GUELPH, ON (October 1, 2021) – The Guelph Humane Society (GHS) has launched its third 50/50 lottery today, and it’s expected to be their biggest yet. Compared to the spring and summer GHS lotteries, the “There’s No Place Like Home” 50/50 Lottery is different in two ways:

  1. Tickets can be purchased in-person at GHS: while this is still an online event, with tickets being purchased at, GHS also included an in-person component to their lottery license (RAF1219541). Those interested in buying tickets in person can do so at 190 Hanlon Creek Blvd. during regular business hours.
  2. The draw for the grand prize will happen live on Rogers tv on November 4th at roughly 8:45pm, during the GHS “There’s No Place Like Home” two-hour variety show.

“Having this 50/50 lottery happen alongside our variety show is such a unique and exciting time at the Guelph Humane Society,” says Natalie Thomas, GHS Marketing & Communications Manager. “The lottery is setting the stage and building momentum on the lead up to our first-ever televised event. We have been working on this show for months, and we can’t wait for our community to sit down and join us for two hours on November 4th – just sit down, get comfy, turn on the TV or stream the show online, and get completely immersed in our world at our new facility.”

Thomas adds that for one lucky viewer, if they’ve purchased 50/50 tickets, they could be thousands of dollars richer by the end of the show.

“We do have a guaranteed minimum jackpot of $5,000,” Thomas says. “But our spring lottery winner walked away with over $43,000. Plus, all tickets purchased by 11:59 pm on Monday, October 11th will be entered to win the early bird prize of $500.”

All proceeds from both the 50/50 lottery and the variety show will benefit the animals at GHS.

“That’s really what our ‘There’s No Place Like Home’ theme is about,” Thomas says. “For the animals in our care, they can’t wait to find their new families and their Happy Tails. But while they are at GHS, the new building is so bright and spacious and inviting, that it’s okay to call 190 Hanlon Creek Boulevard home for a little while, too.”

Tickets for the lottery, sponsored by Sleeman Breweries, are 10 for $10, 40 for $20 and 120 for $40. They can be purchased at




About the Guelph Humane Society

The Guelph Humane Society advocates for all animals, and in particular those animals whose lives it can influence, through care, education, community support, protection, and leadership. Founded in 1893, the Guelph Humane Society provides care and shelter for approximately 3,000 homeless, stray, injured and abused animals each year in Guelph and Wellington County. GHS is a registered charitable, non-profit organization that does not receive government funding. Visit to discover more.


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Media Contact

Natalie Thomas

Manager, Marketing and Communications

Guelph Humane Society