The Vancouver Canucks’ 50/50 raffle is raising the stakes this weekend.
The 50/50 jackpot will surpass $1 million, meaning one lucky fan will walk away with over half a million dollars after Saturday’s home game against the Boston Bruins.
Fans can purchase raffle tickets in person at Rogers Arena on Saturday or online right now for British Columbia residents.
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This is the third “super jackpot” the Canucks have offered this season. The jackpot hit $1.27 million on opening night (October 9) and climbed to $1.39 million for a December 10 game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The winner of the 50/50 takes home 50% of the jackpot, with the other half benefitting local charities.
Money raised from 50/50 raffles benefit the Canucks for Kids Fund, which supports charities across BC, including the Canucks Autism Network, Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, and the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.
This is the third season the Canucks for Kids Fund has hosted 50/50 super jackpots. The Canucks established a record-setting $1.4 million jackpot on November 27 last year. The first time the 50/50 ever surpassed $1 million was for Henrik and Daniel Sedin’s last home game on April 5, 2018.
The Canucks 50/50 appears to be doing something right — enough so that a number of other professional teams from around North America travelled to Vancouver in December to see how they operate. A Canucks spokesperson told Daily Hive that list included the Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Blues, Tampa Bay Rays, and LA Rams.