(EDMONTON) – The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation (EOCF) announced today the awarding of the unclaimed 50/50 raffle prize in the amount of $67,692.50 from the Sunday, October 16, 2016 Edmonton Oilers game to Mr. Clayton Hinkey of Sedgewick, Alberta.
After a thorough review of the matter and through partnership and consultation with the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC), this one time exception is being made to award the 50/50 prize.
Hinkey took his four-year-old son Roscoe to the game against the Buffalo Sabres as a birthday present.Roscoe started to get antsy in the first intermission and three minutes into the second period — knowing they had a two-hour drive home to Sedgewick, Alta., ahead of them, they left Rogers Place. Hinkey put Roscoe to bed and forgot about the tickets — until Thursday around 4 p.m.“It was like a long day at work and then I’m like, ‘Holy man I won this’ and then I was pretty pumped up and then it was a crushing defeat after that.”He contacted the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission and posted a message to the team on Facebook, asking for an exception to be made.
In January 2015, the Edmonton Oilers changed the way 50/50 jackpots are claimed. Winners now have until 4 p.m., two business days after the game to claim their prize. Before January 2015, ticket winners had 10 minutes from the time the number was called at the game to claim their prize.