The 50-50 Charity Raffle is held during a particular event. Tickets are sold to patrons throughout the stadium during the event by roaming staff equipped with handheld electronic mobile devices. The gross proceeds of 50-50 tickets sold at the event go into a prize pool.

50% of the prize pool will go to the winner of the random draw which occurs towards the end of the event. The remaining 50% will be set aside for a charitable purpose. Every ticket transaction is electronically recorded and updated on the mobile devices, on the 50-50 website and if possible, on the various screens at the ground so participants can monitor the draw and the funds raised in real time.

What are the prize values?

The winner receives 50% of the total funds raised although there are some differences depending on the State we are operating in.

QLD

In QLD 50-50 guarantees the greater of; a minimum prize of a fixed amount of cash at each game or 50% of the gross ticket sales. The winner will receive the prize in cash (to a maximum value of $100,000). The trustee of 50-50 will determine the minimum fixed prize amount prior to each event at which the 50-50 system is used, taking into account the number of anticipated attendees at that event. The minimum prize for each event will then be published on each 50-50 ticket for that event.

Examples:
If the guaranteed fixed prize is $10,001 cash and $50,000 worth of tickets are sold, the winner of the draw will receive $25,000. The remaining $25,000 will be used by the 50-50 Foundation which is a registered Charity and distributed to the charitable purpose chosen by the sporting club. If the guaranteed fixed prize is $10,001 cash and only $18,000 worth of tickets are sold the winner will still receive $10,001 and the remainder will be distributed by the 50-50 Foundation for the charitable purpose.

NSW

The winner will receive 50% of the gross proceeds in cash (to a maximum value of $30,000 cash).

South Australia

The winner will receive 50% of the gross proceeds in cash (to a maximum value of $5,000 cash).

How is the draw conducted?

Draws are conducted under the relevant State and Territory based licensing regulations by way of a random draw.

A 50-50 official who is not a ticket holder is responsible for the conduct and supervision of the draw.

50-50 Foundation has been granted approval of the Random Number Generator (RNG) and associated
program under the Charitable and Non-Profit Gaming Act 1999 (Qld).
Software Approval Number: 112202
Software Version Number: 1.0
RNG Version Number: 2.3.2

Who are you regulated by?

Each State or Territory have their own licence regulations.

Queensland

The legislation governing the conduct of the 50-50 draw is the Charitable and Non-Profit Gaming Act 1999, the Charitable and Non-Profit Gaming Regulation 1999 and the Charitable and Non-Profit Gaming Rule 2010. Licence number 158466 as issued by the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation.

NSW

50-50 Foundation must comply with the Lotteries and Art Unions Act 1901 (NSW) and Art Unions Regulation 2014.

50-50 has an authority to fundraise under the Charitable Fundraising Act 1991. Charitable Fundraising Number: CFN/24414

South Australia

50-50 Foundation must comply with the minor lottery regulations as per the Charity Act of 1936 (South Australia) and the Office of Business Services, SA.

How are the winners notified?

The winning ticket number will be displayed on our website www.5050draw.com.au and on various forms of social media following the draw.  If possible the winning ticket number will be announced by loudspeaker and displayed on the events screen/s.

What if the draw fails?

If the draw is not able to be completed by the end of the particular event 50-50 will do everything it can to make sure the draw is done as soon as practical following the event. If possible 50-50 will then announce and publish the winning ticket number via its normal means. If a failure does occur please hold onto your ticket, be sure to check our website, follow us on social media or contact us via the details provided on this website. If for any reason any aspect of the competition is not capable of running as planned, including by reason of computer virus, telephone network failure, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failures or any cause beyond the control of 50-50, 50-50 may in its sole discretion cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the competition, or invalidate any affected entries, subject to the approval of the relevant authorities in each relevant State, if required.

What is the price of tickets?

As at April 2017 the cost of tickets is:

  • 3 chances for $5;
  • 7 chances for $10;
  • 16 chances for $20; and
  • 45 chances for $50.
  • 100 chances for $100

What are the odds of winning?

Your odds of winning the prize money is directly related to the number of chances sold in each draw. If 45,000 tickets are sold and you have spent $5 and received 3 chances, the odds of winning are 1:15,000. As the draw increases in value throughout the event, your chances of winning decrease although the prize value increases.

Who do I contact if I win?

If you are the lucky winner please email us at hello@5050draw.com.au or call 1800 005 100 during business hours.

What if I lose my ticket?

You are required to present your ticket to collect the prize so it is important you keep it in a safe place. Please check your ticket as soon as you purchase it and ask one of our friendly volunteers if you have any questions.

What if the prize is not claimed?

QLD

The period for claiming the prize is three years from the day the prize winner is declared. If the prize is not claimed within one year we may apply the proceeds to the Foundation’s purposes.

NSW

The period for claiming the prize is 90 days from the day the prize winner is declared.  If the prize is not claimed within 90 days we may apply the proceeds to the Foundation’s purposes.

SA

The period for claiming the prize is 90 days from the day the prize winner is declared.  If the prize is not claimed within 90 days we may apply to have the proceeds returned to the Foundation’s purposes as per the Office of Business Services, SA.

Do the raffle sellers receive a commission?

No commissions are paid. Our friendly raffle sellers are giving their time on a voluntary basis. We may occasionally offer small non-cash prizes to create an experience and encourage some friendly competition amongst our volunteers. We operate with a small number of regular paid staff working (including game day coordinators) to ensure the day runs smoothly. Also our partner organisations may also choose to pay some staff.

How can I volunteer to assist with the 50-50 draw?

Offers to volunteer are most welcome. 50-50 volunteers must possess excellent social and managerial skills and perform the role efficiently, responsibly and with integrity. They are committed to social causes and community involvement and potentially keen sports followers. Our volunteer program is competitive but we encourage anyone interested to apply by contacting our participating beneficiary charities directly. Details can be found on our Charities Page http://5050draw.com.au/charities/  You can also contact the sporting club directly.