How to Play

  1. As a new player, you will drop in to one of our retailers and fill out a Registration form with your unique number. Only one person per form but you can register as many times as you wish. The number(s) remain your registered number(s) for life unless retired by you in writing.
  2. Tear off and keep your copy of the form and deposit the registration form in the treasure chest. You are now a registered player with a unique number; however, your number must be played in order to win any weekly draw. (Please note: if you do not receive confirmation of a number’s registration from Bay Treasure Chest by phone or email within two weeks, please contact us.)
  3. The cost to play is a Toonie a week for each of your numbers. For each Toonie, write your number very clearly on a sticker provided on the side of the Bay Treasure Chest. Attach the sticker to your Toonie and drop it in the box. That’s all you need to do!
  4. The cut-off time at our retail stores is Noon each week on Wednesday. Weekly draws from registered numbers are made every Wednesday at approximately 5:30 p.m. and the winner will be notified by telephone and/or email that same evening. The winner will also be announced in the participating retail stores, on our website, on Facebook, on CoveFM 88.7, and in the next edition of The Masthead News.
  5. Winners have 90 days from the date of the draw to claim their prize. A second draw will be held for prizes unclaimed after 90 days from the original draw date.
  6. The draw’s value is 50% of the total pool each week. In the event a number is drawn that has not been played that week, the pot is carried over and added to the following week’s draw.
  7. Please note you can play only for the current week. Volunteers rotate from week to week, and therefore cannot take responsibility to handle payment on behalf of players for future weeks. Bay Treasure Chest also does not have an electronic pre-pay system at this time.

Please click here to download the BTC brochure.


Where to Play

Play your toonie at these participating retailers:

Bay Treasure Chest Association


  1. Players must be at least 19 years of age.
  2. Registered number(s) belong to the registrant for life unless retired by written notice or email to the BTCA.
  3. It costs $2.00 for each entry into the draw. To enter more than once per week, more than one number must be registered. There is no limit to the quantity of numbers for which an individual may register and play.
  4. Number(s) can only be played for the current week. The BTCA does not accept prepays for future weeks.
  5. The BTCA number sticker must be placed on Canadian currency and place it in a Treasure Chest box at a participating retailer in order to win.
    1. Acceptable
      i. On a toonie (preferred);
      ii. On two $1.00 coins (use two stickers, each with the same number and place one on each $1.00 coin);
      iii. If several numbers are being played, multiple number stickers may be placed on a bill. NB – If the quantity of number stickers on a bill multiplied by 2 is less than the value of the bill, the surplus will be considered a donation;
      iv. If several numbers are being played, and a combination of bills and toonies or $1.00 coins is required, the entire amount must be placed in a sealed envelope with number stickers attached to the backing strip.
    2.  Unacceptable
      i. Nickels, dimes, quarters and fifty cent pieces;
    3.  Disqualifications
      i. If the quantity of number of stickers on a bill multiplied by 2 exceeds the denomination of the bill, the number sticker(s) bearing the highest number(s) will be disqualified;
      ii. If there are 2 number stickers (one on each side of a toonie or $1.00 coin) with different numbers, the sticker bearing the highest number will be disqualified;
      iii. Any $1.00-coin, toonie or bill placed in a Treasure Chest box without a number sticker will be disqualified and considered as a donation;
      iv. All numbers must be written legibly on the sticker. Numbers of questionable legibility will be reviewed by a panel of three BTCA staff. If the panel cannot arrive at a consensus, the number will be disqualified without recourse or redress.
  6. The Treasure Chest boxes are picked up each Wednesday between noon and 1 PM.
  7. Draws will be made at the Estabrooks Community Hall, 4408 St. Margaret’s Bay Road, Lewis Lake, N.S., B3Z 1E1 each Wednesday at approximately 5:30 PM and the results will be announced on the BTCA website, on Facebook and at participating retail stores. You may also wish to tune into CoveFM 88.7 or consult The Masthead News.
  8. If the number drawn was not played there is no winner for the week and the prize rolls over to the following week. After 4 consecutive rollover weeks, on the 5th week, draws will continue until a number is drawn that has been played.
  9. To claim a prize, photo ID and proof of age must be presented.
  10. If the number drawn is registered to a person who played it while living but died prior to being advised of their win, the prize will be awarded to the estate representative as determined by civil law.
  11. If a registered player dies their number/s must be re-registered to a living person or deregistered.
  12. The BTCA reserves the right to make changes to these playing rules without notice.


Revised Regulation B approved by the Board of Directors – March 9, 2019.

Playing Tips

  1. Take your own Toonie, don’t ask for change – make sure you have your Toonie(s) ready when you play at the retail locations instead of asking them for change.
  2. Don’t forget your number – take one of our stickers, write your number on it and stick it on the back of e.g. a debit/credit/other card that you always have with you.
  3. Make your Toonie count – the draw is from the registered numbers, not the Toonies, if you want more than one chance to win, register for, and play, multiple numbers, not the same number on multiple Toonies.
  4. Don’t make us guess what number you played – write your number clearly on the sticker, if you don’t think it’s clear enough throw the sticker away and use a fresh one… and, please, just one sticker per Toonie.
  5. Do not play a number registered to a person who is deceased, or register a number for anyone else who can’t win: someone under 19, for example, or a pet.

Winners announced on our website, Facebook, Twitter,
and The Masthead News, as results become available.