ESTIMATED JACKPOT THIS TUESDAY:

$10,000

with Wilson’s providing a prize “Top-Up”

 

June 30: Robyn Redmond won $10,000 playing big bucks #23039

What is Big Bucks 50/50?

The largest weekly 50/50 draw in the Colchester area, Big Bucks has grown to an average over $20,000 pot every single week, and its success has allowed our Organization to impact more children, right here in our local communities.

Playing is simple. Here’s how it works: Call 895-4562 or fill out this request form and one of our team members will issue you your unique “Big Bucks Number”. Once you are issued a ticket number, it is yours for life and you can start playing right away.  A draw takes place every Tuesday and announced on this website by 2pm. It costs  just$2 to enter into that week’s draw, and you have the opportunity to prepay for a number of weeks at once for your convenience. In order to be eligible to win the jackpot any given week, your number needs to be paid and played. New to Big Bucks? Request a ticket number here. It’s that easy! Read the full list of house rules and Contact us now to get started.

Our Commitment

As a charity that aims to support, grow, and enhance our community, safety is always a top priority. Due to the global pandemic of COVID-19, we are making efforts to do our part in slowing the potential spread of the virus locally.

Important Info:
  • You can now play weekly with a toonie at any of the following vendor locations:
    Eastend Minimart
    All Macquarries Pharmasave locations
    Stewiacke Foodland
    Petrocan on Robie St.
    Bible Hill bowlacade
    Keith’s Gas Bar
    Fultons Pharmasave (Tatamagouche)
    Bible Hill Esso
    Valley Variety
    Double C
    Wilson’s Gas Bar
    Bible Hill Bowlacade
    Kennedy’s Bible Hill
  • Our office is open to the public Mondays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. These office hours are intended for our valued players who aren’t able to prepay over the phone or use our dropbox as the first and best option. It is important that we still practice social distancing at this time. We ask that if someone else is in the reception area that you kindly wait outside until they have finished. Beginning Thursday, July 2 we will be open Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • You can play the weekly fundraiser draw by prepaying via phone by calling 895-4562 and prepaying for 10, 26, or 52 weeks. You can also prepay for 5 weeks up to a year in any of our available boxes (listed above). 
    *Place one sticker on a $10 bill for 5 week prepay, 1 sticker on a $20 bill for 10 week prepay, 1 sticker on a $50 bill for 25 week prepay, or 1 sticker on a $100 bill for 50 week prepay. Call us if you played using cash and need to confirm your expiry date.
  • Coins WILL NOT be accepted for 5-50 week prepays. Please write your number clearly and underline it.
  • Given the situation, there will be a winner each week until further notice.

 

We will continue to adapt with the situation to ensure safety maintains a top priority. Thank you sincerely, for your continued support in this important fundraiser that allows Big Brothers Big Sisters to support hundreds of children and youth every year.

Right now is a critical time to focus on children’s health and wellbeing, and their futures. We must protect them from COVID-19 but also the toxic stress that is growing within Canadian homes.

Loneliness and social isolation can be difficult for all of us, but vulnerable families and children will suffer the most. In fact, many children and young people are now facing increased adversities in their homes.

By supporting Big Bucks through these challenging times, you are being there for local kids when they need you the most by placing a caring BBBS mentor in their life. Big Brothers Big Sisters is committed to maintaining and supporting the vital mentoring relationships we create in order to fight the social isolation of our most vulnerable youth.

Big Brothers Big Sisters are still serving youth and their families every day and it is only possible with your support. Even while our office is closed, our team is still working remotely to ensure families and supported, because mentorship thrives within the bond between two individuals, even through physical distancing.

Every year our Organization provides service to more than 300 LOCAL children and youth through our mentoring programs. Additionally, we partner with other Cause-based, community Organizations that also support the healthy development of Children & Youth. There is no cost for families to participate in any Big Brothers Big Sisters program, nor is there a cost to volunteer. We believe in providing barrier-free opportunities for Children & Youth to strive through mentorship.

The local agency also awards Bursaries to “Little Brothers & Little Sisters” who go on to attend college, trade schools and university. The average bursary is $1,000 per year for up to 4 years. Bursaries are not based on grades but are awarded to those with financial barriers and who have the determination to succeed.

Through our “Mentoring Matters Fund”, we distribute thousands of dollars to local children & youth in our programs facing financial barriers to provide them opportunities to thrive through mentorship. These funds assist in the costs to participate in voice, guitar, piano lessons, summer camps, karate, cubs, fitness classes, sports, and more.