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Dream House Raffle
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Raffle tickets are $150. The Grand Prize winner chooses either the Dream House or $1.5 million in cash. Over 350 other prizes are also available. 1 in 100 chance to win a prize. The Grand Prize Drawing will take place on June 13, 2010.

A Good Cause

Special Olympics Southern California empowers individuals with intellectual disabilities to become productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition.

Raffle Details

Special Olympics Southern California is raffling this $2.2 million Dream House in Studio City south of Ventura Blvd. Proceeds from this raffle benefit SOSC in its continued efforts to empower individuals with intellectual disabilities.

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Early Bird Drawings

In addition to being entered into the Grand Prize Drawing, there are three additional drawings for people who purchase raffle tickets before the early bird drawing deadlines. All tickets entered into the early bird drawings are re-entered into subsequent drawings and the Grand Prize Drawing.

Early Bird Drawing 1

Entry Deadline: Friday, February 19, 2010
Drawing Date: Thursday, March 4, 2010
1st Prize: $25,000
2nd Prize: $10,000
3rd Prize: $5,000

Early Bird Drawing 2

Entry Deadline: Friday, March 19, 2010
Drawing Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2010
1st Prize: $25,000
2nd Prize: $10,000
3rd Prize: $5,000
4th Prize: $2,500
5th Prize: $1,000

Early Bird Drawing 3

Entry Deadline: Friday, April 23, 2010
Drawing Date: Thursday, May 6, 2010
1st Prize: $15,000
2nd Prize: $10,000
3rd Prize: $1,000
4th Prize: $1,000
5th Prize: $1,000

All tickets entered into the Early Bird Drawings are re-entered into all subsequent drawings and the Grand Prize Drawing.

Prizes

In addition to the Early Bird Prizes, raffle ticket purchasers are eligible to win one of 349 other prizes:

Grand Prize: $2,200,000 Dream House or $1,500,000 cash
2nd Prize: $25,000
3rd Prize: $10,000
4th Prize: $5,000
5th Prize: $2,000
Prizes 6-10: $1,000 each
Prizes 11-15: $500 each
Prizes 16-350: $300 each

Grand Prize Drawing

The Grand Prize Drawing will take place on June 13, 2010 at 3:00 PM PST at the Special Olympics Southern California Summer Games. The summer games are located at California State University, Long Beach Campus, 1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840. The drawing is open to the public. Prize winners do not need to be present to receive their prize. Prizes 350 - 16 will be drawn beginning at 12:30 PM on that day. Prizes 15 - 2 as well as the Grand Prize will be drawn beginning at 3:00 PM on that day.

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Rules
Special Olympics Southern California Dream House Raffle Official Rules and Regulations

Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC), a tax exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, is conducting this raffle pursuant to California Penal Code Section 320.5, et seq, to raise funds for ongoing charitable purposes. The Rules and Regulations of the SOSC raffle are set forth below. By purchasing a raffle ticket the purchaser agrees to be bound by these rules and regulations. Special Olympics Southern California’s interpretation and application of the rules and regulations shall be final.

The Grand Prize Drawing for Special Olympics Southern California Dream House Raffle will be held on Sunday, June 13, 2010. Tickets will not be sold after May 21, 2010. Tickets may sell out before that time. An independent raffle auditor will supervise the drawing. The drawing for prizes is open to the public, but the winner does not need to be present to win.

Only 35,000 tickets will be sold. The chances of winning are based on that number. If fewer tickets are sold, your chances of winning the Grand Prize and other prizes improve. The IRS has taken the position that amounts paid for chances in raffles, lotteries or similar drawings for valuable prizes are not gifts, and consequently do not qualify as deductible charitable contributions. Consult your tax advisor.

If the House is chosen as the prize, the Grand Prize Winner assumes all fees, local, state and federal taxes (including but not limited to income taxes based on the value of the house), financing costs (including, but not limited to, closing costs, title insurance, and transfer tax and fees) which must be paid when the House is transferred to the winner. Likewise, there are federal taxes and there may be state and/or local tax consequences if the winner selects the alternate cash prize. (See Prizes section below) These consequences may apply to other prizes as well. SOSC takes no responsibility for any tax liabilities. Consult your tax advisor. This offer is void where prohibited by law, and all federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

BY ENTERING THIS RAFFLE, ENTRANTS ACCEPT AND AGREE (1) TO BE BOUND BY ALL THE RULES, LIMITATIONS AND RESTRICTIONS SET FORTH HERE AND (2) THAT THEIR NAMES AND/OR LIKENESSES MAY BE DISCLOSED TO AND USED BY THE NEWS MEDIA AND MAY OTHERWISE BE USED BY SOSC FOR PUBLICITY PURPOSES AND IN LISTS OF PRIZE WINNERS TO BE PUBLISHED IN AREA NEWSPAPERS AND ANNOUNCED ON THE SOSC RAFFLE WEBSITE. OTHER RULES AND REGULATIONS MAY APPLY. PLEASE CONTACT SOSC IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS. SOSC’S INTERPRETATION AND APPLICATION OF THE RULES AND REGULATIONS SHALL BE FINAL.

BY ENTERING THIS RAFFLE, EACH PARTICIPANT RELEASES SOSC, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND CAUSED BY PARTICIPATING IN THE RAFFLE OR WINNING ANY PRIZE OR RESULTING FROM ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE, AND EACH WINNER AGREES TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD SOSC 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 WINNER’S ACCEPTANCE OR USE OF ANY PRIZE.

EACH PARTICIPANT HEREBY WAIVES THE PROVISIONS OF CIVIL CODE SECTION 1542 WHICH STATES THE FOLLOWING: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR”.
Tickets:

Tickets are $150.00 each. Only one eligible person may be entered in the raffle per ticket sold. If the name of more than one person is submitted with a ticket purchase, and that ticket is selected as a winning ticket, then the person named first will be deemed the holder of record of that ticket and declared the winner. Division of prize by a group purchasing a ticket in common shall be to the sole responsibility of the person named as the holder of record of that ticket, should that ticket be selected as a winner.

Early ticket purchases will be included in up to four drawings. Tickets purchased by February 19, 2010, will be eligible for the Early Bird Drawing 1 (drawing date on or about March 4, 2010). Tickets purchased by March 19, 2010, will be eligible for the Early Bird Drawing 2 (drawing date on or about March 31, 2010). Tickets purchased by April 23, 2010, will be eligible for the Early Bird Drawing 3 (drawing date on or about May 6, 2010). All such tickets, including all winning tickets from Early Bird Drawings, will be included in applicable subsequent drawings as well as the Grand Prize Drawing.

SOSC reserves the right to reject any entry form that is submitted with payment that does not constitute “good funds.” All defective or physically altered entry forms will be immediately disqualified by SOSC. Prior to the Grand Prize Drawing, SOSC will make a reasonable effort to notify the individual and/or entity that submits such an entry form or one which has been rejected because the credit card or check did not clear that the entry has been rejected by attempting to make contact through the information provided at the time of submitting the purchase request. All orders for tickets for the Early Bird Drawings must be received and/or purchased by the indicated deadline. Any orders received after these deadlines will be held for the subsequent drawings, if applicable and Grand Prize Drawing. SOSC assumes no responsibility for lost, late, misdirected or non-delivered mail or fax messages, or any other failure to receive orders or deliver receipts prior to the drawing deadlines. In compliance with CA Penal Code Section 320.5 each ticket has a detachable coupon or stub, and both the ticket and its associated coupon or stub is marked with a unique and matching identifier.

A RAFFLE PARTICIPANT'S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR SOSC'S BREACH SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE RETURN OF THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID FOR HIS OR HER RAFFLE TICKET(S). IN NO EVENT SHALL SOSC, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR REPRESENTATIVES BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY 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, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
How to Purchase:

An individual can purchase as many tickets as he or she may wish, subject to availability.

To purchase tickets: use the order form provided and fax the order form to (213-995-5057) or you may mail it to SOSC Dream House Raffle, 6730 East Carson Street Long Beach, CA 90808 or call 1-800-816-6108 providing your name, address, phone number along with your credit card number, credit card security code and expiration date. Tickets cannot be purchased on the raffle website or by email. In compliance with CA Penal Code Section 320.5, no gaming machine or devise will be employed in connection with the raffle or the sale of raffle tickets. Any entry form submitted by email will be rejected. All entries must include payment by check, money order or credit card. SOSC reserves the right to reject any entry form that is submitted with payment that does not constitute "good funds." No refunds will be made except under the following circumstances: any ticket order with payment received after 35,000 tickets have been sold or after May 21, 2010, will be returned. No other refunds are available except in the exclusive discretion of SOSC. SOSC assumes no responsibility for lost, late, misdirected or non-delivered mail or fax messages, or any other failure to receive orders or deliver receipts prior to the drawing deadlines.
Selection of Winners:

The Special Olympics Southern California Dream House Raffle Grand Prize Drawing will be held on June 13, 2010 from all eligible raffle tickets. Winners need not be present to win. SOSC will conduct the Early Bird Drawings on March 4, 2010 (Early Bird Drawing 1), March 31, 2010 (Early Bird Drawing 2), and May 6, 2010 (Early Bird Drawing 3). The Bonus Multi-Ticket Drawing and Refer-A-Friend Drawing (See Bonus Drawings) will be held on June 13, 2010. The Early Bird Drawings, Bonus Multi-Ticket Drawing, Refer-A-Friend Drawing and Grand Prize Drawing will be held under the supervision of an independent raffle auditor. All drawings are open to the public. In compliance with CA Penal Code Section 320.5, no drawing will be conducted in any kind of satellite wagering facility. Winners will be notified according to the contact information provided to SOSC at the time of ticket purchase. If the Grand Prize Winner cannot be located by 5:00 p.m., June 18, 2010, after attempting to make contact through the information provided at the time of purchasing the ticket, such winner will be deemed to have elected the cash alternate prize and another winner will not be selected for such prize. In addition to the list of winners posted on the SOSC raffle web site, a list of winners may be obtained from SOSC or by sending a self-address, stamped envelope to SOSC Dream House Raffle, 6730 East Carson Street, Long Beach, CA 90808 within one week of the drawing.

In order to collect his or her prize, a ticket winner must sign and deliver to SOSC: (a) a sworn affidavit of eligibility in accordance with these Rules and applicable law, including without limitation that he or she is at least 18 years old; (b) such written information as is required by any applicable tax and/or real estate laws, including without limitation his or her Social Security Number; (c) proof of identity in forms satisfactory to the SOSC showing that the person claiming the prize is the same person who is named on the winning raffle ticket.; and (d) the winning ticket stub. Winners of prizes of $1,000 or more may be required to submit a W-2G, Form 5754 or similar tax form (provided by SOSC) for tax withholding purposes.
Winning Odds:

The odds of winning a prize will depend on the number of tickets sold. If all 35,000 tickets are sold the odds of winning the Grand Prize is 1 in 35,000 and the odds of at least doubling the purchase price are 1 in 100. If fewer tickets are sold, the chance of winning the Grand Prize, Early Bird Prizes and all secondary prizes improves.
Eligibility:

Anyone 18 years of age or older and a U.S. resident physically residing in the United States and DC may enter. SOSC employees, members of the Board of Directors, authorized agents and employees thereof, consultants, attorneys, independent accountant firm, and their spouses and children living in the same household are excluded from participating and are not eligible to win a prize. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. The raffle is void where prohibited or restricted by law. An affidavit of eligibility may be required from prize winners.
Prizes:

The Grand Prize is the $2,200,000 home located in Studio City, CA 91604, and referred to in all raffle materials. Alternatively, the Grand Prize Winner may elect to receive a cash prize of $1,500,000 (except as stated below). The Grand Prize Winner must make an election in writing between the house and the cash alternate prize no later than 5:00 p.m. June 18, 2010. If the home is not available due to circumstances outside of the control of SOSC, as determined by SOSC, the Grand Prize Winner will instead have no election and will receive the cash alternate prize. A minimum of 34,000 tickets must be sold by 5pm, May 21, 2010 for the Grand Prize Winner to have a choice of the House or the $1,500,000 cash alternate prize. If fewer than 34,000 tickets are sold by 5pm Friday May 21, 2010, the raffle will be held as scheduled, and prizes will be awarded as advertised with the exception that the Grand Prize Winner will receive a sum equal to 50% of the Net Raffle Proceeds, not to exceed $1,500,000. Net Raffle Proceeds will be divided equally between SOSC and the Grand Prize Winner based on SOSC accounting, which shall be final and conclusive with respect to the Grand Prize Winner. For these purposes “Net Raffle Proceeds” are defined as a sum equal to the balance of the gross receipts of the raffle left after paying all other prizes, all raffle expenses and all expenses for the House. SOSC reserves the right to pay the Grand Prize Winner from sources other than the gross receipts of the raffle. At the option of SOSC, the drawing date for the grand prize may take place earlier if all raffle tickets have been sold.
Early Bird Drawings:

* Early Bird Drawing 1:
o 1st Prize: $25,000
o 2nd Prize: $10,000
o 3rd Prize: $5,000
* Early Bird Drawing 2:
o 1st Prize: $25,000
o 2nd Prize: $10,000
o 3rd Prize: $5,000
o 4th Prize: $2,500
o 5th Prize: $1,000
* Early Bird Drawing 3:
o 1st Prize: $15,000
o 2nd Prize: $10,000
o 3rd Prize: $1,000
o 4th Prize: $1,000
o 5th Prize: $1,000

Grand Prize Drawing:

* Grand Prize: $2,200,000 Dream House or $1,500,000 cash*
* 2nd Prize: $25,000
* 3rd Prize: $10,000
* 4th Prize: $5,000
* 5th Prize: $2,000
* Prizes 6-10: $1,000 each
* Prizes 11-15: $500 each
* Prizes 16-350: $300 each
* * except as stated above

Bonus Drawings:

* Multi-Ticket Drawing
o 1st Prize: 2010 Toyota vehicle (model to be determined)
o 2nd Prize: European Vacation or $10,000 cash
o 3rd Prize: Hawaiian Vacation or $5,000 cash
o Any individual who buys more than one ticket will be entered into an additional Multi-Ticket Drawing for $40,000 in luxury prizes. Entrants that purchase two tickets will receive two entries into the Multi-Ticket Drawing. Entrants that purchase three tickets will receive three entries into the Multi-Ticket Drawing, etc.
* Refer-A-Friend Drawing
o 1st Prize: $15,000
o For every person who purchases a ticket and provides your name at the time of purchase, you will receive one ticket entry specifically for the Refer-A-Friend Drawing. If two people you refer each purchase a separate ticket, you will receive two entries, if three people you refer each purchase separate tickets, you will receive three entries, etc. Drawing will be held at the time of the Grand Prize Drawing.

General Terms and Conditions:

The House, if selected, will be transferred to the Grand Prize Winner “AS IS, WHERE IS, AND WITH ALL FAULTS”. SOSC DOES NOT PROVIDE ANY GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THE HOUSE AND ACCEPTS NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY REGARDING THE CONSTRUCTION OR CONDITION OF THE HOUSE. SOSC DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE HOUSE IS OF MERCANTILE QUALITY OR THAT IT CAN BE USED FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES ARE GIVEN AND NO AFFIRMATION OF SOSC BY WORDS AND/OR ACTIONS WILL CONSTITUTE A WARRANTY.

At the time of closing, all federal and state income taxes based on the value of the House, a value of $2,200,000 will be due from the Grand Prize Winner. If the Grand Prize Winner selects the cash alternate award of $1,500,000 instead of the House as well as winners of Early Bird Prizes, Multi-Ticket Prizes, Refer-A-Friend Prizes and Secondary Prizes of $5,000 or more, all appropriate and required federal and state taxes will be withheld by SOSC in accordance with federal and state law and SOSC will remit the balance of the cash prizes to the winners. SOSC makes no guarantee that the Grand Prize Winner will be able to sell the House for the value of $2,200,000 nor is there any guarantee that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will accept that value of the house for the purpose of determining any income tax that may be due from the winner. SOSC takes no responsibility for any tax liabilities. Consult your tax advisor.

ANY CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE CONTRACT, OR THE BREACH THEREOF, SHALL BE SETTLED BY BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION (PURSUANT TO ITS EXPEDITED PROCEDURES) UNDER ITS COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION RULES, AND JUDGMENT ON THE AWARD RENDERED BY THE ARBITRATOR MAY BE ENTERED IN ANY COURT HAVING JURISDICTION THEREOF.
Registration with the State of California:

By letter from the Attorney General’s office, Special Olympics Southern California has registered with the Department of Justice under Raffle Registration Number 1340. The official registration and financial information regarding Special Olympics Southern California can be obtained from the Attorney General's website [at [L=www.ag.ca.gov/charities].]www.ag.ca.gov/charities].[/L] Registration does not imply endorsement.

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