Chinese Progressive Association 45th Anniversary Raffle
Official Rules and Regulations
Chinese Progressive Association, a tax exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, is conducting this raffle pursuant to California Penal Code Section 320.5, et seq, to raise funds for ongoing charitable purposes. The Rules and Regulations of the CPA raffle are set forth below. By purchasing a raffle ticket, the purchaser agrees to be bound by these rules and regulations. Chinese Progressive Association’s interpretation and application of the rules and regulations shall be final.
The drawing for the Chinese Progressive Associaton’s 45th Anniversary Raffle will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Tickets will be sold up until the raffle drawing on October 7, 2017. Tickets may sell out before that time. An independent raffle auditor will supervise the drawing. Prize winners do not need to be present to win.
Only 10,000 raffle tickets will be sold. The chances of winning are based on that number. If fewer tickets are sold, your chances of winning improve. 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.
If the 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 house), financing costs (including, but not limited to, closing costs, title insurance, and transfer tax and fees) which must be paid when the House is transferred to the winner. Likewise, there are federal taxes and there may be state and/or local tax consequences if the winner selects the alternate cash prize. (See Prizes section below) These consequences may apply to other prizes as well. YBCA takes 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 HERE AND (2) THAT THEIR NAMES AND/OR LIKENESSES MAY BE DISCLOSED TO AND USED BY THE NEWS MEDIA AND MAY OTHERWISE BE USED BY CPA FOR PUBLICITY PURPOSES AND IN LISTS OF PRIZE WINNERS TO BE PUBLISHED IN AREA NEWSPAPERS AND ANNOUNCED ON THE CPA 45TH ANNIVERSARY WEBSITE, WWW.ATHOUSANDRIVERS.ORG AND WWW.CPASF.ORG. OTHER RULES AND REGULATIONS MAY APPLY. PLEASE CONTACT CPA IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS. CPA’S INTERPRETATION AND APPLICATION OF THE RULES AND REGULATIONS SHALL BE FINAL.
BY ENTERING THIS RAFFLE, EACH PARTICIPANT RELEASES CPA, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS FROM ANY AND 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, AND EACH WINNER AGREES TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD CPA HARMLESS FROM ANY AND ALL LOSSES, DAMAGES, RIGHTS, CLAIMS AND ACTIONS OF ANY KIND RISING IN CONNECTION WITH OR AS A RESULT OF PARTICIPATING IN THE RAFFLE OR THE WINNER’S ACCEPTANCE OR USE OF ANY PRIZE.
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”.
Raffle tickets are $2 each, or 1-pack (10 tickets in 1 pack) for $15. 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 to the sole responsibility of the person named as the holder of record of that ticket, should that ticket be selected as a winner.
CPA reserves 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 CPA. Prior to the drawing, CPA will make a reasonable effort to notify the individual and/or entity that submits such an entry form or one which has been rejected because the credit card or check did not clear and that the entry has been rejected by attempting to make contact through the information provided at the time of submitting the purchase request. All orders for tickets for the drawings must be received and/or purchased by the indicated deadline. CPA 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 CPA’S BREACH SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE RETURN OF THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID FOR HIS OR HER RAFFLE TICKET(S). IN NO EVENT SHALL CPA, 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.
How to Purchase:
An individual can purchase as many tickets as he or she may wish, subject to availability.
To purchase tickets: use the order form provided and fax the order form to (415-325-5775) or you may mail it to YBCA Dream House Raffle, 701 Mission Ave, San Francisco, CA 94103-3138 or call 1-800-870-7886 providing your name, address, phone number along with your credit card number, credit card security code and expiration date. Tickets cannot be purchased on the raffle website or by email. However raffle reservations may be made on the raffle website by the purchaser and the order processed by a YBCA staff member at YBCA’s administrative offices. All entries must include payment by check, money order or credit card. YBCA reserves the right to reject any entry form that is submitted with payment that does not constitute “good funds.” No refunds will be made except under the following circumstances: any ticket order with payment received after 69,000 tickets have been sold or after June 23, 2017, will be returned. No other refunds are available except in the exclusive discretion of YBCA. YBCA 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.
Selection of Winners:
The Chinese Progressive Association Raffle Ticket Drawing will be held on October 7, 2017 from all eligible raffle tickets. Winners need not be present to win. Winners will be notified according to the contact information provided to CPA at the time of ticket purchase. If prize winners cannot be located by 5:00 p.m. PST, October 14, 2017, after attempting 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. In addition to the list of winners posted on the CPA raffle web site, a list of winners may be obtained from CPA or by sending a self-address, stamped envelope to YBCA Dream House Raffle, 701 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3138 within one week of the drawing.
In order to collect his or her prize, a ticket winner may be required to sign and deliver to CPA: (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 and/or real estate laws, including without limitation his or her Social Security Number; (c) proof of identity in forms satisfactory to CPA 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. Certain prize winners may be required to submit a W-2G, Form 5754 or similar tax form (provided by YBCA) for tax withholding purposes.
2300 total prizes will be awarded. Approximately 1 in 30 chances to win a prize. The odds of winning a prize will depend on the number of tickets sold. If all 2569,000 tickets are sold the odds of winning the Grand Prize is 1 in 2,000. If fewer tickets are sold, the chance of winning the Grand Prize, Early Bird Prizes and all secondary prizes improves.
Anyone 18 years of age or older and a U.S. resident physically residing in the United States and DC may enter. CPA employees, members of the Board of Directors, authorized agents and employees thereof, consultants, attorneys, independent accountant firm, and their spouses and children living in the same household are excluded from participating and are not eligible to win a prize. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. The raffle is void where prohibited or restricted by law. An affidavit of eligibility may be required from prize winners.
The Grand Prize is Two (2) Roundtrip plane tickets to & from Hawaii from the San Francisco Bay Area.
Vacation travel prizes are as described on the raffle website. Travel is roundtrip from any continental US domestic airport, where noted on the raffle website. Travel is transferrable. Travel must be used within one year of the CPA purchase date. All gratuities, taxes and fees are the responsibility of the winner and each vacation prize has a maximum value of no more than one thousand dollars in total. Winners of travel related prizes must comply with all applicable requirements and restrictions related to said prizes including without limitation applicable travel dates, age restrictions, liability waivers, travel documentation and reservation and confirmation procedures. All vacations are subject to availability and may be substituted with a comparable vacation prize.
The second prize is two tickets to Incredible Adventures, a tour of Muir Woods and Wine Country.
The third prize is 4 tickets to the California Academy of Sciences
Grand Prize Drawing:
- Grand Prize: 2 roundtrip plane tickets to & from Hawaii
- 2nd Prize: 2 tickets to Incredible Adventures, a tour of Muir Woods and Wine Country
- 3rd Prize: 4 tickets to the California Academy of Sciences
- 4th Prize: TBD
- 5th Prize: TBD
- 6th Prize: TBD
- 7th Prize: TBD
- 8th Prize: TBD
- 9th Prize: TBD
- 10th Prize: TBD
General Terms and Conditions:
Registration with the State of California: By letter from the Attorney General’s office, Chinese Progressive Association has registered with the Department of Justice under Raffle Registration Number RF0011523. The official registration and financial information regarding Chinese Progressive Association can be obtained from the Attorney General’s website [at www.ag.ca.gov/charities ]. Registration does not imply endorsement.