TABLE OF CONTENTS
2.0 Sale and Issuance of Tickets
3.0 The Draw and Results
4.0 Cash Management
5.0 Prize Structure
6.0 Payment of Prizes
8.0 Incident Management and Reporting
9.0 General 1
10.0 Release of Liability
These Rules apply, until amended or revised, to Raffles conducted by Wellspring Niagara Cancer Support Foundation.
1.1 In these Rules,
“System” means the AGCO approved electronic raffle system operated by the Foundation
“ticket” or “ticket receipt” means a ticket or other means of participating in a 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 event date, or when a draw is not able to take place for any reason, the soonest available time on the prescribed date
“Event” means an individually numbered proposition on a “List”, a periodic schedule of events
“Event Site” means the physical location of the Event (if any);
“EMT Terminal” means the Event Manager terminal of the Wellspring Niagara computer controlled system designed by BUMP 50:50 for conducting Draws (including, but not limited to the electronic ticket checkers)
“Foundation” means Wellspring Niagara Cancer Support Foundation
“Game Conditions” means the terms, conditions, explanations, Rules, procedures, including the prize structure governing a specific draw;
“Jackpot” means total funds collected at the Event site and 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 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 draw in accordance with the Regulations, the Rules, and the Game Conditions;
“Prize” has the meaning set out in Section 5 and 6 below;
“Regulations” includes limitation any applicable laws, regulations, directive, or policies enacted by a competent authority related to the operation of an electronic raffle in Ontario;
“Related Parties” has the meaning set out in Section 9.2;
“Rules” means these rules of play
“Result” means the final outcome of an event as determined by the Humber River Hospital Foundation for the applicable Draw
“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 the Wellspring Niagara to claim the prize
“Winning number” means the winning number drawn on the draw date and draw time for a 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 Draw by the Wellspring Niagara and the Regulations pertaining to the 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 BUMP 50:50 and contained on the ticket, the instructions, the Game Conditions for the specific 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 Draw, if any;
(d) the ticket.
2.0 Sale and Issuance of Tickets
2.1 Draws taking place on WellspringNiagara5050.ca launched through the on-line system through the Event Manager Terminal (EMT) maintained by BUMP 50:50.
2.2 A player physically located in Ontario may purchase Tickets for a Draw held by the foundation either:
a) in person at an Event Site/Charity Venue via point of sale devices connected to the Bump 50/50 System; or
b) online through the following portal WellspringNiagara5050.ca which is connected to the Bump 50/50 System. A Player will be required to comply with the instructions on the website in order to purchase a Ticket. Upon completion of the registration but the prior to the purchase of a Ticket, a Player will be required to verify the information is complete and accurate.
2.3 An eligible player may participate by purchasing a Ticket(s) from the Foundation in the following denominations:
(i) 5 Tickets for $10.00
(ii) 20 Tickets for $20.00
(iii) 75 Tickets for $50.00
(iv) 200 Tickets for $100.00
2.4 A player is solely responsible for ensuring that they receive the correct ticket denomination and solely responsible for the handling of the purchased ticket after the Foundation has presented the ticket.
3.0 The Draw and Results
3.1 A Draw may be held by any means and at such time and place as the Wellspring Niagara determines. The number drawn is referred to as the “winning number”.
3.2 A Draw will be conducted at the Draw Time by two Foundation employees using the EMT Terminal in accordance with applicable Regulations
3.3 The Winning Numbers for a Draw will be announced at approximately 4pm EST at Wellspring Niagara located at 50 Wellspring Way in Fonthill, ON. Winning numbers will also be posted at all point of sale locations, online at the Foundation’s website WellspringNiagara5050.ca, and announced via Wellspring Niagara’s Facebook Page.
3.4 When a Draw for a winning Ticket cannot be held on the date and time fixed, such draw shall be held when practicable with the approval of the AGCO.
4. Cash Management
4.1. Wellspring Niagara shall ensure the secure and safe handling of cash and cash equivalents.
5.0 Prize Structure
5.1 Subject to compliance with the Regulations, Rules and Gaming Conditions, the holder of the 1st Winning ticket will receive 50% of the overall jackpot prize.
5.2 Odds of winning the Prize are based on the number of Numbers sold during an Event.
5.3 The Foundation may, for a Draw or series of Draws, issue Gaming Conditions which modify or supplement the prize structure of the Draws and shall publish them on their website and/or display them onsite at the Event Site with the approval of the AGCO.
6.0 Payment of Prizes
6.1 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 Draw Game Conditions.
6.2 Wellspring Niagara 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 Wellspring Niagara or being received by the Wellspring Niagara by mail – 50 Wellspring Way, Fonthill, ON L0S 1E6, 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 the Wellspring Niagara.
6.3 All prizes must be claimed within six months of the relevant draw unless otherwise specified by the Wellspring Niagara approved by the AGCO.
6.4 Wellspring Niagara may refuse to send or forward a prize to an address outside of Ontario and will not send or forward a prize to an address in any jurisdiction where such sending or forwarding is prohibited by law.
6.5 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.
6.6 The Foundation is not responsible for providing financial or tax advice.
6.7 For groups purchasing (1) ticket, group winners will select one individual to handle the single cash payment.
6.8 Wellspring Niagara will not award a prize for tickets which are void unless Wellspring Niagara 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 Wellspring Niagara.
6.9 Subject to paragraph 6.8 in the event that a ticket which is purchased or issued is void, or deemed to be void, Wellspring Niagara may, at its option,
(a) replace the ticket with a new random ticket of the same denomination or,
(b) provide a refund.
7.1 The Wellspring may award a prize to the bearer of a winning ticket. Wellspring Niagara 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. The winner may claim their prize by contacting Wellspring Niagara at: (905) 684-7619 or by email at: email@example.com. The ticket may then be brought at Wellspring at 50 Wellspring Way in Fonthill, ON at an agreed upon time for ticket verification.
7.2 Upon presenting a winning ticket, the winner must:
(i) Issue (2) pieces of ID proving their age to be over 18;
(ii) Completely fill out the Prize Claim Form Checklist issued by a Wellspring Niagara Foundation staff member; and
(iii) Sign his/her name on the Winning Ticket.
7.3 Each winner acknowledges that Wellspring Niagara 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 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 Wellspring Niagara website for an extended period of time, and otherwise in accordance with the Wellspring Niagara prize claim policy and any successors or replacement thereof, and for Wellspring Niagara internal business purposes. Each winner further acknowledges that any failure by the winner to provide Wellspring Niagara with such information may prevent Wellspring Niagara from paying or awarding all or part of the prize in the manner contemplated by the prize structure.
7.4 Wellspring Niagara 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
7.5 The Foundation reserves the right to satisfy itself as the validity of any purported Ticket including without limitation a purported Winning Ticket by means of authentication tests declare a purported Ticket void where the presented document does not pass such authentication tests.
7.6 Prizes will be paid by cheque payable to the Winner.
7.7 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.
7.8 The Foundation will not and is not responsible for providing financial or tax advice to the Winner.
7.9 The Foundation will not award a prize for tickets which are void unless the Foundation, in it’s 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 Foundation.
7.10 In the event that a Ticket which is purchased or issued is void, or deemed to be void, the Foundation may replace the voided Ticket with a replacement Ticket with a new set of Numbers.
7.11 In the event that no winner comes forward, the winning stub will kept in a safe and held for 6 months. After that time period has elapsed the prize will be donated to a charity other than Wellspring Niagara, with the approval of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).
8.0 Incident Management and Reporting
8.1 Wellspring Niagara shall report incidents related to the Raffle to AGCO as outlined in the Notification Matrix and will respond to incidents in the following order:
(a) Technical Issues beyond Event Manager know-how will be directed to BUMP 50:50 at the first reasonable opportunity; the issue will be escalated from Tier 1 at their discretion
(b) Compliance Issues will be directed to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario according to the Notification Matrix
8.2 Wellspring Niagara shall escalate any issues to the appropriate party when appropriate
8.3 In the event of a Raffle Sales Unit or Electronic Raffle System Failure, or any technical difficulty arising during an event, Wellspring Niagara will ensure that Raffle sale data can be retrieved by reporting the issue to BUMP 50:50 Tier 1 as per 8.1a, and retrieving sales data by System Override
8.4 If a Raffle Sales Unit is lost, stolen or destroyed or for any other reason has offline transactions that have not been committed to the server, Wellspring Niagara will maintain the integrity of the draw by adhering to sections 8.1 and 8.3 respectively; OPP will be notified of any theft or suspicious activity within the framework of the draw
8.5 In the event of a power interruption, emergency situation, or other incidents that could impact the integrity of the raffle, Wellspring Niagara Staff will notify applicable personnel noted in section 8.1, and complete the raffle draw at the first opportunity that is deemed appropriate and safe
8.6 Wellspring Niagara will monitor and address any unusual or suspicious activity related to the Raffle Sales Units and report to the appropriate notification channels noted in section 8.1
8.7 Any incidents within the Venue must immediately be reported to the Foundation
8.8 Players wishing to share concerns/complaints for the listed items shall be directed to the Foundation for feedback in person, phone or via e-mail:
(a) suspicions of theft, fraud, dishonesty or selling to minors;
(b) any incident that is related to prize integrity (e.g., the administration of the game, handling of money); and
(c) any incident that is related to prize discrepancy
8.9 If a player has an inquiry or wishes to share suggestions or complaints they shall be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
8.10 If the incident warrants, Wellspring Niagara must first contact the appropriate local authority then contact the appropriate personnel listed in section 8.1
9.1 Wellspring Niagara makes no representations of any kind whatsoever about the BUMP 50:50 system.
9.2 Wellspring Niagara designates the following persons as Related Parties that are not eligible to participate in the 50/50 draws:
(a) Executors of the Wellspring Niagara Board of Directors including Chair, Co-Chair, Treasurer and Secretary;
(b) Persons who are directly on Wellspring Niagara payroll;
(c) Wellspring Niagara employees who are on paid or unpaid leave;
(d) Persons under the age of 18 years;
9.3 Persons designated by the Corporation as Related Parties are not eligible to participate in the Draw.
9.4 The Wellspring Niagara may amend these Rules at any time and in any manner subject to the approval of the AGCO.
9.5 These Rules of Play shall be governed by, subject to and interpreted in accordance with the laws of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada as applicable therein. The Courts 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.
9.6 The headings in these Rules are for convenience of reference only and do not affect the interpretation of these Rules.
10.0 Release of Liability
10.1 By purchasing a Ticket a Player agrees to be bound by these Rules, Gaming Additions and Regulations
10.2 Released Parties are also not 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.
10.3 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 of the Foundation’s website or website linked to the Foundation’s website that is required to be accessed during the purchase of a Ticket.
The above set of rules will be posted online at WellspringNiagara5050.ca
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