Catch the Ace General Rules
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  • All ticket sales and draws will be held at the Brentwood Recovery Home 2335 Dougall Avenue Windsor Ontario. Draws every Friday at 1:00 pm. For each round, ticket sales start immediately after the draw (approx. 1:15pm).
  • For each round tickets will be on sale as follows:
    • Friday 1:15 pm to 7:30 pm
    • Saturday 9:00 am to 12:00 noon.
    • Sunday - Ticket office closed
    • Monday to Thursday 9:00 am until 7:30 pm
    • Friday 9:00 am to 12:30 pm.
  • Individuals will be limited to purchasing no more than ten (10) tickets per day.
  • Tickets may only be purchased on site at the Brentwood Recovery Home and will be valid for the following draw only.
  • Total of 20,000 tickets printed.
  • Only 1,000 tickets have been printed for each round of draws. Unsold tickets from previous round(s) will be carried over to subsequent draws. Sales shall not exceed the set limit for each week plus the carryover count. Tickets from future rounds cannot be used.
  • As soon as a round sells out, it will be posted at Brentwood and on the Brentwood Facebook page.
  • Maximum prize total to be awarded CDN$50,000.
  • The available/remaining envelope numbers (cards) will be prominently displayed in the sales area.
  • Ticket stub will include space for name, address, phone number, email address and the number of the envelope they would like opened if their stub is drawn.
  • Only the envelope number stated on the ticket shall be opened. In the event the owner of the winning stub drawn is in attendance and requests a change, only the envelope number stated on the ticket shall be drawn.
  • In the case that the stub drawn does not have an envelope selected, the number is illegible or ambiguous, the lowest numbered available envelope will be opened.
  • In the case that the envelope selected on a drawn stub has already been opened, the next higher numbered envelope shall be opened. If there are no higher numbered envelopes available, then selection will restart at envelope number one (or the next highest in sequence starting at envelope number one).
  • The purchaser of the winning ticket is not required to be in attendance.
  • The name on the ticket will be deemed the Ticket Holder. Any or all prizes will be awarded to the Ticket Holder.
  • All winners will be notified by phone at the time of the draw. Non responsive winners will also be notified by mail and email (if addresses provided).
  • Winning name, ticket number, envelope selected and card revealed will be posted:
    • At Brentwood immediately following the draw.
    • On the Brentwood Facebook page.
    • On the Brentwood Recovery Home web page.
    • In the Windsor Star (Wednesday edition following draw)
  • Winners have up to one year after the date of the draw to claim their prize.
  • Brentwood reserves the right to prohibit any person from entering their property and/or to refuse tickets sales to any individual.
  • Tickets must be purchased with cash. No credit card or cheques may be accepted. Under no circumstances will unpaid tickets be entered into the draw.
  • In the case of shared tickets, it will be the responsibility of the Ticket Holder to allocate the prize as necessary.
  • Two-part numbered stub tickets will be sold at a cost of $5 per ticket.
  • Each purchaser is responsible for checking their purchased ticket(s) at time of purchase to ensure tickets have been properly separated, numbers are legible and that they have chosen an available envelope #.
  • Winners must agree to the use of their name and likeness for publicity purposes by Brentwood.
  • Ticket purchasers must be a minimum of 18 years of age. Tickets cannot be purchased on behalf of a person less than 18 years of age.
  • All prizes will be paid by cheque. Brentwood will be responsible to ensure that the winnings be made available to the winner within 5 business days of winner verification.
  • Distribution of weekly prizes in relation to income from ticket sales:
    • 20% will be awarded to the winning ticket holder
    • 30% will be added to the Prize Pool
    • 50% will go to the Brentwood Recovery Home (Registered Charity # 11885 0130 RR0001)
  • All winners are contacted by telephone, mail or in person. Winners of prizes valued at over $999 CDN will be instructed that they must present their ticket in person at the Brentwood Foundation office at 2335 Dougall Ave (In the case of out of town winners of prizes over $999 CDN or others who are unable to travel, will be required to send the original winning ticket and copy of appropriate government issued identification prior to the prize being awarded.). Prizes valued at under $999CDN shall be mailed directly to the ticket holder and address indicated on the stub.
  • Should you have any questions on the procedures of the draws, prior to the draw, please contact the Brentwood Administration Office.
  • By purchasing a ticket, winners agree to the use of their name and likeness for publicity purposes by Brentwood.
  • Brentwood Staff and Board of Directors, including their immediate families living at the same residence and volunteers participating in the current week's draw are not permitted to purchase tickets.
  • Please Gamble Responsibly. Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline (1-800-230-3505) shall appear on all tickets.
  • The liability of the licensee of this lottery shall be limited to the purchase price of the ticket.

Draw Preparation:

  • A standard deck of 52 playing cards will be shuffled face-down, then placed in identical, opaque envelopes.
  • The sealed envelopes will then be shuffled and randomly numbered from one (1) to fifty-two (52).
  • The entire procedure will be video taped and the recording retained for 6 months.
  • The envelopes will be on display in a secure display case for every draw.

Draw Procedures:

  • All aspects of the draw will be video taped to ensure a record of the stub draw, confirmation of winning stub, selection of the envelope and subsequent destruction of the card in the selected envelope.
  • After the close of ticket sales, just prior to the draw, the following will be announced:
  • Number of tickets sold that week.
  • Current evenings prize amount (20% of same-week sales)
  • Catch the Ace accumulated jackpot (including 30% of current draw sales)
  • Once all tickets have been secured in the drum, the drum will be rotated a minimum of three times.
  • One winning stub will be drawn under the supervision of a bona-fide member of the Brentwood Recovery home. The bona-fide member or the person drawing the ticket will not have ticket(s) in their name, nor an interest in any ticket for this draw.
  • For each round the original sealed deck of 52 cards will be used. The remaining unopened envelopes, previously chosen envelopes and cards will be on display in a secure case.
  • Once the winning stub is drawn. The envelope indicated on the stub will be opened (in clear view of the winner and the public) to reveal the enclosed card.
  • Only the envelope number stated on the ticket shall be opened. In the event the owner of the winning stub drawn is in attendance and requests a change, only the envelope number stated on the ticket shall be drawn.
  • In the case that the stub drawn does not have an envelope selected or the number is illegible or ambiguous, the lowest numbered available envelope will be opened.
  • In the case that the envelope selected on a drawn stub has already been opened, the next higher numbered envelope shall be opened. If there are no higher numbered envelopes available, then selection will restart at envelope number one (or the next highest in sequence starting at envelope number one).
  • If the Ace of Spades is not chosen, the ticket holder will be awarded only the current evenings prize. The selected ticket will be cut in half and kept by Brentwood to be displayed at subsequent draws. The "deck" (this refers to both selected and unselected envelopes/cards) will be secured and locked onsite at the Brentwood Recovery Home. This will continue weekly until the Ace of Spades is chosen.
  • In the event the Ace of Spades is selected on the first draw of a round the winner will be awarded both the current evening's prize amount and the accumulated jackpot. The event and the licence are then concluded.
  • Week (Round) number 20 shall be the last draw. The draw will commence normally with the draw of one ticket. The ticket holder will be awarded that day's prize and the envelope indicated on the stub will be opened in hopes of finding the Ace of Spades. Only the first winner will be awarded the day's prize. If the Ace of Spades is not uncovered, another stub will be drawn and that ticket holder's indicated envelope will be opened. This will continue until the Ace of Spades is drawn and the accumulated pot awarded. The event will then be considered as concluded.
  • Tickets are valid only for the draw they are purchased for. Once the draw is complete, the non-winning tickets are removed from the draw container and a new series of tickets will be sold for the next draw date.
  • The ticket sequence used that week and the winning ticket number will be entered into the "Ticket Log". Subsequently, the stubs will be removed from the drum, placed into sealed containers and retained in a secured area for a minimum of 30 days. Winning tickets will be retained until 30 days after the conclusion of the licence.
  • To avoid duplicate numbered tickets, two-part stub tickets will be printed beginning at the number one. Numbering will continue until the raffle is concluded. Tickets will be sold consecutively for each draw. The first and last ticket sold for that draw will be recorded in the sales log.
  • Video recordings will be copied after the event and the copies will be secured in a safe on-site for a minimum of 30 days.

Special Circumstances:

  • In the event of storms, power outages or other catastrophic event(s) which cause a cancelation, the raffle will continue as usual on the following regularly scheduled draw day.




 

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