By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the St. Louis Public Library Foundation, which shall be binding and final as to all matters related to this raffle. Official Rules will be posted online at www.slpl.org. The Official Rules should be read before ticket purchase.
SPONSOR: The sponsor of the raffle is the St. Louis Public Library Foundation a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization. The address at which the St. Louis Public Library Foundation may be contacted is: 1415 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63103. This raffle is conducted pursuant to Missouri law, and is void outside of Missouri.
RAFFLE DATE AND PERIOD; HOW TO ENTER: The St. Louis Public Library Foundation will conduct one (1) raffle during a designated time frame of Monday, January 15, 2024 through Saturday, March 2, 2024. Raffle tickets will be sold online, through mailed invitations and at the fundraising event on March 2, 2024. Ticket sales will cease at 9:30 p.m. CST on Saturday, March 2, 2024.
ELIGIBILITY TO ENTER: While available, raffle tickets may be purchased only by persons 18 years or older in accordance with these Official Rules. Purchased raffle tickets are only valid for the Drawing as defined below.
The following persons are NOT ELIGIBLE to participate in the raffle or to win any prize: employees, officers, directors, and members of the St. Louis Public Library Foundation and their Immediate Family Members (as defined below) and members of their same household (whether legally related or not). “Immediate Family Members” means a spouse, parent, legal guardian, grandparent, sibling, child and grandchild of an Ineligible Party.
PURCHASING RAFFLE TICKETS: Raffle tickets will be sold from Monday, January 15, 2024, through Saturday, March 2, 2024. There is no limit to the number of raffle tickets an eligible individual may purchase. No discounts or complimentary tickets will be given.
- One (1) raffle ticket for a total price for $10.
- Twenty (20) raffle tickets for a total price of $100.
NUMBER OF RAFFLE TICKETS: There is no minimum and no maximum number of tickets that must be sold.
ODDS: The odds of winning the prize depend on the number of valid tickets sold.
PRIZE/PAYMENT: The raffle prize consists of and is limited to a cash prize equal to fifty percent (50%) of the gross raffle ticket sales revenue. Gross raffle ticket sales shall be as determined by the St. Louis Public Library Foundation in its sole discretion. Fifty percent (50%) of the proceeds of the raffle will benefit the St. Louis Public Library Foundation.
Subject to the terms and conditions of these Official Rules, a check in the amount of the prize, net of any withholding or other taxes or assessments required or permitted to be withheld by the St. Louis Public Library Foundation under applicable federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations, will be mailed to the Official Winner (defined below) within forty-five (45) days after the date of the Drawing (defined below), after the St. Louis Public Library Foundation has verified the winning raffle ticket and Official Winner has satisfied all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, including return of all forms and documents to the St. Louis Public Library Foundation (which may be required to withhold federal taxes in accordance with IRS regulations and will do so as a pre-condition of winner receiving prize money). The Official Winner is otherwise solely responsible for any and all costs, fees, additional taxes, or expenses associated with prize award, receipt and use, including, without limitation, all federal, state and local taxes on the prize. If applicable, Official Winner will be issued an IRS Form 1099 for the amount of the prize. No substitution, assignment, refund or transfer of a prize is permitted, except by the St. Louis Public Library Foundation.
TRANSFER OF RAFFLE ENTRIES: Persons who purchase raffle tickets may opt to give away their raffle tickets, but in doing so they give up any claim they might otherwise have to the prize if they give away a winning raffle ticket. Purchasers of raffle tickets may not resell 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.
DRAWING: The Winner (defined below) will be selected in a random drawing from eligible entries received (the “Drawing”). The potential winner need not be present to win. The Drawing will be held at the St. Louis Public Library Foundation location at the conclusion of the March 2, 2024 event. If for any reason whatsoever the Drawing cannot be held at the March 2, 2024 event, the Drawing will be held within a reasonable time thereafter. The Winner’s name will be posted on www.slpl.org within twenty-four (24) hours of the Drawing and will remain posted on the website for thirty (30) calendar days. The winner will be announced at 10 p.m. CST on Saturday, March 2, 2024. The owner of the winning raffle ticket (a “Potential Winner”) must claim the prize no later than 5 p.m. CST on the 30th calendar day after the date of the Drawing. Potential Winner will forfeit the prize if he or she does not claim the prize by 5 p.m. CST on the 30th calendar day after the date of the Drawing, at which time, if the prize is not claimed, it will become the property of the St. Louis Public Library Foundation and will not be remitted to the Potential Winner.
DETERMINATION OF OFFICIAL WINNER(S): the St. Louis Public Library Foundation shall have the sole discretion to determine whether a Potential Winner is an official winner of the prize (an “Official Winner”). The St. Louis Public Library Foundation’s decision concerning the identity of Official Winner shall be final and binding. To become an Official Winner: (1) the 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 St. Louis Public Library Foundation’s sole judgment; (2) the Potential Winner must present photo identification and execute and return to the St. Louis Public Library Foundation an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release on a form to be provided by the St. Louis Public Library Foundation before the prize is awarded; and (3) the Potential Winner must provide the St. Louis Public Library Foundation with all tax identification information required by federal, state or local law and, where applicable, provide the St. Louis Public Library Foundation with payment for any required withholding taxes due prior to that Potential Winner’s receipt of a prize. If for any reason whatsoever all of the foregoing requirements are not satisfied with respect to a particular Potential Winner, or if the St. Louis Public Library Foundation is unable for any reason to identify the Potential Winner, then the Potential Winner’s prize will be deemed forfeited and become the property of the St. Louis Public Library Foundation.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: The Released Parties (defined below under “RELEASE OF LIABILITY”) are not responsible for: (1) entries or payments that are delayed, misdirected, undelivered, not fully captured, or garbled; (2) 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, including without limitation Errors in raffle-related materials or in the administration of the raffle, such as Errors in processing entries, identifying the Potential Winner, determining the Official Winner, or announcing or delivering a prize (a “Compromising Event”). In the event of a Compromising Event, the St. Louis Public Library Foundation reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend, modify or terminate the raffle. If the raffle is not terminated, the St. Louis Public Library Foundation reserves the right to select the 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 St. Louis Public Library Foundation. The St. Louis Public Library Foundation reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the raffle process or the operation of the raffle or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of this raffle is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and, should such an attempt be made, the St. Louis Public Library Foundation reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. The St. Louis Public Library Foundation’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision or any other provision of these Official Rules. The St. Louis Public Library Foundation has sole and final decision on the admissibility of entries and the determination of the Official Winner.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY: By entering, each entrant agrees to abide and be bound to these Official Rules, and to release, indemnify and hold harmless:
The St. Louis Public Library Foundation, the St. Louis Public Library, One Cause, and all event sponsors and each of their respective directors, officers, owners, shareholders, subsidiaries, members, partners, agents, representatives, employees, successors, parents, heirs, executors, administrators and affiliates (individually a “Released Party” and collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all liability, claims, losses, damages or causes of action of any kind (however named or described) with respect to or arising out of (i) entrant’s participation in the raffle or winning the prize, or (ii) entrant’s acceptance, possession, misuse or use of the prize or participation in this raffle or any raffle related activity. In addition, the Official Winner agrees to release, indemnify and hold the Released Parties 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 Official Winner’s acceptance or use of any prize.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: A raffle entrant’s sole and exclusive remedy for any Released Party’s breach of duty or conduct related to the raffle shall be limited to the return of the purchase price paid for his or her raffle tickets. In no event shall any Released Party be liable to any person 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, arising out of the raffle.
PUBLICITY RELEASE: The Official Winner, by accepting his or her prize, grants the St. Louis Public Library Foundation, the St. Louis Public Library, and each entity’s designees and affiliates, 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.
TRADEMARKS: All trademarks are the property of their respective owners and may not be used except with express written consent of the trademark owners.
DISPUTES; SEVERABILITY: Each raffle participant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this raffle, or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and solely and exclusively in a federal or state court located in St. Louis, Missouri, and each raffle participant submits to sole and exclusive personal jurisdiction of said courts in the City of St. Louis, Missouri for any such dispute and irrevocably waives any and all rights to object to such jurisdiction; (b) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out of pocket costs incurred to purchase the raffle tickets, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (c) under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket costs to purchase the raffle tickets, and entrant waives any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participants or the St. Louis Public Library Foundation in connection with the raffle shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Missouri, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules of provisions which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Missouri. 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.