Frequently Asked Questions

What is Mighty Millions 50/50?

The Mighty Millions 50/50 Lottery is a monthly lottery supporting the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation with a progressive jackpot element. Ticket holders participate ONLY in the month they purchase tickets.

How are the winners chosen?

A random number generator is used to select a winner from all the eligible ticketholders in the current monthly lottery program.

What is the deadline to purchase a ticket?

To be eligible for the current month’s Early Bird draw, tickets must be purchased before midnight on the 15th day of the month.

To be eligible for the current month’s Final Jackpot draw, tickets must be purchased before midnight on the last day of the month.

Who can I contact if I need to make a change to my ticket or have not received my ticket?

We would be pleased to try and answer your questions. Please call 1-833-977-9088 or email [email protected].

How many tickets will be sold?

766,020

Is my ticket tax deductible?

No. Because lottery winnings are not taxable, lottery tickets are not tax deductible.

How does the 50/50 work?

50/50 tickets are $10 each, 5-pack for $25, 20-pack for $50 or 100-pack for $100.

There will be a guaranteed $200,000 minimum payout or 50% of the final jackpot (whichever is greater). Regular updates will be available on the website.

When are the draws?

  • The Early Bird ticket sales deadline is midnight, June 15, 2021.
  • The Early Bird draw date is June 16, 2021.
  • The Final ticket sales deadline is midnight, June 30, 2021.
  • The Final draw date is July 2, 2021.

In order to be eligible for the Early Bird Prize, tickets must be purchased before the Early Bird ticket sales deadline of midnight, June 15, 2021. The Early Bird draw will be made on June 16, 2021. If tickets remain after the Early Bird ticket sales deadline, then only the Early Bird Prize draw will be made on June 16, 2021 and ticket sales will continue until the final ticket sales deadline of midnight, June 30, 2021. The final prize draw will be completed July 2, 2021.

Each ticket purchased before the Early Bird deadline will be eligible for all draws. Tickets purchased after the Early Bird deadline will be eligible for the final draw.

How old do you have to be to purchase a ticket?

Purchasers must be at least 18 years of age. Tickets cannot be ordered in the name of a minor.

Why do I have to supply my birth date to buy a ticket?

It is a requirement of the Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission that we have a mechanism on our order form to verify purchasers are 18 years of age and older. By collecting your birthdate, we are able to confirm that you are eligible to purchase lottery tickets in Alberta.

Why won’t the site allow me to purchase a ticket?

You must be located in the province of Alberta to qualify for the purchase of tickets. To determine if you are in the province geolocation technology is utilized.

  • Make sure your location services on your device are turned on
  • Allow pop-ups in your browser
  • Accept our enquiry to locate you

If we cannot locate you, please try another device. Due to the technologies used, changing from using wi-fi and moving to cellular or vice versa may also help.

Please ensure your credit cards are Visa Credit, Visa Debit, Mastercard Credit or Mastercard Debit. Also please ensure your postal code matches the postal code information on record at your bank.

I’m having problems with my credit card. What do I do?

There can be a lot of reasons credit cards get declined. A lottery is a form of gambling and as such a gambling-friendly credit card processor must be used. More familiar credit card processors such as Paypal and Stripe do not support gambling and therefore cannot be used. We use a company called Paysafe.

Our processor accepts Visa Credit, Mastercard Credit, Visa Debit and Visa Credit.

The postal code inputted also has to match the address on file at your bank. If you have moved, please ensure your postal code matches.

If you’ve recently had suspicious activity on your card, your bank may also deny the processing of the card. This is for your safety, and you will have to use another card.

Can someone who lives outside Alberta buy a ticket?

This lottery is intended for residents of Alberta. Tickets can only be purchased and emailed within the province.

I’m in Alberta but the site says I’m not. Why?

We have found that this is indeed very possible. If you’re on a corporate network, you may be located wherever your head office is.

Geolocation is not a perfect science. It definitely can make errors. We recommend switching your connectivity or trying a different device. If you’re using cellular, try turning it off and using wi-fi. If you’re using wi-fi, try turning it off and use cellular.

Every circumstance is different. We are genuinely very sorry for any inconvenience but AGLC regulations have to be followed.

I’m in Alberta but the site doesn’t know where I am.

This likely means your location services are off on your mobile device, or you have refused to allow the browser to locate you. We then have no way of locating you in Alberta.

  1. Make sure your mobile device location services is turned on
  2. Allow pop-ups on your browser
  3. Try again. This may mean refreshing your browser.

What if I already hit “Don’t Allow” when my browser asked me?

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 your browser to locate you. You may also need to clear your cache.

If you’re still having problems, there is no harm in trying a different browser.

What would happen if a “Bad Payment” was made for a ticket?

Only tickets that have been paid for and/or have been verified as paid for are eligible to be entered for the respective draw(s). If for any reason a payment is returned, the customer will be contacted to make good on the payment before the ticket is deemed invalid. The ticket will be deemed invalid if payment cannot be made prior to the date of the draw.

If I win the Early Bird prize, is my ticket still eligible for the final draw?

Yes, after the Early Bird draw, the winner is recorded and the ticket number returns for the remaining draw.

How are proceeds in the lottery used?

When you purchase a Mighty Millions 50/50 ticket, you’re helping to bring urgent mental health services to the Stollery Emergency in the moment of crisis, including 24/7 access and an on-site emergency walk-in clinic.

How long do I have to claim my prize?

All prizes must be claimed within a year of the applicable draw date. After one year and after all reasonable attempts to contact the winner have been made, unclaimed prizes will be returned to the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation for further fundraising use, subject to approval from Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission.

Who is not eligible to purchase a ticket?

The following and their immediate family members are not eligible to purchase a ticket: Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation employees, Board members, ERS service provider and their employees, the raffle manager and their employees, and the partners and employees of MNP LLP.

Does the new Canadian Anti Spam Legislation (CASL) affect your lotteries?

The primary purpose for sending our Commercial Electronic Messages (CEM) is to raise funds for our charity. Under the CASL, charities are considered exempt when sending CEMs for this purpose.

How can I unsubscribe from your email list?

You have the option to unsubscribe at any time by calling 1-833-977-9088 or emailing [email protected]np.ca.

What is the lottery licence number?

The 50/50 Lottery licence number is: 571252

I have questions and would like to speak to someone.

We would be pleased to try and answer your questions. Please call 1-833-977-9088 or email [email protected].

For questions regarding a purchaser’s ticket (i.e. have not received a ticket via email), the customer should call MNP LLP at 1-833-977-9088.  They will be asked to leave their name, telephone number and the nature of their concern.  MNP LLP will then return their call.