Wish Bone Canine Rescue 2014 “Classic Mustang”
Raffle Official Rules
The 2014 Wish Bone Canine Rescue “Classic Mustang” Raffle (from herein, Raffle) is sponsored by Wish Bone Canine Rescue (from herein, Sponsor), a tax exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. This Raffle is being conducted pursuant to the Illinois Raffles Act (230 ILCS 15/) and a nonprofit raffle license issued by McLean County in compliance with the registration requirements of McLean County Revised Code Ordinance to License and Regulate Raffles Chapter 24 – Business Ordinance to License and Regulate Raffles; and the Solicitation for Charity Act (225 ILCS 460/).
OVERVIEW: The Raffle is a drawing by chance, and void where prohibited or restricted by law. All applicable federal, state, and local laws and ordinances apply. By purchasing a Raffle Ticket, one enters into this game of chance and becomes a Ticket Holder. It is strongly recommended that all persons review these Raffle Rules prior to purchasing a Raffle Ticket.
ELIGIBILITY: The Raffle is open to residents of the United States, 18 years or older at the time of entry. The following persons and immediate family members residing in the same household are not eligible to participate:
- Members of the Board of Directors or Employees of Wish Bone (not including volunteers / ticket sellers).
- The Prize donor.
- Any person who resides in an area where this game of chance is prohibited by law.
RANDOM DRAWING METHOD: The Winner will be selected at a random drawing in plain view using a random method of drawing conducted by an impartial person and, except upon Forfeiture below, the Ticket drawn will decide the Winner, which is neither assignable nor transferable, and shall be binding in all respects.
The Drawing will take place on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 7:30 pm at Towanda Plaza Shopping Center, 1210 Towanda Ave, Bloomington, IL.
PRIZE: The Prize for this Raffle is a 1965 Ford Mustang Coupe, an estimated value of $12,500.00 by Classic Autos, Bloomington, Illinois (hereinafter “Prize”).
TICKETS: Ticket sales will begin upon issue of the McLean County Raffle License and conclude upon the sale of 1,000 tickets but no later than one hour prior to the Drawing. Only 1,000 tickets will be sold for the Raffle, making the odds of winning if all tickets are sold: 1:1,000.
The cost is $50.00 for a single Ticket and may only be purchased with cash or personal check drawn on a local bank. An individual may purchase as many Raffle tickets as he/she may wish, subject to availability. All purchased Tickets must be picked up at the offices of Wish Bone Canine Rescue or from an authorized Raffle delegate. Mailing, faxing or other delivery of Tickets is strictly prohibited.
Only one person may be entered in the Raffle per Ticket, and each Ticket represents one chance to win. If multiple persons purchase a single Ticket, the official winner shall be the first person named on the Ticket.
All Ticket purchasers must produce a full legal name, phone number, mailing address and if available a valid email address at the time of purchase. It is the absolute sole responsibility of the Ticket Purchaser to provide valid, deliverable mailing addresses.
All ticket sales are final. No refunds are available except if payment for tickets is received after 1000 tickets have already been sold.
SUBSTITUTE PRIZE: In the event that the Sponsor does not sell 400 Tickets on or before 24 hours prior to the Drawing, the Sponsor reserves the right (and all Ticket Purchasers unconditionally agree) to withdraw the Prize and split the Net Proceeds 50/50 of the Raffle between Wish Bone Canine Rescue and the single Raffle Winner. Notice of the sale of 400 Tickets or the decision to withdraw the Prize and hold a 50/50 Raffle shall be made prior to the Drawing. Net Proceeds shall be defined as the gross receipt from Ticket sales less related Raffle expenses. Payment of the cash prize shall be made within 30 days of the Drawing and all applicable taxes will be withheld from the Winner’s share.
CLAIM OF PRIZE: Participants do not need to be present at the Drawing. If not present, the winning entrant will be notified of his/her winning following the actual drawing via telephone, email and, if necessary, by certified mail to the address provided. The Sponsor of the Raffle assumes no responsibility for lost, late, misdirected or non-delivered mail or email messages.
To Claim the Prize, the Winner must:
- Present the original winning Ticket;
- Bring at least (2) forms of identification (including photo ID);
- Provide his/her name, address and Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) and any other information required by law;
- Sign an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release of Liability and an acknowledgment to pay all taxes and fees; and,
- Complete appropriate Federal and State tax forms.
CLAIM ACCEPTANCE DEADLINE: The Winner shall Claim the Prize and provide all required documentation within 30 days of the Drawing.
- FORFEITURE OF PRIZE: If the winner elects not to accept the Prize, no substitution or exchanges for cash or other goods will be provided; and, if 30 days after the Drawing the Winner cannot be located or fails to respond to good-faith attempts to contact the Winner by phone, email and one certified letter; does not Claim the Prize by specific compliance (substantial performance is deemed noncompliance) with the requirements above; if the ticket was issued in exchange for a check returned for insufficient funds; or is otherwise found ineligible under these rules or law, the Prize will be forfeited and another Winner will be selected using the same Random Drawing Method within ten (10) days of said forfeiture. Notice of any subsequent Drawing shall be posted on www.wishbonecaninerescue.org.
NO WARRANTIES: All Prizes will be transferred to the Winner free and clear of any liens “AS IS, WHERE IS, AND WITH ALL FAULTS.” The Sponsor of the Raffle does not make or provide any representation, guarantee or warranty, expressed or implied, in connection with the Prize and accepts no liability or responsibility regarding the condition of the Prize. The Sponsor does not warrant that the Prize is of mercantile quality or that it can be used for any particular purpose. No express warranties are given and no affirmation of the Sponsor by words and/or actions will constitute a warranty.
TAXES, FEES AND DEDUCTIBLITY: According to IRS regulation, raffle ticket donations are not tax deductible. Wish Bone Canine Rescue will provide the Winner with appropriate 1099 or other tax related forms and the Winner is solely responsible for all federal, state and local taxes, and any title or vehicle registration fees attributable to the Winner’s Prize. The Winner shall indemnify and hold the Sponsor harmless from all taxes and fees and if incurred reasonable attorney fees. All federal, state and local taxes are based on the actual retail value of the vehicle.
PROCEEDS: The Net Proceeds of the Raffle will benefit Wish Bone Canine Rescue and shall be used solely for the charitable purposes of the Organization as set forth in its Bylaws and Mission Statement.
PRIVACY: The Winner will be posted on www.wishbonecaninerescue.org after the drawing. The Winner grants irrevocable permission without further authorization to Sponsor for the use of their name and likeness/photograph without compensation in any and all advertising, promotions and other publicity in any media, worldwide, in perpetuity.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: The Raffle is subject to these Rules and no other written or oral representations shall alter or affect the validity and applicability of these Rules, unless required by law.
By participating in this Raffle, each Ticket holder fully and unconditionally agrees to be bound by these Rules, waives any right to claim ambiguity in the Raffle or these official Rules, and further agrees to be bound by the Sponsor’s decision and interpretations of these official Rules which shall be final.
Ticket purchasers, by participating (and the Winner, by accepting the Prize), release and agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless, including reasonable attorney fees, Wish Bone Canine Rescue, their directors, officers, employees, representatives, volunteers, agents and any person(s) or company(ies) donating to, participating in, sponsoring or otherwise being involved in the conduct of this Raffle from any claim or liability whatsoever, including federal state or local taxes, and waive any and all cause of action, for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind, arising out of or in connection with the conduct of this Raffle and the winner, in acceptance, possession or use of the Prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory. In no event shall any Ticket Purchaser or the Winner claim damages in excess of the purchase price of their ticket or tickets, and also acknowledge that they did not receive any representations, warranty or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize, including but not limited to its quality, mechanical condition or fitness.
Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Ticket Purchaser found to be in violation of these rules or law.
If the Prize becomes unavailable due to circumstances beyond the Sponsor’s control, including fire, storm, damage, etc., all Ticket purchasers (and the Winner) agree to accept in lieu of the Prize, the results of 50/50 Drawing as set forth above with no further liability or recourse.
RULE MODIFICATIONS: Sponsor may revise the Rules on Wish Bone Canine Rescue’s website at any time without notice. By participating in the Raffle, Ticket purchaser/ holder agrees to be bound by the current version of these Rules.
DISPUTES: Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to the Raffle, will be governed by the laws of the state of Illinois and shall be settled by binding arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association.
Official Rules: A copy of these Rules and the Vehicle Valuation Estimate are available for inspection at www.wishbonecaninerescue.org or during normal business hours at the offices of Wish Bone Canine Rescue, 1303 Morrissey Drive, Bloomington, Illinois, 61701.