FAQ – Jays Care 50/50

FAQ

  

 

I have the winning numbers! How do I claim my prize?

If you purchased your ticket online, a member of the Jays Care 50/50 team will contact you with details on how to claim your prize. If you purchased your ticket in-stadium, you will need to contact jayscare5050@bluejays.com and to claim your prize.

What kind of Jays Care programming and charitable causes is my purchase contributing to?

Jays Care Foundation uses the power of sport and play, to help level the playing field and improve the lives of youth facing barriers across the country. This includes children living with physical and cognitive disabilities, indigenous youth, and young girls and boys who may not otherwise have the chance to participate in organized sports. Through its life-changing programming, Jays Care is building a Canada where every child could grow, learn, and develop through play.

What are early bird prizes?

Early bird prizes are secondary prizes drawn during each jackpot, such as game-used items, autographed memorabilia, Blue Jays tickets, and much more! If you purchase your ticket before the next early bird draw, you will be eligible for all remaining draws in the current jackpot. Note, a ticket number drawn as an early bird prize winner can also be drawn for the grand prize jackpot; therefore, the earlier you buy, the more chances you will have to win, and you don’t have to worry about missing out on anything!

Please refer to the Rules of Play for each jackpot for a full list of early bird prizes and draw times.

How does each jackpot work for the 2024 season?

Below is the jackpot schedule for the regular season:

  • Amazing April Mega Jackpot: Tuesday March 19th – Wednesday May 1st
  • Homestand Jackpot #1: Thursday May 2nd – Sunday May 12th
  • Homestand Jackpot #2: Monday May 13th – Wednesday May 22nd
  • Homestand Jackpot #3: Thursday May 23rd – Thursday June 6th
  • Split the Pot Raffle: Friday June 7th – Sunday July 7th
  • Homestand Jackpot #4: Monday July 8th – Sunday July 28th
  • Homestand Jackpot #5: Monday July 29th – Sunday August 11th
  • Homestand Jackpot #6: Monday August 12th – Sunday August 25th
  • Super September Mega Jackpot: Monday August 26th – Sunday September 29th

 

Who is eligible to purchase 50/50 tickets online?

Individuals who meet the following criteria are eligible to purchase online 50/50 tickets:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older at the time of purchase.
  • Must be located within the province of Ontario or the province of Nova Scotia at time of purchase.
  • Must not be one of the following:
    • Member of Jays Care Foundation’s Board of Directors.
    • Full-time, part-time or student employee of Jays Care Foundation.
    • An employee of the Alcohol Gaming Commission of Ontario.
    • An employee of the Alcohol & Gaming Authority of Nova Scotia.
    • Employees of the supplier of the 50/50 System who and involved with the development and/or support of the 50/50 System.

 

Do fans have to live in Ontario or Nova Scotia to play?

Fans do not need to live in the province of Ontario or Nova Scotia to purchase a 50/50 ticket, but they do need to be physically located within the province of Ontario or the province of Nova Scotia at the time of purchase of their online 50/50 ticket to be eligible to play.

I’m a Blue Jays fan currently outside of Ontario or Nova Scotia. Can I purchase a ticket?

Unfortunately, no. In Canada, the regulation of 50/50 raffles fall under provincial jurisdiction. Currently, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) and the Alcohol & Gaming Authority (AGA) of Nova Scotia have reached an agreement to extend sales to buyers physically located in Ontario or Nova Scotia. Jays Care is hopeful that further agreements will be reached over the coming months and years to offer sales in additional provinces or territories.

If I’m visiting Ontario or Nova Scotia, am I eligible to buy tickets?

Yes! As long as you are located in the province of Ontario or the province of Nova Scotia at the time of purchase, you are eligible to buy 50/50 tickets online.

Are fans in both Ontario and Nova Scotia eligible to win the same jackpot?

Yes! Any fan who purchases a 50/50 ticket in Ontario or Nova Scotia are eligible to win the same grand prize jackpot, as well as all early bird prizes available after the time of purchase.

How will the proceeds from each jackpot be split and invested across provinces?

All proceeds from tickets sold in each respective province, will be directly invested into supporting kids in Jays Care programming across that province. Therefore, if you purchase a ticket in Ontario, the proceeds from your ticket will be supporting kids in communities across Ontario. If you purchase a ticket in Nova Scotia, the proceeds from your ticket will be supporting kids in communities across Nova Scotia.

How can fans pay for their online 50/50 ticket?

Fans can purchase 50/50 tickets online with credit card only. We accept the following payment types:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard

 

Can you get a tax receipt for your 50/50 ticket purchase?

Unfortunately, no. Lottery ticket purchases are not tax deductible as per the CRA guidelines. This is because there is a chance that you will be winning a prize.

What should a fan do if they cannot access the online 50/50 ticket purchase page?

Per the Alcohol Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) and the Alcohol & Gaming Authority (AGA) of Nova Scotia regulations, please be advised that fans must be located within the province of Ontario or the province of Nova Scotia at the time of purchase. The locations services on fans’ purchasing devices must be turned on to verify location prior to entry to the online 50/50 sales platform. Users must also agree to all Terms and Conditions outlined to access the page.

What should a fan do if they purchased a 50/50 ticket but did not receive numbers?

If a fan purchases a 50/50 ticket but does not receive numbers, they should check their junk or spam folders in the event it was flagged by their email provider. If they still do not have their 50/50 tickets, contact jayscare5050@bluejays.com and our support staff will re-send the raffle numbers (some verification will be required).

How do fans find out if they have the winning 50/50 number?

The winning number for the grand prize jackpot will be announced on Jays Care’s social media channels and bluejays.com/5050 in the winning numbers tab. Early bird winners will also be shared on bluejays.com/5050 following their respective draws. All ticket numbers can be found here:

https://www.mlb.com/bluejays/community/jays-care/50-50-draw

If the winning ticket was purchased in-stadium, the winning ticket holder will need to come forward and claim their prize. If the winning ticket was purchased online, the Jays Care 50/50 team will reach out to the winner following the drawing of numbers.