Raffle Rules

Raffle Rules:

  1. You must be at least 18 years of age and a current member of Mercedes-Benz Club of America (MBCA) to purchase tickets.  You must also be a current member at the time of the drawing to be eligible to win.
  2. Credit and debit cards accepted.  U.S. Members may pay by check/money order in U.S. Funds. Checks must be exclusively for payment of the ticket(s) and not include other purchases.  International (non-U.S.) purchases must be paid by credit or debit cards only.
  3. Members residing the the state of Washington may not participate in the Raffle.  This offer is void where prohibited by law.
  4. An Official Order form, or copy thereof, must be used to purchase tickets.  Order forms have been mailed to all members and are also available upon request from the National Business Office (NBO) or at  Mail order form requests to: Raffle, 1907 Lelaray Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80909.
  5. Ticket orders must be received no later than June 3, 2014.  Ticket orders and checks arriving after June 3, 2014 will be returned to sender.
  6. All ticket sales are final at the time of purchase.  There are no refunds.
  7. Tickets will only be issued in the name of the Primary Member listed in the MBCA membership files and does not include Associates.  Prizes will be awarded on the same basis.  Winning tickets cannot be assigned, transferred or sold.
  8. Grand Prize winner's ticket stub will be drawn from one drum which includes all ticket stubs.  Each stub has an equal chance of being drawn.
  9. Paid staff, contractors of MBCA and The Star® magazine, their immediate families and household members may not participate in the Raffle.
  10. A maximum of 6,500 tickets will be available for purchase.  Odds of winning will be based on the number of tickets sold.
  11. Grand Prize winner must complete a form from the NBO and return it within 45 days of the mailing of written notification of winning or the prize is forfeited.
  12. The drawing will be held and certified at 444 Church Street, Flint, MI 48502 at 10:30 a.m. EDT on June 17, 2014.  Any member may attend the drawing; attendance is not required to win.  Results will be posted at
  13. The raffle is sponsored by MBCA, International Stars Section and ticket requests are subject to its acceptance.  This Raffle is licensed under the laws of the State of Michigan.
  14. A minimum of 4,550 tickets MUST BE SOLD to award the Grand Prize. Prize of $106,700 US will be awarded in the form of a check to the Mercedes-Benz Dealership of winner’s choice (where winner will shop for his/her vehicle). Winner must select and submit name of Dealership to National Business Office within 45 days of prize notification or prize will be forfeited. Grand Prize winner will be notified by phone (prize invalid if Ticket Order Form excludes phone number). If fewer than 4,550 tickets are sold, the winner will be awarded one-half (50%) of gross Raffle ticket sales-less Federal withholding of 25%, or at least $25,000 (less withholding)-whichever is greater.
  15. Grand Prize winner will select the vehicle of their choice at the Dealership designated (see rule #14). Any expenses incurred to take possession of the vehicle, which exceed the Grand Prize payment check awarded to the Dealer, will be the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize winner. The winner will be responsible for all licensing, registration, taxes, fees, duties, insurance and other costs as well as transportation to and from the Dealership.
  16. In addition to receiving a Mercedes-Benz through their Mercedes-Benz Dealership, Grand Prize winner will receive $26,000 cash which will be applied against a portion of the Federal tax withholding. Winner will be responsible for all applicable local, state and federal taxes including all sales, use, luxury and income taxes. Cash prize will be subject to federal tax withholding of 25% or the then applicable rate in accordance with the requirements of federal law. MBCA will collect an submit the withholding on behalf of the winner.
  17. If fewer than 4,550 Raffle tickets are sold, MBCA will substitute one-half (50%) of the gross sales revenue from the entries sold as of the time of the entry deadline as the Grand Prize, in lieu of the SL 550 and cash prize (see Rule #14).
  18. Federal tax law requires withholding of 25% of the total value of a prize. The winner shall be responsible for the total withholding if the Grand Prize of an SL 550 is awarded.
  19. Acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for MBCA to use the winner’s name, Section affiliation, likeness and photograph in any MBCA publicity worldwide in all media including the Internet without additional compensation.
  20. By participating in the Raffle, participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules.

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