria, you are eligible to purchase 50/50 draw tickets:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older at the time of purchase
  • Must be located in the Province of Ontario at time of purchase
  • Must not be an individual who appears to be intoxicated

Note: Prior to the purchase of a ticket online, you will be required to verify your eligibility and that the information is complete and accurate.

Who is ineligible to buy 50/50 draw tickets?
  • Members of Sinai Health System Foundation’s Board of Directors
  • Members of Sinai Health System’s Board of Directors
  • Persons who are directly on the Sinai Health System Foundation’s payroll
  • Sinai Health System Foundation’s employees who are on paid or unpaid leave
  • Members residing in the same household of each of the above
  • Persons under the age of 18 years
Can I play more than once in a game?

Yes. You can purchase more than one ticket per event or game.

What are the odds of winning?

The odds of winning the prize are based on the number of tickets sold.

Do I have better odds online?

Your odds of winning do not change based on the manner in which you purchase your 50/50 draw ticket; online and in-venue sales have the same odds of winning. The odds of winning the prize are based on the number of tickets sold.

How does the Early Bird Prize work?

When you purchase a ticket before the Early Bird Prize Draw date, you will be entered into the Early Bird Prize Draw. The winning number for the Early Bird Prize is still eligible to win the Grand Prize.

What is the Early Bird Prize?

The Early Bird Prize is $500 cash.

How is the winning number drawn?

A unique winning number is randomly generated and issued by the electronic 50/50 system out of the numbers purchased (in-venue and online) for that particular draw. The mechanism for selecting the winning number is a computer-based random number generator that has been certified by the AGCO.

When is the winning number drawn and posted?

Early Bird Prize ticket sales close at 3pm EDT, July 23, 2020 and the draw will take place at 4pm EDT on the same day. Once the winning 50/50 number has been drawn and posted, you can find it displayed on the Sinai Health Foundation 50/50 ticket purchase website.

50/50 Ticket Sales close at 3pm EDT, August 7, 2020 and the draw will take place at 4pm EDT on the same day. Once the winning 50/50 number has been drawn and posted, you can find it and the prize amount displayed on the Sinai Health Foundation 50/50 ticket purchase website.

How do I claim my prize?

If you have the winning 50/50 number from an online or in-venue sale, please contact sinai.5050@sinaihealth.ca. You must complete the required winner claimant documents in person at Sinai Health Foundation office located at 1001-522 University Avenue, Toronto, ON  M5G 1W7 within six (6) months of the draw date. You must present your signed winning ticket (if purchased in-person), or the text message/email of your online winning ticket (if purchased online), along with two (2) forms of identification (including a government-issued photo ID). The winning ticket cannot be tampered with (Sinai Health Foundation reserves the right to deny winnings if the ticket has been reproduced or changed from its original state). Please note: Online ticket sales must be claimed by the individual named in the original purchase transaction. Sinai Health Foundation is not responsible for any division of the winning prize amount to any other party other than the individual named in original purchase transaction.

What currency is the prize money paid in?

All transactions and winnings are paid in Canadian Dollars. Prize will be paid by cheque payable to the winner.

When can I expect to receive my winnings?

Prize winnings will be paid by cheque within 30 days of the completion of the claim process.

Do I need to live in Ontario to play?

You do not need to live in the province of Ontario to purchase a 50/50 ticket but you do need to be physically located within the province of Ontario at the time of purchase of your online 50/50 ticket to be eligible to play.

How can I pay for my online 50/50 ticket?

Our online 50/50 website accepts the following payment types: Visa and MasterCard credit cards. Debit cards are not accepted.

I cannot access sinai5050.ca. What should I do?

Per AGCO regulations please be advised that you must be located within the province of Ontario at the time of your purchase. Your device’s locations services must be turned on to verify your location prior to entry to the online 50/50 sales platform. Users must also agree to all Terms and Conditions outlined.

I purchased a 50/50 ticket but did not get my numbers. What should I do?

If you purchased your 50/50 ticket but did not receive your numbers, 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 sinai.5050@sinaihealth.ca and our support staff will re-send your raffle numbers (some verification will be required). If your transaction completed successfully, your numbers will still be part of the draw.

I think I, or someone I know, may have a problem with gambling. What should I do?

Sinai Health Foundation promotes responsible gaming at all times. If you are looking for help or advice about problem gambling, please visit: www.problemgambling.ca or contact the Ontario Problem Gambling Help Line / Free Health Services Information at 1-888-230-3505.

Why does sinai5050.ca require my location and/or why am I receiving the following prompt: "sinai5050.ca would like to use your current location?"

Your current location is required to confirm eligibility. The raffle will be offered throughout the Province of Ontario (the "Raffle Area"). Void outside the Raffle Area and where prohibited by law, rule, or regulation.

Q. What if I already selected "Don't Allow"?

Reloading the page should cause you to be prompted to share your location again. If you have specified that you never want to share your location, you will need to go into your settings to allow. See below for instructions.

I entered the incorrect email and did not print my tickets, how can I get my tickets resent?

Please go to the Contact page and request that the raffle Manager email you your tickets.

What if I cannot purchase tickets on sinai5050.ca due to Location issues?

You may have told your browser to never share your location. You need to change that setting to allow sale.

For iOS devices:
1) Go to the Settings App.
2) Go to Privacy.
3) Go into Location Services.
4) Ensure "Location Services" are on.
5) Scroll down and click "Safari Websites."
6) Make sure that Allow Location Access is set to "While Using the App."
Chrome has the same setting if you are using that instead.

For Android (though this may vary by version):
1) Go to Settings App.
2) Go to Location and make sure that it is on.
3) Go back to previous screen and go to Apps.
4) Go to Chrome.
5) Click Permissions.
6) Ensure that Location is enabled.

Note: If still experiencing problems, go to maps.google.com in your browser and see where it places you.