Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce is incorporated as a 501 (c) (6) nonprofit corporation under the laws of the State of Michigan for the primary purpose of promoting businesses within Chelsea Michigan and surrounding areas. Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce primary mission is to provide services that advance commerce to establish and maintain Chelsea as a premier community in which to live, work, and recreate. The annual Chelsea Car Raffle is conducted for the purpose of generating operating funds, increase donation to local non-profit service groups and to provide future scholarships and internships for the community. Purchase one or more raffle tickets during the summer/fall raffle and you’ll be entered in a drawing to win one of possible six prizes. We will have 5 early bird prize draws (Please see PRIZES section for more information) and one grand prize (if all 350 tickets are sold, otherwise it will turn into a 50/50 drawing). Early-bird winning tickets will be re-entered into the remaining draws. Raffle tickets are $100 (One Hundred Dollars) each. Odds of winning are based on the number of ticket entries purchased. Only 350 will be sold. Must be 18 years of age or older to sell or buy raffle tickets; (check eligibility for more details). Contest void where prohibited. The selling of raffle tickets begins at 12:01 am on May 5th, 2017 and ends at 4:00 pm on November 7th, 2017. All times referenced for the raffle are in Eastern Standard Time.
HOW TO ENTER:
There are three ways to enter.
- Go to www.ChelseaMIChamber.org/Raffle and follow the instructions.
- Visit the Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce at 734-475-1145 during regular business hours (M-F from 10am-4pm.
- Go to one of the many events where the tickets will be sold. Contact the Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce at 734-475-1145 for more details.
Present employees of the Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce and present board members are not eligible to buy a ticket for themselves. Must be 18 years or older to enter. This does not prohibit the purchase of a raffle ticket by a person who is 18 years of age or older for the purpose of giving it as a gift to a person under the age of 18; and further, does not prohibit a person who is under 18 years of age from receiving a prize or prizes won in a raffle. Void where prohibited. You need not be present to win. Entrants may purchase as many tickets as they wish. Each ticket is personal and can only be in the name of one (1) individual entrant. Entrants may not sell nor donate their tickets. Prizes will not be issued to anyone other than the one (1) entrant whose name is on the entry form. Title to the car shall be taken in the name as it appears on the raffle ticket stub (if chosen) and is not transferable or assignable.
If all 350 tickets are sold: The Grand Prize is a vehicle voucher for $25,000. Other Prizes: Monthly prizes will also be conducted; June $100.00, July $100.00, August $500.00, September $100.00, October $500.00.
Alternatively, the Grand Prize winner may elect to receive a one-time cash payment of $ 25,000.00 (except as stated below). The Grand Prize winner must make an election in writing between the car and the one time cash payment no later than 4:00 pm on November 16, 2017. If 349 or fewer tickets are sold: The drawing will convert into a strict 50/50 drawing.
DRAWING / SELECTION OF WINNERS
Winners will be drawn / selected at random and announced at 6:00 pm on November 9, 2017 during the Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event held at Chelsea Chevrolet Buick located at 2038 McKernan Drive, Chelsea MI, 48118. This random drawing will be held under the supervision of a local government official(s). Entrants need not be present to win. All participants are invited to attend.
In case of inclement weather, the drawing will be held on November 10, 2017 at 4:00 pm at Golling Chrysler, Dodge Jeep Ram located at 1500 S. Main Street, Chelsea, MI 48118.
Earlybird winners will be drawn at 5:00 pm on June 8, July 7, August 10, September 7, October 12, 2017. The drawings will take place at Golling Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram at 1500 S. Main Street, Chelsea, Mi 48118.
If winners are not at the event, they will be notified by phone and/or U.S. Mail and/or e-mail. Any prize not claimed or for which the winner cannot be located within sixty (60) days from the date of the drawing shall be distributed in accordance with one of the following methods:
- The licensee shall conduct another drawing using the original pool of ticket stubs.
- With prior written approval of the bureau, the licensee shall donate the prizes to a non-profit organization with a charitable purpose.
Notified raffle winner must provide all information requested to be eligible to win, including proof of age, proof of identity showing that the person claiming the prize is the same entrant named on the winning ticket stub. By purchasing a car raffle ticket, winners agree to allow the Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce to release their names and use their likeness to promote the Chelsea Car Raffle, or to announce the winner. No compensation will be given for the use of photos and/or testimonials. Please go to www.ChelseaMIChamber.org/Raffle-Rules to obtain additional information and notifications of this raffle.
MODIFICATIONS OR CANCELLATION OF DRAWING
The Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to cancel or modify the Raffle at any time. If 349 tickets or less are sold by 3:59 pm November 7, 2017 the raffle will turn into a 50/50 drawing. The Grand Prize and any additional prizes will not be offered if the drawing is converted to a 50/50.
IMPORTANT CAR INFORMATION
Upon verification of the winner, the Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce will notify Chelsea Chevrolet Buick and Golling Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram if the Grand Prize winner has selected the voucher or cash prize. The winner is also solely responsible for any and all state or local license, title, registration, cost differential between the value of the car and any changes made, 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 Chelsea Chevrolet Buick or Golling Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. Ticket purchases are not tax deductible.
INDEMNIFICATION AND LIMITS OF LIABILITY
As a condition of accepting a prize, the winner acknowledges that the Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce and Chelsea Chevrolet Buick or Golling Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram are not responsible for any harm, injury, or damage caused to any person or property, proximate or otherwise, through the use of any prize by any person, and agrees to save and to hold harmless the Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce, its principals and employees from any claim of such responsibility. “Harm, injury or damage” includes but is not limited to occurrences beyond the control of the Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce and Chelsea Chevrolet Buick or Golling Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram such as death, bodily injury, property damage, or theft, or for failure of any automobile manufacturers or dealerships warranties.
If the winner of the car is a Michigan resident, they will pay all state tax plus vehicle registration fees. All local, state and federal taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. For any prizes valued at Six Hundred Dollars ($600.00) or more, the Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce will file IRS Form 1099 MISC with Internal Revenue Service reporting the value of the prize as income to the winner. The Winner must show two (2) types of identification (e.g. valid driver’s license, social security card, voter registration card, etc.) in order to verify their name, address, and social security number to the Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce. This is for tax recording purposes only, and will not be used or released for any other purposes. Taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the raffle winner and the raffle winner will receive an IRS 5754, W2-G or 1099 Form for the estimated retail value of any awarded prize. Each ticket purchaser is advised to consult his/her own tax advisor(s) with respect to the liabilities that may arise from winning a prize in this raffle. The “regular gambling withholding” rate is Twenty-Five Percent (25%).
- If an organization awards a single raffle prize with a value between Six Hundred ($600) and Five Thousand ($5,000) dollars and the prize winner provides proper identification, no withholding is required.
- If the prize amount is Five Thousand ($5,000) dollars or more, the organization must obtain proper identification from the winner (as described above) and withhold Twenty-Five Percent (25%) of the prize value. If the organization is unable to obtain proper identification, they must withhold the higher “backup withholding” rate of Twenty-Eight Percent (28%).
- If an organization awards a single raffle prize of Six Hundred Dollars ($600) or greater and the winner fails to provide proper identification, the organization will retain the “backup withholding” tax at a rate of Twenty-Eight Percent (28%).
AUTHORITY AND CONTROL
The Raffle is conducted by the Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce located at 222 South Main Street, Suite B, Chelsea, Michigan 48118. The Official Rules of the raffle are set forth herein. By entering the raffle, entrants agree to be fully and unconditionally bound by these Official Rules, waive any rights to claim ambiguity in the raffle or these Official Rules and further agree to be bound by the Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce decisions and interpretation of the Official Rules.
The decision of the Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce shall be final in all matters concerning the raffle. The raffle is subject to the laws of the State of Michigan. The raffle is void where prohibited by law.
The Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce is not responsible for any errors or omissions in the raffle’s advertising and/or any printed, broadcast, internet-provided materials or information, or for lost, late, misdirected or non-delivered mail or corrupt fax messages, or any other failure to receive orders or deliver receipts prior to the drawing deadlines.
The Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to disqualify false entries or entries suspected of being false, and any illegible, defective, incomplete or physically altered Entry Forms and entries that do not include valid or complete payment. All entries become the property of the Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce and will not be returned.
These Official Rules shall not be changed by oral statement made by any employee or other person acting on behalf of the Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce. By participating, entrants agree: (1) to be bound by the complete Official Rules herein and the decisions of the Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce which shall be final and binding, and (2) to waive any rights to claim ambiguity in the Raffle or these Official Rules except where prohibited by law.
By accepting a prize, the raffle winner agrees to release the Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce, its officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents, and any person or entity associated with the production, judging, or administrative personnel of the Raffle (collectively, the “Releases”) from and against any claims, damages, disability, attorney’s fees and costs (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 raffle purchase of a raffle ticket and acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for the Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce to use said raffle winner’s name, photograph, likeness, statements, biographical information, voice and city and state address for promotional or advertising purposes in connection with this Raffle on a worldwide basis, and in all forms of media, now or hereafter now, in perpetuity, without review, permission or further compensation.
The Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce shall appoint a single individual (the “Chairperson”) who will be responsible for maintaining control and security of the raffle. Such individual shall, by public certification under oath at the time of the drawing, control the container from which the winning raffle tickets will be drawn.
The Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to extend the raffle date and deadline for ticket sales.
The Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce is not responsible for any failure of communication or failure of the internet or its website. The Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to modify these rules and will give prompt announcement of any rule changes. All decisions of the Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce are final and binding in all matters related to this raffle.
All personal information collected by the Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce will be used for administration of the raffle and informing you of the raffle events or other events associated with the chamber. The Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce will not share, sell or otherwise distribute personal information collected by the Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce except as stated above.
A list of all prize winners will be posted on the raffle website on or about ten (10) days after the prize has been claimed and a copy of the winners list and of the Official Rules may be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: the Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce, Attn: Chelsea Car Raffle, 222 South Main Street, Suite B, Chelsea, Michigan 48118. Requests must be received within thirty (30) days following the close of the raffle.
REGISTERED WITH THE STATE OF MICHIGAN
The Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce has obtained the licenses (#X94973 & #R41679) constituting authorization to conduct a raffle in the State of Michigan within the next 18-months.