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50/50 Rules of Play


 ARTICLE I - Interpretation

1.01    In these rules:

  • “AscendFS” means the provider of the Electronic Raffle System and the provider of training and support with respect to the raffle;
  • “AGCO” means the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario;
  • “CNE” means the Canadian National Exhibition;
  • “CNEA” means the Canadian National Exhibition Association;
  • “CNEF” means the Canadian National Exhibition Foundation;
  • “Draw” means the random selection of the Raffle Ticket Winning Number using a Random Number Generation (RNG) system from all Raffle Tickets sold for the Draw;
  • “Draw Time” means the scheduled time at which the Draw takes place for the Raffle or, when a Draw is not able to take place for any reason, the soonest available time after the close of the Raffle;
  • “Player” means a person who is eligible to participate in the Raffle in accordance with the regulatory framework including relevant federal and provincial legislation, AGCO terms and conditions, Registrar’s Standards and Directives, the Lottery Licensing Policy Manual, together with all relevant updates and information bulletins (“AGCO Regulations”) and the terms, conditions, explanations, rules and procedures enacted specific to this Raffle (“Foundation Rules”);
  • “Prize” is the amount payable to the Winner from the proceeds of the Raffle determined in accordance with Foundation Rules;
  • “Raffle” means the electronic 50/50 lottery that will take place online from July 1 to September 2, 2019 and on-site during the 2019 Canadian National Exhibition (August 16 to September 2, 2019), which will be held at Exhibition Place in Toronto, Ontario;
  • “Raffle Sales Unit” means the fixed base or mobile device that communicates with the backend system supplied by AscendFS and the printer used to facilitate the sale of Tickets 
  • “Ticket” means the receipt issued by a Raffle Ticket seller from a Raffle Sales Unit containing randomly generated numbers purchased by the Player or a receipt issued online through the CNEF’s Raffle portal following the purchase online of a Ticket;[1]
  • “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 CNEF to claim the Prize;
  • “Winning Number” means the winning number drawn on the Draw date and Draw Time for the Raffle; and
  • “Winning Ticket” means a valid Ticket that bears a selection that exactly matches the Winning Number.

1.02       Words in the singular shall include the plural, and words in the masculine gender shall include the feminine.

1.03        In the event of a conflict between information issued by AscendFS and contained on the Ticket and the Foundation Rules, such conflict shall be resolved in accordance with the following priority:

  1. the AGCO Regulations;
  2. these CNEF Rules; and
  3. the Ticket.
ARTICLE II - Eligibility to Purchase Tickets

2.01       Tickets will only be sold to people who are 18 years of age or older except the following:

  1.  employees, officers, directors and representatives of the CNEF, the CNEA, Exhibition Place and their affiliated and related companies including advertising, promotional and Raffle partners and agencies (including Gaming-Related Suppliers);
  2.  individuals domiciled with any of the above;
  3.  members or employees of the AGCO;
  4. executives or staff of a trade union who represent or negotiate on behalf of employees employed at Exhibition Place, the CNEF or the CNEA; and
  5. individuals who appear to be intoxicated.

2.02       An eligible Player physically located in Ontario, Canada may purchase Tickets for the Draw held by the CNEF either:

  1.  in person at the CNE by purchasing Tickets from a seller at a Ticket kiosk or from a roving Ticket seller; or
  2. online through the CNEF Raffle portal[2] which is connected to the Electronic Raffle System. A Player will be required to comply with the instructions on the website in order to purchase a Raffle Ticket. Upon completion of the registration but the prior to the purchase of a Raffle Ticket, a Player will be required to verify that the information is complete and accurate.
ARTICLE III - Sale and Refund of Raffle Tickets

3.01       An eligible Player may participate by purchasing Tickets from a seller at a Ticket kiosk or from a roving Ticket seller. The following denominations will be available for sale:

  1.  10 numbers for $10.00;
  2.  60 numbers for $20.00; and
  3. 150 numbers for $40.00

3.02       A Player is solely responsible for ensuring that he or she receives the correct Ticket denomination and solely responsible for the handling of the purchased Ticket after the seller has presented the Ticket.

3.03       A Player may cancel his/her Ticket and obtain a refund if he/she has paid for the Ticket provided that the Ticket is delivered to the seller prior to the time the Winning Number has been drawn.

3.04       Tickets will be available for purchase:

  1.  In person at the CNE from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day from August 16 to September 1, 2019 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Labour Day Monday, September 2, 2019 on the grounds of the Canadian National Exhibition; and
  2. Online through the CNEF’s Raffle portal from 12:01 a.m. July 15, 2019 to 4 p.m. on Labour Day Monday, September 2, 2019

3.05       Tickets will be sold using an Electronic Raffle System supplied by AscendFS. In person Ticket purchases will be processed using a Raffle Sales Unit supplied by AscendFS.

3.06  The maximum number of raffle tickets available for purchase in-person and online, collectively, is 8,999,999 (the “Ticket Number Maximum”).  Once the Ticket Number Maximum has been reached, the raffle will be officially closed.  Pursuant to Section 3.04, the raffle will be open until 4:00 p.m. on Labour Day Monday, September 2, 2019 unless the Ticket Number Maximum is reached prior to that time, in which event the raffle will be closed when the Ticket Number Maximum is reached.  The remainder of these rules shall remain unchanged in the event of an earlier closing of the Raffle pursuant to this section.

ARTICLE IV - Prize Display, Draw and Results

4.01       The amount of the proceeds of Ticket sales constituting the Prize will be posted on screens at Raffle kiosks and elsewhere throughout the CNE grounds and generally will be revised in real time as sales progress. The Prize will also be posted online at the CNE website ( and shared via the CNE’s social media feeds. Real time updating may be disrupted in the event of a network failure. In such instances, the Prize will be updated when network connections are restored.

4.02       The Winning Number will be selected by a Random Number Generation (RNG) system from all Raffle numbers sold for the Draw save and except for tickets refunded prior to the Draw. The Draw will take place on or about 5 p.m. on September 2, 2019 (Labour Day) or as soon as possible thereafter if circumstances prevent the Draw from taking place at the scheduled time. The Winning Number will be displayed on screens at Raffle kiosks on the grounds of the CNE, posted online at the CNE website ( and shared via the CNE’s social media feeds.

4.03       The Prize shall be awarded to the Winner on the following basis.

  1. An individual holding a Winning Ticket who is present at the CNE at the time of the Draw may proceed to CNE Guest Relations, which is located in the lobby of Withrow Common at 200 Princes’ Blvd, Exhibition Place to present the Ticket to representatives of the Raffle for verification.
  2. If the individual is not in attendance at the CNE at the time of the Draw or does not wish to claim the Prize immediately, he or she may claim the Prize by contacting the CNEF at (416) 263-3800 or by email at The Ticket may then be brought to Withrow Common, 200 Princes’ Blvd, Exhibition Place, at an agreed upon time for Ticket verification.
  3. The CNEF 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 CNEF, 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 CNEF. The Winner will then be paid by cheque for the declared Prize amount. Winners must have the original winning Ticket and no copies. All payments will be made by cheque.
  4. The CNEF may refuse to send or forward a Prize to an address outside of 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. The Prize must be claimed within six (6) months of the Draw unless otherwise specified by the CNEF. In the event that a Prize has not been claimed at the expiry of the six (6) month period, the Prize will be donated by the CNEF to an eligible charity approved in advance by the AGCO.
  6. The Winner must: 
    1. fill out the Raffle Prize claim checklist including providing his or her name, address and phone number;
    2. provide a valid, government-issued identification sufficient in the sole discretion of the CNEF to verify the winner’s identity;
    3. sign his or her name on the Winning Ticket; and
    4. agree to have his or her name, city of residence and Prize amount publicized by the CNEF on its website and in such other media as CNEF determines in its sole discretion.
  7.  The Winner will also be presented with the option to be featured on the CNEF and/or CNEA website as the Raffle Winner.
  8. The CNEF may, at any time (and from time to time), during the Prize claim process, require certain additional personal information from the Winner. The Winner will be asked to acknowledge that the collection of such information (including, in certain circumstances, the Winner's Social Insurance Number) is necessary to the proper administration of the Raffle. Any personal information that is collected is intended to be used for following principal purposes: to comply with legal and audit requirements, for announcing the Winner, awarding the Prize, disclosing insider wins for public scrutiny, and the posting of Prize wins on the CNEF’s website for an extended period of time, and otherwise in accordance with the CNEF’s policies, and for the CNEF’s internal business purposes. Each Winner will be required to acknowledge that any failure by the Winner to provide the CNEF with such information may prevent the CNEF from paying or awarding all or part of the Prize in the manner contemplated.
  9. 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.
  10. For groups purchasing one (1) Ticket, group Winners will select one individual to handle the single payment. The CNEF 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.
  11. The Prize shall be the greater of five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) or fifty (50) percent of the total Raffle Ticket sales net of refunds issued prior to the Draw.
  12. The CNEF will not award a Prize for Tickets which are void unless the CNEF, 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. Void Tickets are the property of the CNEF.
  13. In the event that the CNEF deems a Ticket void, it may, in its sole discretion, provide a refund in the amount of the Ticket declared void.
ARTICLE V - General Provisions

5.01       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 raffle conducted by the CNEF.

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

5.03       The CNEF makes no representations of any kind whatsoever about the on-line system used to conduct the Raffle 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.

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