Rules of Play – GHC Trust Fund

Rules of Play

  1. Players must be 18 years of age or older and be in Ontario at the time of purchase to be eligible to win.
  2. Tickets are purchased online at bigwishlottery.ca or in person at the Group Health Centre with Trust Fund staff and/or volunteers. Other options to purchase include over the phone or through an order form returned either by mail or in-person (credt card only).
  3. The total tickets available will be 14,000
  4. Ticket Prices:
    1. 1 ticket for $25
    2. 2 tickets for $45
    3. 4 tickets for $75
  5. Ticket sales will run from November 15th, 2022 at 2:00 pm until 11:59 PM (EST) on January 31st, 2023. Grand prize draws (1 – 7) will take place at 10 am on February 1st, 2023.
  6. The early bird draw cut-off is January 3rd, 2023 at 9:59 am. All 12 early bird draws will be conducted on January 3rd, 2023 at 10:00 am. All tickets purchased prior to the early bird cut-off will be eligible for all 12 early bird draws. Early bird winners will be announced daily January 3rd – January 14th, 2023, at 10 am.
  7. Every valid ticket number is eligible to win every grand prize draw. If the valid ticket is purchased before January 3rd, 2023 at 9:59 am, the ticket is eligible to win every early bird draw as well. Winning a previous draw does not disqualify a ticket number from winning subsequent draws.
  8. There is no limit to the number of tickets that can be purchased by any one individual.
  9. Tickets are only valid from the moment of purchase and are not valid for any draws that occur prior to the purchase.
  10. The winning ticket is chosen randomly through the Bump 50:50 Electronic Raffle System.
  11. A winning ticket holder does not need to be present at the time of the draw to win.
  12. All winning ticket numbers will be posted to bigwishlottery.ca immediately following the draw and remain posted for a minimum of 30 days.
  13. The winner must provide his/her name, address, and phone number with picture identification for validation to claim their prize.
  14. Prizes will be awarded to the primary ticket holder (the first name that appears on the ticket). In the event of a group win, in trust win or any win involving multiple individuals, any transfer of prizes must happen independently of the Group Health Centre Trust Fund.
  15. Once the certified winner is verified and provides identification with a photo ID, they will be given a cheque in the amount of the declared prize (in Canadian Funds). All prizes will be delivered to the winner or sent via a registered trackable mail service.
  16. Group Health Centre Trust Fund employees, spouses and dependents are not eligible to enter the draw or win any of the draws. The Sault Ste. Marie and District Group Health Association Board of Trustees, Board of Directors and the GHC Executive Team, their spouses and dependents are not eligible to enter the draw or win any of the draws.
  17. All prizes will be awarded as described in the rules of play. In the event that a partnered business is no longer able to offer a gift card to their business, the winner will be paid in Canadian funds equal to the value of the described prize.
  18. If you need help or support with a gambling problem, call ConnexOntario (Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline), 24/7 at 1-888-230-3505.

Prizes and values:

Early Bird Draws

All 12 early bird draws will take place at 10 am on January 3rd, 2023. Each winner will be announced following the draw based on the schedule below. All valid tickets purchased prior to the January 3rd – 9:59 am cut-off, will be eligible to win.

Draw Date

Prizes

Prize Value

January 3rd, 2023 – 10 am

$200 Gift Card – Savoy’s Jewelers

$50 Cash

$250

January 4th, 2023 – 10 am

$200 Gift Card – Laser Advantage

$50 Cash

$250

January 5th, 2023 – 10 am

$200 Gift Card – Storey Home Furniture

$50 Cash

$250

January 6th, 2023 – 10 am

$200 Gift Card – Soo Video

$50 Cash

$250

January 7th, 2023 – 10 am

$200 Gift Card – Odd Jobs Jack

$50 Cash

$250

January 8th, 2023 – 10 am

$200 Gift Card – Soo Mill

$50 Cash

$250

January 9th, 2023 – 10 am

$200 Gift Card – Esso/MacDougall Energy

$50 Cash

$250

January 10th, 2023 – 10 am

$200 Gift Card – Rome’s Independent Grocer

$50 Cash

$250

January 11th, 2023 – 10 am

$200 Gift Card – Searchmont Ski Resort

$50 Cash

$250

January 12th, 2023 – 10 am

$200 Gift Card – Soo Greyhounds

$50 Cash

$250

January 13th, 2023 – 10 am

$200 Gift Card – Algoma Bicycle Co.

$50 Cash

$250

January 14th, 2023 – 10 am

$200 Gift Card – Fit Bodies Fit Minds

$50 Cash

$250


Grand Prize Draws

All 7 grand prize draws will take place at 10 am on February 1st, 2023. Each winner will be announced that day. All valid tickets purchased during the sales period will be eligible to win each of the 7 grand prizes.

Draw Order

Prizes

Prize Value

Grand Prize 1

$70,000 Cash

$70,000

Grand Prize 2

$1,000 Cash

$2,000 Laser Advantage Gift Card

$2,000 Savoy’s Jewelers Gift Card

$5,000

Grand Prize 3

$1,000 Cash

$2,000 Soo Video Gift Card

$2,000 Storey Home Furniture Gift Card

$5,000

Grand Prize 4

$1,000 Cash

$2,000 Soo Mill Gift Card

$2,000 Odd Job Jacks Gift Card

$5,000

Grand Prize 5

$1,000 Cash

$2,000 Rome’s Independent Grocer Gift Card

$2,000 Esso/McDougall Energy Gift Card

$5,000

Grand Prize 6

$1,000 Cash

$2,000 Soo Greyhounds Gift Card

$2,000 Searchmont Ski Resort Gift Card

$5,000

Grand Prize 7

$1,000 Cash

$2,000 Fit Bodies Fit Minds Gift Card

$2,000 Algoma Bicycle Co. Gift Card

$5,000

 

Total number of draws: 19
Total value of prizes: $103,000

Methods for determining winners

  • Electronic stub draw through BUMP 50:50 electronic raffle
  • Draw Details

  • On January 3rd at 9:59 am, ticket sales will be suspended. All valid tickets will be entered into 12 electronic early bird draws. After the draws are complete, sales will resume.
  • Early bird winners will be announced daily from January 3rd – January 14th. Winners will be contacted daily.
  • On January 31st at 11:59 pm, sales close.
  • All valid tickets will be entered into 7 electronic grand prize draws.
  • The winner(s) will be contacted directly by a representative of the Group Health Centre Trust Fund by phone and/or email. A public announcement on The Group Health Centre Trust Fund’s website and social media platforms will follow.
  • Unclaimed Prizes

  • Unclaimed prizes will be secured and placed in safekeeping for a period of six (6) months from the date of the draw.
  • If at the end of the six (6) months the prize has still not been claimed, the prize or monies equivalent to the fair market value of the prize must be donated to a beneficiary approved by the licensing authority.
  • Use of Proceeds

  • All proceeds from this lottery will be used to purchase medical equipment at the Group Health Centre in Sault Ste. Marie, ON.

  • This raffle will be conducted by “The Group Health Centre Trust Fund”.

    Contact information:
    GHC_trustfund@ghc.on.ca (705)759-5530