Service NL
July 19, 2017

Public Advisory: Chase the Ace Draw Postponed

The public is advised that the Chase The Ace Draw scheduled for July 19, 2017 at St. Kevin’s Parish in the Goulds has been postponed, pending the outcome of an investigation by Service NL to ensure the integrity of the draw.

The decision to postpone tonight’s draw was made after evidence of additional duplicate tickets was brought to the attention of Service NL.

The organizers will be permitted to continue to sell tickets until 8 p.m. as advertised.

Tickets purchased for the July 19 draw should be retained by the purchasers.

Service NL is working with the organizers of the draw and the printing company that produced the tickets to verify whether all conditions of the lottery licence have been met.

Provinces have the authority to regulate permitted lotteries under section 207 of the Criminal Code of Canada. Service NL’s primary responsibility as a regulator is to ensure that the safety, security and integrity of Chase the Ace events is maintained.

For more information about charitable lottery regulation, visit http://www.servicenl.gov.nl.ca/lotteries/index.html

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Media contact
Gina MacArthur
Service NL
709-729-4748, 730-2977
GinaMacArthur@gov.nl.ca

2017 07 19                              7:25 p.m.