Hold a Chase the Ace-style lottery

  1. Before holding a Chase the Ace-style lottery
  2. ​During your Chase the Ace-style lottery
  3. ​After holding a Chase the Ace-style lottery

Chase the Ace-style lottery terms and conditions

Eligible charitable organizations in Yukon that want to hold a Chase the Ace-style lottery must apply for a licence.

If your licence is approved, you will get a printed copy of your licence’s terms and conditions. These are legal requirements. Along with your lottery rules of play, they govern how you must hold your lottery, from start to finish.

You must follow them or you risk having your licence suspended or revoked.

Always refer to your licence for complete terms and conditions. You can also look at the Lottery Licensing Act and Regulations where they are defined more broadly.

  1. Before holding a Chase the Ace-style lottery

    Follow these key terms and conditions before you hold your lottery. Always refer to your licence for additional terms and conditions.

    Licence

    Make sure you have applied for and received your lottery licence.

    Rules of play

    Your rules of play set out how you must run your lottery. You provided these as part of your application package and must follow them over the course of holding your lottery.

    Advertising

    You may want to advertise your lottery before and during your event. If you do advertise you must:

    • not advertise outside Yukon; and
    • include your licence number on all advertising.

    Tickets

    All tickets must:

    • be printed by a commercial printer;
    • be in 2 parts:
      • a stub for the draw and
      • a ticket to give to the purchaser; and
    • be numbered consecutively, with the same number on both the stub and the ticket.

     

    Ensure that the ticket you give to the purchaser includes:

    • name, address and contact information for your organization;
    • licence number;
    • ticket price;
    • name of printer; and
    • prize breakdown.

    Jackpot

    You identified your maximum jackpot in your application for a lottery licence. For Chase the Ace-style lotteries, your maximum jackpot can’t be more than $100,000.

  2. ​During your Chase the Ace-style lottery

    Follow these key terms and conditions during your lottery. Always refer to your licence for additional terms and conditions.

    Licence

    • Display your licence where you hold your lottery.
    • Provide a copy of your licence to anyone who asks to see it.
    • Your licence expires when the specified, pre-determined winning card is drawn or the termination plan is activated.
    • Get our approval before you make any changes to your lottery. Email charitablegaming@gov.yk.ca or phone: 867-667-5111 or toll free in Yukon: 1-800-661-0408, ext. 5111.

    Rules of play

    Your rules of play set out how you must run your lottery. You provided these in your application package and must follow them over the course of holding your lottery.

    You must:

    • run your lottery according to your rules of play;
    • display your rules of play where you hold your lottery; and
    • provide a copy of your rules of play to anyone who asks for them.

    Advertising

    If you advertise during your lottery, you must:

    • not advertise outside Yukon; and
    • include your licence number on all advertising.

    Management and logistics

    • As the licence holder, you are responsible for the control and management of the lottery, even if you receive help from others.
    • Hold your lottery when and where your rules of play state you will.

    Selling tickets

    • Only sell tickets during the time period and on the day identified in your rules of play.
    • Do not give away or buy any tickets you don’t sell.
    • Do not allow anyone directly involved with running the lottery on a particular draw day to buy or hold a ticket on that day. This includes anyone selling mixing and drawing tickets, or handling the cards used in the card draw.

    Prize breakdown

    The prize breakdown for Chase the Ace-lotteries is always:

    • initial draw winner: 20% of ticket sales for the day
    • accumulating jackpot: 30% of ticket sales for the day
    • organization: 50% of ticket sales for the day

    Jackpot

    You identified your maximum jackpot as part of your application for a lottery licence. You must not exceed this without prior approval from Professional Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. The accumulating jackpot amount can never exceed $100,000.

    Holding draws

    • Keep the tickets, deck of cards used, and any other equipment used to run the lottery, secure during and between ticket sales and draws.
    • Use video or digital recordings for all parts of the draw process and, if you use your termination plan, the process of terminating the lottery.
    • Complete and initial your tracker sheet after every draw event. Use it to record ticket sales, the accumulating jackpot total and other important details.

    Reporting

    • Account for all money received from the sale of lottery tickets.
    • You must submit your interim financial report and a tracker sheet every 3 months while you are running your lottery.

    Handling proceeds

    • Deposit your organization’s 50% of ticket sales to your organization’s bank account.
    • Only use cheque to make payments from the 50% portion held in your organization’s bank account.
    • Only spend the lottery proceeds on the purposes set out in your licence. Proceeds are any amount from your 50% of ticket sales that’s left over after your necessary expenses.
    • Keep the proceeds in your organization’s bank account until your organization spends them on the purposes set out in your licence.

    Ending your game

    • Your lottery and licence automatically end when a participant draws the specified winning card.
    • You can also end your lottery using your termination plan. You may put your termination plan into action if:
      • the jackpot reaches the maximum;
      • we direct you to because we've determined that ending the lottery is in the public interest; or
      • any time your organization has decided to put your termination plan into action.
    • Notify us within 1 business day if:
      • you use your termination plan to end the lottery;
      • someone wins the jackpot; or
      • you are unable to comply with the Lottery Licensing Act Regulations or the terms and conditions of your licence.
  3. ​After holding a Chase the Ace-style lottery

    Follow these key terms and conditions after you hold your lottery. Always refer to your licence for additional terms and conditions.

    Payment

    Submit the remaining portion of your licence fee to Professional Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. This is 1% of your lottery’s total ticket sales.

    Reporting

    Submit the required reports:

    • a final report and tracking sheet within 30 days of your licence ending; and
    • once your licence has ended, a report every 6 months on how you’ve used all of the proceeds until they are spent.

    Note: If we conduct an investigation, you will be required to provide additional reports.

    Record keeping

    Keep all records for 1 year after your licence ends, including:

    • all financial documents;
    • unsold tickets;
    • tickets stubs used in draws;
    • any related receipts;
    • your video or digital records of the draws; and
    • any other records related to your lottery.

Contact 

For questions about holding a Chase the Ace-style lottery, email charitablegaming@gov.yk.ca or phone: 867-667-5111 or toll free in Yukon: 1-800-661-0408, ext. 5111.