Frequently Asked Questions
How does the Community Care 50/50 Raffle work?
The 50/50 Raffle administered by Community Care St. Catharines and Thorold is a raffle licensed by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO), where individuals purchase ticket(s) for the opportunity to win 50% of the total money raised through the sale of 50/50 tickets, with a minimum guaranteed Jackpot Prize of $5,000. There are also nine Early Bird prizes consisting of 3 prizes of a $100 gift card to George’s Greek Village (535 Queenston Street, St. Catharines), 3 prizes of a $100 gift card to Kully’s Original Sports Bar (223 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines), and 3 prizes of a $100 gift card to Coppola's Ristorante (203 Carlton Street, St. Catharines).
Who is eligible to buy 50/50 Raffle tickets?
Ticket purchasers must be 18 years or older to enter the Community Care 50/50 Raffle.
The following groups are prohibited from purchasing a ticket in the Community Care 50/50 Raffle:
· Board members and employees of Community Care St. Catharines and Thorold
· Employees of registered gaming suppliers
Where can I purchase tickets for the 50/50 Raffle?
Tickets may be purchased online at care5050.ca.
What are the deadlines for the Community Care 50/50 Raffle ticket sales?
The sales deadlines for Community Care 50/50 Raffle are as follows:
- Main 50/50 cash Jackpot Prize
o A single cash prize equal to 50% of all sales receipts with a minimum guaranteed prize of $5,000
- Deadline: June 26 at 12:00pm
- Draw: June 26 at 12:30pm
- Nine Early Bird Prizes
o 3 prizes of a $100 gift card to George’s Greek Village (535 Queenston Street, St. Catharines, ON L2R 7K6)
- Deadline: June 5 at 12:00pm
- Draws: June 5 at 12:30pm
o 3 prizes of a $100 gift card to Kully’s Original Sports Bar (223 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines, ON L2R 3M2)
- Deadline: June 12 at 12:00pm
- Draws: June 12 at 12:30pm
o 3 prizes of a $100 gift card to Coppola's Ristorante (203 Carlton Street, St. Catharines, ON L2R 1S1)
- Deadline: June 19 at 12:00pm
- Draws: June 19 at 12:30pm
Does my ticket qualify for all of the draws in this Raffle?
Yes, once your ticket is purchased, it qualifies for all of the following Early Bird and Jackpot Prize draws in this raffle. If you are a winner in one of the draws, your ticket is re-entered for a chance to win the remaining prizes.
Can I order a ticket if I do not live in Ontario?
The raffle is intended for Ontario residents. Purchasers must be in the province of Ontario to order tickets.
How is the winning number drawn?
A ticket number will be selected for each prize by a Random Number Generation (RNG) system from all ticket numbers qualified for the prize draw conducted.
Where is the winning number posted?
The winning ticket numbers will be posted to care5050.ca/winners immediately following each prize draw. Winners will also be contacted by phone.
How will winners be notified?
All winners will be contacted by phone immediately following each draw.
How long do I have to claim my prize?
Prizes must be claimed within six (6) months of the final draw date.
What if I lose my ticket?
You do not need your ticket to claim your prize. Your name and phone number is recorded in the database along with your ticket number.
What is the Community Care 50/50 Raffle Licence Number?
The Community Care 50/50 Raffle Licence number is 11993, as provided by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario.