FAQ

What is the Oakville & Milton Humane Society Happy Tails 50/50?

The Happy Tails 50/50, administered by the Oakville & Milton Humane Society, is a series of 50/50 licensed draws (six in total) governed by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO), that will take place between June 15 and December 31, 2021. Individuals purchase tickets for the opportunity to win 50% of the total money raised through the sale of the 50/50 tickets for that game.

 

Where does the other 50% of the jackpot go?

The other 50% of the jackpot, less expenses, goes to the Oakville & Milton Humane Society to help protect and improve the life of animals in need.

What is the Happy Tails 50/50 lottery license number?

The Happy Tails 50/50 raffle license number is RAF1208044, as provided by the AGCO.    

What are the ticket prices for the Happy Tails 50/50?

Tickets are available at the following bundle prices: 3 for $10, 20 for $20, or 150 for $50.    

Who is not eligible to purchase a ticket?

The following persons are prohibited from purchasing tickets in the Happy Tails 50/50:    

  • Employees and Board Directors (and members of the same household) of the Oakville & Milton Humane Society  
  • Employees (and members of the same household) of the registered gaming supplier, Canadian Bank Note Company Limited.  
  • Employees of the Alcohol Gaming Commission of Ontario   
  • Persons under the age of 18 
  • Persons not in the province of Ontario

When are the monthly draw dates?

Draw 1: June 15 to July 30, 2021
The draw will take place on July 30 at 1pm. The deadline to purchase tickets is July 30 at 12 noon in order to be eligible for this draw.
 
Draw 2: July 31 to  August 31, 2021
The draw will take place on August 31 at 1pm. The deadline to purchase tickets August 31 at 12 noon in order to be eligible for this draw.
 
Draw 3: September 1 to September 30, 2021
The draw will take place on September 30 at 1pm. The deadline to purchase tickets September 30 at 12 noon in order to be eligible for this draw.
 
Draw 4: October 1 to October 29, 2021
The draw will take place on October 29 at 1pm. The deadline to purchase tickets October 29 at 12 noon in order to be eligible for this draw.
 
Draw 5: October 30 to November 30, 2021 
The draw will take place on November 30 at 1pm. The deadline to purchase tickets November 30 at 12 noon in order to be eligible for this draw.
 
Draw 6: December 1 to December 31, 2021 
The draw will take place on December 31 at 1pm. The deadline to purchase tickets December 31 at 12 noon in order to be eligible for this draw. 

Where are the monthly draws?

All monthly prize draws and early-bird draws will take place at the Oakville & Milton Humane Society, 445 Cornwall Road, Oakville, ON L6J 7S8. 

If I win the early bird draw, is my ticket still eligible for the jackpot?

The winning tickets of the early bird draws are put back in the main draws to be eligible for that month's 50/50 prize. 

What is the early bird prize?

The early bird prizes are $500 cash. The first event of this raffle (June 15 - July 30, 2021) will have two early bird draws. The rest of the events will have one early bird draw. 

When are the early bird draws?

  • Wednesday, June 30 at 1 p.m: Ticket purchases must be made no later than 12 noon on the same day.
  • Wednesday, July 14 at 1 p.m: Ticket purchases must be made no later than 12 noon on the same day.
  • Tuesday, August 17 at 1 p.m: Ticket purchases must be made no later than 12 noon on the same day.
  • Wednesday, September 15 at 1 p.m: Ticket purchases must be made no later than 12 noon on the same day.
  • Friday, October 15 at 1 p.m: Ticket purchases must be made no later than 12 noon on the same day.
  • Tuesday, November 16 at 1 p.m: Ticket purchases must be made no later than 12 noon on the same day.
  • Wednesday, December 15 at 1 p.m: Ticket purchases must be made no later than 12 noon on the same day. 

 

Can someone who lives outside Ontario buy a ticket?

The raffle is intended for Ontario residents only. Ticket buyers must be in Ontario at the time of order and provide an Ontario mailing address. 

How old do you have to be to order a ticket?

Participants must be at least 18 years of age. Tickets cannot be ordered in the name of a minor. 

What are the odds of winning the Happy Tails 50/50?

The odds of winning a prize are based on the number of tickets sold for the duration of the draw. 

What are the guidelines regarding the number of names on Happy Tails 50/50 ticket and payment terms?

All tickets, both individual or bundled, must contain the same name and information. Only CREDIT CARDS are accepted for payment and only one credit card may be used per transaction.  

Can I buy tickets that qualify for more than one monthly draw? 

Tickets may only be purchased for the upcoming monthly draw. Ticket subscriptions and multiple week purchases are not permitted by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, at this time. 

I cannot access the happytails5050.ca website. What should I do?

Per AGCO regulations – you must be located within the province of Ontario at the time of your ticket purchase. Your device’s locations services must be turned on to verify your location prior to entry to the online happytails5050.ca sales platform. Users must also agree to all Terms and Conditions outlined. 

How long does it take to receive my ticket(s)? 

Generally, within five minutes of purchase you will receive your ticket by email. During times of high demand, it could take up to 30 minutes. If you don’t receive within an hour, email us at: 5050@omhs.ca.

I haven't received my official ticket/it contains a spelling/address error.

Your official ticket will be sent to you via email at point of sale. If there appears to be any issues you may email us at: 5050@omhs.ca.

I’m not able to open my electronic tickets. What do I do? 

If you are not able to open your email to retrieve your ticket, email us at: 5050@omhs.ca. 

What happens if my credit card is declined?

All tickets must be purchased online using a credit card. If there is an issue with your credit card, the point of purchase system will not allow your ticket to be purchased. Credit card is the only form of payment. 

I have deleted the email with my lottery ticket. Am I still eligible for the draws?

Yes. You do not need your ticket in hand to be included in the draws. For ticket-related inquiries, please email us at: 5050@omhs.ca.

How is the winning ticket determined?

A single ticket is selected each month using a random number generator program within the raffle platform. The winning ticket is selected from all tickets purchased during the month of sales. 

Is there a guaranteed winner every month?  

At the end of each month, the monthly jackpot will be awarded to one winner. The monthly winner will win 50% of the total money raised through the sale of the 50/50 tickets. 

Is there a guaranteed progressive jackpot in this raffle? 

Yes. The minimum guaranteed value for each event jackpot is $1,000.  

How are the winners notified?

The winning ticket number, name and place of residence of the winner will be recorded and announced immediately after each draw and published on the happytails5050.ca website as well as the Oakville & Milton Humane Society  social media pages.   

The winner of each draw will be contacted by phone and/or emailed directly by a representative from the Oakville & Milton Humane Society.   

How long do I have to claim my prize?

Winning ticket holders have six (6) months from the date of the draw to claim a prize. If the money is not claimed, it will be disbursed appropriately with the approval of the AGCO.   

How do I claim my prize? 

All winners will receive a telephone call or email with instructions on how to claim their prize. Prizes must be claimed within six (6) months of the prize draw.  

Is my ticket purchase tax deductible?

Lottery or raffle tickets are not eligible for a charitable tax receipt as per Canada Revenue Agency rules and regulations. 

If I win, is my prize subject to taxation?

No. Prizes won are not taxable. Lottery winnings are considered a windfall and not taxable in Canada. 

Will my name be publicized if I am a winner? 

The winning ticket number, name and place of residence of the winner will be recorded and announced immediately after each draw and published on the happytails5050.ca  website and the Oakville & Milton Humane Society social media pages.   

By claiming a prize, the winner consents to the use of their likeness (photograph), first and last name, ticket number, city or town of residence and the audio/video recording (or written transcription) of the winner notification telephone call, for any publicity purposes by the Oakville & Milton Humane Society 

What is your privacy policy?

Oakville & Milton Humane Society respects the privacy of its raffle supporters; we do not sell, rent, or trade our supporter lists.