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'Excitement building': Draws for Paws 50/50 jackpot nears $60,000

Grand prize draw takes place April 28, with proceeds supporting Ontario SPCA in sheltering, caring for animals in need

With the grand prize draw only days away and the jackpot sitting at close to $60,000, it's "the purr-fect time" to buy tickets for the Draws for Paws 50/50 Lottery, says the Ontario SPCA.

The grand prize draw takes place on April 28 and tickets cost $10 for 10, $20 for 40, or – to celebrate the Ontario SPCA’s 150th anniversary – when you purchase 200 tickets for $40, you’ll receive an additional 150 bonus tickets. Tickets can be purchased online at

The Ontario SPCA is a registered charity that does not receive annual government funding and depends on generous supporters to change the lives of vulnerable animals. Funds from the Draws for Paws 50/50 Lottery will provide urgently needed care and shelter for homeless animals.

“The excitement is building as we get closer to our Grand Prize deadline,” says Carol Beard, manager, Ontario SPCA Orillia Animal Centre. “One lucky individual is going to take home a sizeable cash prize, and everyone who played can feel good knowing that their ticket purchase has helped change the lives of animals in need of care and shelter.”

To learn more, or to buy tickets, visit