50/50 Raffle Rules
1. HORSE AND BUDDY 50/50 RAFFLE
The 50/50 Raffle is being offered by Horse and Buddy. 50% of the total 50/50 Raffle ticket sales will be awarded to the winner. Ticket prices are $100. We will not draw until we sell 100 tickets. If we do not sell all tickets, the ticket purchase price will be refunded to all buyers. Horse and Buddy will receive the remaining balance proceeds and all proceeds from this raffle will go to support Horse and Buddy. The raffle contest will begin on October 1, 2023, and tickets may be purchased online at https://www.horseandbuddy.org/50-50raffle. Any Raffle ticket purchases or attempted purchases occurring subsequent to the deadline set forth in the preceding sentence shall be void and shall not be entered into the raffle contest. The drawing for the winner will be held on Tuesday, October 31, 2023. If all tickets have not been sold, Horse and Buddy reserves the right to extend the contest. This contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law.
2. CONTEST ELIGIBILITY
The contest is open to all persons age 18 years of age or older, who are legal U.S. residents, and have a U.S. address. The 50/50 Raffle winner need not be present at the applicable drawing to win or claim any prize. Horse and Buddy is a registered nonprofit 501(c)3. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. By participating online the individual hereby certifies that they have verified that their locale permits participation in this activity, and hereby releases Horse and Buddy and its directors, officers, employees, contractors, agents, volunteers, and representatives from any claims or suits related to the participant’s participation in the Raffle contest. The participant further agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Horse and Buddy and its directors, officers, employees, contractors, agents, volunteers, and representatives from any and all losses, liabilities, claims, suits and costs (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) incurred as a result of their participation in this activity, except as referred to herein.
3. DETAILS OF CONTEST ENTRY AND PARTICIPATION
The ticket purchase price ($100) does not qualify as a charitable contribution. All entries must include payment by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, and American Express Card), check or cash. Subject to availability, purchasers may buy as many tickets as they wish. The ticket purchaser’s entry is filled out as soon as the ticket is purchased online at https://www.horseandbuddy.org/50-50raffle. Horse and Buddy reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion to disqualify: false entries, entries suspected of being false, illegible entries, defective entries, incomplete entries, altered entry forms, and entries that do not include valid or complete payment. Horse and Buddy is not responsible for errors in any contest-related material or for lost, late, misdirected or non-delivered or corrupt internet messages, or any other failure to receive orders or deliver receipts prior to the drawing deadline. Horse and Buddy reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time. If for some reason the contest is cancelled prior to the drawing, all ticket purchases will be refunded.
We will be using Finn, a member of the Horse and Buddy equine staff, for this contest. Horse and Buddy reserves the right to substitute another horse, if necessary, on the day of the drawing. We will turn her out into the paddock with 8x8ft squares. If she poops in your square, you WIN! If the poop is divided between more than 1 square, it will be the sole determination of Horse and Buddy senior staff as to which square holds the majority.
The raffle prize will be $5000. The winner of the prize is responsible for any and all federal, state and/or local taxes attributable to the winnings. Any fees or other taxes, in connection with the cash prize, are the sole responsibility of the prize winner.
The ticket purchaser whose raffle ticket is drawn at the Prize Drawing will be deemed the winner of the 50/50 Raffle prize. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, October 31, 2023. The winner will be notified by email, telephone and/or U.S. Mail using the information provided when the ticket was purchased. If the winner cannot be located or fails to respond to attempts to contact them within thirty (30) days after Horse and Buddy's first attempt to contact them, the winner will be deemed to have forfeited their prize and shall have no further claim to any winnings. The winner grants permission for the use of their name, photograph/likeness for advertising and promotion for this and similar promotions without compensation, unless prohibited by law.
6. RULES AND LIABILITIES
The contest is subject to these Official Rules. These Official Rules shall not be changed by any oral statement made by any person acting on behalf of Horse and Buddy. By participating, raffle ticket purchasers agree to the following: 1. To be bound by these complete contest rules and the decisions of Horse and Buddy shall be final and binding. 2. To waive any right to claim ambiguity in the contest or these Official Rules, except where prohibited by law. 3. By accepting the prize, the winner releases Horse and Buddy, and its officers and members, representatives and agents, and any person or entity associated with the production, judging, or administration of the contest from and against any and all losses, liabilities, claims, damages, disability, attorneys' fees, and costs of litigation and settlement, as well as any liability due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from redemption, acceptance, possession, ownership, misuse or use of any prize or participation in any contest-related activity or participation in this contest. 4. Except where prohibited by law, the winner’s purchase of a ticket and acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for Horse and Buddy to use the winner’s name, photograph, likeness, statements, biographical information, voice, and city and state address for promotional or advertising purposes in connection with this contest on a worldwide basis, and in all forms of media, now or hereafter known, in perpetuity, without review, permission or further compensation. 5. Horse and Buddy and its Staff and their immediate family members are eligible.
Taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. The winner will receive an IRS Form W2G, and the amount of the winnings will be reported to the IRS of the awarded prize. The winner of each prize is responsible for any and all federal, state and/or local taxes attributable to the winnings. Any fees or other taxes, in connection with the cash prize, are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. The ticket purchaser is advised to consult his or her tax advisor(s) with respect to the tax liabilities that may arise from winning a prize in this contest. The ticket purchase price does not qualify as a charitable contribution. The winner shall provide to Horse and Buddy such information regarding the winner (including, without limitation, the winners full legal name and social security number or tax identification number) such that Horse and Buddy may provide IRS Form W2G or such other documentation regarding the winnings required by applicable law. The winner (i) acknowledges that unless required by applicable law, Horse and Buddy shall not withhold any of the winners proceeds from the Raffle contest and (ii) releases and waives any claims against Horse and Buddy or its directors, officers, employees, contractors, agents, volunteers, or representatives related to any taxable event related to the winnings or the winners failure to comply with all applicable tax laws with respect to such winnings.
Except as required by applicable law (i.e. IRS Form W2G reporting requirements) Ticket purchasers’ information collected during a purchase will only be used to contact the winner of the contest and internally for future contests. No information will be sold or shared with any third-party websites or companies.
9. GENERAL CONTEST INFORMATION
Horse and Buddy reserves the right to disqualify any entrant it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the contest or violating these Official Rules and reserves the right to cancel the contest should it suspect fraud or for reasons out of the control of Horse and Buddy. Disputes regarding these Official Rules and/or this contest will be governed by the internal laws of the State of North Carolina. Any claim(s) or controversy between any of the contest participants and Horse and Buddy arising out of or relating to the contest and or the contest rules and regulations will be settled by binding arbitration administered in Wake County, NC by a certified arbitrator selected by Horse and Buddy. Any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. Caution should be taken for any attempt to deliberately damage or to undermine the legitimate operation of the contest. Any such attempts may be in violation of criminal and civil laws and will result in disqualification from participation in the contest. Should any attempt be made, Horse and Buddy reserves the right to seek remedies and damages, including all fees, such as attorney fees and court costs, to the fullest extent of the law, including criminal prosecution. A contest participant’s sole and exclusive remedy for any claim against Horse and Buddy arising out of the sale of tickets or the conduct of the contest will be limited to the return of the purchase price paid for the ticket(s), and the participant hereby acknowledges that the foregoing remedy is reasonable and not punitive, such remedy being a fair and adequate estimate of the full extent of the loss such participant would incur. In no event will Horse and Buddy, its directors, officers, employees, contractors, agents, volunteers, or representatives be liable to any party for, and the participant hereby releases such parties from, any loss or injury 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 damage.