How It Works

SickKids Catch the Ace is an online progressive raffle, benefiting SickKids Foundation.

Tickets are available online only and only to Ontario residents: $10 for 3, $20 for 10 and $50 for 50.

  • Sales deadline is 6:00 p.m. each Thursday; there is no limit to the number of tickets sold for each draw.

With each ticket order, buyers select an envelope they believe contains the hidden Ace of Spades.

  • At the beginning of the raffle, 52 playing cards are hidden in envelopes.

Weekly ticket sales are split into three portions:

  • 20% for the Weekly Prize – to each weekly draw winner
  • 30% for the Progressive Catch the Ace Jackpot – to the weekly winner whose envelope reveals the Ace of Spades (minimum guaranteed prize value of $25,000)
  • 50% to SickKids Foundation

Tickets are valid for each weekly draw only and are removed before the next weekly draw commences.

The Weekly Draw is conducted 15 minutes following each deadline, when one winner is selected to take home the Weekly Prize (20% of weekly ticket sales).

  • One ticket is drawn – determining the Weekly Prize winner. 
  • In addition, this winner’s envelope (selected at checkout) is opened, and the hidden card revealed:
    • Ace of Spades - If the Weekly Prize winner’s envelope contains the Ace of Spades, they also win the Catch the Ace Progressive Jackpot – 30% of ticket sales from all weekly draws – and the raffle is concluded.
    • Any Other Card - If the Weekly Prize winner’s envelope contains any card other than the Ace of Spades – the envelope and card are eliminated from future selection. 30% of weekly ticket sales is added to the Catch the Ace Progressive Jackpot and sales begin for the next weekly draw.
  • Draw results are posted to at 6:30 p.m. the same evening.
  • Weekly draws continue – as above – until the Ace of Spades is caught.


  • Buy your tickets every week and try to Catch the Ace!
  • The Progressive Jackpot gets larger while your odds of Catching the Ace increase.
  • Watch the Progressive Jackpot grow every day and every week.
  • Get the details about Weekly Prize winners.

GOOD LUCK in this week’s draw and THANK YOU for supporting SickKids Foundation.