FAQs

What do the charitable proceeds from the 50/50 support?
Proceeds from The Royal Open’s 50/50 will support the best possible patient care and leading-edge research provided by the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, the Brockville Mental Health Centre, and the uOttawa Institute of Mental Health Research.

How much do the tickets cost?
Tickets are: 10 for $20, 30 for $50 or 100 for $100.

What are the deadlines for ticket sales?

  • Early Bird Draw #1 (Inflatable Stand up Paddle): Monday, May 10, 2021, 4 p.m. EST
  • Early bird Draw #2 (Apple Watch Series 6): Monday, May 17, 2021, 4 p.m. EST
  • Early Bird Draw #3 ($500 Magpie Gift Card): Monday May 24, 2021, 4 p.m. EST
  • Early bird Draw #4 (Samsung 65" 4K QLED TV): Monday May 31, 2021, 4 p.m. EST
  • Early bird Draw #5 (Broil King BBQ): on Monday, June 7, 2021, 4 p.m. EST
  • Grand Prize 50/50 draw: 5 p.m. EST on June 14, 2021.

      How does the draw process take place?
      Winning ticket numbers will be selected by a random number generation system for all raffle numbers sold. This is done through Canadian Bank Note.

      Are my odds of winning higher with online only draws?
      The odds of winning are based on the number of tickets sold for the duration of the jackpot.

      Can I play/buy more than one time for each draw?
      Yes. You can purchase more than one ticket for each draw.

      Do I have to be in Ontario to purchase tickets?
      Yes. You must be in Ontario to be able to purchase tickets.

      How old do I need to be to purchase tickets?
      In Ontario, the legal age to purchase 50/50 tickets is 18 years of age.

      How long does it take to receive my tickets?
      Tickets generally arrive within 30 minutes of ordering. During times of high demand, it could take up to one hour. If you do not receive the ticket within an hour, please email us at 5050@theroyal.ca  

      If I purchase 50/50 tickets is my purchase eligible for a charitable tax receipt?
      Lottery ticket purchases are not tax deductible as per the CRA guidelines. This is because there is a chance that you will be winning a prize.

      If I win an early bird prize do I still qualify for the final draw?
      Yes, all early bird prize winners qualify for the Final Draw.

      How do I find out the winning number?
      All winners will be contacted by phone and all winning ticket numbers will be posted online at www.ro5050.com

      How long do I have to claim my prize?
      The winner has six months from the date of the draw to claim the prize.


      If you have any additional questions please contact us
      E: 5050@theroyal.ca T: 613-722-6521 ext. 6310