In Honor of our Tenth Anniversary, the Savannah Philharmonic is holding a season long raffle! This exciting opportunity runs from September to May, with the drawing of a fabulous cash prize and season tickets at our Season Finale Mahler Concert on May 4th, 2019. Tickets are just $25 or $100 for 5 tickets! Purchase your tickets today!
You do not have to be present to win. You must be 18 years of age to participate see below for the full rules and restrictions.
Your Grand Prize includes:
- $10,000 cash prize
- (1) 2019-2020 Philharmonic Series 8 Subscription
Draw Date: Saturday May 4
Raffle Ticket Price: $25 per ticket, $100 for book of 5.
10th Anniversary Season $10,000 Raffle Rules
Savannah Philharmonic Corporation (SPO), a Georgia nonprofit corporation and tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, is conducting the 10th Anniversary Season Cash Prize raffle (the “Raffle”) to raise funds for its ongoing educational and operational programming. The rules (the “Rules”) of the Raffle, set forth below, govern the Raffle, award of prize, and participation in the Raffle.
These Rules bind every person (a “Ticket Holder”) who buys or holds a Raffle ticket. By purchasing or holding a ticket, each Ticket Holder agrees (a) to be bound by these Rules and (b) that SPO’s interpretation and application of these Rules is conclusive and final.
The Grand Prize Drawing for the Raffle will take place on May 4, 2019 (the “Grand Prize Drawing Date”). The final ticket purchase deadline for entry is May 4, 2019 at 9:00 pm or after intermission (the “Final Ticket Purchase Deadline”) at the Season Finale performance. Only 1000 tickets will be sold.
The drawing is open to the public, but the winner need not be present to win.
The Grand Prize is $10,000 and (1) 2019-2020 Series 8 Season Subscription. The disbursement and collection of prize is detailed in the Collection of Price Section of this document.
Raffle tickets cost $25 each and $100 for 5 tickets.
Only one Eligible Ticket Purchaser (as defined below in the “Eligibility” section of these Rules) may purchase a ticket. This means, (a) one name per ticket and (b) one purchaser per ticket. An Eligible Ticket Purchaser may designate another person a Ticket Holder. If a ticket names more than one person as a Ticket Holder and that ticket is a winning ticket, then SPO will (a) deem the person named first on the ticket as the Ticket Holder, (b) declare the first person named on the ticket as the winner, and (c) award the prize to the first person named on the ticket. In such case, the division of the prize shall be the sole responsibility of the first person named on the ticket. Once SPO awards the prize to the first person named on a ticket, SPO will have no further duties or obligations with respect to the division of the prize and all persons named on a ticket as Ticket Holders release SPO from all claims relating to the award of the prize or its division among other persons on a ticket named as Ticket Holders.
The IRS has taken the position that amounts paid for chances in Raffles, lotteries or similar drawings for valuable prizes are not gifts and therefore do not qualify as deductible charitable contributions.
To be eligible to purchase a ticket, a ticket purchaser (an “Eligible Ticket Purchaser”) must (a) be at least 18 years old at the time of purchase, (b) be a U.S. resident physically residing in the United States or District of Columbia, and (c) not be precluded by Applicable Law from holding or purchasing a ticket or participating in a raffle.
If a ticket is purchased by an Eligible Ticket Purchaser who designates another person as the Ticket Holder, then that person must (a) be at least 18 years old at the time of purchase, (b) be a U.S. resident physically residing in the United States or District of Columbia, and (c) not be precluded by Applicable Law (as that term is defined in the “Registration with the State of Georgia and Applicable Law” section of these Rules”) from holding or purchasing a ticket or participating in a raffle.
A person cannot be an Eligible Ticket Purchaser or a Ticket Holder if such person or holder is a person (a) with whom U.S. persons or entities are restricted from doing business under regulations of the Office of Foreign Asset Control of the Department of the Treasury (including those named on OFAC’s Specially Designated and Blocked Persons List”) or under any statute or executive order or (b) who is acting, directly or indirectly, for or on behalf of any such person.
SPO employees and members of their household may not purchase a ticket and are not eligible to win a grand prize drawing. Board members, their spouses, and their children may not participate in the raffle and are not eligible to win the grand prize drawing. However, Board members’ extended family members may participate in the raffle and are eligible to win the grand prize drawing. Savannah Philharmonic Musicians and their families eligible to win.
SPO reserves the right to require reasonable evidence of the eligibility of an Eligible Ticket Purchaser or Ticket Holder at any time and to void any ticket sold to a person who does not meet the eligibility requirements or who is precluded by applicable law from holding a ticket or participating in a raffle.
How to Purchase Tickets
Eligible Ticket Purchasers may purchase Raffle tickets at SPO’s at one of its scheduled 18 concerts, from a designated board or Gala committee member, during concerts at the SPO merchandise table, online at savannahphilharmonic.org, or they make a ticket purchase by calling the SPO offices at (912)232-6002. At the time of purchase, Eligible Ticket Purchasers must provide their name, phone number, e-mail, and appropriate payment information, and such other information as SPO may require. Eligible Ticket Purchasers may also purchase tickets by mail at P.O. Box 11323, Savannah, GA 31412, or in person at Savannah Philharmonic, 1515 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31401. Eligible Ticket Purchasers may not purchase tickets by email or voice mail. All entries must include payment by check, cash, or credit card. Invoicing is not permitted.
Tickets will be distributed and ticket numbers will be assigned in the order that payment is received. All payments will be deposited upon receipt. SPO reserves the right to reject any entry form that it deems defective, illegible, ineligible, or submitted without “good funds.”
SPO will retain the physical ticket and place in a secure raffle box. Ticket Holders will not receive physical reminder of their purchase. Hard copies of the ticket are available on request from the SPO office. To win a prize, Ticket Holders do not need (a) to possess a hard copy of a Raffle ticket or a receipt in order to win and (b) do not need to be present at a drawing.
All Raffle ticket sales are final. SPO will make no refunds except under the following circumstances: SPO will return any payment that SPO receives after (a) it has sold 1000 tickets or (b) after the Final Ticket Purchase Deadline. No other refunds are available except at the discretion of SPO. SPO assumes no responsibility for lost, late, misdirected, or non-delivered mail, or any other failure to receive orders or deliver receipts prior to the drawing deadline.
For the drawing, SPO will draw at random and determine winning tickets under the supervision of SPOs certified games manager(s). Drawings will be open to the public, but winners need not be present to win.
At the discretion of SPO and subject to approval of the Georgia Secretary of State, SPO may extend or modify ticket purchase deadlines (the Final Ticket Purchase Deadline) and drawing date, times, and locations. The SPO Executive Director is the final authority in the event of any disputes regarding the drawing.
Collection of Prize
Once the winning ticket is drawn on May 4th, the winner must arrange for collection of their prize within 30 days of the winning date. Should the winner not be present the time the Grand Prize Drawing, staff must notify the winner on the following business day. The winner must allow for a minimum of two weeks for Savannah Philharmonic Corporation to process and disburse payment. Payment of the Grand Prize will be made in check format. Disbursement of the 2019-2020 Series 8 Subscription will be coordinated by the staff in partnership with the Savannah box office.