The Imperial Theatre is holding a 50/50 CASH LOTTERY available to Ontarians no matter where they live in the Province, with a guaranteed minimum take-home prize of $1,000 and a chance to win MULTIPLE Earlybird prizes including $1,000 cash.


The Imperial Theatre 50/50 draw is back with an updated draw format. Rather than monthy grand prizes our draws will now run for longer with more chances to win early bird prizes AND bigger final draw Jackpots!





A big Thank You to our Earlybird sponsor 

The Imperial Theatre is owned and operated by Theatre Sarnia, a Not-for-Profit Charitable Corporation, under the governance of an elected Board of Directors. The Imperial Theatre receives no operational funding from City, County or Provincial Governments. Ticket sales, Rentals, Donations and Sponsorships, are the primary sources of operating revenue. Proceeds from this Lottery are used in ongoing Capital Improvements at the Theatre properties. 


New campaign starts June 10th, 2024 @ 11am with the Grand Prize Draw occuring September 26th, 2024


 1st Early Bird prize: 1 pair of Classic Albums Live tickets valued at $520
1st Early Bird Sales End: June 19th @ 11:59pm

1st Early Bird Draw: June 20th @ 10:00am


2nd Early Bird Prize: $500 

2nd Early Bird Sales End:  July 10th @ 11:59

2nd Early Bird Draw:  July 11th @ 10:00am


3rd Early Bird Prize: $500

3rd Early Bird Sales End: July 31st @ 11:59pm

3rd Early Bird Draw: August 1st @ 10:00am


4th Early Bird Prize: Family 4 pack to Cinderella valued at $180

4th Early Bird Sales End August 21st @ 11:59pm

 4th Early Bird Draw: August 22nd @ 10:00am


5th Early Bird Prize: $500

5th Early Bird Sales End: September 11th @ 11:59pm

5th Early Bird Draw: September 12th @ 10:00am


Grand Prize

Grand Prize Sales End: September 25th @ 11:59pm 

Grand Prize Draw: September 26th @ 10am 



Our Cash Lottery is available to everyone ALL OVER ONTARIO, and we could be calling YOU !



(1) How are winners selected ?

The winning tickets for both the Grand Prize and the Earlybird are selected by a Random Number Generation (RNG) system administered by Ascends Fundraising Solutions using all the raffle numbers sold for the draw.

(2) How will I know if I was a winner ?

The Imperial Theatre will contact you, within 24 hours, by the phone number and/or email address you provided when you purchased your ticket. 

(3) Where can I view the winning numbers ?

Winning ticket numbers are displayed on our websites, as well as on Facebook. You can also watch our winning ticket selection video on Facebook

(4) I didn’t receive my ticket numbers after purchase but my credit card was charged. What should I do ?

We recommend that you check your Spam or Junk folders and any TABS (ie PROMOTIONS) your email provider uses. Once you locate our email, please add us to your Whitelist so that all future purchases will find their way to your inbox.

Still can’t find them? No worries. Please contact Be sure to include the email address and full name you used to purchase the ticket. This information allows us to look up your ticket purchase and re-email your ticket information.

(5) I have been buying for months with no issues. Why all of the sudden do I not receive email confirmations ?

Email providers are constantly working to keep your information safe by updating policies and filters. Chances are, their filters flagged something within the email as ‘malicious’ content or redirected the email to what they consider a ‘more convenient’ folder location within your email. This can send emails to Junk, promotion specific folders or cause them to not be received at all. If you experience this issue, please contact us to have your numbers resent.

(6) I’m a frequent ticket purchaser vacationing in the USA. When I tried to purchase a ticket I wasn’t able to. Why ?

The 50/50 draw is governed by the Ontario Gaming Commission. The rules of purchase stipulate that you must be located in Ontario at the time of purchase. To ensure compliance, the system uses your computer’s IP address to confirm your location.

(7) Can someone else purchase tickets for me ?

We do not recommend this as it could cause a dispute if your winning number is selected.

(8) Can I purchase tickets as a gift for someone else?

While this is a thoughtful gesture, we do not recommend this. If you want to give tickets, we recommend that you give them cash or a prepaid credit card to prevent any ownership complications with the ticket.

(9) I’m having difficulties with my purchasing 

We recommend that you use CHROME as your web browser. If you are still experiencing difficulties, the Box Office Manager would be happy to walk you through your purchase over the phone 519-344-7469

(10)  I am unable to complete my purchase, the system is not recognizing my credit card.

Please double check that the information you entered is correct.

Make sure you are not trying to use a Debit card.

Try a different credit card.


For full contest details, please refer to the Rules of Play which can be found at



May: AH-7534732 $27, 388

March: AG-9922493 $39, 115


May: AH 5406475

April: AH-5016068

March: AH-2607004

February: AG-5520854 


July: BB-9511549 

EARLY BIRD THEATRE TICKETS  &/or packages           

June: 1 pair of Classic Albums Live tickets valued at $520: BB-6951258

May: 2 tickets to Australia’s Thunder From Down Under valued at $110: AH 3956134

May: 2 Theatre Sarnia 2024/2025 Season Subscriptions including 5 shows each valued at $332(2 of 2): AH 6235733

May:  2 Theatre Sarnia 2024/2025 Season Subscriptions including 5 shows each valued at $332(1 of 2): AH 8947129

April: One Night Staycation at the Insignia Hotel, with $200 to the Legacy Restaurant, 2 breakfasts and a $150 gift certificate to the Imperial Theatre for show and concession of your choosing valued at $750 AH 6332583

April: Family 4 pack to Dinosaur World Live: Value $168 AH-7017397

March: 2 tickets to CAL: Police, Value $104 AH-3385479   

March: 2 tickets to The Wolves, Value  $58 AH-3000179  

February: Family 4 pack to Disney's Little Mermaid, Value $135  AG-5295765       

February: 2 tickets to The Wolves, Value  $58  AG-4913302

February: 2 tickets to Abbamania, Value $104 AG-4701547



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168 Christina Street North,
PO Box 43, Sarnia, Ontario
N7T 7H8, Canada

Parking / Transit

There are approximately 100 spaces on Christina Street and the adjacent streets, all within 5 minute walk of the Imperial Theatre. There is a 2 hr free on street parking limit Monday to Friday until 6 pm. Parking on street is free all day on Saturday and Sunday and after 6 pm every evening. Parking rates vary during the day Monday to Friday until 6 pm. After 6 pm parking is free, as well as all day on Saturday and Sunday.