How much do the Fall VIP Lottery tickets cost?
Single tickets are $100 each. Tickets can be also purchased in bundles of 3 for $250, 5 for $375 or the BEST VALUE 8 for $500.
How long will it take to receive my tickets?
Ticket buyers can now elect to have their tickets sent to them by email OR by regular mail.

Following the payment confirmation process, you should receive your ticket(s):
- E-tickets within three business days
- Paper tickets within three weeks
If you have not received your ticket(s) within four weeks, please contact the customer service line at 1 866-727-2024 for a replacement ticket(s).
Can I buy a ticket if I live outside of Ontario?
While a buyer may reside outside of Ontario, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario rules state that the buyer must be physically in Ontario when purchasing a ticket.
How old do you have to be to purchase a ticket?
You must be at least 18 years old at the time of ordering. Tickets cannot be purchased in the name of a minor.
How many tickets are available for sale in the Fall VIP Lottery?
Only 80,000 tickets are offered for sale in the Fall VIP Lottery. There is no limit to the number of Wheels of Hope 50/50 Raffle tickets that can be sold. There are 235,000 tickets in the Cash for Kids Calendar Lottery.
What are the guidelines for purchasing bundles of tickets?
The guidelines for purchasing ticket bundles are as follows:
- Only one method of payment.
- Up to three names may be recorded on all tickets within a bundle; all tickets within a bundle must contain the same information and will be sent to the address of the primary ticket purchaser.
Tickets are sold in sequential order; therefore all bundled tickets will be sequentially numbered.
I bought a ticket for the Fall VIP Lottery, but I’ve never received it. Am I entered in the draw?
Everyone who purchases a ticket has their name entered in the draw, even if they have not received their ticket. If you have not received a ticket within three weeks of ordering, please contact customer service at 1 866 727-2024. They will confirm your purchase and send a replacement ticket at your request.
Can Fall VIP Lottery tickets be ordered over the internet?
Yes. All Canadian Cancer Society Lottery tickets may now be ordered online. You can click here to order. Online ticket orders are processed through Miratel Solutions Inc. via a secure online site. Wheels of Hope 50/50 Raffle and Cash for Kids Calendar Lottery tickets may also be ordered online.
I am trying to order my Fall VIP Lottery ticket online and the order will not go through.
You must be in Ontario to purchase a ticket. Some internet providers, although servicing Ontario, are not registered in Ontario. This may cause an error message when processing your order. If you are in Ontario and unable to order online, please call customer service at 1 866 727-2024 and they will be happy to assist you with your order.
Who cannot purchase a ticket?
Members of the Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division Provincial Board of Directors, employees of the Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division and registered gaming suppliers are all prohibited from purchasing tickets for this lottery.
What are the odds of winning this lottery?
The odds of winning depend on the number of tickets sold and there are ONLY 80,000 tickets available for purchase in this lottery. The overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 5. At the time of licensing, the Fall VIP Lottery offers you the BEST ODDS OF WINNING A BIG PRIZE, BEST ODDS OF WINNING A CAR AND BEST ODDS OF WINNING A LARGE CASH PRIZE. (see Rules and Regulations for full details).
Can I cancel my ticket and get a refund?
Only tickets cancelled before the draws begin will receive a refund for the amount that was paid for the ticket. Once the draws have begun, no refunds will be permitted.
How will I know if I have won a prize?
All prize winners will be notified by mail and may also be contacted by telephone. A complete list of winners will be available on the Canadian Cancer Society website (lottery.cancer.ca) on November 30, 2018.
If I win a car, can I accept the cash value instead?
Yes, we are pleased to offer a cash-out option for vehicle prizes won in our lottery. All vehicle cash out values are based on 93% of the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price exclusive of taxes and destination charges. For a complete list of car cash out values please refer to the Rules and Regulations.
How do I claim my prize?
You will receive a letter providing you with the exact details of how to claim your prize. If you have not received this letter by December 15, 2018, please contact customer service at 1 866 727-2024.
If I win the Loyalty Prize, one of the Early Bonus Prizes or one of the Early Bird Prizes, do I still qualify for other prize draws?
Yes. Every winning ticket remains eligible for all remaining draws, so you can win more than once.
I've misplaced my ticket for the Fall VIP Lottery. If my name is drawn, will I be able to collect my prize without producing my ticket?
Personal identification will be required to collect your prize. Your ticket is not required. If your name is drawn, you will receive a notification letter outlining the prize redemption process.
What are the key Lottery deadlines and when do the draws take place?
Loyalty Prize
Deadline: Midnight, August 24, 2018
Draw: September 12, 2018

Early Bonus Prizes
Deadline: Midnight, September 21, 2018
Draws: October 10, 20187

Early Bird Prize, Early Bird Bonus Tickets and Early Bird Bonus Cash Prizes
Deadline: Midnight, October 12, 2018
Draws: October 24, 2018

Daily\Grand Prizes
Deadline: Midnight, October 17, 2018
Daily and Grand Prize Draws: November 1, 2018
Daily Prize Winners Published on Prize Dates: November 1 to 30, 2018
Grand Prize Winners Published: November 30, 2018

Wheels of Hope 50/50 Raffle Prize
Deadline: Midnight, October 17, 2018
50/50 Prize Draw: November 1, 2018
50/50 Prize Winner Published: November 30, 2018

Cash for Kids Calendar Lottery
Deadline: Midnight, October 17, 2018
Daily, Weekly and Grand Prize Draws: November 1, 2018
Daily and Weekly Prize Winners Published on Prize Dates: November 1 to 30, 2018
Grand Prize Draw Winners Published: November 30, 2018
Is the purchase of a Lottery ticket tax deductible?
The Canada Revenue Agency guidelines state that we are not able to issue tax receipts for the purchase of lottery tickets, since purchasing a ticket gives the purchaser the opportunity to win a prize. You CAN make a donation in addition to your ticket request and receive a tax receipt for the donation portion of your order.
Are Lottery winnings taxable?
Lottery winnings are considered a windfall and are currently not taxable in Canada.
I bought a ticket for the Canadian Cancer Society's 2017 Fall VIP Lottery. How do I find out if my ticket won a prize?
All winners would have been notified by mail, but if you'd like to check your ticket, please click here for the 2017 Fall VIP Lottery winners list. You can also be sure to hear about all of the draw winners by joining our social groups:
- Click here to get email alerts
- Like us on Facebook
How are the proceeds of this Lottery used?
The Canadian Cancer Society dedicates 100% of the net proceeds from its main lottery to research into all types of cancer, benefiting people all across Ontario. The proceeds from the Wheels of Hope 50/50 Raffle are dedicated to the Transportation Program at the Canadian Cancer Society, providing cancer patients with rides to their treatment appointments. Proceeds from the new Cash for Kids Calendar Lottery are dedicated to funding research into childhood cancers.
What percentage of Lottery proceeds goes towards cancer research?
Our lotteries generate millions of dollars for cancer research, yet the program pays for itself without using donor dollars. The costs to run the lottery, including all promotion and prizes, comes from ticket sales, not donations. While each lottery is slightly different, depending on the amount of the prize pool and other costs, on average 30% of the gross revenue from our campaign goes to fund our research projects.
How does the Wheels of Hope 50/50 Raffle work?
The Wheels of Hope 50/50 Raffle is an add-on raffle that is only available to ticket holders in the current Fall VIP Lottery. One ticket draw will be made and the winner will receive half of the ticket receipts collected (the jackpot). The starting jackpot is $500,000, which means that the minimum guaranteed prize payout is $250,000. There is NO LIMIT to how BIG the jackpot can get or how many tickets can be sold. Tickets will be available until the final deadline of the Fall VIP Lottery, October 17, 2018. If all of a ticket holder’s Fall VIP Lottery tickets become invalid, for whatever reason, all Wheels of Hope 50/50 Raffle tickets registered to the ticket holder will also be rendered invalid.

Net proceeds from this raffle will provide funding for the Canadian Cancer Society Transportation Program, which provides cancer patients with rides to treatment appointments.
How much do tickets for the Wheels of Hope 50/50 Raffle cost?
Tickets can be purchased as follows: 2 tickets for only $15, 6 for $30, 20 for $60 or the BEST VALUE 50 for $100.
Wheels of Hope ticket buyers must have at least one Fall VIP Lottery ticket.
What is the current jackpot for the Wheels of Hope 50/50 Raffle?
The jackpot amount changes with every ticket purchased. There is a jackpot update located on the web page dedicated to the Wheels of Hope 50/50 Raffle. The jackpot starts at $500,000, which means the guaranteed minimum payout is $250,000. However, the jackpot and the payout will both grow quickly, as tickets sell.
How many 50/50 Wheels of Hope raffle tickets are available?
There is no limit to the number of Wheels of Hope 50/50 Raffle tickets that can be sold.
How does the Cash for Kids Calendar Lottery work?
The Cash for Kids Calendar Lottery is a special lower-priced calendar lottery, with Daily Prize draws throughout the month of November, PLUS there are three all-cash Grand Prizes.

Ticket holders in the Cash for Kids Calendar Lottery are not required to purchase Fall VIP Lottery or Wheels of Hope 50/50 Raffle tickets.

Net proceeds from this raffle will provide funding specifically for research into childhood cancers.
Can I win more than once?
Yes. Every winning ticket remains eligible for all remaining draws, so you can win more than once.
How much do tickets for the Cash for Kids Calendar Lottery cost?
Tickets can be purchased as follows: 4 tickets for only $20, 12 for $50, 20 for $75 or the BEST VALUE 30 for $100.
How many Cash for Kids Calendar Lottery tickets are available?
There are only 235,000 tickets available.