For a sixth year in a row, we are proud to be bringing back our 50/50 for Change lottery to give you a chance to win thousands of dollars in cash and support a worthwhile cause in our community.

This year, the 50/50 will be supporting the Southwest Newcomer Welcome Centre, which provides services and programming to assist with settlement for newcomers, increase cross-cultural awareness and respect, help refugees and immigrants overcome barriers, and provide information and referrals to various programs and services in the community. The money raised will help the Newcomer Welcome Centre fund educational, sport and cultural programming that is not always included in the operating budget, such as a program to teach English language skills to school-aged children.

Tickets cost $5.00 each and are available over the next few weeks at a number of local businesses for in-person sales only. Check out the 50/50 for Change page on Swift Current Online for the updated total and to find out where and when you can get your tickets. We'll also give you a chance to buy your tickets at some big events including the New Frontier Fall Fair at Kinetic Park on September 24 and the Fall Into Christmas Art & Handcraft Market at the Stockade Building on October 1 & 2. Also, Canadian Tire will be selling tickets at the till from 5:00pm to 9:00pm each evening, so say "yes" when the cashier asks, and you can get your chance to win!

If you purchase your tickets before Monday, September 26, you'll be eligible for the $500 early bird draw, and the grand prize draw will be on Friday, October 7, where one lucky winner will take home half of the total prize pool with the other half going to the Newcomer Welcome Centre!

Good luck and stay with Swift Current Online and your local radio stations for more information and updates!

Lottery Licence #RR22-0276. Click here for a link to the official rules.