WheelsUp Raffle Official Rules

WheelsUp is a fundraiser for Meals on Wheels of Greater Lynchburg.

This is a raffle for charity and winners are responsible for any applicable taxes.

The Raffle
Meals on Wheels of Greater Lynchburg (MOW), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organized under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, is conducting a destination raffle. Winners will receive a check for $1,000.00 from Meals on Wheels, Inc., and a $2,500 travel voucher from Travel Lovers (19129 Forest Road, Lynchburg, VA 24502, Phone: 434-385-5192, info@travellovers.com) to be used for accommodations and amenities at a destination of their choice. For promotional purposes, the destination and amenities listed on the website are equivalent $2,500 values that the winner could book. While the prizes may be referred to as “trips”, no transportation to or from the destination is included, except as listed with the descriptions. Winners must provide his/her own transportation to the destinations.

How to Enter
Go to WheelsUpLYH.org and click on the link to purchase the Raffle ticket(s). Complete the purchase by filling out the entry information requested, i.e., email address, first and last name, home address, and phone number, and paying the non-refundable ticket price. Tickets must be filled out in the name of a single-individual. There is no limit to the number of tickets an individual may purchase. A donation to MOW will not increase your odds of winning.

Tickets can be purchased online via the MOW website, www. WheelsUpLYH.org, payable by credit card, beginning September 1, 2023, through 8am EDT, September 29, 2023.

The purchase price for one raffle ticket is $110. All entry purchases are final and non-refundable.

A maximum of one hundred (100) raffle tickets are available to be sold for each destination. Once 100 tickets are sold, raffle sales will be discontinued for that location. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries.

Anyone purchasing a raffle ticket agrees to be bound by the following rules and restrictions. Additionally, by purchasing a ticket, the entrant certifies that they are 18 years of age or older. No tickets will be sold to persons who have not reached the age of 18 as of September 29, 2023, the date of the drawing.

MOW employees and their immediate household/families are not eligible to win.

The name associated with the ticket stub will be deemed the winner if the ticket is selected in the drawing. Any unsold tickets at the time of the drawing will be voided. Ticket stubs and unsold tickets will be maintained in the possession of MOW for a period of three (3) years.

Accommodations, Restrictions, Black-out Dates, Prize Details
Raffle winners will receive the cash portion of the prize upon receipt by MOW of a properly executed Form W-9. The destination portion of the prize may be used by winner at any time prior to and including December 31, 2024; however, black-out dates and booking restrictions may apply.

The winners of each destination will receive instructions to contact Travel Lovers to book their destination to either the advertised destination or to another destination of their choice, up to the Travel Lovers voucher of $2,500. Travel vouchers must be used for hotel accommodations and amenities and have no cash value.

Photos and links to destinations on the website are representative only and are not necessarily the destinations to which winner will ultimately travel. Given the uncertainty of travel under the current circumstances, MOW chose to offer the flexibility to winners of choosing destinations which are available for the dates of winners’ actual travel period.

Selection of Winner, Notification, and Acceptance
The winners of the raffle will be determined by random drawing. The winners of the raffle will be announced immediately upon drawing, held on September 29, 2023, at approximately noon EST. The winning information will be posted on the WheelsUp! and the MOW websites (www.WheelsUpLYH.org, and www.mealsonwheelslynchburg.org). MOW also reserves the right to post the winning information on our social media sites (Facebook and Instagram). Purchasers do not need to be present to win and will be contacted via email and/or phone within 3 business days. A check payable to the winner for $1,000 will be disbursed upon receipt by MOW of a properly executed Form W-9.

Winner agrees to all raffle rules and restrictions as stated herein and posted on our website, as well as any rules printed on the ticket. Winner agrees to allow MOW to publish their name and photograph(s) on the WheelsUp! and MOW websites, and social media sites (Facebook and Instagram).

Winner will assume and be responsible for all Federal, State and Local taxes, including but not limited to all applicable sales, use, luxury, income, and special taxes associated with winning a raffle. MOW specifically disclaims all expressed or implied warranties, including, and without limitations, warranties of merchantability. The raffle winner must claim the prize within thirty (30) days of the drawing. If the winner does not claim the prize within thirty (30) days of the drawing, by responding to telephonic, email or other written notice from MOW or otherwise, or if the prize is refused by the winner, the prize will be forfeited and the total proceeds raised through the sale of the raffle tickets shall remain the property of MOW, and used to fulfill its exempt purpose.

If more than one name is noted as purchaser of a ticket, the first listed name shall be the purchaser. MOW shall, will and can have no obligation for payment or delivery of any prize to any person other than the purchaser. It is the sole responsibility of the purchaser to allocate any such prize among the participants in any multiple party entries.

Participation Disclaimer
By entering this Raffle, the winner agrees to be bound by these Rules of Play and assumes all liability for any injury or damages caused or claimed to be caused by participation in the Raffle and/or the acceptance and/or use of any Prize and release the Sponsor and each of its respective owners, affiliates, officers, directors, and employees, from any such liability. Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use winner’s name and address for purposes of advertising promotion and publicity without compensation. The winner is solely responsible for reporting and payment of any taxes on the Prize. The Sponsor assumes no responsibility for the winner’s tax obligations and suggests the winner consult a tax advisor.

Any drawing may be postponed due to weather, or any state of emergency declared by the Governor of Virginia, or the President of the United States. In such event, a new date, place, and time for the drawing will be determined by MOW, which will be announced on MOW's website and in social media.

Claims, Disputes, and Liability
As described above, if a dispute arises regarding who submitted an entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the person in whose name the entry was made.

By entering this Raffle, each entrant agrees that (i) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Raffle, the drawing or the Prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (ii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs, directly or indirectly associated with entering this Raffle, but in no event will attorneys’ fees be awarded or recoverable; and (iii) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby knowingly and expressly waives all rights to, any damages other than actual out-of-pocket expenses.

The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. If any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. In no event shall the Sponsor be liable for any consequential, special, indirect, incidental or punitive damages, even if it has been advised of the possibility of the damages.

If, for any reason the Raffle is not capable of being conducted as planned due to any cause beyond the control of Sponsor, including but not limited to any event or cause which corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the promotion, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Raffle and disqualify any individual who may have caused any such problem. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any theft or destruction, unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction, unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries. Sponsor is not responsible for any problem or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or provider, computer equipment, software, failure of any entry to be received by Sponsor on account of technical problems or delays, including any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this Raffle. Any attempt by any person to deliberately damage the website or undermine the legitimate operations of the Raffle is in violation of criminal and civil law and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Any and all disputes, claims and controversies concerning this raffle shall be submitted to and resolved by binding arbitration, to be conducted under arbitration rules in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

This Raffle is not intended to be used for gambling purposes. If it is determined that a participant is using the Raffle for gambling purposes, he/she will be disqualified. If you have a gambling problem and need assistance, please contact the Virginia Council on Problem Gambling or the National Council on Problem Gambling at 1-800-522-4700. All Federal, State, Local and Municipal laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited.

For additional information, please contact Meals on Wheels of Greater Lynchburg at: info@mealsonwheelslynchburg.org.

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