Catch the Ace
May 31st, 2023
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Catch the Ace?
Catch the Ace Lottery is a Progressive Lottery.
Each week tickets are sold for the opportunity to select the Ace of Spades from a deck of 52 regular playing cards. Prior to the draw, each of the 52 playing cards were placed in brown envelopes. The envelopes were shuffled and numbered 1 to 52.
When tickets are purchased the buyer chooses an envelope number from a list of available numbers, then enters the number on their ticket.
Each week one ticket is drawn. The holder of that ticket automatically wins 20% of that week’s sales. The envelope number noted on the ticket is opened. If the card inside is not the Ace of Spades the card is destroyed and is no longer available for future draws. If the envelope selected is the Ace of Spades then the lottery is finished and the ticket holder wins the weekly prize plus the Ace of Spades pot.
Each week the Ace of Spades progressive pot grows by 30% of the weekly sales.
Each week the lucky winner of the draw receives 20% of the weekly sales.
Regular draws will be held every Wednesday at 4:00pm until the Ace of Spades is found.
The winning ticket was 305. They chose Envelope #52, which contained the Four of Spades. The Weekly Prize was $1308.00.
Catch Ace Tickets are $5.00
New Draw Every Week! Online ticket sales end at 11:59pm Tuesday evenings
Watch this week’s lucky winner on Facebook Live!
How to Play
Pick your envelope and purchase your ticket/s.
Tune in to the weekly ticket draw.
If your envelope got picked and it contains the Ace of Spaces you win the progressive Jackpot.
If the Ace of Spades is not found, the Jackpot grows and a new draw begins.
- Ticket Purchase and Game Premise
a) Must be a minimum of eighteen (18) years of age to purchase a ticket or participate in the draw.
b) The vendor and purchaser of the ticket must be in the Province of Ontario to be valid.
c) Tickets are only valid for the draw week indicated on the ticket.
d) Tickets are five (5) dollars each and may be purchased in person at selected locations or online.
e) Ticket purchasers (in person or online) will complete the ticket providing their name, contact information and one (1) envelope number per ticket selected from the list of available numbers.
f) Ticket holders do not need to be present at the draw to win.
g) All tickets purchased online will be printed on identical paper as in person ticket purchases and entered in the draw.
h) The draw will occur each Wednesday. On-line tickets will be available for purchase until Tuesday at 23:59 hrs.
i) The winning ticket holder wins the weekly prize when their ticket is selected.
j) The winning ticket holder wins the progressive pot if their selected envelope contains the Ace of Spades.
k) The draw is progressive. The winning ticket holder is paid 20% of the total weekly dollar sales.
l) The progressive pot receives 30% of the total weekly dollar sales.
m) The holders of the lottery license will receive 50% of the total sales from which all lottery expenses will be paid prior to charitable distribution.
n) Employees of Huron Shores Hospice, members of the Lions Club Executive, members of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 183 executive, employees of Rosewood Inc. and employees of the AGCO are ineligible to participate.
o) Should there be a delay due to weather, the draw will be delayed until such time all tickets can be collected and entered in the draw.
- Envelope Preparation
a) Two individuals or designates from the Catch the Ace Committee will place one card each from a standard deck of playing cards into individual opaque envelopes. The envelopes will be sealed and shuffled.
b) Two other individuals or designates from the Catch the Ace Committee will clearly number each envelope sequentially from one (1) to fifty-two (52).
c) The envelopes will be stored in a locked container at Branch 183 of the Royal Canadian Legion.
d) All tickets sold will be printed and placed in a rolling drum and mixed prior to the draw.
- Rules of Play
a) The draw will occur at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 183, Kincardine, Ontario Wednesdays, at 4:00 pm, during the course of the lottery. The draw will be broadcast live on Facebook. The draw will be recorded and memorialized.
b) A designate will select one ticket from the rolling drum.
c) The winning ticket will be announced and displayed with the selected number.
d) The selected numbered envelope will be removed from the secure cabinet.
e) The selected envelope will be opened, card removed, announced, and displayed.
f) The amount won will be announced and the card destroyed. (If not the Ace of Spades)
g) The anticipated amount of the progressive draw for next week will be announced.
h) If the Ace of Spades was selected, the total amount of the winnings will be announced.
i) The winning ticket holder is required to provide identification to the satisfaction of the Committee or their designate, the AGCO and license requirements.
j) By virtue of the ticket purchase, any winner grants the Committee permission to publish their full name, home town and picture for the purpose of promoting the draw and the charity.
- Conclusion of Draw
a) Upon selection of the Ace of Spades, the remaining cards of the current draw will be retained for thirty days. At the conclusion of thirty days, they will be destroyed.
b) Winning ticket stubs will be kept in a secure location for a period of three months from the conclusion of the draw.
c) Winnings will be paid by cheque within forty-eight (48) hours of receiving the claim form. The final Ace winner must collect winnings in person if the award is greater than $10,000.
- Catch the Ace Executive Committee
a) The Catch the Ace Committee will consist of one member each from The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 183, Kincardine. The Lions Club. The Huron Shores Hospice.
b) In the event of any circumstance jeopardizing the integrity of the draw, the Committee will arrange for an alternate time, date or location for the draw in accordance with license regulations and the AGCO.
c) The Committee shall ensure compliance with all rules and regulations of the Draw, the License and the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).
d) Any and all decisions of the Committee are considered final.
The Ontario Problem Gambling telephone number is: 1-888-230-3505
DATED: January 26th, 2023