Rules of Play



1.0 Interpretation

2.0 Sale and Issuance of 50/50 Tickets

3.0 The Draw and Results

4.0 Prize Structure

5.0 Payment of Prizes

6.0 Claims

7.0 General

8.0 Release of Liability



These Rules apply, until amended or revised, to 50/50 Raffles conducted by the Paralympic Foundation of Canada.


1.0 Interpretation


1.1 In these Rules,

“50/50 System” means the AGCO approved electronic 50/50 raffle system operated by the Foundation

“50/50 ticket”, “ticket” or “ticket receipt” means a ticket purchased to participate in a 50/50 Draw;

“AGCO” means the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario

“Draw” means the random selection(s) by the Event Manager of the winning number

“Draw Time” means the time at which the draw takes place during the prescribed date

“Event” means an individually numbered proposition on a “List”, a periodic schedule of events,

associated with a sports competition

“EMT Terminal” means the Event Manager terminal of the Paralympic Foundation of Canada's computer-controlled system designed by Canadian Bank Note for conducting 50/50 Draws

(including, but not limited to the electronic ticket checkers)

“Foundation” means Paralympic Foundation of Canada

“Game Conditions” means the terms, conditions, explanations, Rules, procedures, including the

prize structure governing a specific 50/50 draw;

“Jackpot” means total funds collected via online sales by the Foundation related to the sale of tickets for an Event;

“Number” means a unique numerical sequence randomly issued by the 50/50 system as set out on

a ticket which provides a chance at winning the Prize;

“Player” means a person who is eligible to participate in a 50/50 draw in accordance with the Regulations, the Rules, and the Game Conditions;

“Prize” has the meaning set out in Section 4 below;

“Raffle” means Paralympic Foundation of Canada Online 50/50 Raffle.

“Regulations” includes limitation any applicable laws, regulations, directive, or policies enacted by a

competent authority related to the operation of an electronic 50/50 raffle in the province of Ontario;

“Related Parties” has the meaning set out in Section 8.2;

“Rules” means these rules of play

“Valid ticket” means a ticket that is not void;

“Winner” means the person(s) who is the bearer of a winning ticket and who satisfies all conditions

established by Paralympic Foundation of Canada to clam the prize

“Winning number” means the winning number drawn on the draw date and draw time for a 50/50 Draw

“Winning ticket” means a valid ticket that bears a selection(s) that exactly matches the winning number(s) or results or play element(s)

1.2 Defined Words used in these Rules also apply to Game Additions

1.3 Words used in these Rules of Play for each specific 50/50 Draw by Paralympic Foundation of Canada and the Regulations pertaining to the 50/50 Draw have the same meaning. Words in the singular shall include the plural, and words in the masculine gender shall include the feminine.

1.4 In the event of a conflict between information issued by Canadian Bank Note and contained on the ticket, the instructions, the Game Conditions for the specific 50/50 Draw, these Rules of Play, such conflict shall be resolved in accordance with the following priority:

              (a) the AGCO Regulations;

              (b) these Rules of Play;

              (c) the Game Conditions for the specific 50/50 Draw, if any;

              (d) the ticket.


2.0 Sale and Issuance of 50/50 Tickets

2.1 50/50 Draws for all Online Only events for Paralympic Foundation of Canada, launched through the on-line system through the Event Manager Terminal (EMT) maintained by Canadian Bank Note (CBN).

2.2 A player physically located in the province of Ontario, Canada may purchase 50/50 tickets for a Draw held by the Foundation online at, which is connected to the 50/50 system.

2.3 An eligible player may participate by purchasing a 50/50 Ticket by using CBN’s Online sales solution in the following denominations:


(i) 5 numbers for $10.00;

(ii) 15 numbers for $20.00;

(iii) 100 numbers for $50.00;


2.4 A player is solely responsible for ensuring that he/she receives the correct ticket denomination and is solely responsible for the handling of the purchased ticket after the 50/50 Fundraiser has presented the ticket.

2.5 At the discretion of the Foundation, a player may cancel his/her ticket and obtain a refund if he/she has paid for the ticket, by sending an email to, providing that cancellation is before the first draw subsequent to purchase.

2.6. A player must be 18 years of age or older to buy a ticket.

2.7. A player must be located in the province of Ontario at the time of purchase.


3.0 The Draw and Results


3.1 A Draw may be held by any means and at such time and place as the Paralympic Foundation of Canada determines. The number drawn is referred to as the “winning number”.

3.2 When a Draw for a winning 50/50 ticket cannot be held on the date and time fixed, such draw shall be held when practicable with the approval of the AGCO.

3.3 The Winning Number for a Draw will be announced online at the Foundation’s website ( and Twitter channel (@ParalympicFdnCA).

3.4 The main 50/50 draw will be on September 5, 2021 at the Paralympic Foundation of Canada. Ticket purchases must be made no later than 10:00 PM ET on September 5, 2021 in order to be eligible for the main 50/50 draw.


4.0 Prize Structure


4.1 Paralympic Foundation of Canada shall determine a prize structure for a lottery game, in such a manner as it deems fit, and once determined, this prize structure shall form part of these Rules, with approval of AGCO.


5.0 Payment of Prizes


5.1 A prize for any draw shall be awarded to the winner in accordance with the prize structure in effect for such draw and in accordance with these Rules and the specific 50/50 Draw Game Conditions.

5.2 Paralympic Foundation of Canada reserves the right to satisfy itself as to the validity of any ticket that is presented as a winning ticket, by means of such authentication and validation tests, requirements and procedures as it may from time to time determine, and to declare that a ticket which does not pass, meet, or fulfill such tests, requirements or procedures is void. Concurrently with a winning ticket being presented to the Paralympic Foundation of Canada (or being received by Paralympic Foundation of Canada by mail), whether for the purpose of validation or for the purpose of claiming a prize, all right, title and interest in and to the ticket is thereby relinquished by the winner and property in the ticket passes to Paralympic Foundation of Canada.

5.3 All prizes must be claimed within six months of the relevant draw unless otherwise specified by Paralympic Foundation of Canada thereafter any unclaimed prizes shall be donated back to a charity/non-profit organization with the approval of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario.

5.4 Paralympic Foundation of Canada may refuse to send or forward a prize to an address outside Ontario and will not send or forward a prize to an address in any jurisdiction where such sending, or forwarding is prohibited by law.

5.5 Neither a prize (or portion thereof), nor any entitlement or payment relating to it, may be assigned, transferred, sold, loaned, leased, rented, pledged, mortgaged or hypothecated, by any winner.

5.6 The Foundation is not responsible for providing financial or tax advice.

5.7 For groups purchasing (1) ticket, group winners will select one individual to handle the single cash payment.

5.8 Paralympic Foundation of Canada will not award a prize for tickets which are void unless the Paralympic Foundation of Canada, in its discretion, deems it appropriate to do so. Tickets are void if lost, stolen, unissued, illegible, mutilated, damaged, altered, counterfeited or forged, miscut, misregistered, defective, misprinted, cancelled, produced in error and not recorded in the on-line system, incomplete, not paid for, destroyed or issued, acquired or presented, in, or upon, violation of these Rules, or the Game Conditions. Void tickets are the property of the Paralympic Foundation of Canada.

5.9 In the event that a ticket which is purchased or issued is void, or deemed to be void, the Paralympic Foundation of Canada may, at its option, (a) replace the ticket with a new random ticket of the same denomination or, (b) provide a refund.


6.0 Claims


6.1 Paralympic Foundation of Canada may award a prize to the bearer of a winning ticket. Paralympic Foundation of Canada reserves the right to satisfy itself that a person claiming a prize is entitled, and will remain entitled, to such prize as the lawful bearer of a winning ticket.

6.2 Upon presenting a winning 50/50 ticket, the winner must:

              (i) Show (2) pieces of ID proving their age to be 18 or older;

(ii) Completely fill out the 50/50 Prize Claim Form Checklist issued by a  Paralympic Foundation of Canada representative

6.3 Each winner acknowledges that Paralympic Foundation of Canada may, at any time (and from time to time), during the prize claim process, require certain personal information from the winner and that the collection of such information (including, in certain circumstances, the winner's Social Insurance Number) is necessary to the proper administration. Any personal information is collected is intended to be used for following principal purposes: to comply with legal and audit requirements, for announcing winners, awarding prizes, disclosure of insider wins for public scrutiny, and the posting of prize wins on the Paralympic Foundation of Canada’s website for an extended period of time, and otherwise in accordance with Paralympic Foundation of Canada’s prize claim policy and any successors or replacement thereof, and for Paralympic Foundation of Canada’s internal business purposes. Each winner further acknowledges that any failure by the winner to provide the Paralympic Foundation of Canada with such information may prevent the Paralympic Foundation of Canada from paying or awarding all or part of the prize in the manner contemplated by the prize structure.

6.4 Paralympic Foundation of Canada shall not be responsible for determining any individual's entitlement to all or a part of a prize won on a ticket purchased by or issued to a group.


7.0 General

7.1 Paralympic Foundation of Canada is responsible for conduct and management of the draw, however Released Parties make no representations of any kind whatsoever about the on-line system used to conduct lottery games and shall not be liable for any loss or damage suffered by any person as a result of the operation of the on-line system or the failure of the on-line system to operate properly or at all.

7.2 Paralympic Foundation of Canada designates the following persons as Related Parties:

(a) Members of Canadian Paralympic Committee and Paralympic Foundation of Canada Board of Directors;

(b) Full time, part-time and student employees of the Paralympic Foundation of Canada

(c) Persons who are directly on Canadian Paralympic Committee’s payroll;

(d) Canadian Paralympic Committee’s employees who are on paid or unpaid leave;

(e) Persons under the age 18 years;

7.3 Persons designated by the Foundation as Related Parties are not eligible to participate in the 50/50 draw.

7.4 Paralympic Foundation of Canada may amend these Rules at any time and in any manner with approval from the AGCO

7.5 These Rules of Play shall be governed by, subject to and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada as applicable therein. The Courts of the Province of Ontario shall have exclusive jurisdiction to entertain any action or other legal proceedings based on or arising out of these Rules or any lottery game.

7.6 The headings in these Rules are for convenience of reference only and do not affect the interpretation of these Rules.

7.7 Unless otherwise specified by Paralympic Foundation of Canada, these Rules are effective as of August 16, 2021 and supersede the previously existing Ontario Lottery and Gaming Rules and Regulations.

7.8 As a condition of entering this Raffle, each entrant agrees that (i) any and all disputes, claims, controversies or causes of action arising out of or relating to this Raffle, or any prizes awarded (each, a "Claim"), shall not be consolidated or joined with or in any other proceeding involving a Claim of any other party; and (ii) under no circumstance will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses.


8.0 Release of Liability


8.1 By purchasing a 50/50 ticket a Player agrees to:

a) be bound by these Rules, Gaming Additions and Regulations; and

b) release Foundation, Paralympic Foundation of Canada, any event promoter and any presenting partner of the Draw, and each of their respective partners, subsidiaries and affiliates, together with the owners, employees, officers, directors, sponsors and agents of any of the foregoing (collectively, “Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims, demands, injuries, losses and liabilities whatsoever arising out of the Draw. The Foundation will administer a raffle associated with an Event in good faith. Released Parties i) make no warrant, guarantee or representation of any kind concerning any Prize (or any portion thereof); and ii) disclaim any implied warranty.

8.2 Released Parties are not responsible for any other errors, problems, or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, network, computer, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with a Draw, including, without limitation, errors, or omissions which may never occur in connection with the administration of the Draw, the processing of entries, the announcement of the Prize or in any Draw related materials, or the cancellation or postponement of any Event.

8.3 Released Parties are also responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Draw.

8.4 Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to entrant’s or to any other person’s computer, smart phone, smart watch, tablet, or similar device, related to or resulting from participating in the Draw, or downloading materials from or use



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