Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How does the The Blyth Festival 50/50
Harvest Raffle draw work?
The 50/50 draw administered by the Blyth Festival, is a raffle licensed by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) where individuals purchase ticket(s) for the opportunity to win 50% of the total money raised through the sale of 50/50 tickets.
Q. Where does the other 50% of the proceeds raised go?
The other 50% of the proceeds raised supports the activities of the Blyth Festival. To learn more about the Blyth Festival and our programs, please visit www.blythfestival.com
Q. Who is eligible to buy 50/50 draw tickets?
If you meet the following criteria, you are eligible to purchase 50/50 draw tickets:
· Must be 18 years of age or older at the time of purchase
· Must be located in the Province of Ontario at time of purchase
· Must not be one of the following:
o Full-time, part-time, or student employee of the Blyth Festival.
o An employee of the Alcohol Gaming Commission of Ontario
o An employee of the supplier of the 50/50 System who are involved with the development and/or support of the 50/50 System
o Such other persons designated from time to time as Related Parties by the Blyth Festival
o Individuals who appear to be intoxicated
Note: Prior to the purchase of a ticket online, you will be required to verify your eligibility and that the information is complete and accurate.
Q. Can I play more than once in a game?
Yes. You can purchase more than one ticket per event or game.
Q. What are the odds of winning?
The odds of winning the prize are based on the number of tickets sold.
Q. Do I have better odds online?
Your odds of winning do not change based on the manner in which you purchase your 50/50 draw ticket. The odds of winning the prize are based on the number of tickets sold.
Q. How is the winning number drawn?
A unique winning number is randomly generated and issued by the electronic 50/50 system out of the numbers purchased for that particular draw. The mechanism for selecting the winning number is a computer-based random number generator that has been certified by the AGCO.
Q. When is the winning number drawn and posted?
50/50 Ticket Sales close at 5pm on the last day of the month of the draw (e.g. July 31, 2021).
Once the winning 50/50 number has been drawn and posted, you can find it and the prize amount:
· Announced at the Blyth Festival at 7pm
· Displayed on the online the Blyth Festival 50/50 ticket purchase website
Q. How do I claim my
If you have the winning 50/50 number from an online sale, please contact Rachael King at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-877-862-5984. You must complete the required winner claimant documents within three (3) weeks of the draw date.
winner will then be paid by cheque within three (3) weeks of the claim
date. You must present the text message/email of your online winning
ticket, along with two (2) forms of identification (including a
government-issued photo ID). The winning ticket cannot be tampered with. The
Blyth Festival reserves the right to deny winnings if the ticket has been
reproduced or changed from its original state.
Please note: Online ticket sales must be claimed by the individual named in the original purchase transaction. The Blyth Festival is not responsible for any division of the winning prize amount to any other party other than the individual named in original purchase transaction.
What currency is the prize money paid in?
All transactions and winnings are paid in Canadian Dollars. Prize will be paid by cheque payable to the winner.
When can I expect to receive my winnings?
Prize winnings will be paid by cheque within 30 days of the completion of the claim process.
Do I need to live in Ontario to play?
You do not need to live in the province of Ontario to purchase a 50/50 ticket but you do need to be physically located within the province of Ontario at the time of purchase of your online 50/50 ticket to be eligible to play.
How can I pay for my online 50/50 ticket?
Our online 50/50 website accepts the following payment types: Visa and MasterCard.
I cannot access www.blythfestival5050.com What should I do?
Per AGCO regulations – please be advised that you must be located within the province of Ontario at the time of your purchase. Your device’s locations services must be turned on to verify your location prior to entry to the online 50/50 sales platform. Users must also agree to all Terms and Conditions outlined.
I purchased a 50/50 ticket but did not get my numbers. What should I do?
If you purchased your 50/50 ticket but did not receive your numbers, please check your junk or spam folders in the event it was flagged by your email provider. If you still do not have your 50/50 ticket, contact email@example.com and our support staff will re-send your raffle numbers (some verification will be required). If your transaction completed successfully, your numbers will still be part of the draw.
I think I, or someone I know, may have a problem with gambling. What should I
The Blyth Festival promotes responsible gaming at all times. If you are looking for help or advice about problem gambling, please visit: www.problemgamblinghelpine.ca or contact the Ontario Problem Gambling Help Line / Free Health Services Information at 1- 888-230-3505.
Why does www.blythfestival5050.com require my location and/or why am I
receiving the following prompt: Ex “www.blythfestival5050.com would like to use
your current location?"
Your current location is required to confirm eligibility. The raffle will be offered throughout the Province of Ontario (the "Raffle Area"). Void outside the raffle Area and where prohibited by law, rule, or regulation.
What if I already selected "Don't Allow"?
Reloading the page should cause you to be prompted to share your location again. If you have specified that you never want to share your location, you will need to go into your settings to allow. See below for instructions.
Q. What if I receive the following prompt: "You must allow your browser to share your location to purchase tickets, please click "OK" to reload this page, then be sure to allow your browser to share your location when prompted"?
browser should reload the page and ask you to share location upon loading.
Note: In some browsers, the popup may say "close" instead of "OK"
I entered the incorrect email and did not print my tickets, how can I get my
Please go to the Contact page and request that the raffle Manager email you your tickets.
What if I cannot purchase tickets on www.blythfestival5050.com due to Location
You may have told your browser to never share your location. You need to change that setting to allow sale.
Q. When I am trying to process a transaction it is not working? What can I do?
Please remember that when you are filling
in the personal information at the checkout page the address you input must
match the address of the Credit Card that will be used for the transaction. Please
ensure all fields are inputted correctly.
Q. The site is not loading properly, and I am not able to get to the checkout page, What can I do?
Based on the browser you are on, please go to the settings then history and clear cookies and cache. Once completed please close the page, reopen and try again.
For iOS devices:
1) Go to the Settings App.
2) Go to Privacy.
3) Go into Location Services.
4) Ensure "Location Services" are on.
5) Scroll down and click "Safari Websites."
6) Make sure that Allow Location Access is set to "While Using the App."
Chrome has the same setting if you are using that instead.
For Android (though this may vary by version):
1) Go to Settings App.
2) Go to Location and make sure that it is on.
3) Go back to previous screen and go to Apps.
4) Go to Chrome.
5) Click Permissions.
6) Ensure that Location is enabled.
Note: If still experiencing problems, go to maps.google.com in your browser and see where it places you.
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