Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up for the lottery?
It’s easy! Sign up by downloading the form at: and follow the instructions to submit.
What are the methods of payment?
At this time, only payroll deductions are accepted.
When are draws? Where?

On the Thursday following every pay day, draws will take place in the Foundation office.

Draw Dates
December 23, 2019
December 9, 2019
November 25, 2019
November 11, 2019
October 28, 2019
October 14, 2019
September 30, 2019
September 16, 2019
September 2, 2019
August 19, 2019
August 5, 2019
July 22, 2019
July 8, 2019
June 24, 2019
June 10, 2019
May 27, 2019
May 13, 2019
April 29, 2019
April 15, 2019
April 1, 2019
March 18, 2019
March 4, 2019
February 18, 2019 – Draw held February 19, 2019 due to Family Day holiday
February 4, 2019
January 21, 2019
January 7, 2019
December 24, 2018

How are winners notified?
We will do everything we can to get in touch with you. Winners will be notified via email, hospital extension or any other preferred method of contact included on your enrolment form. We will notify you within 48 hours. Be sure to check your email and voicemail the Friday or Monday after every draw.
What if the lottery is sold out?
Names will be placed on a waiting list. If a spot becomes available, the ticket will be reassigned to the next person on the list in the order in which their enrolment form was received.
What if I want to opt out of the program?
To opt out of the program at any time, contact the Foundation in writing at
What if I lose my ticket?
Please treat your ticket as you would any lottery ticket. However, if you lose your ticket, bring your hospital badge and one piece of photo ID to the Foundation office. Your name will then be checked against our ticket number list.
What does the lottery support at Mackenzie Health?
All proceeds from the lottery will support hospital-wide equipment needs.
Can I choose what program area I want my lottery ticket purchase to support?
No, we must choose specific equipment to comply with licensing standards set forth by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission.
What are the lottery rules?
Who can participate?
The draw is open to Mackenzie Health staff and physicians who have an active employee number.
Is anyone excluded from participating?
Yes, all Foundation and Payroll staff and the Hospital senior leadership team.
Will I see the deductions on my electronic payroll slips?
Yes, there will be a line showing your lottery deductions per pay period.
Can I have a tax receipt?
Sorry, but lottery ticket purchases are non-receiptable, as per CRA guidelines.