50/50 Staff Lottery
For only $5 per paycheque, Okanagan College employees have a chance to win approximately $560 every two weeks while supporting students experiencing financial emergencies.
Choose to deduct more and you will increase the prize pool and your chances of winning!
Download the registration form here
The 50/50 Staff Lottery has been a popular program since its inception in 1992. The program continues to be supported by over 200 Okanagan College employees.
The Staff Lottery is a bi-weekly draw where an employee has an opportunity to win 50% of the prize total, approximately $560. The other $560 goes towards emergency bursaries for students.
In 2005, based on the feedback provided by the Okanagan College community and with the help of a volunteer committee, we developed the new lottery format and a new beneficiary fund - the Okanagan College Family Award. This award is funded via matching funds from Okanagan College on a dollar-for-dollar basis.
Last year, more than $13,000 was awarded to students needing immediate financial assistance. The Okanagan College Foundation 50/50 Staff Lottery is open to all employees (age 19+) of Okanagan College, including auxiliaries and students. The average prize in 2017-2018 was $550. If you wish to sign up for the staff lottery, please download the 2020 brochure here.
Click here to view a list of 2020's 50/50 winners.
Registration forms are also available from:
- Advancement & Alumni (P103, KLO Campus)
- Human Resources (E508, KLO Campus), or
- Online on "My Okanagan", under "OC Express - Forms" and "Foundation"
Congratulations to Laura Thurnheer, from Science, Technologies & Health, Kelowna Campus who has won the Friday, February 14, 2020, staff lottery draw for $577.50!
Last year, 124 Okanagan College students experienced a financial emergency. Thanks to the Okanagan College Foundation 50/50 Staff Lottery, students are able to access emergency funding. Because of you, more than $14,000 was awarded to those students in need of emergency financial assistance last year.
So often, an emergency bursary can mean the difference between a student completing their education - or not.
Sign up today to have your chance at winning a cash prize while supporting our students! Already participating? Consider increasing your chances with more entries. If you are interested in joining over 160 of your colleagues who already participate, please contact Dawn Douglas at Local 4774 in the Advancement & Alumni Office, or download a registration form online or from myOkanagan.
Sign up now for 2020 and another year of opportunities to win record-setting prizes!