The 2016 Hope Institute Dream House Raffle (“DH Raffle”), the 50/50 Add-On Drawing("50/50 Raffle"e; and together with the DH Raffle, the "Raffle"), and the Facebook Drawing (as each is described herein) are 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 and Poker Runs Act, 230 ILCS 15/0.01 et seq., and the Sangamon County Code, Chapter 5.18 Raffles and Poker Runs, to raise funds for ongoing charitable purposes. The 2016 Official Rules and Regulations for the Raffle and Facebook Drawing (the “Official Rules”) are set forth below. THI shall be responsible for interpreting and applying the Official Rules. THI’s interpretation and application of such rules shall be final.
Persons who are 18 years of age or older may purchase a ticket to the Raffle or participate in the Facebook Drawing. 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 Facebook Drawing and are ineligible to win a prize. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. The Raffle is void where prohibited by law.
Each DH Raffle Ticket (a "Ticket") is $150.00. 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. When purchasing a Ticket, a person may also elect to purchase a ticket to participate in the 50/50 Raffle (a "50/50 Ticket"). The 50/50 Raffle and the cost of a 50/50 Ticket are described herein. Only one (1) eligible person may be entered in the DH Raffle per Ticket sold (such person is the "Ticketholder"). 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 the Ticketholder 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 Ticketholder 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. By purchasing a Ticket or a 50/50 Ticket (as hereinafter defined), 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.
Only 35,000 Tickets will be sold. There is no limit on the number of 50/50 Tickets that may be sold. No Tickets or 50/50 Tickets will be sold after May 20, 2016. Tickets may sell out before that time. An individual can purchase as many Tickets or 50/50 Tickets as he or she may wish, subject in the case of Tickets, to availability.
Tickets and 50/50 Tickets may be purchased:
50/50 Tickets may only be purchased at the same time as a person’s purchase of a Ticket. To participate in the 50/50 Raffle, at least one (1) Ticket and one (1) 50/50 Ticket must be purchased.
All Ticket and 50/50 Ticket 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 that any order with payment received after (1) 35,000 Tickets have been sold, or (2) May 20, 2016, 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 of purchase will be delivered 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 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 (described herein), 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 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 first progressing in order to the highest retail value prize for the drawing. The drawings are described below.
Depending upon when a Ticket is purchased, each Ticket may be included in up to six (6) total drawings - three (3) Early Bird Drawings, one (1) First in to Win Drawing, one (1) of the three (3) Prize Burst Drawings and the Grand Prize Drawing. The early drawings are described below:
Early Bird Drawings. There will be three (3) Early Bird Drawings.
Tickets entered into a particular Early Bird Drawing, including any winning Ticket, also will be included in any subsequently occurring Early Bird Drawing as well as the Grand Prize Drawing. Prizes to be awarded in the Early Bird Drawings are described below.
Any Ticketholder who purchases one of the first 5,000 Tickets sold will receive an entry into the First in to Win Drawing. There will be one (1) First in to Win Drawing and the prize for the drawing will be $5,000 in cash. To be eligible, the Ticketholder must hold one of the first 5,000 Tickets sold. The First in to Win Drawing will be held seven (7) days after the date on which the 5,000th Ticket is sold. To learn whether 5,000 Tickets have been sold and whether you are eligible to participate, prior to purchasing your Ticket, visit www.chicagoraffle.com or call 800-697-7734 on any day between 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST. Tickets entered into the First in to Win Drawing, including any winning Ticket, also will be included in any Early Bird Drawing for which the Ticket is eligible and in the Grand Prize Drawing.
Any Ticketholder who purchases a Ticket on a day that is designated as a Prize Burst Drawing Day (each such day a "Prize Burst Drawing Day") will receive automatically an entry into that day’s Prize Burst Drawing. There will be three (3) Prize Burst Drawing Days held at random during the period beginning on January 18, 2016 and ending on May 20, 2016. Winners of a Prize Burst Drawing will have their choice of an Apple iPad Air2 16GB WiFi or $500 cash. To be eligible for a Prize Burst Drawing, the applicable Ticket entry must be received by THI or postmarked by 11:59 p.m. Central Time on the designated Prize Burst Drawing Day. Prize Burst Drawing Days will be announced via email and on the website (www.chicagoraffle.com). Please visit www.chicagoraffle.com to register for email notification of any Prize Burst Drawing Day. Individuals may also call 800-694-7734 on any day between 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST to determine whether that day is a designated Prize Burst Drawing Day. The Prize Burst Drawings will be held seven (7) days after the announcement of a Prize Burst Drawing Day. Tickets entered into a Prize Burst Drawing, including any winning Ticket, also will be included in the First in to Win Drawing, if such Ticket is eligible for such drawing, in any Early Bird Drawing for which the Ticket is eligible, and in the Grand Prize Drawing.
The Grand Prize Drawing will be held on June 1, 2016. To be eligible, the entry must be received by 11:59 p.m. Central Time on May 20, 2016. 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 20, 2016 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. Prizes to be awarded in the Grand Prize Drawing are described below.
Any Ticketholder who purchases two (2) or more Tickets will also receive an entry into the Multi-Ticket Drawing for each Ticket purchased. For example, if an individual purchases two (2) Tickets, that Ticketholder will receive two (2) entries into the Multi-Ticket Drawing. If an individual purchases three (3) Tickets, that Ticketholder will receive three (3) entries into the Multi-Ticket Drawing and so on. To be eligible, the same Ticketholder must purchase two (2) or more Tickets and the entry must be received by 11:59 p.m. Central Time on May 20, 2016. The Multi-Ticket Drawing will be held at the same time as the Grand Prize Drawing. The prize to be awarded in the Multi-Ticket Drawing is described below.
Any Ticketholder who purchases a Ticket and also purchased a ticket in any of THI’s 2015 Dream House Raffle, 2014 Dream House Raffle, 2013 Dream House Raffle or 2011 Dream House Raffle will receive an entry into the Loyalty Drawing. To be eligible, the entry must be received by 11:59 p.m. Central Time on May 20, 2016. The Loyalty Drawing will be held at the same time as the Grand Prize Drawing. The prize to be awarded in the Loyalty Drawing is described below.
To be eligible for the 50/50 Raffle, at the same time as an entrant purchases a Ticket, the entrant must also purchase at least one (1) 50/50 Ticket. Each 50/50 Ticket is $10.00. The following discounts are provided for multiple 50/50 Tickets purchased at the same time: five (5) 50/50 Tickets for $25.00 or fifteen (15) 50/50 Tickets for $50.00. Only one (1) method of payment and only one (1) mailing address are permitted for ALL 50/50 Tickets purchased. There is no limit on the number of 50/50 Tickets that may be sold by THI. Entries for the purchase of 50/50 Tickets must be in the same name as the Ticketholder and all 50/50 Ticket entries must be ordered at the same time as the Ticket. No 50/50 Ticket entry will be accepted at any time after the purchase of a Ticket. Both the entry for the Ticket and 50/50 Ticket must be received by 11:59 p.m. Central Time on May 20, 2016 in order to be eligible to participate in the 50/50 Raffle. The winner of the 50/50 Raffle will be awarded cash in an amount equal to 50% of the cash proceeds received by THI from the sale of 50/50 Tickets. The 50/50 Raffle will be held at the same time as the Grand Prize Drawing.
Any individual who is otherwise eligible to participate in the Raffle, who posts a public link to the Chicago Dream House Raffle website (www.chicagoraffle.com) on his/her Facebook page will be entered to win $1,000 cash. To be eligible, (1) the post must include the hashtag #ChicagoDreamHouseRafflePromo and be made by 11:59 p.m. Central Time on May 20, 2016 and (2) a screenshot or photo of the post along with the entrant’s name, email, and phone number must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59 p.m. Central Time on May 20, 2016. Only one (1) entry is permitted per person. The Facebook Drawing will be held at the same time as the Grand Prize Drawing. Participants in the Facebook Drawing need not be Ticketholders to participate in the Facebook Drawing. By posting this hashtag, the individual acknowledges that he/she is aware of, and agrees to be bound by, these Official Rules. The Facebook Drawing is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Participants are providing their information to THI and not to Facebook. By posting this hashtag, participants provide a complete release of Facebook from any and all responsibilities implied or provided by THI.
All orders for Tickets and 50/50 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 deadlines.
Subject to availability and the terms and conditions of these Official Rules, prizes are as follows:
|Early Bird Drawing 1:|
|1st Prize:||Winner’s choice between a 2016 Mini Cooper, Toyota Prius or Ford Mustang or $25,000 cash.|
|Early Bird Drawing 2:|
|1st Prize:||Winner’s choice between a trip to Maui, Hawaii or $5,000 cash.|
|Early Bird Drawing 3:|
|1st Prize:||Winner’s choice between a trip to Venice, Italy or $5,000 cash.|
|First in to Win Drawing:|
|1st Prize:||$5,000 cash.|
|Prize Burst Drawing 1:|
|1st Prize:||Winner’s choice between an Apple iPad Air2 16GB WiFi or $500 cash|
|Prize Burst Drawing 2:|
|1st Prize:||Winner’s choice between an Apple iPad Air2 16GB WiFi or $500 cash|
|Prize Burst Drawing 3:|
|1st Prize:||Winner’s choice between an Apple iPad Air2 16GB WiFi or $500 cash|
|Grand Prize Drawing:|
|Grand Prize*:||Winner’s choice of the $1.75 Million Dream House or $1,500,000 annuity or $1,300,000 one-time cash payment.*|
|2nd Prize:||Winner’s choice between a 2016 Audi Q5, Mercedes-Benz C 250 Coupe or BMW X3 or $45,000 cash.|
|3rd Prize:||Samsung® 48"e; Curved 4K UHD Smart TV|
|4th Prize:||Apple® 13"e; Macbook Air 4GB Storage|
|5th - 6th Prize||Cannon® 40" EOS REBEL SL1|
|7th - 9th Prize:||Samsung® 40&qu" LED TV|
|10th - 14th Prize:||Apple® iPad mini 2 with Retina Display 16GB with WiFi|
|15th - 17th Prize:||Sony® Splashproof POV Action Cam|
|18th - 32nd Prize:||Yamaha® Micro Component System|
|33rd – 42nd Prize:||Sony® 1000W 5.1 Channel Blu-Ray Home Theater|
|58th – 67th Prize:||Samsung® 7" Galaxy Tab 4 with Cover and 16GB Micro SD|
|68th – 79th Prize:||Samsung® 24" LED HDTV|
|80th – 104th Prize:||Apple® iPod Nano 16GB|
|105th – 129th Prize:||Canon® PIXMA MX532 Printer|
|130th - 149th Prize:||Samsung® 7.1 Ch Smart 3D Blu-Ray Player|
|150th – 152nd Prize:||Amazon® Fire TV|
|153rd - 187th Prize:||Magellan® 5" RoadMate GPS|
|129th - 168th Prize:||5" GPS Navigation System w/Lifetime Maps|
|188th – 212th Prize:||Sony® Point and Shoot 20.1MP Digital Camera|
|213th – 247th Prize:||Naxa® 10" Swivel Screen Portable DVD Player|
|248th – 322nd Prize:||iHome® Dual Charging Clock Radio|
|223rd - 452nd Prize:||RCA® 100 Watt DVD Home Theater System|
|453rd – 702nd Prize:||Apple® iPod Shuffle 2GB|
|1st Prize:||Winner’s choice of a 2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK 350 Roadster or $50,000 cash.|
|1st Prize:||Winner’s choice of a trip to Fiji or $15,000 cash.|
|50/50 Add-On Drawing:|
|1st Prize:||Winner will receive cash in an amount equal to 50% of the cash proceeds received by THI from the sale of 50/50 Tickets.|
|1st Prize:||$1,000 cash|
If a minimum of 30,000 Tickets are sold by 11:59 p.m. Central Time on May 20, 2016, then the winner of the Grand Prize Drawing (the "Grand Prize Winner") may elect to receive: (1) the $1.75 Million Dream House located in Chicago, Illinois and referred to in the DH 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 $1,300,000 (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. Central Time on June 17, 2016. If no notice is received by THI by such date and time, then the Grand Prize Winner will automatically receive the Cash Payment as full satisfaction of the Grand Prize.
If fewer than 30,000 Tickets are sold by 11:59 p.m. Central Time on May 20, 2016, then the DH 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 cash Ticket proceeds received by THI minus all costs and expenses paid or incurred by THI in connection with the DH Raffle not to exceed $1,300,000, as full satisfaction of the Grand Prize or a onetime cash payment equal to 70% of the annuity value, not to exceed $1,000,000. For example, if only 20,000 Tickets are sold (resulting in gross proceeds from Ticket sales of $3,000,000) and THI’s costs and expenses related to the DH Raffle are $2,000,000, then the net proceeds of the DH 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., a $500,000 annuity payable in installments of $25,000 per year for 20 years) or a onetime cash payment of 70% of the annuity value (i.e., a onetime cash payment of $350,000). The above is only an example. The actual amount of DH Raffle expenses and net revenue may vary.
Winners of the Multi-Ticket Drawing, Prize Burst Drawings and Loyalty 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. Central Time on June 17, 2016. If no notice is received by THI by then, the Multi-Ticket, Prize Burst or Loyalty Drawing winner for which no notice is received will automatically receive the cash prize as full satisfaction of the applicable Multi-Ticket Drawing, Prize Burst Drawing or Loyalty 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. Central Time 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 Drawing 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 offered as the Grand Prize of the DH Raffle and selected by Grand Prize Winner, 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, then 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, escrow fees, title insurance, and transfer taxes and fees) which must be paid at the time 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 described, 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 (2) economy class round trip airfares to the destination city and for one double occupancy standard hotel room for six nights in the destination city. 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.
Raffle winners will be notified according to the contact information provided to THI at the time of Ticket purchase. If the Grand Prize, Multi-Ticket, Prize Burst or Loyalty Drawing winner cannot be located by 5:00 p.m. on June 13, 2016, 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.
Winners of the Facebook Drawing will be notified via email or telephone according to the information provided by the entrant.
If a selected winner of any drawing (including any drawing in the Raffle and the Facebook Drawing) is unable to be contacted or located after a period of four (4) months from the draw date of the applicable drawing, the prize or its cash equivalent will be deemed to have been donated to THI.
In order to collect any 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; and (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, 50/50 Ticket, or Facebook Drawing entry, as applicable. 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 Chicago Dream House Raffle website (www.chicagoraffle.com) 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 Raffle.
The odds of winning a prize in the drawings are as follows:
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 or a 50/50 Ticket does not qualify as a deductible charitable contribution.
There may be federal, state and/or local tax consequences of winning a prize in the Raffle or Facebook Drawing. Any and all taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. Each purchaser of Tickets and 50/50 Tickets and each participant in the Facebook Drawing is advised to consult his or her own tax advisors with respect to tax liabilities that may arise from winning a prize. 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.
The Raffle and the Facebook Drawing are 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 the Raffle or the Facebook Drawing, 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, the Facebook Drawing 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 or Facebook Drawing 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. The Raffle is void where prohibited by law.
BY ENTERING THE RAFFLE OR PARTICIPATING IN THE FACEBOOK DRAWING, 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 THE FACEBOOK DRAWING 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 FACEBOOK DRAWING 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 AND 50/50 TICKETS OR THE CONDUCT OF THE RAFFLE SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE RETURN OF THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID FOR HIS OR HER TICKET(S) OR 50/50 TICKET(S), AS APPLICABLE. 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, THE FACEBOOK DRAWING 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.
By purchasing a Ticket or 50/50 Ticket or otherwise choosing to participate in the Facebook Drawing, each Ticketholder, holder of a 50/50 Ticket and other participant acknowledges and agrees that THI has the right, in its sole discretion, to elect not to proceed with the Raffle or the Facebook Drawing for any reason whatsoever or for no reason, and in such event, a Ticketholder, a holder of a 50/50 Ticket and participant's sole and exclusive remedy shall be to receive a refund of the full price paid by such holder or participant for each Ticket and 50/50 Ticket purchased, without interest.
THI has registered with the Sangamon County Clerk’s Office under Raffle License Numbers 2015-00414. The Raffle License Numbers 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.