Rules of Play


The Royal Open 50/50 will launch on Monday, May 3, 2021 at 9 a.m. EST

Draw Dates:

Early Bird Draw #1 (Inflatable Stand up 9-ft Paddle): Monday, May 10, 2021. Purchase deadline to be eligible for this draw is 4 p.m. EST on Monday, May 10, 2021. There is no cash substitute for this prize. The winner of this draw is added back into the main draw to be eligible for the grand prize draw

Early bird Draw #2 (Apple Watch Series 6): Monday, May 17, 2021. Purchase deadline to be eligible for this draw is 4 p.m. EST on Monday, May 17, 2021. There is no cash substitute for this prize. The winner of this draw is added back into the main draw to be eligible for the grand prize draw.

Early Bird Draw #3 ($500 Magpie Jewellery Gift Card): Monday May 24, 2021. Purchase deadline to be eligible for this draw is 4 p.m. EST on Monday May 24, 2021. There is no cash substitute for this prize. The winner of this draw is added back into the main draw to be eligible for the grand prize draw.

Early bird Draw #4 (Samsung 65" 4K QLED TV): Monday May 31, 2021. Purchase deadline to be eligible for this draw is 4 p.m. EST on Monday May 31, 2021. There is no cash substitute for this prize. The winner of this draw is added back into the main draw to be eligible for the grand prize draw.

Early bird Draw #5 (Broil King SOVEREIGN XLS BBQ): Monday, June 7, 2021. Purchase deadline to be eligible for this draw is 4 p.m. EST on Monday, June 7, 2021. There is no cash substitute for this prize. The winner of this draw is added back into the main draw to be eligible for the grand prize draw.

Main 50/50 draw: Monday, June 14, 2021. Purchase deadline for this draw is 5 p.m. EST on June 14, 2021.

Contest Guideline

  • Tickets prices are: 10 for $20, 30 for $50 or 100 for $100.
  • Tickets will be sold using an electronic raffle system supplied by Canadian Bank Note Company, Ltd.
  • All tickets will only be sold to people who are 18 years of age or older.
  • Ticket buyers must be in the province of Ontario at the time of purchase.
  • After purchasing, patrons will be emailed a receipt with their 50/50 registered numbers generated from a Random Number Issuing System. No specific numbers can be given as numbers are generated randomly.
  • The winning ticket number will be selected by a Random Number Generator (RNG) system from all raffle numbers sold for the draw.
  • The total amount of the 50/50 draw will be monitored on the website, and will be 50 per cent of the total sales for that draw.
  • The winning number will be posted on www.ro5050.com
  • The winner will also be contacted directly by a representative from the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health by phone and/or email.
  • The winner may claim their prize by contacting the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health at: 613-722-6521 x 6310, or by email at: 5050@theroyal.ca. The winning ticket may then be brought to 1145 Carling Ave, Ottawa, ON K1Z 7K4, at an agreed upon time for ticket verification. The winner will then be awarded the physical item and/or cash prize amount by cheque. Winners must have the original winning ticket and no copies.
  • The winning ticket holder has six months to claim their prize from the date of the draw their ticket was purchased for.
  • The winner must provide photo identification and verify their phone number and address in order to claim their prize. If the winner cannot provide photo ID, then the winning proceeds will be held until such identification can be provided.
  • In the event that no winner comes forward, the winning ticket number will be kept on file for six months. After that time period has elapsed the prize will be donated back to the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health, with the approval of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).
  • The following individuals and their immediate family members living at the same address are excluded from purchasing tickets: Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health staff members.


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