Frequently Asked Questions
Q.) Who can join the staff lottery?
A.) The lottery is open to the general public and also to all patients/residents, physicians, staff, and volunteers; which includes all full time, part-time, contract, casual, relief staff, medical staff, residents and interns.
Q.) How much are the tickets?
A.) Tickets cost $130 per ticket.
Payment Options: Cash/Cheque/Visa/MasterCard/AMEX (1 payment of $130 per ticket)
Payroll Deduction – $5.00 payment deducted from each pay cheque, for a total of $130 (available to permanent status employees of Covenant Health only)
Q.) How many tickets are printed?
A.) There are only 1250 tickets printed.
Q.) When are the draw dates?
A.) Draws will be held every two weeks commencing March 21, 2013, final draw will take place March 06, 2014 with the exception of December 12, 2013. The Draw for December 12, 2013 will take place as well as the draw, which would have originally been scheduled for December 24, 2012 on December 12, 2013. (Total draws on December 12, 2013 will be 4 draws for $1,000.00 and three draws for $500.00). Complete listing of draws can be found here.
Q.) Where do the draws take place?
A.) Draws will take place at the Edmonton General Community Care Centre Cafeteria 11111 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB. T5K 0L4
Q.) What does the money get used for?
A.) Your ticket purchase will assist Covenant Health with their upcoming priorities such as, state of the art health care equipment, research and education, and leading edge programs.
Q.) How do I know if I am a winner?
A.) All winners will be notified by telephone. Posters listing bi-weekly winners are posted at each Covenant Health site within a couple days of the draws. Winners will also be listed on the Caritas Foundation website.
Q.) Can I win more than once?
A.) Yes, one ticket is eligible for all draws schedule after the time of purchase. Winning tickets are drawn, recorded and immediately returned to the draw drum and will be eligible for all subsequent draws.
Payroll Deductions Questions:
Q.) Who can join through payroll deduction?
A.) Any permanent status employee of Covenant Health can join through payroll deduction.
Q.) When is the first payroll deduction?
A.) First payroll deduction will be reflected on your April 18, 2013 pay cheque.
Q.) When is the last payroll deduction?
A.) Last payroll deduction will be reflected on your April 3, 2014 pay cheque.
Q.) How much is the payroll deduction?
A.) Payroll deduction is a $5.00 deduction from each pay cheque for 26 payments for a total of $130 (Available to permanent full and part-time staff of Covenant Health only)
* The later you purchase tickets in the lottery year, the higher the initial payroll deduction will be. For example, if you purchase a ticket in July, the initial amount deducted will include payments already paid by existing players (since March), so in essence, you must “catch up” with the current players.
Q.) What if my employment status changes?
A.) Any changes in employment status will reflect a change in payment schedules. Example: Part time to full time to casual – automatic full pay out. Termination – automatic full pay out.