These Rules apply, until amended or revised, to raffle lotteries conducted by the Optimist Club of Byron.
1.1 In these Rules,
“System” means the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario approved electronic raffle system operated by the Optimist Club of Byron.
“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 Optimist Club of Byron’s computer controlled system designed by BUMP 50/50 for conducting draws (including, but not limited to the electronic ticket checkers).
“Game Conditions” means the terms, conditions, explanations, rules, procedures, including the prize structure governing a specific draw.
“Jackpot” means total funds collected via sales 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 Sections 5 and 6 below.
“Regulations” includes limitation any applicable laws, regulations, directives, or policies enacted by a competent authority related to the operation of an electronic raffle in the Province of 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 Optimist Club of Byron’s 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 Optimist Club of Byron 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 conditions.
1.3 Words used in these Rules of Play for each specific draw by the Optimist Club of Byron 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 the BUMP 50/50 system 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 take place on the Optimist Club of Byron’s lottery website launched through the on-line system through the Event Manager Terminal (EMT) maintained by the BUMP 50/50 system.
2.2 A player physically located in the Province of Ontario may purchase tickets for a draw held by the Optimist Club of Byron:
a) online through the Optimist Club of Byron’s lottery website that 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 that the information is complete and accurate.
2.3 An eligible player may participate by purchasing a ticket(s) electronically from the Optimist Club of Byron’s lottery website in the following denominations:
(i) 3 tickets for $15
(ii) 10 tickets for $25
(iii) 30 tickets for $50
(iv) 100 tickets for $100
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 Optimist Club of Byron 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 Optimist Club of Byron determines. The number drawn is referred to as the “winning number”.
3.2 A draw will be conducted at the draw time by two Optimist Club of Byron volunteers using the EMT Terminal in accordance with applicable regulations.
3.3 The winning numbers for a draw will be announced shortly after the completion of the draw. Winning numbers will be posted on the Optimist Club of Byron’s lottery website.
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. The Optimist Club of Byron 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 winning ticket will receive 50% of the overall jackpot prize.
5.2 Odds of winning the prize are based on the number of tickets sold during a draw.
5.3 The Optimist Club of Byron 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 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 The Optimist Club of Byron 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 Optimist Club of Byron (or being received by the Optimist Club of Byron by mail), whether for the purpose of validation or for the purpose of claiming a prize, all rights, title and interest in and to the ticket is thereby relinquished by the winner and property in the ticket passes to the Optimist Club of Byron.
6.3 All prizes must be claimed within six (6) months of the relevant draw unless otherwise specified by the Optimist Club of Byron as approved by the AGCO.
6.4 The Optimist Club of Byron may refuse to send or forward a prize to an address outside the Province 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 Optimist Club of Byron is not responsible for providing financial or tax advice.
6.7 For groups purchasing one (1) ticket, group winners will select one individual to handle the single cash payment.
6.8 The Optimist Club of Byron will not award a prize for tickets that are void unless the Optimist Club of Byron 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 Optimist Club of Byron.
6.9 Subject to paragraph 6.8 in the event a ticket that is purchased or issued is void, or deemed to be void, the Optimist Club of Byron may, at its discretion:
(a) replace the ticket with a new random ticket of the same denomination or,
(b) provide a refund.
7.1 The Optimist Club of Byron may award a prize to the bearer of a winning ticket. The Optimist Club of Byron 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.
7.2 Upon presenting a winning ticket, the winner must:
(i) Issue two (2) pieces of identification proving their age to be over 18, including a government issued identification with a photo;
(ii) Completely fill out the Prize Claim Form issued by the Optimist Club of Byron; and
(iii) Sign his/her name on the winning ticket.
7.3 Each winner acknowledges that the Optimist Club of Byron 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 collected is intended to be used for the 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 Optimist Club of Byron lottery website for an extended period of time, and otherwise in accordance with the Optimist Club of Byron prize claim policy and any successors or replacement thereof, and for the Optimist Club of Byron internal business purposes. Each winner further acknowledges that any failure by the winner to provide the Optimist Club of Byron with such information may prevent the Optimist Club of Byron from paying or awarding all or part of the prize in the manner contemplated by the prize structure.
7.4 The Optimist Club of Byron 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 Optimist Club of Byron 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 to 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 Optimist Club of Byron will not and is not responsible for providing financial or tax advice to the winner.
7.9 The Optimist Club of Byron will not award a prize for tickets that are void unless the Optimist Club of Bryon, 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 Optimist Club of Byron.
7.10 In the event a ticket that is purchased or issued is void, or deemed to be void, the Optimist Club of Byron may replace the voided ticket with a replacement ticket with a new set of numbers.
8.0 Incident Management and Reporting
8.1 The Optimist Club of Byron 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 the Event Manager know-how will be directed to the BUMP 50/50 system 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 The Optimist Club of Byron 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, the Optimist Club of Byron 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, the Optimist Club of Byron will maintain the integrity of the draw by adhering to sections 8.1 and 8.3 respectively. The 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, the Optimist Club of Byron 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 The Optimist Club of Byron 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 Optimist Club of Byron.
8.8 Players wishing to share concerns or complaints for the listed items shall be directed to the Optimist Club of Byron feedback 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).
(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 the Optimist Club of Byron.
8.10 If the incident warrants, the Optimist Club of Byron must first contact the appropriate local authority then contact the appropriate personnel listed in section 8.1.
9.1 The Optimist Club of Byron makes no representations of any kind whatsoever about the BUMP 50/50 system.
9.2 The Optimist Club of Byron designates the following persons as Related Parties:
· Persons under the age of 18 years.
· Members of the Optimist Club of Byron Board of Directors, their partners/spouses and persons living in the domiciles of the Board of Directors.
· All persons employed by the Optimist Club of Byron, including those on paid or unpaid leave.
· An employee of the Alcohol Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).
· An employee of the supplier of the 50/50 system who is involved with the development and/or support of the 50/50 system.
· Such other persons designated from time to time as related parties by the Optimist Club of Byron.
· Individuals who appear to be intoxicated.
9.3 Persons designated by the Optimist Club of Byron as related parties are not eligible to participate in the draw and are not eligible to receive any winnings.
9.4 The Optimist Club of Byron 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 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.
9.6 The headings in these rules are for convenience of reference only and do not affect the interpretation of these rules.
9.7 Unless otherwise specified by the Optimist Club of Byron, these rules are effective as of October 10, 2019 and supersede the previously existing Ontario Lottery and Gaming Rules and Regulations.
10.0 Release of Liability
10.1 By purchasing a ticket a player agrees to be bound by these rules, gaming conditions and regulations.
10.2 Related 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 Related 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 Optimist Club of Byron’s lottery website or website linked to the Optimist Club of Byron’s website that is required to be accessed during the purchase of a ticket.
Please play responsibly. Gambling helpline if needed, visit: www.problemgamblinghelpine.ca or contact the Ontario Problem Gambling Help Line / Free Health Services Information at 1- 888-230-3505. TECHNICAL HELP.