Raffles before and during the 37th Annual Gala Auction is operated by the Lake-Sumter State College Foundation, Inc. (dba LSSC Foundation), a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The LSSC Foundation’s official address is 9501 U.S. Highway 441, Leesburg, Florida, 34788.
Each Raffle will raise money for scholarships offered to Lake-Sumter State College students by the LSSC Foundation.
ELIGIBILITY: This Raffle is only open to legal residents of the State of Florida who are 18 years of age and older, and is void where prohibited by law. This raffle is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.
AGREEMENT TO RULES: By participating, the Contestant (“You”) agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of the LSSC Foundation as final and binding as it relates to the content of this raffle.
CONTEST PERIOD: Tickets will be available beginning March 22, 2023, through April 14, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.
TICKETS: One ticket equals one entry into the raffle. All entries must include a name, email, and phone number. Minimum recommended ticket purchase price is $100. All ticket proceeds benefit scholarships offered to Lake-Sumter State College students by the LSSC Foundation. There is no purchase necessary to enter or win. A purchase does not increase the chances of winning. Tickets may be obtained by contacting the LSSC Foundation at (352) 365-3518 or www.lssc.edu/foundation.
PRIZES: The winner of the Purse Raffle will win a Gucci Horsebit 1955 Shoulder bag & zip around wallet (valued at $3,670). The winner of the Gun Raffle will win an AR-15 with scope (valued at $1,200). No other prizes will be offered.
ODDS: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: Winner will be selected by a random drawing under the supervision of the LSSC Foundation at the 37th Annual Gala Auction. Drawing will occur at approximately 8:00 p.m. at The Brownwood Hotel, 3003 Brownwood Blvd., The Villages, FL 32163. Winner need not be present to win. Winner will be notified in-person if present at the 37th Annual Gala Auction, otherwise by e-mail and telephone. LSSC Foundation shall no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 10 days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return required documentation, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected. Receipt by Winner of the prize offered in this Raffle is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Any violation of these official rules by Winner (at LSSC Foundation’s sole discretion) will result in Winner’s disqualification as winner of the Raffle, and all privileges as Winner will be immediately terminated.
GUN RAFFLE WINNER: Winner must meet all state and federal requirements to purchase or possess a firearm. Winner must comply with all verifications, background checks, and mandatory waiting periods, prior to transfer/delivery of firearm. The decision to complete the transfer of the firearm, in compliance with all applicable laws, rests solely with the dealer chosen by the LSSC Foundation. No alternate prize will be offered.
RIGHTS GRANTED BY ENTRANT: By entering this Raffle, you understand and agree that LSSC Foundation, anyone acting on behalf of LSSC Foundation, and LSSC Foundation’s licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Raffle, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes, without any further compensation, notice, review or consent.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless the LSSC Foundation and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the Campaign and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.
DISPUTES: This Raffle is governed by the laws of the United States of America and the State of Florida without respect to conflict of law doctrines. As a condition of participating in this Raffle, participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Raffle, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Florida having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Campaign). Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
WINNERS LIST: To obtain a copy of the Winner’s name or a copy of these Official Rules, mail your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: LSSC Foundation, 9501 U.S. Highway 441, Leesburg, FL, 34788. Requests must be received no later than April 21, 2023.
DISCLOSURE: This raffle is presented in accordance with FLA. STAT. § 849.0935.
A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352) TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.