Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How does the Dress for Success Orillia and Barrie 50/50 draw work? 

The 50/50 draw administered Dress for Success Orillia and Barrie, is a raffle licensed by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) where individuals purchase ticket(s) for the opportunity to win 50% of the total money raised through the sale of 50/50 tickets. The draws will take place on the last Wednesday of each month. 


Q. Where does the other 50% of the proceeds raised go? 

The other 50% of the proceeds raised supports Dress for Success Orillia and Barrie and the work that we do to support the employment and economic independence of local women. 


Q. Who is eligible to buy 50/50 draw tickets? 

If you meet the following criteria, you are eligible to purchase 50/50 draw tickets: 

•           Must be 18 years of age or older at the time of purchase 

•           Must be located in the Province of Ontario at time of purchase 

Must not be one of the following: 

•           An employee of the Alcohol Gaming Commission of Ontario 

•           An employee of the supplier of the 50/50 System who are involved with the development and/or support of the 50/50 System 

•           Intoxicated individuals 

Note: Prior to the purchase of a ticket online, you will be required to verify your eligibility and that the information is complete and accurate. 


Q. Can I play more than once in a game? 

Yes. You can purchase more than one ticket per event or game. 


Q. What are the odds of winning? 

The odds of winning the prize are based on the number of tickets sold. 


Q. How is the winning number drawn? 

A unique winning number is randomly generated and issued by the electronic 50/50 system out of the numbers purchased for this particular draw. The mechanism for selecting the winning number is a computer-based random number generator that has been certified by the AGCO. 


Q. Where is the winning number announced? 

The winning number will be announced on Dress for Success Orillia and Barrie’s 50/50 website ( 


Q. Do I need to live in Ontario to play? 

You do not need to live in the province of Ontario to purchase a 50/50 ticket but you do need to be physically located within the province of Ontario at the time of purchase of your online 50/50 ticket to be eligible to play. 


Q. How can I pay for my online 50/50 ticket? 

Our online 50/50 website accepts Visa and MasterCard credit cards. 


Q. I purchased a 50/50 ticket but did not get my numbers. What should I do? 

If you purchased your 50/50 ticket but did not receive your numbers, please check your junk or spam folders in the event it was flagged by your email provider. If you still do not have your 50/50 ticket, contact and we will re-send your raffle numbers (some verification will be required). If your transaction completed successfully, your numbers will still be part of the draw. 


Q. I think I, or someone I know, may have a problem with gambling. What should I do? 

If you are looking for help or advice about problem gambling, please visit or contact the Ontario Problem Gambling Help Line / Free Health Services Information at 1- 888-230-3505.