A lucky hockey fan will call in the new year with a good payment day.
The 50/50 jackpot for the Canadian-Russian New Year's Eve match in the World Junior Championship is guaranteed to exceed $ 500,000. Up FS, 50/50 lottery partner organizations, have guaranteed a minimum prize of $ 250,000.
The prize will dwarf the previous tournament's height set during Saturday's match between Canada and the Czech Republic, when the jackpot reaches $ 136,425.
The results obtained from the draw will be used to support the development of small hockey in British Columbia.
Tickets will be available for purchase at Rogers Arena for anyone who plays and will also be available online, starting December 31 at 16.00 PT. Tickets purchased online must be purchased by people living in British Columbia.
This game is a marquee match from the preliminary round, with the winner occupying the first place in Group A. Both countries are each perfect 3-0 in the tournament so far.
The Canadians came from a commanding victory against the Czech Republic on Saturday. Russia won 7-4 over Switzerland on Sunday night.
The special New Year's Eve Lottery follows the jackpot with a record $ 1,413,630 that occurred on November 27 during the match between the Vancouver Canucks and Los Angeles Kings.
The winning ticket, purchased online by an individual from West Kelowna, is worth $ 706,815.