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Draw Types

Standard (Regular) Draw

A raffle lottery in which the Licensee distributes a two-part ticket, with one part retained by the purchaser and the stub retained by the Licensee. The stubs of the sold tickets are placed in a draw drum from which a winner is drawn at random:

  • The organization must state an actual guaranteed prize structure on the raffle ticket and award that amount regardless of the final number and value of tickets sold. It is also a requirement of the Terms and Conditions that the total value of the prizes to be awarded must be stated on both the ticket and any advertisements
  • Must use a two-part serial-numbered ticket, with one part retained by the purchaser and one part retained by the Licensee for the draw
  • Stubs are placed in a draw drum and the winner is determined by random selection of stubs from the drum
  • Stubs are returned to the drum after each draw to allow equal opportunity to participate in all draws

50/50 Type of Draw

A raffle lottery in which the prize is one half the value of all tickets sold during the event or defined period of the Licence. A ticket stub with a serial number corresponding to a sold ticket is placed in a drum or container for the purpose of a draw. When time restraints do not permit the completion of a stub identifying the purchaser, the purchaser may be required to be in attendance at the time of the draw or advised of the deadline for collecting the prize. Due to the structure of a 50/50 draw, the following policies will apply:

  • Prize structures based on a percentage of sales or 50/50 type are permitted provided that all other Terms and Conditions for a raffle are met
  • The rules for the draw and the collection of prizes must be included in the application form and in any advertising whether on the ticket or in the media
  • In the case of 50/50 tickets sold during scheduled time periods, such as hockey games, it may not be possible to identify in advance the exact number of tickets and the prize amount to be awarded. Since the actual prize for each draw cannot be determined before the draw, the organization must indicate on the application the maximum total prizes that may be given out during the licensed time period
  • 50/50 draws may only be licensed where the applicant can demonstrate an ability to establish an audit trail and to comply with the Terms and Conditions

Elimination Draw

A raffle lottery in which all ticket stubs are placed in a drum and pulled out one at a time until the final ticket remains for the grand prize winner. Lesser prizes may be awarded at specific intervals such as every 25th or 50th ticket:

  • Must use a two-part serial-numbered ticket, with one part retained by purchaser and one part (stub) retained by the Licensee for the draw
  • Prizes are awarded at specific intervals (e.g. every 25th ticket wins a prize) and the last remaining ticket in the drum wins the grand prize
  • Only purchased tickets are entered into the draw
  • If all tickets are not sold, adjustments to the interval of winning tickets must be made to ensure that all prizes are awarded
  • SLGA must be informed in advance of any changes to the distribution order of prizes

Note: Tickets sales on the Internet will not be approved or allowed, but you may use the Internet to advertise.


Calendar Draw

A raffle lottery in which a calendar is sold with a sequentially numbered tear-off stub that is entered into a draw drum to enable drawing for prizes as they are indicated on the calendar:

  • Calendars are for a month, a year, a season (e.g. sports), etc.
  • The tear-off stub from the calendar contains purchaser’s name, address and phone number along with the ticket number matching that on the calendar. These stubs are entered into the draw drum
  • Draws are conducted in accordance with the allotted and approved prizes as stated on the calendar
  • Winning ticket stubs must be returned to the draw drum for subsequent draws
  • The rules for winning must be clearly stated on the application and must be declared on the calendar itself


Chase the Ace

Definition: A raffle lottery in which tickets are sold and the winner cuts a deck of cards. If that reveals the Ace (or the designated winning card) they will win the building pot. If the Ace (or designate card) is not cut, the card is removed from the deck and destroyed. The winning ticket holder will receive a prize and a new draw will be held at the next event.

  • Type of cards being used and the winning card must be clearly defined (Ace of Spades, Old Maid cards etc).
  • Must clearly indicate prizes percentages offered and percentage retained by licensee (ie: 50% retained by the licensee, 20% awarded for the day of the draw and 30% retained for building pot/consolation prize).
  • If the Ace of Spades (or designate card) is drawn on the very first event, what is the process (ie: winner receives 50% of ticket sales).
  • Must clearly define if winner must be in attendance to win.
  • All cards and cash must be retained in a secure place at all times such as a safe, sealed envelope or something similar to ensure safe keeping.


Derbys (Duck Derby, Gopher Drop, Penguin Drop, etc.)

A raffle lottery in which participants buy a numbered ticket that corresponds to a numbered object (e.g. toy duck, toy gopher, toy penguin). Winners are determined by the order in which the objects achieve the goal. Some examples:

  • Toy ducks are dumped into a river or other moving body of water. Winners are determined by the order in which the ducks cross the finish line
  • Toy gophers or penguins are dropped onto a target from a flying pass or a device designed to achieve sufficient elevation. Winners are determined by the order in which each approaches the centre of the target
  • SLGA requires assurance that crowd control will be sufficient to ensure that those attending the event cannot interfere with the outcome
  • Due to the unusual nature of this type of lottery, SLGA requires complete details concerning the control of ticket sales and the method of determining the winner(s) at the end of the race or event

Honey Pots

A raffle lottery that is held in private or membership clubs. When a member attends, he/she places his/her name or token in a jar and pays the required fee to enter the draw. A draw is then made during that day or evening:

  • Must retain 20-30 per cent of Gross Revenue for the licensed charitable object or purpose
  • The purchaser must be in attendance at the time of the draw to collect his or her prize. Unclaimed prizes are to be added to the following draw and may be accumulated until the final day of the Licence
  • The date of the final draw must be posted in-house and advertised to members

Sports Drafts

A raffle lottery where participants exercise a choice of “players or teams” by choosing from a compiled master list. A winner is determined contingent on a combination of their choices and actual team/player performance during the sports season:

  • Copy of proposed entry form and draft of advertising must be sent along with a fully completed application to SLGA
  • Licence number, entry cost, prizes and recipient of proceeds shall be printed on entry
  • Advertising or mail order solicitation of the draft is restricted to media outlets or residences in Saskatchewan and is intended for Saskatchewan residents only. The names and addresses of the media outlets who will be printing and distributing the draft entries and advertisements shall be included with the application
  • The draft shall not be sold or advertised outside of Saskatchewan
  • Interim draft point standings and/or names of prize winners, together with their point standings, shall be published in media outlets having origin in Saskatchewan

Sports Pools

A raffle lottery based on the results of an individual game or series of sporting events:

  • Ticket purchasers may not choose their own scores or results, but must instead purchase a ticket that has pre-set results stated on it
  • The ticket must be sealed to prevent any external indication of the results stated on it
  • There is no skill involved in participation
  • The winner is determined by chance when holding the ticket matching the outcome of the game or series
Note: Tickets sales on the Internet will not be approved or allowed, but you may use the Internet to advertise.
Note: Tickets sales on the Internet will not be approved or allowed, but you may use the Internet to advertise.