Rules and Regulations

2021-2022 Rules & Regulations

  1. The Payday Plus 50/50 London Health Sciences Centre Staff Lottery is authorized and licensed by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario License #RAF1226428.

  2. The purchase of a Payday Plus 50/50 London Health Sciences Centre Staff Lottery ticket binds you to the rules of the Lottery.

  3. All London Health Sciences Centre employees and affiliates are permitted to enter the draw through payroll deduction or credit card payment. Tickets can be purchased by signing up at  

  4. Participants must be 18 years of age or older.  

  5. Actual prize amount varies with participation to a maximum of $30,000 (tax-free) per draw. Fifty per cent of all monies received for each biweekly draw will be awarded. The other fifty per cent of all monies will be used towards London Health Sciences Centre’s highest priority needs, including equipment, research and improving patient care. 

  6. A maximum of 20,000 tickets will be issued per draw. There will be a maximum of 520,000 tickets played (maximum 20,000 per draw each for 26 draws). A maximum of forty (40) tickets per individual per draw may be purchased. 

  7. The deadline to enter the first draw is December 24, 2021. One may enter the lottery after the first cut-off date if tickets are still available, with the understanding that to be eligible for the following draws, one must sign up before the appropriate cut-off dates.   

  8. Draws will be conducted on each payday at 10:00 a.m., at the London Health Sciences Foundation office, located at 747 Base Line Rd. East, London, ON N6C 2R6. Paydays occur every second Friday from January 7, 2022, to December 23, 2022, inclusive. Should the office be closed on that particular day, the draw will be conducted on the following business day at 10:00 a.m. 

  9. The winner is the person whose number is drawn. The winner will be notified by phone/email that they have won within 24 hours of the draw. Their name and ticket number will be posted on the Payday Plus 50/50 website ( The winner must present a photo identification card upon delivery of their prize. 

  10. Winners consent to the release of their name, photograph and winning call recording by licensee for promotional purposes. 

  11. Only tickets that have been sold and paid for will be entered in the draw. 

  12. To be eligible for the draws, a minimum of $3 per pay period must be deducted from each pay prior to the draw date. Participants who enrol via credit card payment will be charged a one-time payment of $3 for each ticket purchased multiped by the number of remaining draws. No refunds on credit card purchases. Once a ticket number has won, the ticket will be returned to the drum to be eligible for all remaining draws. 

  13. Ineligible ticket numbers will be held for two consecutive draws. If an employee does not pay by the third draw, that ticket number will be canceled. The Payday Plus 50/50 London Health Sciences Centre Staff Lottery will make every attempt to notify all lottery participants whose ticket numbers are not eligible prior to canceling their eligibility. If a ticket holder on payroll deduction misses two consecutive pays payment via credit card will be required to ensure ticket eligibility. 

  14. If an employee is not receiving regular pay due to an extended absence (sick leave, maternity leave etc.), it is the responsibility of the ticket holder to contact the Payday Plus 50/50 London Health Sciences Centre Staff Lottery to make arrangements for credit card payment prior to the start of the leave. No refunds on credit card purchases. Failure to pay within the two draws will result in the employee forfeiting their tickets.  

  15. Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. In the event that the lottery sells out, a waiting list will be maintained for individuals who wish to enter the draws. As tickets become available, they will be offered to individuals on the waiting list in the order the entries were received. 

  16. Employees of London Health Sciences Foundation and Children’s Health Foundation are not permitted to enter the draws. 

  17. Purchase of a Payday Plus 50/50 London Health Sciences Centre Staff Lottery ticket is not considered a donation, therefore no tax receipt can be issued. 

  18. Group purchases are permitted; however, only one name will appear on the ticket. Members must work out the details of payment and payout amongst themselves. The winning prize, in the case of a group purchase, will be issued in the name of the ticket holder.  

  19. Any prizes which are not claimed shall be secured for a period of six months from the date of the draw. Unclaimed prizes will be reported and a charitable allocation will be approved by the licensing body. 

  20. To opt out of payroll deduction, the ticket purchaser must notify London Health Sciences Foundation in writing by email to or by calling the Foundation Office at 519-685-8812 to cancel their enrolment. Enrolments and cancellations must be received two weeks prior to the draw date. To resume play if the lottery is sold out individuals will be added to the bottom of the waiting list and will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis, as tickets become available.  

  21. At the end of each calendar year, all current ticket holders who are enrolled via payroll deduction will be automatically renewed for next calendar year’s Payday Plus 50/50 London Health Sciences Centre Staff Lottery. Once a new lottery license is issued, existing payroll ticket purchasers will receive new lottery ticket numbers under the new lottery license. All payroll ticket purchasers will continue to participate in the next calendar year’s biweekly draws until they cancel their tickets by emailing or by calling the Foundation Office at 519.685.8812.  

  22. Ticket holders who are enrolled via credit card payment will receive a link prior to the end of the current lottery license to renew their enrolment for next calendar year’s Payday Plus 50/50 London Health Sciences Centre Staff Lottery.  The ticket holder is responsible for completing the renewal form for updated payment information to ensure participation in the next calendar year. New ticket numbers will be issued under the new lottery license. 

  23. The Payday Plus 50/50 London Health Sciences Centre Staff Lottery does NOT have access to personal information for any staff members. If you move or change your personal information you must contact the Payday Plus 50/50 London Health Sciences Centre Staff Lottery directly in order to keep your Staff Lottery file up to date. Payday Plus 50/50 London Health Sciences Centre Staff Lottery does not take the responsibility for misdirected renewal forms due to unreported changes to personal information. 

Prize Board Calculated By: Maximum Number of Tickets = 20,000 (20,000 x $3/ticket x 26 draws = $1,560,000 gross) $1,560,000/2 = $780,000 Total Prize Value for the Year.