Okanagan College Foundation

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

  1. Complete the online application form
OC employee Dan Chetner

Most recent winner: Jennifer Matthews

Congratulations to Jennifer Matthews from the Library, Kelowna campus who has won the Friday, Sept. 10 staff lottery draw for $922.50!



Why you should get involved

Your support makes a difference for students

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 $490,000 awarded to students since 1992

Where does the money go?

  • 50% emergency bursaries for students
  • 50% could be yours!

How to sign up

  1. Complete the online application form

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 $219,000 has been awarded to family members of Okanagan College employees. The award is presented three times annually.