​Raffle Rules & Regulations

South Coast Repertory Gala 2019

South Coast Repertory (USD), a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, is conducting this raffle to raise funds for ongoing charitable purposes. By purchasing a raffle ticket, the purchaser agrees to be bound by the rules.

The Prize Drawing to benefit the South Coast Repertory’s exceptional arts education programs will be held at the SCR Gala on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. Tickets will be sold to the general public until Sept. 6, 2019, at 5 p.m. and sold to guests at the SCR Gala event. The prizewinner does not need to be present to win.

An unlimited number of tickets will be sold. The chances of winning are based on the actual number of tickets sold. 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. All sales are final. Must be at least 18 years old to be eligible to win.

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 SCR FOR PUBLICITY PURPOSES AND ANNOUNCED ON SCR’S WEBSITE. OTHER RULES MAY APPLY. PLEASE CONTACT SCR IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY.  THE RAFFLE IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.  SCR’S INTERPRETATION AND APPLICATION OF THE RULES AND REGULATIONS SHALL BE FINAL.

BY ENTERING THIS RAFFLE, EACH PARTICIPANT RELEASES SCR, 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 SCR 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.

Ticket price is one ticket for $250 or five tickets for $1,000. Only one method of payment, one name, and one mailing address are permitted per ticket. 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.

SCR 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 SCR. Prior to the Raffle Drawing, SCR 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. SCR 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 deadline.

Anyone 18 years of age or older and a U.S. resident physically residing in the United States and Washington, D.C., may enter, and any eligible individual ​may purchase as many tickets as he or she wishes, subject to availability. You may enter by phone, by fax or by mail at the numbers and address on the raffle form. Internet and email entries cannot be accepted. Any entry form submitted by email will be rejected. South Coast Repertory accepts American Express, Visa, MasterCard, check (payable to SCR) for payment. Proceeds from this raffle benefit the South Coast Repertory Arts Education Programs.

The South Coast Repertory Gala Raffle Prize Drawing will be held on Sept. 7, 2019, from all eligible raffle tickets. Winners need not be present to win. Winners will be notified according to the contact information provided to SCR at the time of ticket purchase. If not at the event to accept prize, prize winners will be notified in person, or by phone, or by mail or by email. If the prize winner cannot be located within 15 days after the drawing, the winner will be deemed to have forfeited the prize and another winner will be selected for the prizes.  Prizes are provided in “as is” condition with no guarantee or warranties from SCR. 

In order to collect ​their prize, the ticket winner ​will be required to sign and deliver to SCR: (a) a sworn affidavit of eligibility in accordance with these Rules and applicable law, including without limitation that ​they are at least 18 years old; (b) such written information as is required by any applicable tax, including without limitation ​their Social Security Number; and (c) proof of identity in forms satisfactory to SCR showing that the person claiming the prize is the same person who is named on the winning raffle ticket. Prizewinner may be required to submit a W-2G, Form 5754, or similar tax form (provided by SCR) for tax withholding purposes.  The Raffle ticket is not transferrable or assignable. Entrants may not sell, donate or otherwise transfer their ticket(s) to anyone. Prizes will not be issued to anyone other than the entrant(s) whose name is on the raffle ticket. 

The ​five raffle prizes will consist of: a Lugano Diamonds 18-karat yellow-gold diamond bangle; a South Coast Plaza gift certificate; a private acting workshop at South Coast Repertory; an evening at Chez Ivers; and an evening at Chez Tomei/Emmes/Ivers.