Rules and Regulations

A. Entry Form Requirement and Sales

  1. Limited to the first 7,999 entries.
  2. Entry forms can be purchased:
    • by Mail - entry forms will be mailed out to previous years participants.
    • online at www.worldsrichestdraft.com. Entries will be available online starting March 7, 2017 until midnight April 11, 2017. Online entries can be accessed and changed until the deadline.
    • Entry forms can also be printed of the World's Richest Playoff Draft website.
  3. Photocopied entry forms are acceptable.
  4. Entries must be received by the deadline – midnight of the day before the Playoffs start. Postmarked entries will not be accepted. The postmarked date on the entry form envelope cannot be used as a cutoff date for entries, due to the opportunity for manipulation of the postmark.
  5. No entry forms will be distributed for sale on the door-to-door basis.
  6. Entry fees are: 1 for $50.00 or 3 for $100.00. Acceptable methods of payment are: cash (in person), cheque, and money order. Payments using credit cards (Visa, MasterCard and American Express) are only accepted for purchases online at www.worldsrichestdraft.com.
  7. There is no limit on the number of entries permitted per an individual or household.
  8. Entry forms shall not be sold to a person under the age of 18 years. The NAIT Foundation will advise entry form buyers not to write the name of a person under the age of 18 years on the entry form due to the requirements of the Public Trustee Act.
  9. The NAIT Foundation trustees and officers, World’s Richest Playoff Draft Committee, together with members of their immediate family are not eligible to purchase entry forms.
  10. The NAIT Foundation reserves the right to cancel the Draft and refund all entry fees if less than 3,500 entries have been confirmed by the entry deadline.

B. Draft Operation and Statistics

  1. Designated employees of the NAIT Foundation and the NAIT Department of Athletics will be responsible for the compiling and processing of all entry forms. Each entry form will be reviewed to ensure compliance with draft rules before it is processed.
  2. The World’s Richest Playoff Draft Committee members are responsible for sales, management, and review of the hockey draft.
  3. Entry form lists NHL teams in alphabetical order. Contestants are required to select 40 players of their choice from the list provided.
  4. The NAIT Foundation reserves the right to refuse any entry. If a selected player is not clearly marked, the player will be omitted and the number of players entered will be reduced accordingly. Selecting more than 40 players will result in only the first 40 players being accepted and entered. No “Write Ins” will be accepted.
  5. Under no circumstances shall entries be changed or modified after the deadline - midnight April 11, 2017.
  6. Only official National Hockey League statistics will be used. One (1) point awarded for each goal or assist scored during the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Each individual entry standing is computer generated by a designated employee of the NAIT Foundation. Standings are updated after the completion of each round and are posted on the draft website within 24 hours of receiving the NHL stats. Exact dates are unavailable as rounds can be completed in 4 to 7 games.
  7. In the event of ties, the prize money will be split equally among those involved. The prize value cannot be less than $50.00.
  8. The decision of the World’s Richest Playoff Draft Committee will be final and binding. If a dispute arises from the results provided by the NAIT Foundation, an independent accounting firm shall investigate it. A report will be submitted to the Alberta Gaming & Liquor Commission.
  9. All contestants will receive confirmation letters for each individual entry purchased (including Round 1 statistics). This will be considered the entrants receipt. Contestants who submit their entries by mail or in person will receive confirmation letters by mail. Contestants who submit their entries online will receive confirmation letters via the email address provided upon registration. If the contestants wish to also receive a mailed confirmation letter(s) in addition to the email copy, they need to indicate that during the online registration process. As per CASL – Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation - any contestants who wish to opt out of sending confirmation letters to their email addresses (because of the security concerns) can do so during the registration process.

    Any discrepancies are to be reported in writing to:
    NAIT Foundation
    11762 106 Street NW
    Edmonton, Alberta T5G 2R1

    The decision of the World’s Richest Playoff Draft Committee regarding discrepancies will be final and binding.
  10. Standings and general inquiries will be handled by the NAIT Foundation. Contestants can use the hotline at 1-800-875-5871 or visit the website at www.worldsrichestdraft.com.

    A list of all winners will also be posted on a wall by the entrance door to the NAIT Department of Athletics located at:
    Room S105
    11762 106 Street NW
    Edmonton, Alberta T5G 2R1

    The list will include entry number, rank, team name, total points accumulated and the prize value. If the team name is not provided on an entry form, the entry number will be listed in that field. Round 1 & 2 and the top 10 final winners will be notified by phone.
  11. The NAIT Foundation will provide a copy of any standings or results posted for the draft to any contestant who makes a specific request in writing. The contestant must provide a self-addressed envelope with adequate postage with his/her written request.

C. Prize Definition and Structure

First Round Leader ..... $1,000.00
Entrant with the most points accumulated from the start of the 2017 NHL Playoffs until the completion of the first round of the 2017 NHL Playoffs.
Second Round Leader ..... $2,000.00
Entrant with the most points accumulated from the start of the 2017 NHL Playoffs until the completion of the second round of the 2017 NHL Playoffs.
Final Standing Winners ..... 1st to 100th
Entrants with the most points accumulated from the start of the 2017 NHL Playoffs up to and including the final game of the 2017 NHL Playoffs.
Round 1 and 2 Prize Total $3,000.00
Final Standing Prize Total $92,500.00
Total Prizes Total $95,500.00
Number of Winners in the "World's Richest Draft" 102

Prize Structure:
Number of Winners Each Amount
Round 1 Winner 1 $1,000 $1,000
Round 2 Winner 1 $2,000 $2,000
Grand Prize Winner 1 $50,000 $50,000
2nd Place 1 $10,000 $10,000
3rd Place 1 $7,500 $7,500
4th Place 1 $5,000 $5,000
5th Place 1 $2,500 $2,500
6th to 10th Place 5 $1,000 $5,000
11th to 20th Place 10 $500 $5,000
21st to 30th Place 10 $250 $2,500
31st - 60th Place 30 $100 $3,000
61st to 100th Place 40 $50 $2,000
Total prize value 102 $95,500
Estimated dates to declare the winners are:
Round 1 – April 25/17
Round 2 – May 09/17
Final Round – June 06/17
Exact dates are unavailable at this time as rounds can be completed in 4 to 7 games (4 out of 7 wins the round). All prizes are cash. Winners can claim their prizes in person (upon positive identification) or by mail to the address shown on the entry form.

D. Disclaimer

  1. All draft sales are final; no refunds shall be made except in the event the draft is cancelled for any reason.
  2. The NAIT Foundation is not responsible for lost, late or misdirected entries. Any illegible or incomplete forms will be null and void. Once received, no additions or changes will be permitted. However, internet entries can be accessed and changed until the deadline of midnight of the day before the Playoffs start.
  3. NSF cheques and entries without sufficient payment will automatically disqualify the contestant from the draft. No “Postdated Cheques” will be accepted.
  4. In the event a winning draft entry has more than one name on it, the NAIT Foundation shall award the prize to only one of the individuals identified on the draft form. The NAIT Foundation and the Alberta Gaming & Liquor Commission are not responsible for any disputes which may arise between the different individuals whose names appear on the draft form.
  5. Names of all winners will be placed on the draft website at www.worldsrichestdraft.com. Round 1 & 2 and the top 10 final winners will be notified by phone.

    A list of all winners will also be posted on a wall by the entrance door to the NAIT Department of Athletics located at:
    Room S105
    11762 106 Street NW
    Edmonton, Alberta T5G 2R1
  6. After announcement of the winner names, 2 weeks shall elapse before any prizes are awarded, to allow for any challenges to the individual standings.
  7. Any/all winner(s) have 1 year from the date of the draw to claim their prizes. After that time NAIT Foundation will notify the Alberta Gaming & Liquor Commission of any outstanding prize money. A decision will be made by the World’s Richest Playoff Draft Committee to donate the unclaimed prize money either to NAIT or to another charity.

E. Promotional Activities

  1. All promotional materials and entry forms will carry the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission licence number.
  2. Entry forms are promoted and sold only in the Province of Alberta.
    • All promotional materials and entry forms will clearly indicate entry forms will only be sold in the Province of Alberta.
    • Online entry forms will clearly indicate that entries are only accepted from Alberta residents. The Province field will state “Alberta” and cannot be changed.
    • If out of province residents wish to enter, their manual entry form must be submitted by mail in Alberta or dropped off in person at NAIT,
      Room S105
      11762 106 Street NW
      Edmonton, Alberta T5G 2R1
  3. The NAIT Foundation World’s Richest Playoff Draft will be promoted through a series of radio commercials on 630 CHED,and TSN 1260, brochure, direct mail, and the internet.
  4. All draft sales are open to the general public. Each entry has the same chance of winning any prize.
  5. Names of all winners will be placed on the draft website at www.worldsrichestdraft.com and listed at NAIT.
    Room S105
    11762 106 Street NW
    Edmonton, Alberta T5G 2R1

    Round 1 & 2 and the top 10 final winners will be notified by phone.