Join us for the Staff Lotto Stretch
Do you want to be a winner?
The Okanagan College Foundation has a goal to sign up 150 new employees to the 50/50 Staff Lottery before Giving Tuesday Nov. 30, 2021.
With 150 new employees taking part in the lottery, we will increase the jackpot to $1,000 every payday for one lucky staff member, and we will provide $1,000 every two weeks to support students facing difficult financial situations. A real win-win.
How to sign up
Your support makes a difference for students
“To whom it may concern, I was recently awarded financial assistance through the emergency relief fund and I wanted to share my appreciation and gratitude for what you have done for my family.
You allowed me to provide proper food for my two young daughters, keep the water and power on and allowed me to focus on my studies with less stress.”
“This money is going to help with food, medication, rent, utilities, and all the other basic needs.
I am more than thankful for the generosity it is more than greatly appreciated while the stressful times of this pandemic and transitioning to online classes. Thank you for allocating the money to me I am more than thankful and appreciative.”
“I would like to convey my utmost appreciation for the assistance offered to me to navigate this unpredictable and life altering Covid-19 pandemic.
This ongoing situation has been the great equalizer, reminding us of how fragile humanity is, but also has proven how resilient we are as humanity and that we are all in this together. We are all looking out for each other and caring for each other."
How the 50/50 Staff Lottery works
Win cash, support emergency bursaries
For only $5 per pay period, you’ll receive one entry in the bi-weekly 50/50 draw.
Choose to deduct more and you will increase the prize pool and your chances of winning.
- $590 average bi-weekly lottery prize in 2020
- Great odds!
- More than $475,000 awarded to students since 1992
Where does the money go?
- 50% emergency bursaries for students
- 50% could be yours!
How to sign up
Give to Emergency Bursaries
If you are unable to participate in the Staff Lottery based on your position or choose not to participate, you can still support the campaign and student emergency bursaries. You can donate online and choose "Student Emergency Bursary Fund."
OC Family Award
Every payday, Okanagan College’s 50/50 Staff Lottery contributes funds to go towards an Okanagan College Family Award. In addition, Okanagan College matches the bi-weekly prize amount to support the award, which is open to an immediate family member of a continuing (regular) Okanagan College employee.
Since 2005, more than $193,000 has been awarded to family members of Okanagan College employees. The award is presented three times annually.