“Catch the Ace” Raffle

Today Pathstone Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of a new online, “Catch the Ace” progressive jackpot raffle.

Based on the popular game also known as Chase the Ace, there is a weekly cash prize winner and a progressive jackpot that increases each week the Ace of Spades isn’t selected.  50% of weekly gross ticket sales goes directly to Pathstone Foundation and supports Urgent Needs at www.pathstonementalhealth.ca

There are four ticket levels to choose from, starting at just $10 per play. To play, visit PathstoneAce.ca

The concept of the game is as follows:

  • To buy tickets, go to pathstoneace.ca *ticket buyer must enable location services and be in Ontario when purchasing.
  • Select the ticket option and spend you would like $10, $20, $50 or $100 *you can buy tickets up until 1 hour before the weekly draw is made. 
  • Then, click on an envelope that you think might contain the Ace of Spades.
  • If you are the weekly winner, you’ll take 20% of that week’s ticket sales and if the card in your envelope is the Ace of Spades, you’ll also win the Catch the Ace Progressive Jackpot (30% of all ticket sales to date);
  • If the weekly winner’s card is not the Ace of Spades, the Progressive Jackpot grows and that card is removed from the deck, increasing the chances of catching the Ace the following week;
  • Following each Wednesday evening draw @ 5:00PM, a new weekly draw is launched with the updated Progressive Jackpot total. Players can then re-visit the site to buy new raffle tickets for the following week;
  • Weekly Prize draws continue until the Ace of Spades is revealed and the Progressive Jackpot is won.

Tickets are priced as follows:

  • 2 tickets for $10; 10 tickets for $20; 50 tickets for $50; and 200 tickets for $100.

We are looking forward to seeing the excitement around “Catch the Ace,” which has been a popular game for a number of groups and clubs across the country. The online aspect means anyone over the age of 18 can play as long as they purchase their ticket while in Ontario. What a fun way to support Pathstone and have a chance to win a large amount of money!

As Pathstone Mental Health sees a 10 to 20% increase in clients each year, the organization continues to research and implement innovative ways to handle the increase in cases while at the same time offer immediate evidence based mental health care and support for Niagara families. They can’t do it without the support of donors.

Kim Rossi, Director of Philanthropy & PR – Pathstone Foundation

Catch the Ace FAQ

The Catch the Ace draw administered by Pathstone Foundation, is a raffle licensed by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) where individuals purchase ticket(s) for the opportunity to win 50% of the total money raised through the sale of Catch the Ace tickets.

The other 50% of the proceeds raised supports Pathstone Mental Health programs and services. To learn more, please visit www.pathstonementalhealth.ca

  • Must be 18 years of age or older at the time of purchase
  • Must be located in the Province of Ontario at time of purchase
  • Must not be one of the following:
    • Full-time, part-time, or student employee of Pathstone Foundation
    • An employee of the Alcohol Gaming Commission of Ontario
    • A supplier of the Catch the Ace System who are involved with the development and/or support of the Catch the Ace System
    • Such other persons designated from time to time as Related Parties by the Foundation
    • Individuals who appear to be intoxicated

Note: Prior to the purchase of a ticket online, you will be required to verify your eligibility and that the information is complete and accurate.

Yes. You can purchase more than one ticket per event or game.

The odds of winning the prize are based on the number of tickets sold.

Your odds of winning do not change based on the manner in which you purchase your Catch the Ace draw ticket; online and in-venue sales have the same odds of winning. The odds of winning the prize are based on the number of tickets sold.

A unique winning number is randomly generated and issued by the electronic Catch the Ace system out of the numbers purchased (in-venue and online) for that particular draw. The mechanism for selecting the winning number is a computer-based random number generator that has been certified by the AGCO.

Catch the Ace Ticket Sales close each Wednesday at 4:30PM (16:30). Once the winning Catch the Ace number has been drawn and posted, you can find it and the prize amount:

  • Announced at 1338 Fourth Avenue, St. Catharines, ON L2S 0G1 at 5:00 (17:00) PM
  • Displayed on the online Pathstone Foundation Catch the Ace ticket purchase website

If you have the winning Catch the Ace number from an online or in-venue sale, please contact Michelle Begin at mbegin@pathstone.ca  You must complete the required winner claimant documents in person at Pathstone Foundation office located at 1338 Fourth Avenue, St. Catharines, ON L2S 0G1 within three (3) weeks of the draw date or to our volunteer. Other arrangements can be made if an in-person option to claim winnings is not possible. Conditions to be agreed upon by Pathstone Foundation and the winner, in the case of a disagreement, Pathstone Foundation will make the final decision.

The winner will then be paid by cheque within three (3) weeks of the claim date. You must present your signed winning ticket (if purchased in-venue), or the text message/email of your online winning ticket (if purchased online), along with two (2) forms of identification (including a government-issued photo ID). The winning ticket cannot be tampered with (Special Olympics Ontario reserves the right to deny winnings if the ticket has been reproduced or changed from its original state).

Please note: Online ticket sales must be claimed by the individual named in the original purchase transaction. Pathstone Foundation is not responsible for any division of the winning prize amount to any other party other than the individual named in original purchase transaction.

All transactions and winnings are paid in Canadian Dollars. Prize will be paid by cheque payable to the winner.

Prize winnings will be paid by cheque within 30 days of the completion of the claim process.

You do not need to live in the province of Ontario to purchase a Catch the Ace ticket but you do need to be physically located within the province of Ontario at the time of purchase of your online Catch the Ace ticket to be eligible to play.

Our online Catch the Ace website accepts the following payment types: Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.

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

If you purchased your Catch the Ace ticket but did not receive your numbers, please check your junk or spam folders in the event it was flagged by your email provider. If you still do not have your Catch the Ace ticket, contact Michelle Begin – mbegin@pathstone.ca and our support staff will re-send your raffle numbers (some verification will be required). If your transaction completed successfully, your numbers will still be part of the draw.

Pathstone Foundation promotes responsible gaming at all times. If you are looking for help or advice about problem gambling, please visit: www.problemgamblinghelpine.ca or contact the Ontario Problem Gambling Help Line / Free Health Services Information at 1- 888-230-3505. TECHNICAL HELP

Your current location is required to confirm eligibility. The raffle will be offered throughout the Province of Ontario (the “Raffle Area”). Void outside the raffle Area and where prohibited by law, rule, or regulation.

Reloading the page should cause you to be prompted to share your location again. If you have specified that you never want to share your location, you will need to go into your settings to allow. See below for instructions.

Please go to the Contact page and request that the raffle Manager email you your tickets.

You may have told your browser to never share your location. You need to change that setting to allow sale.

For iOS devices:
1) Go to the Settings App.
2) Go to Privacy.
3) Go into Location Services.
4) Ensure “Location Services” are on.
5) Scroll down and click “Safari Websites.”
6) Make sure that Allow Location Access is set to “While Using the App.”

Chrome has the same setting if you are using that instead.

For Android (though this may vary by version):
1) Go to Settings App.
2) Go to Location and make sure that it is on.
3) Go back to previous screen and go to Apps.
4) Go to Chrome.
5) Click Permissions.
6) Ensure that Location is enabled.
Note: If still experiencing problems, go to maps.google.com in your browser and see where it places you.

Pathstone“Catch the Ace” Raffle