OTTAWA, ON – November 17, 2020 – The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation today announces the launch of its first Catch the Ace lottery, in order to continue raising much-needed funds for cancer care in Eastern Ontario.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.catchtheaceottawa.ca, giving the buyer a chance to win a weekly prize as well as the game’s progressive jackpot. During the checkout process, players will select an electronic envelope where they believe the Ace of Spades is located. If a player’s ticket number is selected in the weekly draw, they win the weekly prize and their electronic envelope is checked to see if it contains the Ace of Spades. If it does, the player wins the progressive jackpot in addition to their weekly prize, but if it does not, the progressive jackpot will continue to grow.
“Lotteries like this Catch the Ace game have become an important way for not-for-profit organizations to continue raising funds during the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Michael Maidment, President and CEO of the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation. “The Cancer Foundation has lost a significant amount of revenue this year due to the cancellation of fundraising events, and initiatives like this are a great way to engage the community and raise much-needed funds for local cancer care.”
Draws for the Cancer Foundation’s Catch the Ace game will occur every Tuesday at 3pm until the Ace of Spades is caught. 50% of ticket sales go directly to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation to help support Cancer Coaching, local cancer research, and clinical trials.
The first draw of the game will take place on Tuesday, November 24. Players must be 19 years of age or older and buying their ticket in Ontario in order to be eligible to participate. Full eligibility rules and ticket information can be found at www.catchtheaceottawa.ca.
Lottery license #1197389.
Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline, Connex Ontario: 1-866-531-2600.
For more information, please contact:
Kelly MacNaull, Events Manager
Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation
Office: 613-247-1920 ext. 240
About the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation
The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation is the voice for cancer survivorship in Eastern Ontario, and a leader in our community in providing local residents with increased access to person-centred care through Cancer Coaching, innovative cancer research and a world-class clinical trials program. For more information, please visit www.ottawacancer.ca.
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