Manitoba’s Health Care Payroll 5050 FAQ

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Welcome, and thank you for your interest in the Manitoba Health Care Payroll 50/50.

Frequently Asked Questions


How do I sign up for the Payroll 50/50?

You can sign up online at If you would like help with the sign-up process, please phone the HSC Foundation’s Director of Special Initiatives at 204-515-5618 or email [email protected] and we would be happy to walk you through signing up.


What are the ticket price options to participate?

Ticket prices (bi-weekly):

  • 1 ticket for $5
  • 3 tickets for $10
  • 10 tickets for $25
  • 50 tickets for $50


I have already enrolled in the Payroll 50/50. Do I have to enroll every time registration opens?

No, you do not need to continuously enroll! You are enrolled in the program until you chose to cancel your participation in the Payroll 50/50.


How do I opt out?

To cancel your participation in the Payroll 50/50 going forward, you must cancel online at at least two weeks prior to the draw date. You can cancel at any time.


How can I change my existing order?

Please go to and enter the same email address you used to create your existing order. Check that email inbox and enter the verification code sent to you to sign in to your existing order. Then, use the Change Amount button.


How and when are winners selected?

Draws will be done through the service provider, Funding Change, using a random number generator, approved by LGCA. One winner will be drawn on the Wednesday, following paydays, at 2:00 pm, in the office of the HSC Foundation.


What are the sign up dates and draw dates?

Enrollment is offered quarterly for 2024:

  • Monday, February 5 – Thursday, February 29
  • Monday, May 6 – Friday, May 31
  • Monday, August 5 – Friday, August 30
  • Monday, November 4 – Friday, November 29


Upcoming draw dates:

  • Wednesday, July 17, 2024
  • Wednesday, July 31, 2024
  • Wednesday, August 14, 2024
  • Wednesday, August 28, 2024
  • Wednesday, September 11, 2024
  • Wednesday, September 25, 2024
  • Wednesday, October 9, 2024
  • Wednesday, October 23, 2024
  • Wednesday, November 6, 2024
  • Wednesday, November 20, 2024
  • Wednesday, December 4, 2024
  • Wednesday, December 18, 2024


How will I know if I’ve won?

Winners will be posted on and the HSC Foundation Director of Special Initiatives will contact you via email/ phone.


Who is eligible?

 The Health Care Payroll 50/50 is currently available to:

  • Shared Health and Shared Health Medical Remuneration employees
  • HSC Campus employees
  • HSC Campus volunteers
  • Staff working in various clinics, stores, and other businesses on the HSC campus
  • University of Manitoba (Bannatyne campus only) students and faculty
  • RRC Polytech (HSC campus only) students and faculty
  • WRHA staff working on the HSC campus


I just enrolled in the Payroll 50/50. When am I eligible to win?

For those who registered during the Monday, August 5, 2024 to Friday, August 30, 2024 period, the first draw you are eligible for is Wednesday, September 25, 2024. Your first deduction will come off your Thursday, September 19, 2024 paycheque.


How big will the prize pot be?

The current jackpot is over $80,000! Winner takes half. Please note that the jackpot will fluctuate with number of enrollments and cancellations.


I signed up for the Health Care Payroll 50/50—why is my subscription still listed as ‘pending’?

Your subscription for the Health Care Payroll 50/50 will remain pending until the enrollment period closes.


What happens if I quit and am no longer on the HSC Campus, but want to continue to participate?

Unfortunately, you may only participate in the Health Care Payroll 50/50 if you work, study, or volunteer on the HSC campus.  Please contact the HSC Foundation Director of Special Initiatives at 204-515-5618 for any further questions.


Do I receive a charitable receipt?

No, there are no tax receipts issued and the ticket is not tax deductible.


Where do proceeds go?

Proceeds support both the HSC Foundation and the Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Your support of the Children’s Hospital Foundation will help purchase vital medical equipment, fund life-saving research, and offer programs that bring comfort to sick children and their families during difficult times.

Your support of the HSC Foundation will  help to advance vital medical research; purchase state-of-the-art equipment to diagnose and treat patients; train the next generation of medical and research leaders; enhance HSC Winnipeg’s facilities; and implement programs to enhance the patient and family experience.


Who can’t participate?

You are not eligible to participate if you are a staff or board member of the applicable Foundations, a staff member on the Shared Health Payroll HR Analytics and Reporting team, or a family member residing in the same household of the above.


If I win, does my name have to be publicized?

Yes, per Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority of Manitoba, our governing body, it is a requirement to identify the winner.


Can I win the 50/50 draw again if I have already won?

Yes, it is possible to win every two weeks multiple times since draws are done on new tickets through the Payroll 50/50 lottery service provider, Funding Change, using a random LGCA-approved number generator. While the same ticket number cannot win multiple times, the same person can win multiple times.


How do I check if I am a current Shared Health or Shared Health Medical Remuneration employee?

Look for the employer name on your remuneration statement.

If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to phone the HSC Foundation’s Director of Special Initiatives at 204-515-5618 or email [email protected] and we would be happy to help.


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