Oilers' 50/50 draw returns for Stanley Cup playoffs

Sep 19 2020, 1:49 am

The Edmonton Oilers’ season is over, but fans can still buy a ticket to the team’s popular 50/50 raffle for the remainder of the playoffs.

The Oilers announced this week that the charity lottery is returning for every game of this year’s Stanley Cup finals.

“The record-setting online 50/50 raffle will give fans another chance to win a big 50/50 jackpot while also raising important funds for the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation to reinvest in the community during these challenging times,” the team said.

The lottery jackpot set records this year, increasing to a total of $7 million for the Oilers’ final game.

Demand for tickets was so high it crashed the site, and the final jackpot was plagued by technical glitches.

The Stanley Cup playoffs between the Dallas Stars and the Tampa Bay Lightning kick off in Edmonton Saturday, which is when the next 50/50 draw will happen.

Tickets for the 50/50 draws go on sale at 9 am Mountain Time the day of each game, and a winner is selected by 6 pm the next day.

As usual, half of the money from ticket sales goes to the Oilers’ charity.

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