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. 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 3, 2020. Ticket orders and checks arriving after December 3, 2020, 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 5754 South Dundas Road, Beaverton, MI 48612 at 10:30 a.m. ET on December 10, 2020.  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 R59116.
  13. A minimum of 6,000 tickets MUST BE SOLD to award the prize. The prize winner will receive a check in the amount of $150,000 less 24% tax-withholdings. The prize winner may shop for a Pagoda of their choice with the help of Ed Owen, President of European Auto Solutions of Waltham, MA. If fewer than 6,000 tickets are sold, the prize winner will receive one-half (50%) of the gross raffle ticket sales paid directly to the winner. If the winner is a Michigan resident there will be an additional withholding of 4.25%.
  14. The winner may select the Pagoda of their choice (see rule #13). Any expenses incurred to take possession of the vehicle, which exceed the prize payment check will be the sole responsibility of the prize winner. The winner will be responsible for all licensing, registration, taxes, fees, duties, insurance, and other costs including transportation.
  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 2020.
  16. 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.
  17. By participating in the Raffle, participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules.
     

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