Overview: All Pirates Charities 50/50 RAFFLE tickets, transactions, participants, purchasers and winners are subject to these Official Rules, and to all applicable statutes, rules and regulations, including but not limited to the Pennsylvania Small Games of Chance Act, Licensing Law, the Rules and Regulations adopted pursuant thereto, and all other applicable rules and regulations adopted by any regulatory and/or enforcement agency having jurisdiction with respect to the activities to which these Official Rules apply.
Ticket Purchase: Pirates Charities 50/50 RAFFLE fundraisers will be conducted at each Pirates home game at PNC Park throughout the 2015 regular season. Raffle tickets will be sold from the time the gates open through the last out of the 6th inning. The winning ticket number will be drawn at the top of the 7th inning, and the number will be posted on the scoreboard and announced during the 8th inning.
Raffle tickets can be purchased at four 50/50 RAFFLE kiosks (under the left field bleachers, on the main concourse near the Budweiser Bowtie Bar, in the Pittsburgh Baseball Club and on the Upper Concourse near the Guest Relations office) or from a 50/50 RAFFLE seller (wearing a bright, green apron) roaming throughout the ballpark.
Ticket Prices: Tickets may be purchased with cash only (United States ($) Dollars) as follows:
Each ticket is a receipt for the entrant and represents one (1) entry for that game's Raffle and is not eligible for any past or future Raffle drawings. Pirates Charities is not responsible for printing errors in any Raffle-related material or any misdirected, incomplete, lost, late or illegible tickets or other errors or problems that may limit the entrant's ability to participate in or win any Raffle. False or deceptive entries or acts will render the buyer ineligible. Entrants may purchase as many tickets as they wish, subject to availability. No refunds will be made, except as otherwise determined by Pirates Charities in its sole discretion. Raffle ticket purchases are not tax deductible.
Eligibility: Pirates Charities 50/50 RAFFLE is open to all ticket holders to Pittsburgh Pirates home games age eighteen (18) or older as of the date of entry. By purchasing a Raffle ticket, the entrant agrees to abide by all terms of the Official Rules applicable thereto. Subject to all Federal, State, Local and Municipal Laws and regulations. By entering any 50/50 RAFFLE, Entrants agree to abide by all terms of these Official Rules. All 50/50 RAFFLES shall be subject to all Federal, State, Local and Municipal Laws and Regulations. Some restrictions apply. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.
Pirates Charities 50/50 RAFFLE staff members are not eligible to purchase Raffle tickets at Pirates' home games in which they are working on, or on behalf of, said RAFFLE.
Random Drawing: Every transaction is electronically tallied. The running total is periodically displayed and updated in real time on the scoreboard and various locations throughout the ballpark. The winning ticket number is selected by random drawing through an automated computer program upon conclusion of each game Raffle at the end of the 6th inning. Winners need not be present to claim his/her prize. One (1) winner will be chosen out of the pool of purchased tickets for that game. The decisions of Pirates Charities are final and binding on all matters relating to any Raffle. Winner Notification: The winning ticket number will be posted on the scoreboard and announced during the 8th inning. The winning ticket number will also be available at the Guest Relations office on the Main Concourse of PNC Park. The number will also be posted on www.pirates.com/5050raffle within three (3) business days of the game date.
Prize: Each prize is cash and the amount depends on the amount of Raffle tickets sold. Each winning prize, in the form of a check, shall be paid to each Raffle winner within four (4) to six (6) weeks of the claim date via US mail. Each Raffle winner will receive one half (1/2) of the total collected by Pirates Charities on that game date.
To claim your winning prize, potential winners should go to the Guest Relations Office on PNC Park's Main Concourse (behind section 117) or call (412) 325-4720. The purchased Pirates Charities 50/50 RAFFLE ticket is the only valid receipt for claiming a prize and must be redeemed either in person or via mail. The potential Raffle winner will be required to submit his/her valid social security number and/or other identification to Pirates Charities and shall be required to execute and return a Winning Ticket Claim Form and a Publicity Release. Upon completion of the corresponding paperwork, a check will be mailed to the winner within four (4) to six (6) weeks of claiming their respective prize.
Failure to submit any identification or failure to return required documents to Pirates Charities within the specified time period, noncompliance with these Official Rules, or return of any Prize or Prize notification as undeliverable, may result in disqualification and the Prize being forfeited and the Prize money being donated to Pirates Charities. Potential winners may also choose to waive their right to receive a Prize at which time the Prize from that drawing will be forfeited and the Prize Money will be donated to Pirates Charities.
The Pirates Charities 50/50 Raffle is governed by Pennsylvania law. All winners will be subject to the IRS rules and regulations regarding gambling winnings. For the 2015 season, Pirates Charities will complete and file IRS form W-2G and withhold federal income tax of 25% from the winner's proceeds in accordance with IRS guidelines and regulations for prizes at $600 and above. Prize winners who are non-resident aliens for tax purposes will be subject to all applicable withholding and reporting requirements.
All Pirates Charities 50/50 RAFFLE winners will have until thirty (30) days following the conclusion of the regular season to claim their prize. If a prize remains unclaimed after thirty (30) days following the conclusion of the regular season, the unclaimed prize money will be donated back to Pirates Charities.
Each Raffle winner assumes all responsibility for any state, county or Federal taxes, fees or withholdings. Each Winner is advised to consult his/her own tax advisor(s) with respect to the liabilities that may arise from winning a prize in the RAFFLE. No substitutes for prizes are allowed by any potential RAFFLE winner. Potential RAFFLE winners may waive their right to receive a prize (i.e., decline the prize), at which time the prize from that drawing date will be forfeited and the prize money will be donated to Pirates Charities.
Pirates Charities and the Pittsburgh Pirates are not responsible for any lost or stolen 50/50 RAFFLE tickets.
PIRATES CHARITIES REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Pirates Charities is a recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization existing under the laws of Pennsylvania and is a distinct legal entity from Pittsburgh Associates, LP, the legal entity which owns and operates the Pittsburgh Pirates Major League Baseball franchise. Pirates Charities is conducting the 50/50 RAFFLES at PNC Park with the permission of and limited assistance from the Pittsburgh Pirates, but Pirates Charities is solely responsible for the operation and conduct of the Pirates Charities 50/50 RAFFLES. The official registration and financial information of Pirates Charities may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1 (800) 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.
ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS: By purchasing a Raffle ticket, buyers agree to release and hold harmless Pirates Charities, the Pittsburgh Pirates, the other MLB Entities (defined below) and each of their respective parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies, and each of their respective shareholders, employees, directors, officers, affiliates, representatives, agents, successors, and assigns (collectively, "Released Parties") against any and all liability claims or actions of any kind whatsoever arising directly or indirectly for injuries (including death), damages or losses to persons and property, which may be sustained in connection with the receipt or use of any prize, or while preparing for, participating, in, and/or traveling to any prize-related activity. Pirates Charities, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering within the entry process or otherwise in violation of the official Rules. Pirates Charities further reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the RAFFLE for any reason, including, but not limited to if any RAFFLE is not capable of completion as planned, including but not limited to, infection by tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures of any sort, fraud, or acts of God. Pirates Charities will not be responsible for typographical, printing or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in other materials relating to any RAFFLE. Released Parties make no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind concerning any prize and disclaim any implied warranty. Failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. All disputes will be resolved under applicable U.S. Laws in the County of Allegheny, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, without reference to its conflicts of law principles.
Any attempt to deliberately damage or undermine the legitimate operation of any RAFFLE may be in violation of criminal and civil laws and will result in disqualification from participation in the RAFFLE. Should such an attempt be made, Pirates Charities reserves the right to seek remedies and damages (including attorney fees) to the fullest extent of the law, including criminal prosecution.
A RAFFLE entrant's sole and exclusive remedy for any claim against Pirates Charities arising out of the sale of RAFFLE tickets or the conduct of the RAFFLE shall be limited to the return of the purchase price paid for his/her RAFFLE ticket(s). In no event shall the Released Parties be liable to any party or ticket purchaser for any loss or injury 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.
The "MLB Entities" shall mean the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball ("BOC"), its Bureaus, Committees, Subcommittees and Councils, MLB Advanced Media, L.P., Major League Baseball Enterprises, Inc., Major League Baseball Properties, Inc., the Major League Baseball Clubs ("Clubs"), each of their parent, subsidiary, affiliated and related entities, any entity which, now or in the future, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with the Clubs or the BOC and the owners, general and limited partners, shareholders, directors, officers, employees and agents of the foregoing entities.
QUESTIONS: If you have any questions, please contact Pirates Charities at (412) 325-4720.