50/50 Rules and Regulations

GotStolen Foundation

These Rules apply to 50/50 Split-the-Pot Raffles conducted by the GotStolen Foundation. A Kansas Registered 501(c)3 Charitable Foundation EIN 82-2713113

Please play responsibly.

Kansas gambling helpline 1-800-522-4700 or visit http://www.ksgamblinghelp.com/

Missouri gambling helpline 1-888-BETS-OFF or visit https://dmh.mo.gov/ada/progs/gambling.html


1.0 Interpretation

1.1 In these Rules,

  1. “draw” means the random selection(s) by the Event Manager of the winning number.
  2. “draw time” means the time at which the draw takes place during the prescribed date, or when a draw is not able to take place for any reason, the soonest available time on the prescribed date.
  3. “Game Conditions” means the terms, conditions, explanations, Rules, procedures, including the prize structure governing a specific 50/50 draw;
  4. “50/50 ticket”, “ticket” or “ticket receipt” means a ticket or other means of participating in a 50/50 Split-the-Pot;
  5. “EMT Terminal” means the Event Manager terminal of the GotStolen Foundation computer-controlled system designed by Tampa PC for conducting 50/50 Split-the-Pot Raffles (including, but not limited to the electronic ticket checkers, website and any other related technology)
  6. “player” means a person who is eligible to participate in a 50/50 Split-the-Pot in accordance with the Regulations, the Rules, and the Game Conditions;
  7. “result” means the final outcome as determined by the GotStolen Foundation for the applicable 50/50 Split-the-Pot.
  8. “valid ticket” means a ticket that is not void;
  9. “winner” means the person(s) who is the bearer of a winning ticket and who satisfies all conditions established by the GotStolen Foundation to claim the prize.
  10. “winning number” means the winning number drawn on the draw date and draw time for a 50/50 Split-the-Pot.
  11. “winning ticket” means a valid ticket that bears a selection(s) that exactly matches the winning number(s) or results or play element(s).

1.2 Words used in these Rules of Play for each specific 50/50 Split-the-Pot by the GotStolen Foundation and the regulations pertaining to the 50/50 Split-the-Pot have the same meaning. Words in the singular shall include the plural, and words in the masculine gender shall include the feminine.

1.3 In the event of a conflict between information issued by 50/50 Software used for drawing and operation and contained on the ticket, the instructions, the Game Conditions for the specific 50/50 Split-the-Pot, these Rules of Play, and such conflict shall be resolved in accordance with the following priority:

(a) the State Regulations of Kansas & Missouri;

(b) these Rules of Play;

(c) the Game Conditions for the specific 50/50 Split-the-Pot, if any;

(d) the ticket.

2.0 Sale and Issuance of 50/50 Tickets

2.1 50/50 Split-the-Pots taking place as announced by the GotStolen Foundation.

– launched through the on-line system through the Event Manager Terminal (EMT) maintained by the GotStolen Foundation.

2.2 An eligible player may participate by purchasing 50/50 Tickets for a 50/50 Fundraiser in the following denominations:

(i) 1 number for $5.00;

(ii) 3 numbers for $10.00;

(iii) 20 numbers for $20.00

2.3 A player is solely responsible for ensuring that they receive the correct ticket denomination and solely responsible for the handling of the purchased ticket after the 50/50 Fundraiser has presented the ticket.

2.4 A player may not cancel his/her ticket to obtain a refund if he/she has paid for the ticket. No Refunds.

3.0 The Draw and Results

3.1 A draw may be held by any means and at such time and place as the GotStolen Foundation determines. The number drawn is referred to as the “winning number”.

3.2 When a draw for a winning 50/50 Ticket cannot be held on the date and time fixed, such draw shall be held when practicable and announced by GotStolen Foundation.

4.0 Cash Management
4.1. No Cash shall be used to purchase tickets. Online means only.

4.2 Funds will be verified by GotStolen Foundation staff using software reporting. Any error shall default to the lower amount of discovery. Report, or amount received. Prize can never exceed 50% of amount actually received.

5.0 Payment of Prizes

5.1 A prize for any draw shall be awarded to the winner in accordance with the prize structure in effect for such draw and in accordance with these Rules. Prize amount is calculated at:

Prize = (Total Collected*0.965) / 2

3.5% of total collected reserved for processing. Any excess balance to GotStolen Foundation.
Remainder divided equally between Winning Ticket Holder and GotStolen Foundation.

5.2 The GotStolen Foundation reserves the right to satisfy itself as to the validity of any ticket that is presented as a winning ticket, by means of such authentication and validation tests, requirements and procedures as it may from time to time determine, and to declare that a ticket which does not pass, meet, or fulfill such tests, requirements or procedures is void. Concurrently with a winning ticket being presented to the GotStolen Foundation (or being received by the GotStolen Foundation by mail), whether for the purpose of validation or for the purpose of claiming a prize, all right, title and interest in and to the ticket is thereby relinquished by the winner and property in the ticket passes to the GotStolen Foundation.

5.3 All prizes must be claimed within 3 months of the relevant draw unless otherwise specified by the GotStolen Foundation. If at the expiry of three (3) months the prize has not been claimed, the prize monies will be donated to the GotStolen Foundation.

5.4 The GotStolen Foundation may refuse to send or forward a prize to an address in any jurisdiction where such sending or forwarding is knowingly prohibited by law.

5.5 Neither a prize (or portion thereof), nor any entitlement or payment relating to it, may be assigned, transferred, sold, loaned, leased, rented, pledged, mortgaged or hypothecated, by any winner.

5.6 The GotStolen Foundation is not responsible for providing financial or tax advice.

5.7 For groups purchasing (1) ticket, group winners will select one individual to handle the single cash payment.

5.8 The GotStolen Foundation will not award a prize for tickets which are void unless the GotStolen Foundation, in its discretion, deems it appropriate to do so. Tickets are void if lost, stolen, unissued, illegible, mutilated, damaged, altered, counterfeit or forged, miscut, misregistered, defective, misprinted, cancelled, produced in error and not recorded in the on-line system, incomplete, not paid for, destroyed or issued, acquired or presented, in, or upon, violation of these Rules, or the Game Conditions. Void tickets are the property of the GotStolen Foundation.

5.9 Subject to paragraph 5.8 in the event that a ticket which is purchased or issued is void, or deemed to be void, the GotStolen Foundation may, but not obligated to, at its option, (a) replace the ticket with a new random ticket of the same denomination or, (b) provide a refund.

6.0 Claims

6.1 The GotStolen Foundation may award a prize to the bearer of a winning ticket. The GotStolen Foundation reserves the right to satisfy itself that a person claiming a prize is entitled, and will remain entitled, to such prize as the lawful bearer of a winning ticket

6.2 Upon presenting a winning 50/50 ticket, the winner must:

(i) Issue (1) piece of ID proving their age to be over 18;

(ii) Completely fill out the 50/50 Prize Claim Checklist issued by a GotStolen Foundation staff member;

6.3 Each winner acknowledges that the GotStolen Foundation may, at any time (and from time to time), during the prize claim process, require certain personal information from the winner and that the collection of such information (including, in certain circumstances, the winner’s Social Security Number) is necessary to the proper administration. Any personal information is collected is intended to be used for following principal purposes: to comply with legal and audit requirements, for announcing winners, awarding prizes, disclosure of insider wins for public scrutiny, and the posting of prize wins on the GotStolen Foundation media outlets for an extended period of time, and otherwise in accordance with the GotStolen Foundation prize claim policy and any successors or replacement thereof, and for the GotStolen Foundation internal business purposes. Each winner further acknowledges that any failure by the winner to provide the GotStolen Foundation with such information may prevent the GotStolen Foundation from paying or awarding all or part of the prize in the manner contemplated by the prize structure.

6.4 The GotStolen Foundation shall not be responsible for determining any individual’s entitlement to all or a part of a prize won on a ticket purchased by or issued to a group.

7.0 General

7.1 The GotStolen Foundation makes no representations of any kind whatsoever about the on-line system used to conduct lottery games and shall not be liable for any loss or damage suffered by any person as a result of the operation of the on-line system or the failure of the on-line system to operate properly or at all.

7.2 The GotStolen Foundation designate the following persons as Related Parties:

(a) Members of the GotStolen Foundation Board of Directors;

(b) Full time, part-time and student employees of the GotStolen Foundation,

(c) Persons who are directly on the GotStolen Foundation payroll;

(d) The GotStolen Foundation’s employees who are on paid or unpaid leave;

(e) Persons under the age of 18 years;

7.3 Persons designated by the GotStolen Foundation as Related Parties are not eligible to participate in the 50/50 draw.

7.4 The GotStolen Foundation may amend these Rules at any time and in any manner.

7.5 These Rules of Play shall be governed by, subject to and interpreted in accordance with the laws of Kansas / Missouri and the federal laws of the United States as applicable therein. The Courts of the State of Kansas shall have exclusive jurisdiction to entertain any action or other legal proceedings based on or arising out of these Rules or any lottery game.

7.6 The headings in these Rules are for convenience of reference only and do not affect the interpretation of these Rules.

7.7 Unless otherwise specified by the GotStolen Foundation, these Rules are effective as of December 1, 2018 and supersede the previously existing State Lottery and Gaming Rules and Regulations.

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