Seattle Seahawks 50/50 Raffle Official Rules
50/50 Raffle Official Rules
THE SEATTLE SEAHAWKS CHARITABLE FOUNDATION 50/50 SEAHAWKS RAFFLE OFFICIAL RULES AND INFORMATION
Overview: The Seattle Seahawks Charitable Foundation ("Foundation") will conduct 50/50 SEAHAWKS RAFFLES at Seattle Seahawks ("Seahawks") home games at Lumen Field.
A 50/50 SEAHAWKS RAFFLE is a raffle wherein ticketed fans to that game can purchase 1 or more tickets depending on the tier selected. A winning ticket entry will be manually drawn and announced during the fourth quarter of the game tickets are purchased. The total prize amount for the winning ticket holder is one-half (or 50%) of the net gambling receipts as the Foundation may deduct up to $2,000 in actual expenses per raffle prior to the prize calculation. The remaining one-half (or 50%) of the receipts is retained by the Foundation to advance its charitable purposes.
All Foundation 50/50 SEAHAWKS RAFFLE tickets, transactions, participants, purchasers and winners are subject to these Official Rules, and to all applicable statutes, rules and regulations, including but not limited to the Revised Code of Washington and the Washington State Gambling Commission rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, and all other applicable rules and regulations adopted by any regulatory and/or enforcement agency having jurisdiction with respect to the activities to which these Official Rules apply.
The 50/50 SEAHAWKS RAFFLE will be operated exclusively by the Foundation.
Ticket Purchase: The Seattle Seahawks Charitable Foundation 50/50 SEAHAWKS RAFFLE fundraisers will be conducted at select Seahawks home games at Lumen Field during the NFL season. Raffle tickets will be sold from the time the stadium gates open (approximately three hours prior to kickoff) until the end of the 3rd quarter. The winning number and total prize amount will be announced in stadium and posted thereafter at seahawks.com/5050. Raffle tickets can be purchased from stationary kiosks and roaming raffle ticket sellers throughout Lumen Field. Each ticket seller will be wearing a 50/50 raffle uniform t-shirt bearing the 50/50 Seahawks Raffle, Seattle Seahawks Charitable Foundation, and Spirit of 12 Partners logos in addition to a nametag with their first name.
Entry: Tickets may be purchased with credit/debit card in United States dollars (U.S. $) as typically follows unless that game involves a special alternative pricing tiers as posted at kiosks:
- 1 ticket entry for $10
- 10 ticket entries for $20
- 50 ticket entries for $50
- 200 ticket entries for $100
Raffle tickets will be sold only in areas where an event ticket is required for admission to the stadium facility to attend the game. Each ticket is a receipt for the purchaser and represents one (1) entry for that game's 50/50 SEAHAWKS RAFFLE and is not eligible for any past or future 50/50 SEAHAWKS RAFFLE drawing. The Foundation is not responsible for printing errors in any raffle-related material or any misdirected, incomplete, lost, late or illegible tickets or other errors or problems that may limit the entrant's ability to participate in or win any 50/50 SEAHAWKS RAFFLE.
False or deceptive entries or acts by the purchaser will render the purchaser ineligible. Entrants may purchase as many tickets as they wish, subject to availability, however the Foundation strongly encourages responsible play. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, call the Washington State Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-800-547-6133 for confidential help 24 hours a day. A raffle ticket is not transferrable or assignable from its purchaser to any other person. All sales of raffle tickets are final; no refunds will be made under any circumstances. Raffle ticket purchases are not tax deductible.
The Foundation has the right to suspend the raffle at any time during the scheduled game due to any unforeseen incidents that result in the Foundation being unable to conduct the 50/50 SEAHAWKS RAFFLE (for example, weather delay, power outage, emergency, or other unforeseeable circumstances). In that case, the raffle ticket sales will terminate and the raffle drawing will be postponed until it is safe to do so. Once a winning ticket is drawn, notice of the winning ticket number will be posted to seahawks.com/5050. The Foundation also reserves the right to terminate raffle sales early if the backlog in ticket printing runs the risk of being unable to conduct a manual draw and announce prior to the end of the game.
Eligibility: The Seattle Seahawks Charitable Foundation 50/50 SEAHAWKS RAFFLE is open to all ticket holders to Seahawks home games who: (i) are eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the date of entry; (ii) are physically present at Lumen Field; and (iii) provide valid government-issued identification. By purchasing a raffle ticket, the entrant agrees to abide by all terms of these Official Rules applicable thereto subject to all federal, state, local and municipal laws and regulations. Some restrictions apply. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.
Seattle Seahawks Charitable Foundation volunteers cannot purchase tickets while working a raffle, however immediate family and household members may participate. No other person affiliated with the Foundation, the Seahawks, First & Goal Inc., or a registered manufacturer and distributor of raffle-related products or services used for the 50/50 SEAHAWKS RAFFLES, including any affiliated person, any employee or agent, or their immediate family member or member of their household, may participate in any 50/50 SEAHAWKS RAFFLE as a raffle ticket purchaser or receive a raffle prize.
Drawing: Every transaction will be electronically tallied. The running net total may be periodically displayed and updated in real time on the scoreboards and video displays and/or at various locations throughout Lumen Field. The winning ticket number will be drawn by hand out of the raffle drum that contains every raffle number on tickets of equal size and shape that has printed and mixed throughout the game as the corresponding raffle tickets were sold throughout Lumen Field. Raffle sales will cease at the end of the 3rd quarter and the manual drawing will occur thereafter with the winner announced during the 4th quarter. Ticket holders need not be present to win. One (1) winner will be chosen out of the pool of purchased tickets for that game. The decisions of the Foundation are final and binding on all matters relating to any raffle.
Winner Notification: The winning ticket number will be posted on seahawks.com/5050. In the case of a discrepancy between the announced number and the actual number, the actual number drawn will be considered to be the valid winning ticket. Your raffle ticket receipt includes the email address firstname.lastname@example.org and the phone number 425-203-8195 that you can contact to learn the winning raffle number at the end of the game. The winning number will also be posted on seahawks.com/5050 within 48 hours following the drawing date. The Foundation has no obligation or means to contact the winning ticket holder directly.
Prize: Each prize is payable via check from the Foundation and the winning amount depends on the sales of the raffle tickets. Each winning prize, in the form of a check, shall be paid to each raffle winner within 24 hours following verification of the potential winner, including such winner providing all documentation required by the Foundation and by applicable law. Each raffle winner will receive one-half (1/2) of the total net receipts collected by the Foundation for the 50/50 SEAHAWKS RAFFLE on the applicable game day. No substitutes for the cash prize will be allowed.
To claim your winning prize, potential winners should email email@example.com with a photo of the winning ticket for additional information on documentation needed and how to present the ticket for verification at 12 Seahawks Way Renton, WA 98056 during office hours of 9am-5pm Monday-Friday. The purchased Seattle Seahawks Charitable Foundation 50/50 SEAHAWKS RAFFLE ticket is the only valid receipt for claiming a prize and must be redeemed in person. The potential raffle winner will be required to submit their valid social security number and appropriate identification to the Foundation and will be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability and Publicity Release and all applicable tax forms.
Failure to submit any identification or failure to return required documents to the Foundation within the specified time period, noncompliance with these Official Rules, or return of any prize or prize notification as undeliverable, may result in disqualification and the prize being forfeited. Any forfeited prize money will be retained by the Foundation. Potential winners may also choose to waive their right to receive a prize at which time the prize from that drawing will be forfeited and the prize money will be retained by the Foundation.
All raffle winners will be subject to the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") rules and regulations regarding gambling winnings. The Foundation must comply with all reporting requirements on the prize amounts imposed by state, local and/or federal laws. Each winner assumes all responsibility for any state, local or federal taxes, fees or other government assessments on the prize amount. Federal tax law requires that a tax withholding on certain raffle prize values must be collected from the winner before distribution of the prize. Each winner is advised to consult their own tax advisor(s) with respect to the liabilities that may arise from winning a prize in the 50/50 SEAHAWKS RAFFLE.
All Seattle Seahawks Charitable Foundation 50/50 SEAHAWKS RAFFLE winners will have until thirty (30) days following the conclusion of the applicable game date to claim their prize. If a prize remains unclaimed after thirty (30) days following the conclusion of the date of the applicable 50/50 SEAHAWKS RAFFLE game date, the unclaimed prize money will be retained by the Foundation.
The Foundation and the Seahawks are not responsible for any lost or stolen 50/50 SEAHAWKS RAFFLE tickets.
REGISTRATION INFORMATION: The Foundation is recognized by the IRS as a Section 501(c)(3) charitable organization and is incorporated under the laws of Washington. It is a separate legal entity from the Seahawks, the legal entity that owns and operates the Seattle Seahawks NFL football franchise, and First & Goal Inc., the legal entity that operates the stadium under Public Stadium Authority oversight. The Foundation is conducting the 50/50 SEAHAWKS RAFFLES at Lumen Field with the permission of First & Goal Inc., but the Foundation is solely responsible for the operation and conduct of 50/50 SEAHAWKS RAFFLES. If you have any questions, please contact the Washington State Gambling Commission at 360-486-3606.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY; DISQUALIFICATION; REMEDIES; OTHER CONDITIONS: By purchasing or attempting to purchase a raffle ticket, purchasers agree to release and hold harmless the Foundation, the Seahawks, First & Goal Inc., the Starbucks Corporation, the other NFL Entities (defined below) and each of their respective parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies, and each of their respective owners, members, shareholders, employees, directors, officers, affiliates, representatives, agents, successors, and assigns (collectively, "Released Parties") against any and all liability claims or actions of any kind whatsoever arising directly or indirectly for injuries (including death), damages or losses to persons and property, which may be sustained in connection with their participation or attempted participation in a 50/50 SEAHAWKS RAFFLE or the receipt or use of any 50/50 SEAHAWKS RAFFLE prize, or while preparing for, participating, in, and/or traveling to any prize-related activity. The Release Parties are not responsible for technical problems or technical malfunction arising in connection with any of the following occurrences which may affect the operation of the Raffle: Hardware or software errors; faulty computer, telephone, cable, satellite, network, electronic or Internet connectivity or other online or network communication problems; errors or limitations of any Internet providers, servers, hosts or other providers; garbled, jumbled or faulty data transmissions; failure of any wifi transmissions to be sent or received; lost, late, delayed or intercepted transmissions; inaccessibility of any Web site in whole or in part for any reason; traffic congestion on the Internet or any Web site; unauthorized human or non-human intervention of the operation of the Raffle, including without limitation, unauthorized tampering, hacking, theft, virus, bugs, or worms; or destruction of any aspect of the Raffle, or loss, miscount, misdirection, inaccessibility or unavailability of any email account used in connection with the Raffle. Released Parties are not responsible for any typographical errors, any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Raffle. The Foundation, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering within the entry process or otherwise in violation of the Official Rules. The Foundation further reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the 50/50 SEAHAWKS RAFFLE for any reason, including but not limited to if any 50/50 SEAHAWKS RAFFLE is not capable of completion as planned, including but not limited to, infection by tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures of any sort, fraud, or acts of God. Released Parties make no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind concerning any prize and disclaim any implied warranty. Failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules will not constitute a waiver of that provision. All disputes will be resolved under applicable Washington law in the County of King, State of Washington, without reference to its conflicts of law principles.
Any attempt to deliberately damage or undermine the legitimate operation of any 50/50 SEAHAWKS RAFFLE may be in violation of criminal and civil laws and will result in disqualification from participation in the 50/50 SEAHAWKS RAFFLE. Should such an attempt be made, the Foundation reserves the right to seek remedies and damages (including attorneys' fees) to the fullest extent of the law, including criminal prosecution.
A raffle purchaser's sole and exclusive remedy for any claim against the Foundation arising out of the sale of 50/50 SEAHAWKS RAFFLE tickets or the conduct of the 50/50 SEAHAWKS RAFFLE shall be limited to the return of the purchase price paid for their raffle ticket(s). In no event will the Released Parties be liable to any party or ticket purchaser for 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 damages.
PUBLICITY RELEASE: By accepting a prize, recipient (a) agrees that the Foundation, the Seahawks and the NFL Entities (as defined below) will have no liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless by winner(s) against, any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or loss of property, or damages of any kind to persons or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation in the Raffle; from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of prize, (b) grants (and agrees to confirm grant in writing promptly upon request) to the Foundation, the Seahawks and the NFL Entities and those acting under their respective authority, the right to the use of their name, photograph, likeness, voice, image, statements and biographical information, at any time or times, for advertising, trade, publicity and promotional purposes in any media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, including the World Wide Web without review, notification or approval, and additional compensation, unless prohibited by law.
GOVERNING LAW: 50/50 SEAHAWKS RAFFLES and these Official Rules are governed by and will be construed in accordance with Washington state law, without reference to its conflicts of law principles.
QUESTIONS: If you have any questions, please contact the Seattle Seahawks Charitable Foundation at (425) 203-8195.
NFL ENTITIES: The National Football League, its member professional football clubs, including but not limited to the Football Northwest LLC d/b/a Seattle Seahawks, NFL Ventures, Inc., NFL Properties LLC, NFL Enterprises LLC, NFL Productions LLC, and NFL International LLC and each of their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, shareholders, officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees (collectively, the "NFL Entities") will have no liability or responsibility for any claim arising in connection with participation in this raffle or any prize awarded. The NFL Entities have not offered or sponsored this sweepstakes in any way.
EFFECTIVE DATE: These Official Rules are effective Sept 1, 2022.