The purchase price of a single raffle ticket is $25.00 each. A "purchase" shall not occur and be binding on Midcoast Literacy until funds received for the same have cleared the bank. Credit cards are accepted. Tickets may be purchased online at Midcoast Literacy and ticket purchases are not tax deductible.
Each raffle ticket purchased shall constitute an "entry" into the raffle, and the person to whom the raffle ticket is registered shall be the "Entrant." The winning Entrant shall be the "winner" of the prize. Payment to or delivery of any prize will be made to the Entrant. The winner must supply his/her social security number before the prize is tendered. It is the sole responsibility of the Entrant to allocate a winning prize to other participants in case of a multiple entry registration, and the winning Entrant shall hold harmless Midcoast Literacy in case of conflicting claims or disputes among multiple claimants.
QUANTITY OF TICKETS
There are multiple cellphone raffles based on different towns and cities. Each raffles is independent of the other with a maximum of 400 tickets for each raffle.
Purchasers of raffle tickets must be 18 years of age or older on, or before, September 7, 2021. The Entrant must complete required IRS forms to receive winning prize. If an Entrant's credit card is dishonored prior to the drawing, the entry ticket will be declared invalid, until a replacement is received. All credit card charges found declined after the drawing must be honored. A $35.00 charge will be assessed for non-sufficient funds. Tickets will be electronically recorded for Internet purchasers upon order. Raffle ticket numbers will be automatically assigned in order of date purchased. Raffle tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable; all tickets sales are final. Person under 18 years of age are prohibited unless authorized under 17 M.R.S. § 1835-A(4).
This raffle will be posted on the Internet at Midcoast Literacy and in various locations in communities in Lincoln, Sagadahoc, and northern Cumberland counties in Maine. It is the purchaser's responsibility to provide a valid email and US Postal mailing address and contact information to successfully receive the ticket confirmation and to remove any system blocks that would prevent the successful delivery of the email confirmation.
TAXES AND IRS RULES
Winner is responsible for all federal, state and local income or excise taxes, fees, assessments and like charges associated with the prizes. Winner will be responsible for any or all delivery fees and/or are responsible for retrieval of their prize. The value of your winnings is considered taxable income. Please consult your financial advisor to discuss any impact on your personal taxable income. The IRS has taken the position that amounts paid for chances to participate in lotteries, raffles, or similar programs are not gifts and therefore, the price of entry does not qualify as a deductible charitable contribution.
The raffle will take place on September 8, 2021, at a TBD time at Midcoast Literacy’s office (9 Park Street, Suite 1, Bath, ME 04530). Tickets will be available for purchase until the time of the drawing. The winner, if not present, will be notified within 7 business days. It is the responsibility of the purchaser to provide a valid, deliverable mailing address, phone, and email address for notification.
The winner will receive their choice of an unlocked Samsung Galaxy 21 or iPhone 12 or 13 with a value up to $1400. The difference between the purchase price and the maximum value of $1400 will not be provided to the winner; however, it may be used to offset any sales tax due. All federal, state and local income, sales and/or excise taxes, fees, assessments and like charges associated with the prize, are the responsibility of the holder of the winning ticket. Winner must complete required IRS Forms before receiving prize.
NOTIFICATION OF WINNERS
Winner need not be present to win. Winner will be notified by phone and/or in writing via Registered Mail of requisite procedure to claim prize. Winner's name will be posted at www.midcoastliteracy.org within 5 calendar days of the drawing. Winning entrant has until December 31, 2021, to finalize the process (including payment of taxes, withholding, etc.). Winning entrant's name and location by city or town and photo may be printed in selected media. If selected winning entrant is unable to be contacted or located after a period of one (1) month from the draw date, the prize will be donated to Midcoast Literacy. Three (3) attempts will be made to contact the winning entrant via Registered Mail at the address provided by the entry purchaser and via email and phone as provided.
VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW
This raffle is conducted in accordance with gaming laws enacted and enforced by the State of Maine and void in areas prohibited or restricted by law. Raffle promoters and/or Midcoast Literacy are not responsible for lost or stolen entries. Raffle entries will be disqualified, at the sole discretion of Midcoast Literacy, if attempts are made to disrupt the Raffle or circumvent the terms and conditions of these Official Rules. If the above occurs, Midcoast Literacy reserves the right to remedy any such action, disruptions, or circumvention in a manner, determined solely by Midcoast Literacy that is fair and equitable to Raffle participants.
Midcoast Literacy, its members, officers, directors, agents and representatives and their parent organizations, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising, promotion and legal advisors are not responsible for and shall not be liable for: (i) late, lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, illegible, or unintelligible entries; (ii) failed, returned, or misdirected notifications based on inaccurate information provided by the winner; (iii) telephone, electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet, or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties resulting from participation in this Raffle of otherwise; (iv) errors in transmission; (v) any condition caused by events beyond the control of Midcoast Literacy that may cause the Raffle to be disrupted or corrupted (vi) any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind caused by a prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use of a prize, or from participation in the Raffle; or (vii) any printing of typographical errors in any materials associated with the Raffle.
WAIVE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
Entrants release Midcoast Literacy, and its respective board, committee members, officers, volunteers, employees and representative agents from any and all liability with respect to participation in the promotion and possession of the prize. Any liability of Midcoast Literacy shall be limited to the ticket price paid. In the case of a dispute, Midcoast Literacy's decision shall be final.
Entrant agrees to allow Midcoast Literacy to use his/her name, and image without any compensation for any promotional activity related to this or any future raffle. All addresses and contact information of the purchaser will not be released to the public.
Contact: Daniel Burson Midcoast Literacy 9 Park Street, Bath, ME 04530