Raffle Rules

Raffle Rules

  1. You must be 18 years of age or older and a current Member of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America (MBCA) to purchase tickets. You must be a current Member at the time of the drawing to be eligible to win.
  2. Credit and debit cards accepted. U.S. Members only may pay by check/money order in U.S. funds. Checks must be exclusively for the payment of the ticket(s) and not include other purchases or renewal payments
  3. This offer is void where prohibited by law.
  4. An Official Order form, or copy thereof, must be used to purchase tickets when ordering by mail.  Order forms have been mailed to all members and are also available upon request from the National Business Office (NBO) or at www.mbca.org.  Mail order form requests to: Raffle, 1907 Lelaray Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80909.
  5. Ticket orders must be received no later than December 4, 2019. Ticket orders and checks arriving after December 4, 2019, will be returned to sender.
  6. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase.  There are no refunds.
  7. Tickets will only be issued in the name of the Primary Member listed in the MBCA membership files and does not include Associate Members.  Prizes will be awarded on the same basis.  Winning tickets cannot be assigned, transferred or sold. Membership must be current at the time of the drawing.
  8. Paid staff, contractors of MBCA and The Star® magazine, their immediate families and household members may not participate in the Raffle.
  9. Odds of winning will be based on the number of tickets sold.
  10. Prize winners must complete a form from the NBO and return it within 45 days of the mailing of written notification of winning.
  11. The drawing will be held and certified at 444 Church Street, Flint, MI 48502 at 10:30 a.m. EDT on December 12, 2019.  Any MBCA member may attend the drawing; attendance is not required to win.  Results will be posted at www.mbca.org.
  12. The raffle is sponsored by MBCA, International Stars Section and ticket requests are subject to its acceptance.  This Raffle is licensed under the laws of the State of Michigan. License Number R55182.
  13. A minimum of 4,450 tickets MUST BE SOLD to award prizes. 1st place will receive $56,200 less 25% tax-withholdings; 2nd place will received $44,500 less 25% tax-withholdings; 3rd place will received $10,500, less 25% tax-withholdings. The 1st and 2nd prize winners will shop for their vehicle at the dealership of their choice. The 3rd prize will recieve a check that may be appliced towards the registration of a 2020 German trip. If fewer than 4,450 tickets are sold, the 1st prize will receive 50% of one-half (50%) of the gross raffle ticket sales; 2nd prize will receive 40% of one-half (50%) fo the gross raffle ticket sales; and 3rd prize will receive 10% of one-half (50%) of the gross raffle ticket sales - less Federal withholding of 25%, or at least $5,000 (less withholding).

    If the winner is a Michigan resident there will be an additional withholding of 4.25%.

  14. 1st and 2nd prize winners will select the vehicle of their choice at the Dealership designated (see rule #13). Any expenses incurred to take possession of the vehicle, which exceeds the 1st and 2nd prize payment check awarded to the Dealer, will be the sole responsibility of the 1st and 2nd prize winner. The winner will be responsible for all licensing, registration, taxes, fees, duties, insurance and other costs as well as transportation to and from the Dealership.
  15. The withholding deposited on behalf of the winner may not be all of the taxes owed depending upon the winner's tax bracket. The gross amount of the prize will be added to the winner's income for the tax year of 2019.
  16. If fewer than 4,450 Raffle tickets are sold, MBCA will substitute one-half (50%) of the gross sales revenue, from the entries sold as of the time of the entry deadline as the Prize, in lieu of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize. (see Rule #13).
  17. Acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for MBCA to use the winner’s name, Section affiliation, likeness and photograph in any MBCA publicity worldwide in all media including the Internet without additional compensation.
  18. By participating in the Raffle, participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules.
     

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