Autos 4 Autism 2023 raffle, benefiting Visions of Hope Training Program, a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. Employer Identification # 47-4211765, is conducting this raffle to raise funds for ongoing charitable purposes. The Rules and Regulations of the A4A 2023 raffle are set forth below.
By purchasing a raffle ticket, the purchaser agrees to be bound by these rules and regulations. Vision of Hope’s interpretation and application of the rules and regulations shall be final. The Grand Prize is $10,000 based on the sale of 200 tickets at $100 each. The winner does not need to be present. The grand prize will be 1/2 of the total sales. The value is based on 200 tickets sold. If fewer than 200 tickets are sold, the prize will be 50% of total sales. The winner is responsible for all applicable taxes. Must be 18 years of age to purchase. All proceeds benefit Hope 4 Autism. We will NOT accept the prize money back. The IRS has taken the position that amounts paid for chances in raffles, lotteries or similar drawings for valuable prizes are not gifts, and consequently do not qualify as deductible charitable contributions. The winner assumes all fees, sales tax, state, and federal taxes (including, but not limited to, income taxes and sales taxes based on the value of the grand prize), if applicable. VISIONS OF HOPE take no responsibility for any tax liabilities. Consult your tax advisor. This offer is void where prohibited by law, and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.
By entering this raffle, entrants accept and agree (1) to be bound by all the rules, limitations and restrictions set forth herein and (2) that their names and/or likenesses may be disclosed to and used by the news media and may otherwise be used by visions of hope for publicity purposes and announced on the visions of hope website. Other rules and regulations may apply. Please contact visions of hope if you have any questions. Visions of hope’s interpretation and application of the rules and regulations shall be final. By entering this raffle, each participant releases visions of hope, its directors, officers, employees, and agents from all liability for injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by participating in the raffle or winning any prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize. The winner agrees to indemnify and hold visions of hope harmless from all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind arising from, in connection with, or because of participating in the raffle or the winner’s acceptance or use of any prize. Further, each participant hereby waives the provisions of civil code section 1542 which states the following: “a general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him or her must have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor”.
Tickets: Single tickets are $100 each. Only one method of payment, one name, and one mailing address are permitted per ticket. Only one eligible person may be entered in the raffle per ticket sold. If the name of more than one person is submitted with a ticket purchase, and that ticket is selected as a winning ticket, then the person named first will be deemed the holder of record of that ticket and declared the winner. Division of prize by a group purchasing a ticket in common shall be the sole responsibility of the person named as the holder of record of that ticket, should that ticket be selected as a winner. VISIONS OF HOPE reserve the right to reject any entry form that is submitted with payment that does not constitute “good funds.” All defective or physically altered entry forms will be immediately disqualified by VISIONS OF HOPE. If a form is disqualified or if payment is rejected, VISIONS OF HOPE will make a reasonable effort to notify the individual and/or entity prior to the drawing using the contact information provided on the entry form. VISIONS OF HOPE assumes no responsibility for lost, late, misdirected, or non-delivered mail or fax messages, or any other failure to receive orders or deliver receipts prior to the drawing deadlines. A raffle participant’s sole and exclusive remedy for Visions of Hope’s breach shall be limited to the return of the purchase price paid for his or her raffle ticket(s). In no event shall Visions of Hope, its directors, officers, employees, agents, or representatives be liable to any party for any loss or injuries to earnings, profits or goodwill, or for any incidental, special, punitive, or consequential damages of any person or entity whether arising in contract, tort or otherwise, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.
The winner will be notified according to the contact information provided to VISIONS OF HOPE at the time of ticket purchase. In addition to the winner being posted on the VISIONS OF HOPE Facebook Page, the name of the winner may be obtained from VISIONS OF HOPE or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Visions of Hope, 117 East Columbia Street, Farmington, MO 63640 within 30 days of the drawing. In order to collect his or her prize, the winner may be required to sign and deliver to VISIONS OF HOPE: (a) a sworn affidavit of eligibility in accordance with these Rules and applicable law, including without limitation that he or she is at least 18 years old; (b) such written information as is required by any applicable tax laws, including without limitation his or her Social Security Number; (c) proof of identity in forms satisfactory to the VISIONS OF HOPE showing that the person claiming the prize is the same person who is named on the winning raffle ticket; and (d) the winning ticket stub. Winner of prizes of $1,500 or more may be required to submit a W-2G, Form 5754 or similar tax form (provided by VISIONS OF HOPE) for tax withholding purposes. Winning Odds: One prize will be awarded in the Grand Prize Drawing. The odds of winning a prize will be 1 / 200. Members of the Visions of Hope board of directors or any immediate family members are ineligible to win the raffle. The raffle registration periods begin May 5, 2023, and end October 5, 2023.