Fundraising Lottery

Ajax Legion Charity Fundraising Raffle & Lottery

To help support Veterans and our Community we have a licence to offer several Fundraising raffles. Members of the Ajax Legion also volunteer during the Poppy Campaign to raise funds for charity.

New Ajax Legion “Catch the Ace” Lottery

Catch the Ace Licence Number M729782

A new Catch the Ace lottery will begin selling tickets on Wednesday August 30, 3:00 to 6:00, Friday 4:00 to 6:00 & 7:00 to 9:00 and Saturday 3:00 to 6:00 pm in the Ajax Legion Club Room. The draw will be held Sunday at 3:00 pm at the Ajax Legion, 111 Hunt Street Ajax Ont. Tickets for the new Ajax Legion “Catch the Ace” lottery are available to members and the public 19 years old and up.

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What is Catch the Ace ?

“Catch the Ace” is a progressive raffle lottery multi draw game in which participants purchase tickets for a chance to win 20% of the proceeds from the sale of tickets from one draw and the draw winner also gets a chance to win 30% of the proceeds from the progressive cumulative jackpot by selecting the Ace of Spades card from a standard deck of 52 playing cards held in identical opaque sealed numbered envelopes.

How is “Catch the Ace played?

The person who holds the winning ticket selected in each draw has the opportunity to select one playing card from a single deck of 52 playing cards held in identical opaque sealed numbered envelopes. If the Ace of Spades is selected, in addition to winning the prize from the draw, the person will win the progressive jackpot.

If the card selected is not the Ace of Spades the selected card is removed from the deck and the progressive prize portion of the ticket sales for that draw is rolled over into the progressive jackpot for the next scheduled draw.

The licensee conducts the scheduled events until the Ace of Spades has been selected and the progressive jackpot has been awarded.

Tickets are valid only for the draw for which they are purchased. Once the draw is completed, the non-winning tickets are removed from the draw container. A new series of tickets will be sold for the next draw.

 

Ajax Legion “Catch the Ace” Rules

  1. Tickets may be purchased by any member of the Legion or the public 19 years old or older.

With the following exceptions approved by the local lottery authorities 

  1. The committee members who are responsible for the operations and direction of the draw cannot buy tickets, but their spouses can.
  2. Employees, stewards or any person selling tickets cannot buy tickets when they are on duty, but once they have cashed in or off duty they are just another customer and may buy tickets.

Prizes

  1. If your ticket is drawn you will immediately win 20% of the funds taken in that week paid by cheque.
  2. You get to draw (choose) an envelope with a playing card inside.
  3. If the card is the Ace of Spades you will get a cheque equal to the amount in the progressive pot which will include the 30% taken in that week.
  4. But if the card is not the Ace of Spades the 30% will go into a progressive pot which will build until the Ace of Spades is drawn.
  5. Once the Ace of Spades is drawn the game is now over!

The Draw

  1. It is not mandatory that you attend the draw.
  2. The draw will happen every Sunday afternoon at 3:00 pm at the Ajax Legion, 111 Hunt Street Ajax Ontario unless the attendance is too large to be accommodated and then it will held at another location. Notice and approval by the licensing authorities must be attained.
  3. If your ticket is drawn and you are not in attendance then the envelope you indicated on the back of your ticket will be drawn and the card exposed to all attendees.
  4. Immediately prior to the draw, the ticket sales for the draw, the draw prize and the current progressive jackpot amount must be announced.
  5. Ensure the envelope number is written on the ticket at the time of purchase.
  6. If no envelope number has been indicated on the ticket, and you are not in attendance there will be no draw for the envelope for that week.
  7. The cheque for 20% of the weekly take will immediately be written in Canadian funds to be picked up at your earliest convenience.
  8. The Legion will leave a message at the telephone numbers indicated on the ticket every day for 5 business days to inform the winner that there is a cheque waiting at the Ajax Legion during normal office hours and the at which point Paragraph (k) will then come into effect.
  9. As stated if the card is the Ace of Spades you will get a cheque equal to the amount in the progressive pot which will include the 30% taken in that week. The cheque will immediately be written in Canadian funds.
  10. You have one year to verify you are the person who has won. Proof of identity to match the information on the back of the ticket.
  11. If one year lapses and you have not presented yourself to the Ajax Royal Canadian Legion Catch the Ace committee, you are disqualified as a winner and the prize money will go back into the progressive pot of the license that is in effect.

Tickets

  1. The tickets are $5.00 each and numbered sequentially.
  2. Tickets are valid only for the draw for which they are purchased. Once the draw is completed, non-winning tickets are removed from the draw container and stored for 30 Days before disposal.
  3. A new series of tickets that will be of a different colour will be available during posted sale times and location.
  4. When purchasing a ticket the customer must fill in the back of the ticket with the following information:
    1. Print your Name.
    2. Print your Address.
    3. Print your Telephone Numbers.
    4. Indicate if you are intending to be present at the draw,
    5. Choose and indicate the envelope number from the listings on the board of available envelopes.

Note   

If you are at the draw you may choose a different envelope other than the one you selected on your ticket from those available.

After you purchase the ticket and fill in the required information you must deposit the ticket in the drum as the person selling the ticket cannot handle the ticket once sold.

  1. Ticket sales will be cut off on the Saturday at 6:00 pm to allow calculations of the prizes.

Security

  1. Videotaping is mandatory for the crew who has prepared the envelopes with the playing cards and all participants during the draw.

 

Blanket Raffle Licence Number M729755

Nevada Raffle Licence Number 729756

Ajax Br. 322
111 Hunt St
Ajax, ON L1S 1P3 Phone: 905-683-7811