Gold Rush is Boys and Girls Club 50/50 draw.

Only a toonie a week to invest in Miramichi's  youth and WIN!


About Gold Rush

Play Every Week. Play the Same Number. Your Number is in Every Draw.

You can play a Toonie at a local convenience store or you can Pre-Pay.

It's $2 a week or Two options to Pre-Pay:

6 months for $52 • 12 months for $104

Gold Rush Box Locations

  • N & J Convenience  Newcastle
  • Atlantic Supervalu  Chatham
  • City Limits Convenience  Napan
  • Shoppers Drug Mart  Douglastown
  • Papa Joe's  Nelson
  • Sunny Corner General Store
  • Dickson's Kwikway  Chatham
  • Joe's Kwik Way  Eel Ground
  • Deals 4U  Newcastle
  • Circle K Irving  Blackville
  • Shoppers Drug Mart  Newcastle
  • Boys & Girls Club

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get a Gold Rush Number?

Fill out a Green Card at a Gold Rush Location or at our office

How is the weekly draw done?
  • Draw is held at Big Brothers Big Sisters/Boys & Girls Club
  • Room is under camera and draw is videotaped for archives
  • Ballots are in a clear, transparent Drum
  • 7 individuals are present to verify the Draw
  • 1 Board member makes the Draw
  • Photo of the draw is taken and photo is stored
  • Those present for the Draw verify the Number Drawn, check the tracking log to see if the Player played a Toonie or has Pre-Paid for this Draw
  • Winner: is contacted.  Announcements go out: Radio, E-Newsletter, Top of Boxes, Newspaper, Facebook, Website
  • No Winner: the player is not contacted.  Announcements go out: Radio, E-Newsletter, Top of Boxes, Newspaper, Website
  • Ballot is returned to the Drum for all future draws
  • Ballot drum is locked; drum is stored in a locked cabinet.
How do I play Gold Rush?

Get a Gold Rush Number:

  • at a Gold Rush Box location
  • or by calling Boys & Girls Club if you plan to PrePay for 6 months or 1 year
Can I put the Gold Rush Ticket in my child's name?

No – Lottery Licence requirement is for all Players to be 18 years or older.

When is the draw?

The Draw is on Wednesday. Play by 4 pm on Tuesday

Is the draw done from the toonies?

No. The Draw is from the Numbers.

How long is my number in the draw?

Until you cancel the number.

What is "Roll-Over"?

If a player did not play their Toonie (or it was not Pre Paid) and their number is drawn, that prize rolls over to the next draw. That’s why it’s called a modified 50/50.

Can I play more than one number?

Yes. Fill in another Gold Rush ticket to get another number to be played every week. Remember…a number needs to played every week to win.

How do I prepay my Gold Rush Number?

Ways to Pre Pay your Gold Rush Number:

What happens if I don't play my Gold Rush Number for fifty two (52) weeks in a row?

A Gold Rush Number not played for fifty two (52) consecutive weeks will be cancelled.  The Gold Rush number will be re-issued to a new player.