2013 HOPE INSTITUTE DREAM HOUSE RAFFLE OFFICIAL RULES AND REGULATIONS
The 2013 Hope Institute Dream House Raffle (“Raffle”) is being conducted
by The Hope Institute for Children and Families (“THI”), a not-for-profit
charitable organization. The Raffle is being conducted pursuant to the
Illinois Raffles Act, 230 ILCS 15/0.01 et seq., and the Sangamon County
Code, Chapter 5.18 of Title 5, to raise funds for ongoing charitable purposes.
The 2013 Hope Institute Dream House Raffle Official Rules and Regulations
(the “Official Rules”) are set forth below. By purchasing a Raffle ticket
(a “Ticket”), the purchaser acknowledges that he or she is aware of, and
agrees to be bound by, these Official Rules and THI’s interpretation of
any such Official Rules. THI shall be responsible for interpreting and
applying the Official Rules. THI’s interpretation and application of such
rules shall be final.
Eligibility: Any individual who is 18 years of age or
older at the time of the purchase of the Ticket is eligible to enter the
Raffle. THI’s employees, officers, members of its Board of Directors and
their respective spouses and children living in the same household are
excluded from participating in the Raffle and are ineligible to win a
prize. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. The Raffle
is void where prohibited by law.
How to Enter: Tickets are $150.00 per ticket. The following
discounts are provided for multiple tickets purchased at the same time:
three (3) tickets for $400.00 or five (5) tickets for $550.00. Only one
(1) eligible person may be entered in the Raffle per Ticket sold. If the
name of more than one (1) person is provided on a Ticket entry form and
that Ticket is selected as a winning ticket, then the person named first
will be deemed as the holder of record of that Ticket and declared the
winner. The division of any prize among a group of persons purchasing
a Ticket in common shall be to the sole responsibility of the person named
as the holder of record of that Ticket should that Ticket be selected
as a winner. THI is not responsible for resolving any disputes that may
arise from different individuals listed on a winning Ticket.
Only 50,000 Tickets will be sold. Tickets will not be sold after May 24,
2013. Tickets may sell out before that time. An individual can purchase
as many Tickets as he or she may wish, subject to availability.
Tickets may be purchased:
- By the Internet. Visit www.chicagoraffle.com and click
on “purchase tickets.” Follow the instructions to complete the order form
and submit payment.
- By Fax. Visit www.chicagoraffle.com to obtain an order
form, complete the form, print the completed form and fax the completed
form to (312-254-5013).
- By Mail. Visit www.chicagoraffle.com to obtain an order
form, complete the form, print the completed form and mail the completed
form to The Hope Institute, 15 East Hazel Dell Lane, Springfield, IL 62712.
- By Telephone. Call 800-697-7734 and provide the information
requested by the representative.
- By Personal Delivery. Visit www.chicagoraffle.com to
obtain an order form, complete the form, print the completed form and
deliver the completed form to The Hope Institute at 15 East Hazel Dell
Lane, Springfield, IL 62712.
All entries must include payment by check, money order, cash or credit
card. THI reserves the right to reject any entry form that is submitted
without proper payment or payment that does not constitute “good funds.”
No refunds will be made except under the following circumstances: any
ticket order with payment received after (1) 50,000 Tickets have been
sold, or (2) May 24, 2013, will be returned. No other refunds are available
except in the exclusive discretion of THI.
Upon receipt and acceptance by THI of a proper entry form, a receipt (ticket
stub) of purchase will be mailed via U.S. mail to the purchaser at the
billing address provided by the purchaser during the Ticket purchase.
It is the purchaser’s responsibility to provide a valid, deliverable mailing
address to THI.
Any defective or physically altered entry form, or entry form received
without proper or sufficient payment, will be immediately disqualified
by THI. Prior to the Grand Prize Drawing, THI may make a reasonable effort
to notify the individual of a rejected or disqualified entry by attempting
to make contact through the information provided at the time of the Ticket
purchase request. Neither THI nor its directors, officers, employees,
agents or other representatives assumes any responsibility or liability
for lost, late, misdirected, mutilated, incomplete, illegible or undelivered
entries, or any other failure to receive entries, or any failure to deliver
a receipt of purchase prior to the drawing deadlines.
Prize Drawings: Prize drawings will be conducted by a
representative of THI under the supervision of an independent raffle auditor.
All drawings are open to the public. Entrants need not be present to win.
Winners will be selected at random. For each drawing, prizes with the
lowest retail value will be drawn for first progressing in order to the
highest retail value prize for the drawing.
Early Bird Drawings: Early Ticket purchases may be included
in up to four (4) drawings (three (3) Early Bird Drawings and the Grand
Prize Drawing) depending upon when the Ticket is purchased. All such Tickets,
including all winning Tickets from Early Bird Drawings will be included
in the applicable subsequent Early Bird Drawings as well as the Grand
Key dates for the Early Bird Drawings are as follows:
- Early Bird Drawing 1. Early Bird Drawing 1 will be held
on or about March 13, 2013. To be eligible for this drawing, the entry
must be received by 11:59 p.m. CST on March 1, 2013.
- Early Bird Drawing 2. Early Bird Drawing 2 will be held
on April 10, 2013. To be eligible for this drawing, the entry must be
received by 11:59 p.m. CST on March 29, 2013.
- Early Bird Drawing 3. Early Bird Drawing 3 will be held
on May 8, 2013. To be eligible for this drawing, the entry must be received
by 11:59 p.m. CST on April 26, 2013.
Grand Prize Drawing. The Grand Prize Drawing will be
held on June 9, 2013. To be eligible for this drawing, the entry must
be received by 11:59 p.m. CST on May 24, 2013. At the option of THI, the
drawing date for the Grand Prize may take place earlier if all Tickets
have been sold prior to the May 24th deadline. All Tickets that win a
lesser prize in the Grand Prize Drawing will be put back into the drum
and be eligible for a chance to win the Grand Prize.
Multi-Ticket Drawing. Any individual who buys three or
more Tickets will also receive an entry into the Multi-Ticket Drawing
for each Ticket purchased. For example, if an individual purchases three
Tickets, that individual will receive three entries into the Multi-Ticket
Drawing. If an individual purchases four Tickets, that individual will
receive four entries into the Multi-Ticket Drawing and so on. To be eligible
for this drawing, entrants must purchase three or more Tickets during
the same purchase, using one method of payment, using the same name and
mailing address on each ticket and the entry must be received by 11:59
p.m. CST on May 24, 2013. The Multi-Ticket Drawing will be held at the
same time as the Grand Prize Drawing.
Refer-A-Friend Drawing. For each individual who purchases
a Ticket and, at the time of purchase, provides the name of the person
who referred them to the Raffle (the “Referring Party”), the Referring
Party will also receive one entry into the Refer-A-Friend Drawing. If
two people name the same Referring Party and each person purchases a separate
ticket, the Referring Party will receive two entries into the Refer-A-Friend
Drawing, and if three people name the same Referring Party and each person
purchases a separate ticket, the Referring Party will receive three entries
into the Refer-A-Friend Drawing and so on. To be eligible for this drawing,
the entry must be received by 11:59 p.m. CST on May 24, 2013. The Refer-A-Friend
Drawing will be held at the same time as the Grand Prize Drawing.
All orders for Tickets must be received and/or purchased by the indicated
deadline to be eligible for the applicable drawing. THI 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
Prizes: Subject to the terms and conditions of these
Official Rules, prizes are as follows:
Early Bird Drawing 1:
||Winner’s choice between a 2013 Mini Cooper, Toyota Prius or Ford Mustang
or $25,000 cash.
Early Bird Drawing 2:
||Winner’s choice between a trip to Prague, Czech Republic, a trip to Vienna,
Austria, or $5,000 cash.
||Winner’s choice between a trip to Maui, a trip to Jamaica or $5,000 cash.
Early Bird Drawing 3:
||Winner’s choice between a trip to Quebec City, Montreal and Toronto, Canada,
a trip to Costa Rica or $5,000 cash.
Grand Prize Drawing:
||Winner’s choice of the $2.45 Million Dream House** or $1,500,000 annuity
or $1,200,000 one-time cash payment.
||Winner’s choice between a 2013 Audi Q5, Mercedes-Benz C 250 Coupe or BMW
X3 or $45,000 cash.
||Movado® Concerto Ladies Watch with diamonds
||Blue topaz earrings and necklace set
||Pearl bracelet, earrings and necklace set
||Capresso® Tea Maker
||Wine Enthusiast® Silent 28 bottle wine refrigerator
|748th - 767th Prize:
||Le Creuset® 16 pc dinnerware set
|768th - 817th Prize:
||Hamilton Beach® Scoop 2-way brewing coffeemaker
|818th - 867th Prize:
||Le Creuset® 14" oval casserole dish
|868th - 887th Prize:
||Philips Sonicare™ EasyClean Toothbrush
|888th - 897th Prize:
||Dyson® 10" Air Multiplier
|898th - 902nd Prize:
||Dyson® DC24 Ball Vacuum Cleaner
|903rd - 907th Prize:
||House of Marley® Destiny TTR Noise Cancelling Headphones
|908th - 927th Prize:
||RCA® Audio System with iPod Dock
|928th - 947th Prize:
||RCA® 7" Portable DVD Player w/ Swivel Screen
|948th - 967th Prize:
||RCA® 5.1 Channel DVD Home Theater System
|968th - 1007th Prize:
||Nook® Simple Touch™
|1008th - 1027th Prize:
||Kindle® Fire HD 7" 16GB
||Samsung® 51" Slim Plasma HDTV
||Samsung® 46" LED HDTV
|1030th - 1079th Prize:
||Samsung® Rugged Full HD Pocket Camcorder
|1080th - 1129th Prize:
||Samsung® Long Zoom HD Camcorder
||Cannon® EOS REBEL® T3i 18-55 IS Lens Kit
|1131st - 1140th Prize:
||Cannon® PowerShot® A810 16 MP
|1141st - 1170th Prize:
||Samsung® Blu-ray™ Disc® Player
|1171st - 1200th Prize:
||Samsung® Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 w/ 8GB memory
||Winner’s choice of a 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK 350 Roadster or $50,000 cash.
||Winner’s choice of a 2013 Smart Car or $15,000 cash.
|* Assumes a minimum of 45,000 tickets are sold by 11:59 p.m.
CST on May 24, 2013. If less than 45,000 tickets are sold, then the Grand
Prize will be reduced as described below.
|** Represents the purchase price of Dream House. Estimated
prize value (assuming 30% tax rate) is $1,715,000.
Assuming a minimum of 45,000 Tickets are sold by 11:59 p.m. CST on May
24, 2013, the winner of the Grand Prize may elect to receive: (1) the
$2.45 Million Dream House located in Chicago, Illinois and referred to
in all Raffle materials (the “Dream House”); or (2) a $1,500,000 annuity,
payable in 20 equal annual payments of $75,000 each (the “Annuity”); or
(3) a one-time, lump sum payment of $1,200,000 (the “Cash Payment”). The
Grand Prize winner must provide THI with written notice of his/her selection
of the Dream House, the Annuity or the Cash Payment on or before 5:00
p.m. CST on June 21, 2013. If no notice is received by THI by then, the
Grand Prize winner will automatically receive the Cash Payment as full
satisfaction of the Grand Prize.
If fewer than 45,000 Tickets are sold by 11:59 p.m. CST on May 24, 2013,
the Raffle will be held as scheduled, and prizes will be awarded as advertised,
except that the Grand Prize winner will receive a 20 year annuity equal
to 50% of the total Ticket proceeds received by THI minus all costs and
expenses paid or incurred by THI in connection with the Raffle, not to
exceed $1,200,000, as full satisfaction of the Grand Prize or a onetime
cash payment of 70% of the annuity value, not to exceed $1,000,000. For
example, if only 20,000 Tickets are sold (resulting gross proceeds of
the Raffle to THI of $3,000,000) and THI’s costs and expenses related
to the Raffle are $2,000,000, the net proceeds of the Raffle will be $1,000,000,
and, as a result, the Grand Prize winner would receive a 20 year annuity
equal to 50% of such $1,000,000 amount (i.e., $500,000) or a onetime cash
payment of 70% of the annuity value (i.e., $350,000). The above is only
an example. The actual amount of Raffle expenses and net revenue may vary.
Winners of the Multi-Ticket Drawing and Refer-A-Friend Drawing must provide
THI with written notice of his/her selection to receive the applicable
non-cash or cash prize on or before 5:00 p.m. CST on June 21, 2013. If
no notice is received by THI by then, the Multi-Ticket and Refer-A-Friend
winner for which no notice is received will automatically receive the
cash prize as full satisfaction of the applicable Multi-Ticket Drawing
or Refer-A-Friend Drawing prize.
Winners of any Early Bird Drawing must provide THI with written notice
of his/her selection to receive the applicable non-cash or cash prize
on or before 5:00 p.m. CST on the date that is 21 days following the drawing
date of the applicable Early Bird Drawing. If no notice is received by
THI by such applicable date, then the Early Bird winner for which no notice
is received will automatically receive the cash prize as full satisfaction
of the applicable Early Bird Drawing prize.
The Dream House, if selected, will be transferred to the Grand Prize winner
“AS IS, WHERE IS, AND WITH ALL FAULTS”. THI DOES NOT PROVIDE ANY GUARANTEE
OR WARRANTY, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THE DREAM HOUSE
AND ACCEPTS NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY REGARDING THE CONSTRUCTION
OR CONDITION OF THE DREAM HOUSE. THI DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE DREAM HOUSE
IS OF MERCHANTABLE QUALITY OR THAT IT CAN BE USED FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES ARE GIVEN AND NO AFFIRMATION OF THI BY WORDS AND/OR
ACTIONS WILL CONSTITUTE A WARRANTY. If the Dream House is
chosen as the prize, the Grand Prize winner assumes all fees, local, state
and federal taxes (including, but not limited to, income taxes based on
the value of the Dream House, real estate taxes and any other taxes) and
financing costs (including, but not limited to, closing costs, title insurance,
and transfer taxes and fees) which must be paid when the Dream House is
transferred to the Grand Prize winner. THI makes no guarantee that the
Grand Prize winner will be able to sell the Dream House for the value
of the cash grand prize alternatives, nor is there any guarantee that
the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will accept that value of the Dream
House for the purpose of determining any income tax that may be due from
the Grand Prize winner.
All non-cash prizes may not be exactly as shown, are based on manufacturer
availability and may be substituted with a prize of similar value. Any
vehicle awarded as a prize comes base-model factory equipped and winner(s)
are solely responsible for any and all federal, state or local license,
title, registration, taxes or fees associated with the vehicle as well
as insurance (proof of which must be shown prior to delivery) and pickup
or delivery costs at the dealership as well as any non-standard options
chosen by the winner and negotiated with the dealership. All vehicles
are subject to availability at the automobile dealer selected by THI and
may be substituted for a comparable vehicle by THI. All vehicle prizes
are delivered F.O.B. Springfield, Illinois.
Vacation and travel prizes are for two economy class round trip airfare
to the destination city (or cities) and for one double occupancy standard
hotel room for six nights in the destination city (or if multiple cities,
a total six nights among all destination cities). All vacation and travel
prizes are subject to space and availability. All gratuities, taxes and
fees are the responsibility of the winner. Winners of travel related prizes
must comply with all applicable requirements and restrictions related
to said prizes including without limitation applicable travel dates, travel
documentation and reservation and confirmation procedures.
Notification of Winners: Winners will be notified according
to the contact information provided to THI at the time of Ticket purchase.
If the Grand Prize, or any Multi-Ticket Drawing winner cannot be located
by 5:00 p.m. on June 16, 2013, after reasonable attempts to make contact
through the information provided at the time of purchasing the Ticket,
such winner will be deemed to have elected the onetime cash alternate
prize and another winner will not be selected for such prize. If a selected
winner is unable to be contacted or located after a period of four (4)
months from the draw date of the applicable raffle drawing, the prize
or its cash equivalent will be deemed to have been donated to THI.
In order to collect a prize, a winner must sign and deliver to THI: (a)
a sworn affidavit of eligibility in accordance with these Official Rules
and applicable law, including, without limitation, proof of age; (b) such
written information as is required by any applicable tax and/or real estate
laws, including, without limitation, his/her Social Security Number; (c)
proof of identity in forms satisfactory to the THI showing that the person
claiming the prize is the same person who is named on the winning Ticket;
and (d) the winning Ticket stub. Winners of prizes of $1,000 or more may
be required to submit a W-2G, Form 5754 or similar tax form (provided
by THI) for tax withholding purposes.
A list of winners will be posted on the Raffle website within one week
of the applicable drawing. A copy of the winners’ list and of these Official
Rules may be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:
The Hope Institute Dream House Raffle, 15 East Hazel Dell Lane, Springfield,
IL 62712. Requests must be received within 30 days of the close of the
Winning Odds: The odds of winning a prize will depend
on the number of tickets sold. If all 50,000 tickets are sold the odds
of winning the Grand Prize is 1 in 50,000.
Non-Deductibility of Ticket Purchase: 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, the purchase
of a Ticket does not qualify as a deductible charitable contribution.
Taxes: There may be federal, state and/or local tax consequences
of winning a prize in this Raffle. Any and all taxes are the sole
responsibility of the winner. Each purchaser of Tickets is
advised to consult his or her own tax advisors with respect to tax liabilities
that may arise from winning a prize in this Raffle. Winners of prizes
of $1,000 or more may be required to submit a W-2G, Form 5754 or similar
tax form (provided by THI) for tax withholding purposes. All appropriate
and required federal and state taxes will be withheld by THI in accordance
with federal and state law, and THI will remit the balance of the cash
prizes to the winners.
Terms and Conditions: The Raffle is subject to these
Official Rules. These Official Rules cannot be changed by any oral statement
made by any employee, consultant or agent acting on behalf of THI. By
entering this Raffle, entrants accept and agree: (1) to be bound by these
Official Rules and the decisions of THI which shall be final and binding;
(2) waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Raffle or these Official
Rules; and (3) that THI may use the entrant’s name, photograph, likeness,
statements, biographical information, voice and city and state address
for promotional or advertising purposes in connection with the Raffle
on a worldwide basis and in all forms of media, now or hereafter known,
in perpetuity, without review, permission or further compensation, except
where prohibited by law. Other rules and regulations may apply. Please
contact THI if you have any questions. This Raffle is void where prohibited
BY ENTERING THIS RAFFLE, EACH ENTRANT RELEASES THI, ITS DIRECTORS,
OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR INJURIES,
LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ATTORNEY’S
FEES) CAUSED BY PARTICIPATING IN THE RAFFLE OR WINNING ANY PRIZE OR RESULTING
FROM ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE, AND EACH WINNER
AGREES TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD THI HARMLESS FROM ANY AND ALL LOSSES, DAMAGES,
RIGHTS, CLAIMS AND ACTIONS OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM, IN CONNECTION WITH,
OR AS A RESULT OF PARTICIPATING IN THE RAFFLE OR THE WINNER’S ACCEPTANCE
OR USE OF ANY PRIZE.
A RAFFLE ENTRANT’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM AGAINST
THI ARISING OUT OF THE SALE OF TICKETS OR THE CONDUCT OF THE RAFFLE SHALL
BE LIMITED TO THE RETURN OF THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID FOR HIS OR HER TICKET(S).
IN NO EVENT SHALL THI, 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.
ANY CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE RAFFLE
OR THESE OFFICIAL RULES SHALL BE SETTLED BY BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED
BY THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION (PURSUANT TO ITS EXPEDITED PROCEDURES)
UNDER ITS COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION RULES AND CONDUCTED IN SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS,
AND JUDGMENT ON THE AWARD RENDERED BY THE ARBITRATOR MAY BE ENTERED IN
ANY COURT HAVING JURISDICTION THEREOF.
Cancellation/Termination of Raffle: By purchasing a Ticket
and choosing to participate in the Raffle, each Raffle participant acknowledges
and agrees that THI has the right, in its sole discretion, to elect not
to proceed with the Raffle for any reason whatsoever or for no reason,
and in such event, a participant's sole and exclusive remedy shall be
to receive a refund of the full price paid by such participant for each
Ticket purchased, without interest.
Registration with the State of Illinois: THI has registered
with the Sangamon County Clerk’s Office under Raffle License Number 2013-00024.
The Raffle License Number will be published in all marketing materials
where possible. The registration is available from the Sangamon County
Clerk by contacting their office at (217) 753-6700 or visiting in person
at Room 101 of the Sangamon County Complex, 200 S. Ninth Street, Springfield,
IL 62701. Registration does not imply endorsement.