Caritas Foundation Lottery 2013

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:
How can tickets be purchased?

A:
Phone in Edmonton 780-944-2774
Phone outside of Edmonton 1-888-944-2774
Website address www.caritasfoundationlottery.com


Q:
What is the mailing address to purchase tickets?

A:
P.O. Box 1850, Station Main, Edmonton, AB T5J 4V5


Q:
Where can tickets be purchased?

A:
At the Show Home, Grey Nuns Community Hospital, Misericordia Community Hospital & Edmonton General Continuing Care Centre.


Q:
What is the location and hours of the Show Home?

A:
3109 Allan Landing SW, Edmonton, AB (T6M 0M7)
Taking Anthony Henday heading east, EXIT at Terwillegar Dr turn right. Continue on Terwillegar OR
Taking Anthony Henday heading west EXIT at Terwillegar Dr. Turn left and continue on Terwillegar Dr.
Continue on Terwillegar Dr (170 Street) to Anderson Way and turn left.
Continue on Anderson Way to Allan Drive and turn left.
Continue on Allan Drive to Allan Landing and turn left.

Monday – Friday 2 pm to 8 pm
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays Noon – 5:00 pm


Q:
What are the locations and hours of the Hospitals?

A:
Edmonton General Continuing Care Centre
-    Weekdays 9 am – 4 pm
Misericordia Community Hospital
-    Main Lobby
-    Weekdays 9 am – 8 pm; Weekends & Holidays 9 am – 5 pm
Grey Nuns Community Hospital
-    Main Lobby
-    Weekdays 9 am – 8 pm; Weekends & Holidays 9 am – 5 pm



Q:
What methods of payment are accepted?

A:
Cheque, Money Order, Visa, MasterCard, American Express
Cash and Debit at the Show Home ONLY


Q:
What are the Main Raffle ticket prices?

A:
1 for $100
3 for $250
6 for $350
9 for $450 (new this year)


Q:
How many tickets for the Main Raffle are sold in total?

A:
19,000 Single tickets
4,500 Sets of 3
4,500 Sets of 6
2,000 Sets of 9
Total 77,500 tickets sold


Q:
What are the Split 50 Add-On ticket prices?

A:
1 for $5
10 for $25
25 for $50


Q:
How many tickets for the Split 50 Add-On are sold in total?

A:
8,000 Single tickets
14,400 Sets of 10
10,000 Sets of 25
Total 402,000 tickets sold


Q:
What are the cut off dates and draw dates?

A:
DRAWCUTOFFDRAW
Early Bird Draw 11pm, September 2711am, October 16
Split 50 Add-On 11pm, November 159am, December 10
Final Draw 11pm, November 159am, December 10
Final Draw - Grand Prize                December 12
Q:
How long does it take to receive the ticket in the mail?

A:
Allow 2-3 weeks


Q:
What is the Early Bird?

A:
2013 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie, 2013 MasterCraft X2 Luxury Wakesport Boat and trailer PLUS $75,000 Cash (valued at $245,840.25)


Q:
What is the Split 50 Add-On prize?

A:
Win half of an increasing jackpot of up to $900,000 with a minimum guaranteed payout of $180,000 CASH.


Q:
How many Split 50 Add-On tickets have been sold?

A:
Go to caritasfoundationlottery.com and view the Split 50 Add-On tracker


Q:
What is the total retail value of all the prizes?

A:
$2,797,984.49


Q:
What was the Split 50 Add-on prize last year?

A:
Last year's winner received over $364,000.


Q:
What is the retail value of the Grand Prize package?

A:
Show Home valued at $1.8 million
Cash: $100,000
Total prize package: $1,900,000


Q:
When are the winners going to be printed in the newspaper?

A:
Winners will be published on the Caritas Foundation Lottery website.


Q:
How many prizes can be won?

A:
2,573


Q:
What is the total retail value of all of the prizes?

A:
$3,219,612.19


Q:
How many years has the lottery been active?

A:
21 years


Q:
What is the licence number of the Main Raffle?

A:
# 359938


Q:
What is the licence number of the Split 50 Add On?

A:
# 359940


Q:
Who is the project manager?

A:
Bob Wallace #RTM12941 / Stride Management Corp.


Q:
Is the ticket tax deductible/do you get a tax receipt?

A:
No, there is no tax receipt issued and the ticket is not tax deductible


Q:
Must the ticket purchaser and the name on the ticket be over the age of 18 years?

A:
Yes


Q:
Can I choose a specific ticket number?

A:
No. Ticket numbers are consecutive and computer generated.


Q:
How many names can be put on a ticket?

A:
Should a purchaser want to put anymore than 2 names on a ticket, it is recommended that the purchaser keep record of who is involved with the purchase. The Licencee and Alberta Gaming & Liquor Commission will not be responsible for any conflict between joint ticket purchases. In the event of a winning ticket stub having more than one name the lottery will award the prize to any individual whose name appears first on the stub. The Licencee and Alberta Gaming & Liquor Commission are not responsible for resolving any disputes, which may arise from the different individuals.


Q:
How are winners notified and the prizes awarded?

A:
Once draws have been completed prize letters will be mailed out 2-3 weeks following the draws. The prize letter informs the winner of what they have won and where and when to pick up their prize. They must have the prize letter and I.D. to claim the prize. All prizes must be accepted as awarded there will be no cash substitutions.


Q:
What happens if I lose my ticket or I can't find it?

A:
You do not need your ticket to claim your prize. We have all the necessary information to verify the winner. Your name, address & phone number is recorded in the database along with your ticket number. If you have a winning ticket number, you will receive your prize letter to claim your prize.



Q:
Can orders be placed from people outside the province of Alberta?

A:
Any purchaser whoRESIDES OUTSIDE ALBERTA BUT IS WITHIN THE PROVINCE OF ALBERTA at the time of purchase may purchase a ticket. The ticket can be mailed to any address (even outside of Alberta).


Q:
Who cannot purchase tickets?

A:
Contest guidelines prohibit the following people from purchasing tickets in the lottery: Executive members of the Caritas Hospitals Foundation Board of Trustees & Governors; the Lottery Manager; employees of the Caritas Foundation, Stride Management Corp and immediate family and anyone under the age of 18.
         (immediate family member is defined as:, parent, brother, sister, son, daughter or spouse of any individuals)


Q:
What is done with my personal information?

A:
Both the Caritas Foundation and Stride Management Corp. respect your privacy. We do not rent, sell or trade our mailing lists. The personal information collected by the Caritas Hospitals Foundation will be used to process ticket orders and to contact you regarding ongoing and future lotteries. The names, cities and winning ticket numbers of winners will be published in northern Alberta newspapers and be posted on the lottery website.


Q:
Does all the money flow through to the Caritas Foundation from the lottery?

A:
All of the money from the Lottery ticket purchases comes to the Caritas Foundation which then pays all the expenses of the costs associated with running the lottery. Since 1994, the lottery has raised over $20.6 million in net revenue has been granted to Covenant Health in support of its mission to serve with compassion, upholding the sacredness of life in all stages, and caring for the whole person - body, mind and soul. The Caritas Foundation lottery and the public support of the lottery has made a significant difference over the past 20 years in the delivery of quality healthcare in Edmonton, and will continue to be critical in the future.

The Caritas Foundation carefully examines balancing the risk and reward of running the lottery in its goal to raise significant funds to support its mission. Lotteries are a ticket purchase and under Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) guidelines, no tax receipt can be offered with this distinct form of fundraising. All net revenue after all expenses are paid from the lottery is directed to Covenant Health and its initiatives. On average, we return approximately 40% in prizes, which we purchase, to our winners. In addition, we invest approximately 30% in the running of each lottery which includes such costs as marketing, call centre support, ticket issuance, lottery licenses and oversight of the program, to comply with the rules and regulations established by the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission. The Caritas Foundation lottery has granted over $20.6 million in net revenue to Covenant Health since 1994, providing critical funding for a wide variety of key projects and initiatives, including equipment, research and programs to address unmet health needs in Edmonton and Alberta.