Rules

These Rules apply, until amended or revised, to 50/50 Raffles conducted by the Sinai Health System Foundation.
1.0 Interpretation
1.1 In these Rules,
“50/50 System” means the AGCO approved electronic 50/50 raffle system operated by the Foundation.
“50/50 ticket”, “ticket” or “ticket receipt” means a ticket or other means of participating in a 50/50 Draw.
“AGCO” means the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario.
“Draw” means the random selection(s) by the 50/50 Program Supervisor of the winning number.
“Draw time” means the time at which the draw takes place during the prescribed game date, or when a draw is not able to take place for any reason, the soonest available time on the prescribed game date.
“Event” means a periodic schedule of events, associated with the Foundation’s fundraising activities.
“Event Site” means the physical location of the Event (if any).
“EMT Terminal” means the Event Manager terminal of Sinai Health System Foundation's computer-controlled system designed by Bump Worldwide Inc. (including, but not limited to the electronic ticket checkers).
“Foundation” means Sinai Health System Foundation.
“Game Conditions” means the terms, conditions, explanations, Rules, procedures, including the prize structure governing a specific 50/50 draw.
“Jackpot” means total funds collected at the Event site and via online sales by the Foundation related to the sale of Tickets for an Event.
“Number” means a unique numerical sequence randomly issued by the 50/50 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 50/50 draw in accordance with the Regulations, the Rules, and the Game Conditions.
“Prize” has the meaning set out in Section 6 below.
“Regulations” includes limitation any applicable laws, regulations, directive, or policies enacted by a competent authority related to the operation of an electronic 50/5- 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 a sporting event as determined by Sinai Health System Foundation for the applicable 50/50 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 Sinai Health System Foundation to claim the prize.
“Winning number” means the winning number drawn on the draw date and draw time for a 50/50 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 Additions
1.3 Words used in these Rules of Play for each specific 50/50 Draw by Sinai Health System Foundation and the Regulations pertaining to the 50/50 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 Bump 5050 and contained on the ticket, the instructions, the Game Conditions for the specific 50/50 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 50/50 Draw, if any.
(d) the ticket.
2.0 Sale and Issuance of 50/50 Tickets
2.1 A player physically located in Ontario, Canada may purchase 50/50 Tickets for a Draw held by the Foundation either:
a) in person at an Event Site via point of sale devices connected to the 50/50 System; or b) online through the following portal www.Sinai5050.ca which is connected to the 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 the information is complete and accurate.
2.2 An eligible player may participate by purchasing a 50/50 Ticket(s) from a 50/50 Fundraiser in the following denominations:
(i) 5 numbers for $10.00
(ii) 20 numbers for $20.00
(iii) 50 numbers for $40.00 
(iv) 150 numbers for $100.00
2.3 A player is solely responsible for ensuring that he receives the correct denomination and solely responsible for the handling of the purchased ticket after the 50/50 Fundraiser has presented the ticket.
2.4 A player may cancel his ticket and obtain a refund if he has paid for the ticket. However, the refund will be provided only if he delivers up the ticket to the 50/50 Fundraiser from whom he purchased it before the winning number has been drawn.
3.0 The Draw and Results
3.1 The Draw will be held at the Sinai Health System Foundation offices (522 University Ave, #1001, Toronto, Ontario) on Tuesday, March 31st at 4pm EST. The number drawn is referred to as the “winning number”.
3.2 A Draw will be conducted at the Draw Time by two Foundation employees using the EMT Terminal in accordance with applicable Regulations.
3.3 The Winning Number for a Draw will be announced on Sinai5050.ca and the Foundation’s website (www.supportsinai.ca).
4. Cash Management
4.1. Sinai Health System Foundation shall ensure the secure and safe handling of cash and cash equivalents.
4.2 A safe shall be used at all times to secure funds when money, other than floats, is kept on the premises.
4.3 Funds will be verified by Foundation staff in dual custody and using blind counts. There will always be a minimum of two Foundation staff involved in the reconciling of funds, one of which will hold the reports indicating the value of the content of each bag or full drop value per 50/50 Fundraiser. Foundation staff who count the money are not permitted to view the reports that indicate the value in each bag. They are to count the cash and verbalize the value. The report holder can only respond with “yes” or “no” that the value matches. If the values do not match, the cash counter will recount. If the values still do not match, another counter or the report holder can recount the cash. If a variance is confirmed, the amount of the variance and date of the 50/50 Fundraiser is recorded and provided to the 50/50 Program Supervisor for tracking.
4.4 All variances will be tracked and monitored.
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 Jackpot minus any permitted deductions (the “Prize”). The remaining 50% of the Jackpot will be allocated to the Foundation, other partner charities (if applicable) and to pay permitted expenses.
5.2 The grand prize draw will take place on March 31st, 2020 at 4:00 pm. This draw will have a guaranteed minimum prize of $25,000. When ticket sales exceed $50,000, the winning prize will be half of the sales. The jackpot can be seen at any time at www.sinai5050.ca.
5.3 Odds of winning the Prize are based on the number of Numbers sold.
5.4 The Foundation 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 Sinai5050.ca.
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 50/50 Draw Game Conditions.
6.2 Sinai Health System Foundation 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 Sinai Health System Foundation (or being received by Sinai Health System Foundation by mail), 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 Sinai Health System Foundation.
6.3 All prizes must be claimed within six months of the relevant draw unless otherwise specified by Sinai Health System Foundation thereafter any unclaimed prizes shall be donated back to a charity/non-profit organization approved by the AGCO.
6.4 Sinai Health System Foundation may refuse to send or forward a prize to an address outside 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 Foundation is not responsible for providing financial or tax advice.
6.7 For groups purchasing (1) ticket, group winners will select one individual to handle the single cash payment.
6.8 Sinai Health System Foundation will not award a prize for tickets which are void unless Sinai Health System Foundation, 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 Sinai Health System Foundation.
6.9 Subject to paragraph 5.8 in the event that a ticket which is purchased or issued is void, or deemed to be void,  Sinai Health System Foundation may, at its option, (a) replace the ticket with a new random ticket of the same denomination or, (b) provide a refund.
7.0 Claims
7.1 Sinai Health System Foundation may award a prize to the bearer of a Winning Ticket.  Sinai Health System Foundation 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 50/50 ticket, the Winner must:
(i) Issue (2) pieces of ID proving their age to be over 18;
(ii) Completely fill out the 50/50 Prize Claim Form Checklist issued by a Sinai Health System Foundation staff member; and
(iii) Sign his/her name on the Winning Ticket.
7.3 Each Winner acknowledges that the Sinai Health System Foundation 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 (including, in certain circumstances, the Winner’s Social Insurance Number) is necessary for the proper administration of the lottery. 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 Foundation website for an extended period of time, and otherwise in accordance with the Foundation’s prize claim policy and any successors or replacements thereof, and for the Foundation’s internal business purposes. Each Winner further acknowledges that any failure by the Winner to provide the Foundation with such information may prevent Sinai Health System Foundation from paying or awarding all or part of the prize in the manner contemplated by the prize structure.
7.4 Sinai Health System Foundation 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 Foundation 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 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 Foundation will not and is not responsible for providing financial or tax advice to the Winner.
7.9 The Foundation will not award a prize for tickets which are void unless the Foundation, 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 Foundation.
7.10 Subject to paragraph 7.9 in the event that a Ticket which is purchased or issued is void, or deemed to be void, the Foundation may replace the voided Ticket with a replacement Ticket with a new set of Numbers.
8.0 Incident Management and Reporting
8.1 Sinai Health System Foundation 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 Event Manager know-how will be directed to Bump Worldwide Inc. 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, and
(c) Staff issues will be directed to the 50/50 Program Supervisor.
8.2 Sinai Health System Foundation 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 a game, Sinai Health System Foundation will ensure that Raffle sale data can be retrieved by reporting the issue to Bump Worldwide Inc. 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, Sinai Health System Foundation will maintain the integrity of the draw by adhering to sections 8.1 and 8.3 respectively; 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, or emergency situation, or other incidents that could impact the integrity of the raffle, The Staff of the Foundation 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 Sinai Health System Foundation 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 material cash shortages exceeding $50.00 will be recorded, and if necessary, confirmed with the 50/50 Program Supervisor. If a seller had recorded three or more shortages exceeding $50.00, the following actions are deemed appropriate:
(a) Retraining the seller,
(b) Partnering up the seller to promote integrity, and/or
(c) Suspend the seller as appropriate
8.8 Any incidents within the Venue must immediately be reported to the Event Manager.
8.9 Players wishing to share concerns/complaints for the listed items shall be directed to the 50/50 Program Supervisor for feedback in person, phone or 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); and
(c) Any incident that is related to prize discrepancy.
8.10 If a player has an inquiry or wishes to share suggestions or complaints they shall be directed to sinai.5050@sinaihealth.ca.
8.11 If the incident warrants, Sinai Health System Foundation must first contact the appropriate local authority then contact the appropriate personnel listed in section 8.1.
9.0 General
9.1 Sinai Health System Foundation makes no representations of any kind whatsoever about the on-line system used to conduct lottery games 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.
9.2 Sinai Health System Foundation designates the following persons as Related Parties:
(a) Members of Sinai Health System Foundation’s Board of Directors;
(b) Persons who are directly on the Sinai Health System Foundation’s payroll;
(c) Sinai Health System Foundation’s employees who are on paid or unpaid leave;
(d) Persons under the age of 18 years;
9.3 Persons designated by the Foundation as Related Parties are not eligible to participate in the 50/50 draw.
9.4 Sinai Health System Foundation 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 Foundation, these Rules are effective as of February 26, 2020 and supersede the previously exiting Ontario Lottery and Gaming Rules and Regulations.
10.0 Release of Liability
10.1 By purchasing a 50/50 Ticket a Player agrees to: a) be bound by these Rules, Gaming Additions and Regulations; and b) release all entities of Sinai Health System Foundation and its respective partners, subsidiaries and affiliates, together with the employees, officers, directors, sponsors and agents and any of the foregoing (collectively, “Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims, demands, injuries, losses and liabilities whatsoever arising out of the Draw. The Foundation will administer a raffle associated with an Event in good faith. Released Parties (i) make no warrant, guarantee or representation of any kind concerning any Prize (or any portion thereof); and (ii) disclaim any implied warranty.
10.2 The Foundation is not responsible for any other errors, problems, or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, network, computer, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with a Draw, including, without limitation, errors or omissions which may occur in connection with the administration of the Draw, the processing of entries, the announcement of the Prize or in any Draw related materials, or the cancellation or postponement of any Event.
10.3 Released Parties are 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.
10.4 Released 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 Foundation’s website or website linked to the Foundation’s website that is required to be accessed during the purchase of a Ticket.
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