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600 Million Dogs Laguna Niguel Dream Home Raffle, Official Rules and Regulations

600 Million Dogs Need You, 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 600 Million Dogs Need You raffle are set forth below. By purchasing a raffle ticket the purchaser agrees to be bound by these rules and regulations. 600 Million Dogs Need You interpretation and application of the rules and regulations shall be final.

The Grand Prize Drawing for 600 Million Dogs Need You Laguna Niguel Dream Home Raffle will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2015. Tickets will not be sold after July 23, 2015. An independent raffle auditor will supervise the drawing. Prize winners do not need to be present to win.

In the event less than 90,000 tickets are sold the grand prize winner will be awarded an amount equal to 50% of the total ticket proceeds received by 600 Million Dogs Need You minus all costs and expenses paid or incurred by 600 Million Dogs Need You in connection with the raffle. 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. 600 Million Dogs Need You takes no responsibility for any tax liabilities. Consult your tax adviser. 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 600 MILLION DOGS NEED YOU WILL HOLD ENTRANT AND WINNER INFORMATION IN CONFIDENCE AS OUTLINED IN OUR PRIVACY POLICY AND (3) THAT THEIR NAMES AND/OR LIKENESSES WILL NOT BE DISCLOSED TO AND USED BY THE NEWS MEDIA AND MAY ONLY BE USED BY 600 MILLION DOGS NEED AT 600 MILLION DOGS SOLE DISCRETION FOR PUBLICITY PURPOSES AND IN LISTS OF PRIZE WINNERS TO BE PUBLISHED ON THE 600 MILLION DOGS NEED YOU RAFFLE WEBSITE. OTHER RULES AND REGULATIONS MAY APPLY. PLEASE CONTACT 600 MILLION DOGS NEED YOU IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS. 600 MILLION DOGS NEED YOU’S INTERPRETATION AND APPLICATION OF THE RULES AND REGULATIONS SHALL BE FINAL.

BY ENTERING THIS RAFFLE, EACH PARTICIPANT RELEASES 600 MILLION DOGS NEED YOU, 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 600 MILLION DOGS NEED YOU 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”.

Tickets:

Tickets are $150 each, 3-packs for $400, or 5-packs for $550. Only one method of payment, one name, and one mailing address are permitted per ticket pack. 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.

Tickets purchased by April 16, 2015, will be eligible for the Early Bird Drawing 1 (drawing date on or about April 18, 2015). Tickets purchased by May 7, 2015, will be eligible for the Early Bird Drawing 2 (drawing date on or about May 9, 2015). Tickets purchased by June 18, 2015, will be eligible for the Early Bird Drawing 3 (drawing date on or about June 20, 2015). All such tickets, including all winning tickets from Early Bird Drawings, will be included in applicable subsequent drawings as well as the Grand Prize Drawing. No more than a total of 90,000 tickets will be sold during the raffle.

600 Million Dogs Need You 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 600 Million Dogs Need You. Prior to the Grand Prize Drawing, 600 Million Dogs Need You 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 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 Early Bird Drawings must be received and/or purchased by the indicated deadline. Any orders received after these deadlines will be held for the subsequent drawings, if applicable and Grand Prize Drawing. 600 Million Dogs Need You 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 600 MILLION DOGS NEED YOU LIVING BREACH SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE RETURN OF THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID FOR HIS OR HER RAFFLE TICKET(S). IN NO EVENT SHALL 600 MILLION DOGS NEED YOU, 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 877-234-1550 or you may mail it to DDHR, PO Box 2720, Napa CA 94558 or call 1-888-806-0887 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. Any entry form submitted by email will be rejected. All entries must include payment by check, money order or credit card. 600 Million Dogs Need You reserves the right to reject any entry form that is submitted with payment that does not constitute “good funds.” No other refunds are available except in the exclusive discretion of 600 Million Dogs Need You. 600 Million Dogs Need You 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 600 Million Dogs Need You Dream House Raffle Grand Prize Drawing will be held on July 25, 2015 from all eligible raffle tickets. Winners need not be present to win. 600 Million Dogs Need You will conduct the Early Bird drawings on April 16, 2015 (Early Bird Drawing 1), May 9, 2015 (Early Bird Drawing 2), June 20, 2015 (Early Bird Drawing 3). The Bonus Multi-Ticket Drawing and Refer-A-Friend Drawing (See Bonus Drawings) will be held on July 25, 2015. The Early Bird Drawings, Bonus Multi-Ticket Drawing, Refer-A-Friend Drawing, Bonus Ticket Drawings and Grand Prize Drawing will be held under the supervision of an independent raffle auditor. Winners will be notified according to the contact information provided to 600 Million Dogs Need You at the time of ticket purchase. If the grand prize winner cannot be located by 5:00 p.m., August 15, 2015 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 600 Million Dogs Need You raffle website, a list of winners may be obtained from 600 Million Dogs Need You or by sending a self-address, stamped envelope to DDHR, PO Box 2720, Napa CA 94558 within two weeks of the drawing.

In order to collect his or her prize, a ticket winner may be required to sign and deliver to 600 Million Dogs Need You: (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 600 Million Dogs Need You 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 600 Million Dogs Need You) for tax withholding purposes.

Eligibility:

Anyone 18 years of age or older and a U.S. resident physically residing in the United States and DC may enter. 600 Million Dogs Need You 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.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I DIE BEFORE I RECEIVE MY PRIZE?

In the event of a prize winner’s death, representatives of the estate will need to contact the DDHR office in order to begin the process of transitioning payments to the beneficiaries.  If there is no Beneficiary Designation on file at the time of your death, DDHR will make payments pursuant to established DDHR procedures or as ordered by the court.  Designating beneficiaries for your prize payments simplifies the process for transferring prize payments to your heirs.  You may obtain a Beneficiary Designation Form from the DDHR Office.

Prizes:

The Grand Prize is the home located in Laguna Niguel and referred to in all raffle materials. Alternatively, the Grand Prize winner may elect a onetime $2,000,000 cash payment (except as stated below) or annuity payment. If the home is not available due to circumstances outside of the control of 600 Million Dogs Need You, as determined by 600 Million Dogs Need You, the Grand Prize Winner will instead have no election as stated above and a cash payment (except as stated below) will be awarded. A minimum of 90,000 tickets must be sold by July 23,, 2015 for the Grand Prize Winner to have a choice of the House, or a $2,000,000 cash payment alternate prize. If fewer than 90,000 tickets are sold by July 23, 2015, the raffle will be held as scheduled, and all prizes will be awarded based on “Raffle Proceeds” as a onetime cash payment or deferred annuity payment.  The Grand Prize Winner will receive 50% of the Net Raffle Proceeds paid as a onetime cash payment or annuity payment, not to exceed $2,000,000. Net Raffle Proceeds will be calculated based on 600 Million Dogs Need You accounting, which shall be final and conclusive with respect to the Grand Prize Winner. For these purposes “Net Raffle Proceeds” are defined as the balance of funds left after paying all other prizes, all raffle expenses and all expenses for the House. At the option of 600 Million Dogs Need You, the drawing date for the grand prize may take place earlier if all raffle tickets have been sold.

All vehicles come base model factory equipped and winner(s) are also solely responsible for any and all state or local license, title, registration, cost differential between the value of the car and the cash alternate prize, 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 winners of vehicles must make an election between the vehicle and the alternative cash payment no later than 5:00 p.m. on the fifth business day after the drawing. All vehicles are subject to availability at the automobile dealer selected by 600 Million Dogs Need You and may be substituted with a comparable vehicle by 600 Million Dogs Need You or with the cash alternate prize.

Vacation travel prizes are for two economy round trip tickets from a San Francisco airport (SFO, Oakland and San Jose) to the destination city and for one double occupancy standard hotel room in the destination city or cities for two nights. All vacation and travel prizes are subject to space and availability. All gratuities, taxes and fees are the responsibility of the winner and each vacation prize has a maximum value of five 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 or with the cash alternate prize.

Early Bird Drawings:

Early Bird Drawing 1:

  • 1st Prize: 2015 VOLT OR $15,000
  • 2nd Prize: Ireland Escape
  • 3rd Prize: Adventure to Rome
  • 4th Prize:  Choose  Your Championship
  • 5th Prize: Celebrity Cruise
  • 6th Prize: Country Music’s Biggest Awards Night
  • 7th Prize: Cult Winemakers
  • 8th Prize: Fighter Pilot for a Day

Early Bird Drawing 2:

  • 1st Prize: $10,000
  • 2nd  Prize:  Ireland Escape
  • 3rd Prize:  Adventure to Rome
  • 4th Prize:  Choose Your Championship
  • 5th Prize:  Celebrity Cruise
  • 6th Prize:  Country Music’s Biggest Awards Night
  • 7th Prize:  Cult Winemakers
  • 8th Prize:  Fighter Pilot for a Day

Early Bird Drawing 3:

  • 1st Prize: $10,000
  • 2nd   Prize:  Ireland Escape
  • 3rd Prize:  Adventure to Rome
  • 4th Prize:  Choose Your Championship
  • 5th Prize:  Celebrity Cruise
  • 6th Prize:  Country Music’s Biggest Awards Night
  • 7th Prize:  Cult Winemakers
  • 8th Prize:  Fighter Pilot for a day

Grand Prize Drawing:

  • Grand Prize: The Dream Home or $2,000,000 onetime cash option*
  • 2nd Prize:  $50,000
  • 3rd Prize:  $10,000
  • 4th Prize:  Ireland Adventure
  • 5th Prize:  Escape to Rome
  • 6th Prize:  Choose Your Championship
  • 7th Prize:  Celebrity Cruise
  • 8th Prize:  Country Music’s Biggest Awards Night
  • 9th Prize:  Cult Winemakers
  • 10th Prize:  Fighter Pilot for a Day
  • 11 Prize:  Samsung UN65H8000
  • 299 more prizes – Electronics

Bonus Drawings:

Multi-Ticket Drawing

  • Prize: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray or $40,000 cash

Any individual who buys three or more tickets will be entered into the Multi-Ticket Drawing, subject to the following; to be eligible entrants must purchase three or more tickets during the same purchase, using one method of payment, using the same name on each ticket, and the same mailing address for each eligible ticket. For each eligible ticket purchased, a corresponding eligible ticket will be added into the Multi-Ticket Drawing. Three tickets purchased will have three tickets entered into the Multi-Ticket Drawing. Four tickets purchased will have four tickets entered into the Multi-Ticket Drawing, etc. Multiple tickets purchased at the same time are eligible for discounts. 3-packs are available for $400 and 5-packs are available for $550.

Refer-A-Friend Drawing

  • Prize: A destination trip for two plus $2,000 per person for the person with the winning ticket and friend that referred.

For every person who purchases a ticket and provides your name at the time of purchase, you will receive one ticket entry specifically for the Refer-A-Friend Drawing. If two people you refer each purchase a separate ticket, you will receive two entries, if three people you refer each purchase separate tickets, you will receive three entries, etc. Drawing will be held at the time of the Grand Prize Drawing.

Bonus Ticket Drawing #1

  • 1st Prize:   Three pack of tickets
  • 2nd Prize:  Three pack of tickets
  • 3rd Prize:  Three pack of tickets
  • 4th Prize:  Three pack of tickets
  • 5th Prize:  Three pack of tickets

Bonus Ticket Drawing #2

  • 1st Prize:  Three pack of tickets
  • 2nd Prize: Three pack of tickets
  • 3rd Prize:  Three pack of tickets
  • 4th Prize:  Three pack of tickets
  • 5th Prize:  Three pack of tickets

Bonus Ticket Drawing #3

  • 1st Prize:   Three pack of tickets
  • 2nd Prize:  Three pack of tickets
  • 3rd Prize:  Three pack of tickets
  • 4th Prize:  Three pack of tickets
  • 5th Prize:  Three pack of tickets

Bonus Ticket Drawing #4

  • 1st Prize:   Three pack of tickets
  • 2nd Prize:  Three pack of tickets
  • 3rd Prize:  Three pack of tickets
  • 4th Prize:  Three pack of tickets
  • 5th Prize:  Three pack of tickets

General Terms and Conditions:

The House, if selected, will be transferred to the Grand Prize winner “AS IS, WHERE IS, AND WITH ALL FAULTS”. 600 MILLION DOGS NEED YOU DOES NOT PROVIDE ANY GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THE HOUSE AND ACCEPTS NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY REGARDING THE CONSTRUCTION OR CONDITION OF THE HOUSE. 600 MILLION DOGS NEED YOU DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE HOUSE IS OF MERCANTILE QUALITY OR THAT IT CAN BE USED FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES ARE GIVEN AND NO AFFIRMATION OF 600 MILLION DOGS NEED YOU BY WORDS AND/OR ACTIONS WILL CONSTITUTE A WARRANTY.

At the time of closing, all federal and state income taxes based on the value of the House will be due from the Grand Prize Winner. If the Grand Prize Winner selects the annuity or the onetime cash payment instead of the House as well as winners of Early Bird Prizes, Multi-Ticket Prizes, Refer-A-Friend Prizes all appropriate and required federal and state taxes will be withheld by 600 Million Dogs Need You in accordance with federal and state law and 600 Million Dogs Need You will remit the balance of the cash prizes to the winners. 600 Million Dogs Need You makes no guarantee that the Grand Prize Winner will be able to sell the House for a particular value, nor is there any guarantee that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will accept that value of the house for the purpose of determining any income tax that may be due from the winner. 600 Million Dogs Need You takes no responsibility for any tax liabilities. Consult your tax advisor.

ANY CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE CONTRACT, OR THE BREACH THEREOF, SHALL BE SETTLED BY BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION (PURSUANT TO ITS EXPEDITED PROCEDURES) UNDER ITS COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION RULES, AND JUDGMENT ON THE AWARD RENDERED BY THE ARBITRATOR MAY BE ENTERED IN ANY COURT HAVING JURISDICTION THEREOF.  IF AN IN-PERSON HEARING IS TO BE HELD PARTIES AGREE TO HOLD THE HEARING IN NAPA, CA.

Registration with the State of California:

By letter from the Attorney General’s office, 600 Million Dogs Need You has registered with the Department of Justice under Raffle Registration Number RF0002975. The official registration and financial information regarding 600 Million Dogs Need You can be obtained from the Attorney General’s website [at www.ag.ca.gov/charities]. Registration does not imply endorsement.

How To Enter

Enter-By-Phone

Enter By Phone: 888-806-0887

 

Enter-by-Mail

Enter By Mail

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Enter-by-Fax

Enter By Fax: 888-934-4321

 

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