PLEASE ONLY SUBMIT A WINNING TICKET INQUIRY FORM IF EACH LETTER AND
NUMBER ON YOUR TICKET MATCHES THE RESPECTIVE WINNING NUMBER
Fans are invited to test their luck by purchasing tickets for the 50/50 Raffle to benefit the WooSox Foundation, Presented by Fidelity Bank. Tickets are sold nightly throughout Polar Park and online until the middle of the 7th inning of each game. The winning number is announced during the end of the 8th inning and posted along with the official rules below. If believe you have a winning ticket, please complete the Winning Ticket Inquiry Form within 30 days of the date of purchase. Once submitted, a representative of the WooSox Foundation will contact you shortly.
OFFICIAL RULES FOR THE 2022 WOOSOX FOUNDATION 50/50 RAFFLE
Effective as of July 4, 2022
OFFICIAL RULES: By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the WooSox Foundation, Inc. (“Foundation”), which shall be binding and final as to all matters related to the 50/50 Raffle (“Raffle”). The Raffle is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws.
SPONSOR: The WooSox Foundation, Inc., 100 Madison Street, Worcester, MA 01608. Nonprofit Tax ID Number 84-4493547.
NET PROCEEDS: The Net Proceeds from the Raffle will be split evenly between the Cash Prize for the entrant holding the winning Raffle ticket (“Winner”) and the Foundation. “Net Proceeds” means the gross receipts from Raffle tickets (“Raffle Tickets”), less 15% of gross receipts to cover the Foundation’s reasonable administrative expenses (including reasonable sums expended for license fees and other reasonable operating expenses directly related to the Raffle). All of the Foundation’s share of the Net Proceeds will benefit the programs operated by the Foundation and charitable donations made by the Foundation, including programs that support education, social justice, conquering cancer, and diamond sports recreation for children and families in in the City of Worcester, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the surrounding New England region.
PRIZES: ONLY ONE WINNER FOR THE CASH PRIZE WILL BE SELECTED FROM AMONGST ALL RAFFLE TICKETS SOLD DURING EACH WOOSOX HOME SERIES FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE 2022 REGULAR SEASON (each, a “Ticket Sales Window”), each of which is listed below:
ONLY ONE CASH PRIZE WINNER FOR EACH TICKET SALES WINDOW. One Winner will receive fifty percent (50%) of the total Net Proceeds sold during each Ticket Sales Window (the “Cash Prize”). For reference, the 2022 Worcester Red Sox (“WooSox”) season schedule with the listing of home games can be found here and remains subject to change.
ELIGIBILITY TO ENTER: During each Ticket Sales Window and subject to all other details specified below, Raffle Tickets may be purchased only by persons 18 years of age or older who are located within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts at the time of purchase, in accordance with these Official Rules. Raffle tickets may NOT be purchased by anyone under the age of 18, regardless of location or method of purchase. Tickets are available for purchase IN PERSON by anyone 18 years and older, regardless of their state of residence. The Raffle ticket sales locations may include Polar Park during WooSox home baseball games during each Ticket Sales Window, and online sales limited to persons located in Massachusetts at the time of purchase. This Raffle is void wherever prohibited by law.
The following persons are NOT ELIGIBLE to participate in the Raffle or to win any Prize: employees, officers, directors, shareholders, members, agents, and consultants of the Foundation, Worcester Red Sox Baseball Club, LLC, TAP 5050 LTD., Professional Sports Catering, LLC, Fidelity Bank, any MLB Entity (as defined below), and any Foundation volunteers or staff with respect to a Raffle held during a game or other event at which the person is assisting (collectively, the “Ineligible Parties”), and any parent, subsidiary, affiliated entity, advertising agency, promotion agency and immediate family members of any Ineligible Party. “Immediate family members” means spouses, parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren, and siblings (and any of their respective spouses) of an Ineligible Party. The “MLB Entities” shall mean MLB Professional Development Leagues LLC, the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball (“BOC”), MLB Advanced Media, L.P., Major League Baseball Properties, Inc., The MLB Network, LLC, the Major League Baseball Clubs (“Clubs”), each of their parent, subsidiary, affiliated, and related entities, any entity which, now or in the future, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with the Clubs or the BOC, and the owners, general and limited partners, shareholders, directors, officers, employees and agents of the foregoing entities (each, an “MLB Entity”).
PURCHASING RAFFLE ENTRIES: The minimum purchase price for a Raffle ticket is $5. The price points for Raffle tickets are as follows: 3 tickets, or chances to win, for $5, 10 tickets for $10; 75 tickets for $20; or 200 tickets for $40; provided, however, that prices may be modified from time to time for special promotions. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase in person by eligible persons (see “ELIGIBILITY TO ENTER” above). Official Rules are available at points of sale within Polar Park and should be read before ticket purchase. They will also be posted on www.woosoxfoundation.org/raffle.
There are two methods of entering the Raffle: (1) in person, and (2) online at www.woosoxfoundation.org/raffle.
In Person: Tickets are available for purchase IN PERSON by anyone 18 years and older, REGARDLESS OF THEIR STATE OF RESIDENCE. The Raffle ticket sales locations include Polar Park during WooSox home baseball games during each Ticket Sales Window, and online sales limited to persons located in Massachusetts at the time of purchase, and other locations as determined by the Foundation.
Entry, regardless of the method, is void outside of Massachusetts and where prohibited by law, rule, or regulation.
RAFFLE TICKETS ARE NONDEDUCTIBLE: No portion of the Raffle ticket price may be deducted as a charitable contribution for federal income tax purposes.
NUMBER OF RAFFLE TICKETS: There is no minimum number of $5, $10, $20, or $40 tickets that must be sold.
TRANSFER OF RAFFLE ENTRIES: Persons who purchase Raffle tickets at Polar Park or other designated in-person sales locations may opt to give away their Raffle tickets to others, but in doing so they give up any claim they might otherwise have to the Prizes if they surrender a winning Raffle ticket. Raffle tickets purchased in person may be given away to persons who are under 18 years of age, but only individuals who are 18 years of age or older may claim or win a Prize. The Raffle is being conducted pursuant to a raffle permit issued to the Foundation by the City of Worcester. Purchasers of Raffle tickets may not re-sell their Raffle tickets to other parties, and may not knowingly give such Raffle tickets away to others for the purpose of allowing those other parties to re-sell such Raffle tickets. All Raffle tickets which have been resold in violation of these Official Rules shall be void. All individuals who re-sell Raffle tickets in violation of these Official Rules shall be ineligible to participate in the Raffle or to win the Prize.
DRAWINGS: Potential winners will be selected in random computer generated drawings from among all eligible entries received as of the conclusion of each Ticket Sales Window (the “Drawings”). There will be only ONE Cash Prize drawing from all Raffle entries purchased during the Ticket Sales Window. Drawing for the Cash Prize will be held at approximately 12:00 PM (Noon) EST on the Monday immediately following the conclusion of each Ticket Sales Window (as specified in the last column of the table on page 1 of these Rules). If the computer-generated equipment fails, the drawings will be done manually for that drawing’s Raffle ticket sales. The winning ticket numbers will also be posted on www.woosoxfoundation.org/raffle within 24 hours of the applicable drawing and will remain posted on the website for 30 calendar days. As provided below under “POTENTIAL WINNERS MUST CONTACT THE FOUNDATION,” owners of winning Raffle ticket numbers have 30 calendar days from the date of the applicable drawing to claim their Prize. Purchasers forfeit their prize if they do not present the winning ticket to the Foundation within 30 calendar days. Forfeited prizes will be retained by the Foundation for charitable use. The Foundation shall have no obligation to and shall not contact potential winners.
WOOSOX GAME POSTPONEMENT: In the event that any WooSox home game (single game or doubleheader) scheduled during a Ticket Sales Window is postponed prior to the completion of 4 innings, the Ticket Sales Window shall not be extended and shall conclude at the end of the current WooSox home series, regardless of whether or not the postponed game is held during that series (e.g., as part of a doubleheader). For clarification, if a WooSox home game is rescheduled for a subsequent home series later during the 2022 season, then that rescheduled game will be included in the applicable future Ticket Sales Window that corresponds to that later home series.
POTENTIAL WINNERS MUST CONTACT THE FOUNDATION: Owners of eligible entries need not be present in person at the Drawing in order to win. Potential Winners must contact the Foundation via the form here to begin the process required to claim their prize no later than 30 calendar days after the winning number was selected and by appearing in person at the Foundation’s offices at Polar Park, 100 Madison Street, Worcester, MA 01608 with their winning Raffle ticket weekdays between the hours of 11:00 a.m. ET and 3:00 p.m. ET, or by sending an email containing that potential winner’s contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org during same timeframe to make arrangements so the Foundation may inspect and verify each claimant’s Raffle ticket. Tickets must be presented within 30 calendar days for visual inspection and validation.
DETERMINATION OF OFFICIAL WINNER(S): The Foundation shall have the sole discretion to determine whether each winner who has contacted the Foundation to begin the process required to claim their prize (“Potential Winner”) is an official winner of a Prize (an “Official Winner”). The Foundation’s decision concerning the identity of all Official Winners shall be final and binding. To become an Official Winner: (1) a Potential Winner must be eligible to participate in the Raffle under these Official Rules and must not be in violation of these Official Rules as determined in the Foundation’s sole judgment; (2) that Potential Winner must contact the Foundation by the deadline specified above under “POTENTIAL WINNERS MUST CONTACT THE FOUNDATION”; (3) that Potential Winner’s winning entry must be inspected and verified in person by the Foundation by the deadline specified above; (4) that Potential Winner must execute and return to the Foundation an affidavit of eligibility on a form to be provided by the Foundation before prize is awarded; and (5) that Potential Winner must provide the Foundation with all tax identification information required by federal, state or local law and, where applicable, provide the Foundation with payment for any required withholding taxes due prior to that Potential Winner’s receipt of the Prize. If for any reason whatsoever all of the foregoing requirements are not satisfied with respect to a particular Potential Winner, or if the Foundation is unable for any reason to identify the holder of a winning Raffle Ticket or to contact a Potential Winner, then that Potential Winner’s Prize will be deemed forfeited and, the Prize will be retained by the Foundation for charitable use.
The Foundation shall use the following rules to determine the identity of any Potential Winner and of the Official Winner of each Prize: the Foundation shall conclusively presume that the person who is in possession of that Raffle ticket is the lawful owner of that Raffle ticket and that ticket’s winning number, and the Foundation shall not make, nor have any duty to make, any inquiry whatsoever into the circumstances under which that person came into possession of such winning Raffle ticket. In the unlikely event that an error or problem in the administration of the Raffle results in 2 or more Raffle ticket purchasers holding winning Raffle tickets that contain identical ticket numbers, then the person who has record of the earliest ticket purchase shall be deemed to hold the winning entry.
AWARD OF PRIZES TO OFFICIAL WINNERS: The Prizes will be awarded to the Potential Winners who have been designated by the Foundation as Official Winners (with no more than one Winner per each Ticket Sales Window). The one (1) Cash Prize per Ticket Sales Window will be sent to the applicable Official Winner via check within 30 business days of the applicable Official Winner delivering their winning Raffle ticket and all required tax and identification information to a Foundation representative. For security and safety reasons, no cash payments will be made to winners.
TAXES: All federal, state, and local income taxes are the sole responsibility of each Raffle winner. The taxable value of the Prizes will be treated as gambling winnings to the winners for federal and state income tax purposes, and the Internal Revenue Service takes the position that no portion of the ticket price will qualify as a charitable contribution for federal income tax purposes. Each winner will be required by law to pre-pay a portion of the tax liability incurred in connection with his/her receipt of the Prize before receiving his/her Prize from the Foundation. (See “DETERMINATION OF OFFICIAL WINNERS” above.)
GENERAL CONDITIONS: The Released Parties (defined below under “RELEASE OF LIABILITY”) are not responsible for: (1) Entries which are stolen, lost, damaged, illegible, given away, or no longer in the purchaser’s possession, (2) Entries that have been or may have been tampered with or re-sold in violation of these Official Rules; (3) Entries or payments that are delayed, misdirected, lost, interrupted, undelivered, not fully captured, or garbled as a result of any failure or problem whatsoever with the availability, functionality, operability, or use of any network, server, ISP, website, computer, telephone, cable or satellite modem or connection, app, website, hand held mobile device, computer hardware or software, or any other computer equipment or connection, whether or not caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by viruses, worms, or malfunctions affecting a network, server ISP or any equipment or programming used in or associated with the Raffle; (4) any other errors of any kind, whether human, typographical, printing, mechanical, or electronic in nature, which relate to or are connected with the Raffle (collectively, as described in clauses (1) through (4), “Errors”), including without limitation Errors in Raffle-related materials or in the administration of the Raffle, such as Errors in processing Entries, identifying Potential Winners, determining Official Winner, or announcing or delivering Prize. If any portion of the Raffle is compromised, in the Foundation’s sole judgment, by a virus, worm, bug, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the Foundation’s sole judgment, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Raffle, or the proper submission or capture of Entries (collectively, a “Compromising Event”), then the Foundation reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend, modify, or terminate the Raffle, and to select winner from all eligible, non-suspect Entries received before the known occurrence or discovery of such Comprising Event. All entry purchases shall be final, and no refunds or replacements will be issued by the Foundation. The Foundation has sole and final decision on admissibility of entries and the determination of prize winner.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY: Entrants, by participating in the Raffle, agree that the Foundation, Worcester Red Sox Baseball Club, LLC, TAP 5050 LTD., Fidelity Bank, each of their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, partners, and advertising and promotion agencies, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives, shareholders, members, consultants and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) will have no liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless by entrants against, any and all claims, demands, injuries, losses, liabilities, cost, expenses, or damages of any kind, including damages for death, personal injury, property damage, or property loss, or other harm related to or resulting from, whether in whole or in part or directly or indirectly, participation in this Raffle, the acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any entry or Prize, the rules and their application thereof, all means of ticket sales including online ticket sales, Raffle process, and/or winning ticket selection.
PUBLICITY RELEASE: Each Official Winner, by accepting his/her Prize, grants the Foundation and the Foundation’s designees and affiliates, including the Foundation and Worcester Red Sox Baseball Club, LLC, full permission, except where legally prohibited, to use that Official Winner’s name, address (city and state only), photograph, voice and/or other likeness and Prize information for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further compensation and without notice, review, or approval, in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, and on the Internet and world wide web, in perpetuity.
COPYRIGHT: All Raffle materials are copyrighted by the Foundation, and may not be copied, reproduced, or used for any purpose without the Foundation’s express prior written consent.
GOVERNING LAW; SEVERABILITY: The Raffle and these Official Rules shall be subject to and governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. If a court of competent jurisdiction finds that any provision of these Official Rules, or their application to a particular persons or circumstances, is invalid or unenforceable to any extent, then the remainder of these Official Rules, and the application of all of these Official Rules to other persons or circumstances, shall not be affected by that determination, and shall remain enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law. DEPOSITING RAFFLE TICKETS OR RELATED MATERIALS IN THE FEDERAL MAILS IS A VIOLATION OF FEDERAL LAW AND COULD LEAD TO CRIMINAL PENALTIES.