These Rules apply, until amended or revised, to 50/50 Raffles conducted by the Hamilton Bulldogs Foundation at Hamilton Bulldogs home games and other FirstOntario Centre events.

  • Interpretation

 1.1 In these Rules,

“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 game date, or when a draw is not able to take place for any reason, the soonest available time on the prescribed game date

“event” means an individually numbered proposition on a “List”, a periodic schedule of events, associated with a sports competition or event

“Game Conditions” means the terms, conditions, explanations, Rules, procedures, including the prize structure governing a specific 50/50 draw;

“50/50 ticket”, “ticket” or “ticket receipt” means a ticket or other means of participating in a 50/50 Draw;

“EMT Terminal” means the Event Manager terminal of the Hamilton Bulldogs Foundation’s computer-controlled system designed by 50/50 Central for conducting 50/50 Draws (including, but not limited to the electronic ticket checkers)

“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;

“result” means the final outcome of a sporting event as determined by the Hamilton Bulldogs Foundation for the applicable 50/50 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 Hamilton Bulldogs Foundation to claim 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 Words used in these Rules of Play for each specific 50/50 Draw by the Hamilton Bulldogs Foundation 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.

1.3 In the event of a conflict between information issued by 50/50 Central and contained on the ticket, the instructions, the Game Conditions for the specific 50/50 Draw, these Rules of Play, and 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 taking place on Home Games for:

Hamilton Bulldogs

FirstOntario Centre Events

-launched through the on-line system through the Event Manager Terminal (EMT) maintained by 50/50 Central.

2.2 An eligible player may participate by purchasing a 50/50 Tickets from a 50/50 Fundraiser in the following denominations:

(i) 3 numbers for $5.00;

(ii) 10 numbers for $10.00; and/or

(iii) 40 numbers for $20.00

(iv) 100 numbers for $40.00 (For selected theme night game draws only)

2.3 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 50/50 Fundraiser has presented the ticket.

2.4 A player may cancel his/her ticket and obtain a refund if he/she has paid for the ticket. However, the refund will be provided only if he/she delivers up the ticket to the 50/50 Fundraiser from whom he/she purchased it before the winning number has been drawn


3.0 The Draw and Results

3.1 A draw may be held by any means and at such time and place as the Hamilton Bulldogs Foundation 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.


  1. Cash Management

4.1. The Hamilton Bulldogs Foundation shall ensure the secure and safe handling of cash and cash equivalents.

4.2 A safe shall be used at all times to secure funds when money, other than floats, is kept on the premises.

4.3 Funds will be verified by Hamilton Bulldogs Foundation staff using blind counts. There will be a minimum of two staff involved in the reconciling of funds, one of which will hold the reports indicating the value of the content of each bag or full drop value per 50/50 Fundraiser. Staff who count the money are not involved in the final independent verification of the sales by device. They are to count the cash and document the value. If a variance is confirmed, the amount of the variance and name of the 50/50 Fundraiser is recorded and provided to the Event Manager for tracking.

4.4 All variances will be tracked and monitored.


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 The Hamilton Bulldogs Foundation 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 Hamilton Bulldogs Foundation (or being received by the Hamilton Bulldogs Foundation 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 the Hamilton Bulldogs Foundation.

5.3 All prizes must be claimed within 6 months of the relevant draw unless otherwise specified by the Hamilton Bulldogs Foundation thereafter any unclaimed prizes must be secured or placed in safekeeping by the Hamilton Bulldogs Foundation for a period of six (6) months from the date of the draw. If at the expiry of six (6) months the prize has not been claimed, the prize monies will be donated by the Hamilton Bulldogs Foundation to a beneficiary approved in advance by the AGCO.

5.4 The Hamilton Bulldogs Foundation may refuse to send or forward a prize to an address outside Canada 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 Hamilton Bulldogs 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 The Hamilton Bulldogs Foundation will not award a prize for tickets which are void unless the Hamilton Bulldogs Foundation, 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 Hamilton Bulldogs Foundation.

5.9 Subject to paragraph 5.8 in the event that a ticket which is purchased or issued is void, or deemed to be void, the Hamilton Bulldogs Foundation 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 The Hamilton Bulldogs Foundation may award a prize to the bearer of a winning ticket. The Hamilton Bulldogs Foundation 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) Issue (2) pieces of ID proving their age to be over 18;

(ii) Completely fill out the 50/50 Prize Claim Checklist issued by a Hamilton Bulldogs Foundation staff member;

(iii) Sign his/her name on the ticket.

6.3 Each winner acknowledges that the Hamilton Bulldogs Foundation 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 Hamilton Bulldogs Foundation website for an extended period of time, and otherwise in accordance with the Hamilton Bulldogs Foundation prize claim policy and any successors or replacement thereof, and for the Hamilton Bulldogs Foundation internal business purposes. Each winner further acknowledges that any failure by the winner to provide the Hamilton Bulldogs Foundation with such information may prevent the Hamilton Bulldogs Foundation from paying or awarding all or part of the prize in the manner contemplated by the prize structure.

6.4 The Hamilton Bulldogs Foundation 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 The Hamilton Bulldogs Foundation makes 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 The Hamilton Bulldogs Foundation designate the following persons as Related Parties:

(a) Members of the Hamilton Bulldogs Foundation’s Board of Directors;

(b) Full time, part-time and student employees of the Hamilton Bulldogs Foundation and Hamilton Bulldogs Hockey Club;

(c) Persons who are directly on the Hamilton Bulldogs Foundation and Hamilton Bulldogs Hockey Club’s payroll;

(d) The Hamilton Bulldogs Foundation and Hamilton Bulldogs Hockey Club’s employees who are on paid or unpaid leave;

(e) Persons under the age of 18 years;

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

7.4 The Hamilton Bulldogs Foundation may amend these Rules at any time and in any manner.

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 the Hamilton Bulldogs Foundation these Rules are effective as of September 23, 2017 and supersede the previously existing Ontario Lottery and Gaming Rules and Regulations