How it works:
You can sign up for up to four tickets per paycheque draw—they are only $5 each! The ticket amount will be deducted from your paycheque every pay period. Every lotto participant has to complete a new application form every year.
Payday Lotto draws will now occur once every four weeks on Fridays with two draws occurring sequentially on that same day. Eligibility is based on each respective pay period, not the draw date. The draws are audited by KPMG Chartered Professional Accountants, 730 View St. in Victoria, BC. The winner is contacted by phone from our team, and wins half of the jackpot.
The other half of the jackpot is allocated proportionally to the Island Health healthcare foundations involved in Payday Lotto. While the program is licensed by the Victoria Hospitals Foundation, the other foundations who participate direct funding to support priority equipment needs at the healthcare sites they support. This means you are directly supporting healthcare in the region in which you work. The foundations involved are: Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island, Cowichan District Hospital Foundation, Comox Valley Healthcare Foundation, Lady Minto Hospital Foundation, Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation, Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation, Tofino General Hospital, Victoria Hospitals Foundation, and West Coast General Hospital Foundation.