Rules & Regulations


Ticket purchasers must be 18 years or older and be located in the province of Ontario when purchasing tickets to enter the raffle.   

The following persons are prohibited from purchasing tickets in the raffle:  

  • Staff and board members of the Ottawa Humane Society   
  • Employees (and members of the same household) of the registered gaming supplier, Canadian Bank Note Company Ltd. 
  • Employees of the Alcohol Gaming Commission of Ontario  

Time and Location

Location of Draw: The draw will be held weekly at 245 West Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, ON K2E 1A6. 

Ticket Sales Begin: June 16, 2021 

First Draw:  June 23, 2021  

Draw Times: Weekly at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Ticket sales will close at 4:00 p.m. on the date of the draw.   

Last Draw:  Maximum 52 weeks duration with potential last draw on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. 

How it Works

The Ottawa Humane Society is the license holder of the raffle event and has retained Canadian Bank Note Company Ltd. (CBN) to complete all draws electronically. CBN is an AGCO-approved supplier for electronic raffles.  

The raffle consists of 1 weekly raffle, with two potential outcomes:  

  • A weekly consolation prize consisting of 20% of gross weekly sales.   
  • The progressive prize consisting of 30% of gross weekly sales PLUS any carry-over of the previous weeks’ Catch the Ace raffle jackpot. 

The winning Catch the Ace card is the Ace of Spades.  

Should the digital envelope contain the Ace of Spades, the winner will be awarded both the progressive pot prize and the weekly consolation pot prize. The draw is then concluded. 

Should the envelope NOT contain the Ace of Spades

  • The card and envelope number are removed for future weekly raffles.  
  • The current weekly raffle is complete, and the consolation prize is awarded to the valid ticket holder upon claim and confirmation.  
  • A new weekly raffle will resume with the raffle progressive jackpot carrying over.  

This process will be continued until the Ace of Spades is drawn and the progressive pot is won, for a maximum of 52 weeks.  

Ticket Sales

Weekly raffle tickets may be purchased at   

Tickets must be purchased in the province of Ontario.  

Tickets for each weekly raffle will be available beginning at 5:00 p.m. each Wednesday, following the previous weekly draw.  

Tickets are available at the following bundle prices: 3 for $10, 20 for $25, 50 for $50, or 100 for $75.  

Online purchases shall be made by credit card only.   

All purchasers must provide an email address, telephone number and use a valid credit card to complete the purchase of their tickets. Ticket purchasers are responsible for entering their contact information correctly.    

Tickets can only be issued to the owner of the credit card.  There is one name per ticket and the person named must claim the prize.     

During the online checkout process, purchasers select an envelope number from the remaining raffle envelopes. This shall identify the purchaser’s selected envelope to be opened should their weekly raffle ticket number be selected.  

At purchase completion, a digital receipt with the registered weekly raffle numbers from CBN’s random number generator (RNG) system will be provided.  A digital receipt identifies the envelope number selected by the purchaser during the checkout process. If tickets are purchased on the same day of the draw, and there are errors in information, you may not receive your ticket until after the draw.   

Specific numbers cannot be requested, as ticket numbers are generated at random.  

The weekly raffle winning ticket number will be selected by the RNG system from all raffle numbers sold in the respective weekly raffle.  

Draws, Prizes and Winners

Value of the Weekly Progressive Pot and Consolation Prize  

The progressive pot is calculated as thirty (30%) percent of the total weekly ticket sales plus the amount from the previous week carryover.    

The consolation prize is calculated at twenty (20%) of the weekly ticket sales and is awarded weekly.  

The value of the weekly sales and the amounts for both the consolation and the progressive draws will be calculated by the CBN system.  

Weekly Draw Procedure  

The RNG system shuffles the Ace of Spadesweekly so that no one knows which remaining envelope contains the Ace of Spades.   

At the time of the draw, the RNG system will be activated. The winning ticket number and the envelope number listed on the ticket is selected by the RNG system and the card revealed.  The result is displayed on the screen at the moment the ticket is selected by the RNG system.  

The winning ticket number and name and place of residence of the winner will be recorded and announced immediately after each draw and published on the website and the Ottawa Humane Society Facebook page.    

Lottery winners will be notified by email or phone by a representative of the Ottawa Humane Society. Such notification will include information about the prize claim procedure.    

Winning ticket holders have six (6) months from the date of the draw to claim a prize. If the money is not claimed, it will be disbursed appropriately with the approval of the AGCO.  

When a winning ticket is presented, the winner must: 
  • Provide one (1) piece of government-issued ID proving they are over 18 years of age;  
  • Complete the prize claim form; and   
  • Sign their name on a printed copy of the winning ticket.  

If a winner (for the weekly or progressive raffle) cannot provide photo ID, the winning proceeds will be held until such identification can be provided or the six-month period to claim a prize is expired as outlined above.  

Dispute Resolution  

Should there be any dispute over the identity of the purchaser of a winning ticket for either a weekly or progressive raffle, the issue will be forwarded to the AGCO and appropriate authorities for guidance.  

The winning ticket information will be stored in electronic format by CBN.   

Awarding the Prize Winnings  

Ottawa Humane Society will not issue a pay-out to a ticket that is presented by someone other than the person listed on the winning ticket.    

Ottawa Humane Society has no responsibility for the disbursement of any money beyond the prize money awarded to the verified ticket owner.     

All prizes will be paid by cheque and must be accepted as awarded.   


By claiming a prize, a winner consents to the use of their likeness/photograph, first and last name, ticket number, city/town of residence and the audio/video recording (or written transcription) of the winner notification telephone call, for any publicity purposes by the Ottawa Humane Society. 

Ottawa Humane Society respects the privacy of its raffle supporters; we do not sell, rent, or trade our supporter lists.   


Direct all enquiries to (613) 725-3166 x238, or by email at:   

These Rules and Regulations are effective as of June 15, 2021.    

Please play responsibly. Ontario Problem Gambling Hotline (866) 531-2600 or visit

Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario LL# RAF1208346