Tonight's Canucks 50/50 jackpot will surpass $1 million

Dec 10 2019, 12:31 pm

As if Canucks fans needed another reason to get fired up for a visit from the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Tonight’s game against the Leafs, which is taking place at 7 pm PT for a change, will feature at least a $1 million 50/50 jackpot.

Fans can purchase a raffle ticket at the game or online right now in British Columbia.

This is the second of three “super jackpots” the Canucks 50/50 will have this season. The jackpot hit $1.27 million on opening night (October 9), and a guaranteed $1 million jackpot will also be available on February 22 when the Canucks host the Boston Bruins.

The winner of the 50/50 takes home 50% of the jackpot, with the other half benefitting local charities.

Funds 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 surpassed $1 million was for the final home game for Henrik and Daniel Sedin 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 have travelled to Vancouver to see how they operate. A Canucks spokesperson tells Daily Hive that list includes the Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Blues, Tampa Bay Rays, and LA Rams.