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A progressive raffle is a type of raffle in which tickets are sold for a random chance of winning an event prize. The winner of the event prize also has a chance of winning a progressive prize if the winner achieves the specific criteria identified in the Raffle Rules (e.g., drawing a specific card from the deck). The progressive prize is a cash prize that is a percentage of ticket sales accumulated from raffle ticket sales throughout the raffle licence. Please refer to Raffle Terms and Conditions for additional information specific to conducting a progressive raffle.
Progressive raffles may be conducted with two‐part tickets (that collects the ticket purchaser’s name and contact information) or bearer raffle tickets. Two‐part tickets must be used if ticket sales occur at multiple locations or over multiple days before the draw.
In a typical progressive raffle, bearer raffle tickets are sold in person during an event, with a manual ticket draw held at a specified time at the end of the event. Bearer tickets do not include the name and contact information of the ticket purchaser. Therefore, ticket purchasers must be present to claim the prize by presenting the winning ticket.
Two‐part tickets that capture the ticket purchaser’s name and contact information must be used if ticket sales occur at multiple locations or over multiple days before the draw. This ticket permits the charity to sell tickets over several days before the draw. In addition, it allows the winning ticket holder to claim the prize without being present at the draw.
An electronic raffle system (ERS) may be used to conduct in‐person or online ticket sales, distribute tickets, and use a random number generator (RNG) to select the draw winner. However, an RNG may not be used to determine the outcome of the progressive pool for the chosen winner.
A popular type of progressive raffle is Chase the Ace. In Chase the Ace, the winner of the event prize has the opportunity to select one playing card from a single deck of 52 playing cards. If the Ace of Spades is selected, the person will win the progressive jackpot and the event prize. However, suppose the chosen card is not the Ace of Spades. In that case, the selected card is removed from the deck, and the progressive prize portion of the ticket sales for that draw is rolled over into the progressive jackpot for the next scheduled draw. The charity conducts scheduled draws until the Ace of Spades is selected, and the progressive jackpot has been awarded.
Although Chase the Ace and other card‐style progressive raffles, such as Klub the King and Crown the Queen, are popular types of progressive raffles, charitable organizations may propose unique criteria for selecting the progressive prize winner. Charities must identify the specific criteria required for winning the progressive prize in its Raffle Rules.
Exit plans specify how a charity may force the draw of a progressive to terminate the raffle and licence. Exit plans may be exercised in specific situations:
Operational plans are intended to help charities conduct successful and safe raffles. AGLC requires charities to submit an operational plan when the jackpot is anticipated to exceed $1 million. Typically, operational plans include the following and may be customized based on in-person or online sales: