Entry Rules

Official Rules, Terms & Conditions

For each $100 donation, a single raffle entry will be generated for the donor. Checks or money orders should be made payable to Pawtucket Rotary Foundation.  Credit cards accepted for in-person donations are VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

Each donation shall constitute an "entry" into the raffle drawing, and the person to whom the entry is registered shall be the "entrant."  Although more than one name may be provided on the entry registration form, the entry shall be registered to the first name listed, who shall constitute the sole Entrant for that ticket.  The winning Entrant shall be the "winner" of the prize.  Transfer of prize ownership will be made to the Entrant.  The winner must supply his/her social security number before the prize is tendered.  It is the sole responsibility of the Entrant to allocate a winning prize to other participants in case of a multiple entry registration, and the winning Entrant shall hold harmless The Rotary Club of Pawtucket or Pawtucket Rotary Foundation in case of conflicting claims or disputes among multiple claimants.

This raffle is conducted in accordance with gaming laws enacted and enforced by the State of Rhode Island and void in areas prohibited or restricted by law. Raffle promoters and/or the Rotary Club of Pawtucket are not responsible for lost or stolen entries.  Raffle entries will be disqualified, at the sole discretion of the Rotary Club of Pawtucket, if attempts are made to disrupt the Raffle or circumvent the terms and conditions of these Official Rules.  If the above occurs, the Rotary Club of Pawtucket reserves the right to remedy any such action, disruption, or circumvention in a manner, determined solely by the Rotary Club of Pawtucket that is fair and equitable to Raffle participants. The Rotary Club of Pawtucket, its members, officers, directors, agents, and representatives and their parent organizations, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising, promotion and legal advisors are not responsible for and shall not be liable for: (i) late, lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, illegible, or unintelligible entries; (ii) failed, returned, or misdirected notifications based on inaccurate information provided by the winner; or (iii) telephone, electronic, hardware, or software program, network, Internet, or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties resulting from participation in this Raffle of otherwise; (iv) errors in transmission; (v) any condition caused by events beyond the control of the Rotary Club of Pawtucket that may cause the Raffle to be disrupted or corrupted (vi) any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind caused by a prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use of a prize, or from participation in the Raffle; or (vii) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Raffle.

The maximum number of entries offered via donation is 300.  Requests for  entries and therefore donations received after all entries are assigned or following the drawing, will be returned to the entrant(s).

Entrants must be legal residents of the United States and 18 years of age or older on, or before, May 23, 2013.  The Entrant must supply his/her social security number to receive prize.  If an Entrant's check or credit card is dishonored prior to the drawing, the entry ticket will be declared invalid, until a replacement donation is received.  All check or credit card charges found dishonored after the drawing must be honored.  A $20.00 charge will be assessed for non-sufficient funds or stop payment checks.

The raffle drawing will take place on May 23, 2013 at a location determined by the Rotary Club of Pawtucket. If not depleted prior to the official prize drawing, entries will be available via in-person donation until the day and time of the drawing. The winner, does not need to be present at the time of the drawing and will be notified by the Rotary Club of Pawtucket within 7 business days of the drawing.  It is the responsibility of the donor/entrant to provide a valid, mailing address, phone and/or email address for notification.  

The first prize winner for the May 23, 2013 drawing will be awarded a vacation trip package for two people (including airfare) offered by Collette Vacations. Some trips explicitly offered in this contest may be subject to an additional surcharge to cover airfare charges during peak seasons. Trip options include, but are not limited to the following options:
- Rome and the Amalfi Coast (available Nov and Mar)
- Tuscany and the Italian Riviera (available Nov and Mar)
- Shade of Ireland (available all seasons)
- Beijing, China City Stay (available all seasons)
- Best of China (subject to additional surchage for peak air travel)
- Costa Rica (all seasons)
- Panama (all seasons)

In lieu of accepting the vacation trip package, the winner may accept a cash award of $5,000. Winner may choose to apply $5,000 toward other available trips that Collette Vacations offers, subject to availability.

Winner does not need to be present at the drawing but must present their entry stub when claiming the prize.  The winner must claim their prize within 14 days from notification, per directions provided in the notification letter.  He/she is responsible for coordinating availability of dates of the vacation with Collette Vacations.  Failure to claim the prize within 14 days will result in forfeiture of the prize. All federal, state and local income, gaming and/or excise taxes, fees, assessments and like charges associated with the prize, are the responsibility of the holder of the winning ticket.  The IRS has taken the position that amounts donated for chances to participate in raffles, lotteries or similar programs are not gifts and, therefore, the price of the entry does not qualify as a deductible charitable contribution. Winner must complete a W-9 form before receiving prize.  For further information, consult your qualified financial advisor.


Entrants release the Rotary Club of Pawtucket and the Pawtucket Rotary Foundation, board of directors, committee members, officers, volunteers, and representative agents from any and all liability with respect to participation in the promotion and possession of the prize.  Any liability of the Rotary Club of Pawtucket shall be limited to the donation amount.  In case of a dispute, the Rotary's decision shall be final.  The Rotary Club of Pawtucket is not responsible for lost or stolen tickets. Entrant agrees to allow the Rotary Club of Pawtucket to use his/her name and/or image without any compensation for any promotional activity related to this or any future raffle.  Any and all addresses and contact information of the purchaser will not be released to the public.