TRU Payroll Lottery

Help TRU make post-secondary education accessible to everyone and have a chance to win with our 50/50 payroll lottery

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Contact us at foundation@tru.ca to take part.

This is a 50/50 draw for TRU employees, with half the pool going to the lucky winner and the other half going to TRU students via the TRU Foundation. Depending on how many people take part, the prize is over $1,000. A new winner gets lucky once every two weeks on payday! That’s 26 chances in a year to win big!

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How it works

Contact us for more information at 250.828.5264.

Ready to try your luck and support students?

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DID YOU KNOW: in 2023, the TRU Payroll Lottery raised $27,000 which supported 29 Students.

FAQ

I just signed up OR I just withdrew… when will that kick in on my paycheque?

When we receive a new deduction request or cancellation, it will be input for the next pay period. If you sign up close to a pay day, it will start on the following one. Please follow up if your deduction has not started after two weeks.

How do I stop playing?

To withdraw, email giving@tru.ca.

If I win, how long until I get my money?

Payments are processed as soon as possible, but depending on department circumstances, can take up to four weeks for deposit.

Is this tax deductible?

No. In accordance with Canada Revenue Agency regulations, lottery purchases are not eligible for a charitable tax receipt. If you would like to support students directly from your paycheck and be eligible for a tax receipt, please click here to learn more about payroll deduction giving.

Can I enter the draw more than once?

Yes! You can enter as many times per pay period as you like. Each entry is $5.

What happens if I go on leave or my contract ends?

Payroll Deductions will continue as long as you are employed and paid by the university. If you are on unpaid leave, your deductions will cease until your pay resumes. If your contract ends, deductions will continue until you stop receiving pay. When you start a new contract, it will begin again. Please note that all Lottery deductions need to be confirmed each spring and if you do not reply, you will not continue playing.

Can I sign up as an auxiliary or sessional employee?

Yes. Payroll Deductions will continue as long as you are employed and paid by the university. When your contract ends, deductions will continue until you stop receiving pay. When you start a new contract, it will begin again. Please note that all Lottery deductions need to be confirmed each spring and if you do not reply, you will not continue playing.

Is this a legit lottery?

Yes! We are licensed with BC Gaming and regularly audited.

I feel like I have a problem with gambling. Where should I go?

Call the Problem Gambling Help Line: 1-888-795-6111 or visit gamblingsupportbc.ca.

I won! Can I donate my winnings to the TRU Foundation?

Yes. The TRU Foundation will be happy to help you allocate your newfound cash. Your donation will be tax deductible.

Where does the money go?

The funds generated by the TRU Payroll Lottery go toward the TRU Foundation Open Award.

I work for TRU but I do not reside in BC, can I still play?

Unfortunately, since this is a BC Gaming licensed event, participants must reside in BC. You can still donate for a tax-deductible gift at https://www.tru.ca/giving/tru-employee-payroll-deduction.html.

Who won?

Just ask our previous winners how exciting and rewarding it is to play the payroll lottery. Congratulations to all our winners and participants for assisting students with education costs.

Winners from the 2023-2024 pay year
IF you play, this could be YOU! Department Amount
Frank Faraone Trades $1235.00
Janine Allister Ancillary Services $1232.50
Benjamen Wiebe Facilities $1230.00
Kate Morford SOBE $1232.50
Sourajita Panda Nursing $1157.50
Meghan Low Trades $1155.00
Jennifer Lestander Advancement $1152.50
Linda Komori Marketing and Communications $1220.00
Audrey Trim Emergency Management $1220.00
Daniel Stultz Open Learning $1230.00
Robin Tapley Arts $1235.00
Julia Wells Library $1225.00
Lisa Smillie Student Awards $1217.50
Rochelle Petri IPE $1240.00
Robert Koopmans Marketing & Communications $1240.00
Audrey Trim Emergency Management $1227.50
Catrina Long VP Academic $1242.50
Ananna Mitra IT Services $1235.00
Ryan Laffrenere International Admissions $1152.50
Cynthia Bosdet Registrar $1180.00
Lavanya Nandikolla People and Culture $1152.50
Stephanie Tate TRU World $1155.00
Asweifien Dodo TRU World $1135.00
Iain Pardoe Open Learning $1135.00
Corey Wisla Enterprise Systems $1130.00
Danika Alexandre People and Culture $1127.50
Lisa Fiset Warehouse $1135.00
Christian Tomiak MarComm $1175.00
Heather McIntyre Faculty of Science $1117.50
Matt Milovick VP Finance & Admin $1140.00
Jarita Heer FACT $1145.00
Mullai Chinnasamy EDSW $1142.50
Geralyn Cormack Advancement $1125.00
Matt Dyck Open Learning $1107.50
Kathy Sinclair Advancement $1155.00
Doug Loblaw Open Learning $1160.00
Allison Kouroupis Nursing $1135.00
Alisa Coquet Advancement $1122.50
Erin Jensen TRU World $1110.00
Kristin Webb Open Learning $1117.50

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Actual odds depend on the number of tickets sold.

Problem Gambling Help Line: 1-888-795-6111

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