50/50 Draws

Please adhere to the following procedures when conducting all 50/50 draws.  Failing to following these procedures could violate our gaming license. For additional information or clarification please contact the CRMHA Gaming Coordinator.


  • Absolutely no 50/50 ticket sales or draws are to take place without first obtaining a license.  CRMHA has a license that covers all 50/50 fundraisers for the season, as long as the procedures outline below are followed.  Here is our 50/50 license for the 2019/20 season.
  • All 50/50 draws held at Strathcona Gardens during minor hockey games are covered by the CRMHA 50/50 license.
  • If a 50/50 draw is going to be held at a different location, or a different kind of event, or tickets sold for different prices, a separate license needs to be applied for. Please contact the CRMHA Gaming Coordinator to discuss.
  • The 50/50 license must be posted at the location of the 50/50 during the gaming event.
  • Minors (under age 19) are prohibited from engaging in gaming events. Minors are not permitted to sell tickets, buy tickets or draw tickets.


  • Commercially pre-printed tickets (bearer tickets) must be used for all 50/50 draws.
  • One part of the ticket is retained by the purchaser, the other by the seller (it doesn't matter which part).
  • Tickets will be priced at 10 for $5.00.
  • You must use different color tickets for each draw occurring on the same day (for example during tournaments).

Selling Tickets

  • Minors are not permitted to sell tickets, advertise 50/50s or participate in sales transactions in any way.
  • Before selling the first ticket, complete the Event Information on the 50/50 reconciliation sheet, and the Starting Ticket #, and Ticket Color.
  • Tickets must be sold and drawn on the same day at a single location.
  • Before starting to sell tickets, record the event information on the reconciliation sheet, including the first ticket number and the ticket color.
  • Tickets must be sold sequentially.  If any tickets are not usable, they can be destroyed, but those ticket numbers but be recorded on the reconciliation sheet.
  • Anyone responsbile for the operation of the 50/50 draw are not permitted to purchase tickets.


  • You must draw tickets at the time specified on the license:  10 minutes into the 3rd period, or as posted during tournament weekends.
  • Ensure each sold ticket forms part of the draw.
  • Draw the ticket in a public place.
  • Immediately before the draw, the counterfoils must be mixed thoroughly in a random manner.
  • The person responsible for selecting winning counterfoil must:
    • Not own a ticket in the draw.
    • Not wear jewelry or clothing on the arm reaching into the container. The arm must be bare from the elbow to the hand.
    • Not be able to see the printed information on counterfoils in the container.
  • Draw out one ticket and announce the number.
  • Ticket buyers must be present to claim their prize.
  • If a ticket holder is not present to claim the prize during the draw, additional counterfoils must be drawn until the prize can be awarded.
  • Allow sufficient time for the winner to be located prior to drawing additional counterfoils.

Reconciliation and Payment

  • After the draw, fill in the 50/50 reconciliation sheet.
  • Staple both halves (ticket and counterfoil) of the winning ticket to the reconciliation sheet.
  • Write on the reconciliation sheet the winner's full name, address and telephone number. 
  • Have the winner sign reconciliation sheet.
  • Pay the winner half of the total cash.
  • Seal the other half of the cash and the reconciliation sheet in an envelope labeled with the date and time of the draw and your division/ team name. The reconciliation sheet must be retained for gaming records.
  • The remainder of the sold 50/50 tickets do not need to be kept (with exception of the winning tickets)
  • Return the reconciliation sheet and cash to the CRMHA Office.

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