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OFFICIAL RULES: By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which shall be binding and final as to all matters related to the Raffle. The Raffle is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.


SPONSOR: Highwater Foundation, NFP.


NET PROCEEDS: All net proceeds of the Raffle will by split pro-rata for the benefit of the small businesses in Lemont, Illinois that participated in the raffle program by contributing gift certificates and vouchers to the Raffle. 


PRIZES: Three distinct persons will be randomly selected via a drawing at the conclusion of the Raffle and will each receive an equal portion of the gift certificates and other vouchers as contributed by the local Lemont businesses who are eligible to receive a portion of the Net Proceeds. (the "Prize"). The Prize is awarded "AS IS", and Sponsor and the Released Parties (defined herein) expressly disclaim any warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, relating to the Prize in any way.


ELIGIBILITY TO ENTER: During the Entry Period specified below, Raffle tickets may be purchased in accordance with these Official Rules on the Internet, by following the instructions at Raffle tickets may be purchased ONLY BY PERSONS WHO ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. Internet sales of Raffle tickets are open ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF ILLINOIS. This Raffle is VOID OUTSIDE ILLINOIS AND WHEREVER PROHIBITED BY LAW. The following persons are NOT ELIGIBLE to participate in the Raffle or to win any Prize: Employees, officers, directors, shareholders, partners, agents of the Highwater Foundation, NFP, and any parent, subsidiary, affiliated entity, partially owned entity, contractor, consultants, advertising agencies, promotion agencies (collectively, the "Ineligible Parties") and immediate family members of any Ineligible Party. "Immediate family members" means spouses, parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren, and siblings (and any of their respective spouses) of an Ineligible Party.


PURCHASING RAFFLE ENTRIES: Raffle tickets may be purchased for ten dollars ($10.00) each by eligible persons (see "ELIGIBILITY TO ENTER" above) from 8:00 a.m. Central Time ("CT") on April 20, 2020] ("Start Date"), through 6:00 p.m. CT on May 10, 2020 (the "End Date") and the period referred to as the "Entry Period." There is only one (1) way to purchase Raffle tickets (each ticket, an "Entry") during the Entry Period:


(1) on or after Start Date through the End Date, on the Internet, by visiting and following the directions to purchase Raffle tickets. Credit cards must be used to pay for online ticket purchases and residency status within the State of Illinois for eligibility purposes will be determined by the address assigned to such credit card. The Internal Revenue Service takes the position that no portion of the Raffle ticket price will qualify as a charitable contribution for federal income tax purposes.



Tickets purchased online at may not be given away or otherwise transferred. The purchaser of the online Raffle tickets, as determined by credit card purchase records, will be considered the lawful owner of the online raffle ticket. The Raffle is being conducted pursuant to a raffle license issued to Sponsor by the City of Chicago and/or state of Illinois and online purchasers must be residents of the State of Illinois, as determined by the address assigned to the purchaser's credit card used to purchase such Raffle tickets. Purchasers of Raffle tickets may not resell their Raffle tickets to other parties, and may not knowingly give such Raffle tickets away to others for the purpose of allowing those other parties to re-sell such Raffle tickets. All Raffle tickets which have been resold in violation of these Official Rules may be voided at the discretion of Sponsor. All individuals who re-sell Raffle tickets in violation of these Official Rules may be ineligible to participate in the Raffle or to win any Prize at the discretion of Sponsor.


VALIDITY AND ELIGIBILITY OF ENTRIES: Sponsor shall be the sole judge of the validity and eligibility of all Entries. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated or mechanical means are void. Entries which have been or appear to be tampered with are void. All Entry purchases shall be final, and no refunds or replacements will be issued by Sponsor. All Raffle Entries must be purchased no later than 6:00 p.m. CT on the End Date.


DRAWING: A maximum of 50,000 tickets will be sold. Potential winners will be selected in a random drawing from eligible Entries received (the "Drawing"). The Drawing will be held live at 20 N Wacker Drive, Suite 1200, Chicago, Illinois 60606 on May 10, 2020 at or around 7:00 p.m. CT. The winning ticket number will be displayed on as soon as practical after the Drawing. In addition, from 8:30 p.m. CT on the Drawing date through September 30, 2020 (the "Claim Date"), individuals may call 312-525-8416 to hear a recorded announcement of the winning Raffle ticket number. The owner of the winning Raffle ticket number will have until 11:59 p.m. CT on the Claim Date to claim his/her Prize.


ODDS: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries received. If 50,00 tickets are sold, the odds of winning are one (1) in 50,00.


NOTIFICATION OF POTENTIAL WINNERS: Owners of eligible Entries need not be present in person at the Drawing in order to win. Sponsor will endeavor to contact the purchaser-of-record of the winning Entry ("Potential Winner") by phone or email immediately after the Drawing, to notify such person that he/she is the Potential Winner, but only if and to the extent that Sponsor can successfully identify and contact such Potential Winner based on the identifying and contact information supplied by the purchasers of the Entry in question. WHETHER OR NOT CONTACTED BY SPONSOR, POTENTIAL WINNER MUST CONTACT SPONSOR TO CLAIM HIS/HER PRIZE NO LATER THAN 11:59 P.M. CT ON THE CLAIM DATE BY APPEARING IN PERSON AT SPONSOR'S OFFICES AT 340 RIVER STREET, LEMONT, ILLINOIS, OR BY SENDING AN EMAIL CONTAINING THAT POTENTIAL WINNER'S CONTACT INFORMATION TO If the Potential Winner has not claimed his/her Prize by following the procedures noted above and have not claimed the Prize by 11:59 p.m. CT on the original Claim Date, he/she shall no longer be eligible to win the Prize and a new Potential Winner will be selected from the remaining eligible entries. The same drawing, posting and notification procedures will be used, except the new Potential Winner will have until 11:59 p.m. CT on the 7th full day following the new Drawing Date to claim the Prize. If the Prize is not claimed by the new Claim Date, the procedures in the preceding sentence will be repeated twice more until an eligible entrant properly claims the Prize in the proper manner and within the proper time constraints. If, after the aforementioned steps have been taken to produce a winner no Potential Winner claims the Prize, no Prize will be awarded and all monies set aside to cover the cost of the Prize will be used by Sponsor in the manner set forth in the “NET PROCEEDS” section above.


DETERMINATION OF OFFICIAL WINNER(S): Sponsor shall have the sole discretion to determine whether the Potential Winner is an official winner of the Prize (an "Official Winner"). Sponsor's decision concerning the identity of the Official Winner shall be final and binding. To become an Official Winner: (1) a Potential Winner must be eligible to participate in the Raffle under these Official Rules and must not be in violation of these Official Rules as determined in Sponsor's sole judgment; (2) that Potential Winner must contact Sponsor, or be contacted by Sponsor, by the deadline specified above under "NOTIFICATION OF POTENTIAL WINNERS"; (3) that Potential Winner's winning Entry must be inspected and verified by Sponsor; (4) that Potential Winner must execute and return to Sponsor an affidavit of eligibility on a form to be provided by Sponsor; and (5) that Potential Winner must provide Sponsor with all tax identification information required by federal, state or local law and, where applicable, provide Sponsor with payment for any required withholding taxes due prior to that Potential Winner's receipt of the Prize. If for any reason whatsoever all of the foregoing requirements are not satisfied with respect to a particular Potential Winner, or if Sponsor is unable for any reason to identify the holder of a winning Raffle Ticket or to contact a Potential Winner, then that Potential Winner's Prize will be deemed forfeited and, at Sponsor's sole discretion, an alternate Potential Winner and Official Winner of that Prize will be selected, through another random drawing from the remaining pool of eligible Entries in accordance with the procedures noted in "Notification of Potential Winners" above.


Sponsor shall use the following rules to determine the identity of any Potential Winner and of the Official Winner of each Prize: (1) in the case of a Raffle ticket that was purchased at, Sponsor shall conclusively presume that the purchaser of that ticket, as determined by credit-card purchase records, is the lawful owner of that Raffle ticket and such purchaser resides at the billing address of record. In the unlikely event that an error or problem in the administration of the Raffle results in two (2) Raffle ticket purchasers holding winning Raffle tickets that contain identical ticket numbers, then the person who has the record of the earliest ticket purchase shall be deemed to hold the winning Entry.


AWARD OF PRIZE(S) TO OFFICIAL WINNER(S): A Prize will be awarded to the Official Winner and presented to the Official Winner at a date and time mutually agreeable to the Official Winner and Sponsor. Official Winner shall be solely responsible for his/her own transportation and other travel costs associated with his/her attendance at the presentation of the Prize. Official Winner must accept his/her Prize in person, unless Sponsor approves, in its sole discretion, other arrangements for the delivery of the Prize to that Official Winner.


TAXES: The taxable value of the Prize will be treated as ordinary income to the Official Winner for federal and state income tax purposes, and such winner will be required by law to pre-pay any excess portion of the tax liability incurred in connection with his/her receipt of the Prize.


GENERAL CONDITIONS: The Released Parties (defined below under "RELEASE OF LIABILITY") are not responsible for: (1) Entries which are stolen, lost, damaged, illegible, given away or no longer in the purchaser's possession, (2) Entries that have been or may have been tampered with or re-sold in violation of these Official Rules; (3) Entries, payments for Entries or any other Raffle-related communications which are lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, delayed, misdirected, undelivered, not fully captured, or garbled as a result of any failure or problem whatsoever with the availability, functionality, operability or use of any network, server, ISP, website, Internet connection, computer, telephone, cable or satellite modem or connection, hand-held mobile device or any other computer equipment or connection, whether or not caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by viruses, worms, or malfunctions affecting a network, server, ISP or any equipment or programming used in or associated with the Raffle; (4) the inability of a purchaser or prospective purchaser of an Entry to connect or stay connected to the Internet, to log on to any website, or to participate in or complete any online communication or activity related to the Raffle; (5) any other errors of any kind, whether human, typographical, printing, mechanical, or electronic in nature, which relate to or are connected with the Raffle (collectively, as described in clauses (1) through (5), "Errors"), including without limitation, Errors in Raffle-related materials or in the administration of the Raffle, such as Errors in processing Entries, identifying Potential Winners, determining Official Winners, or announcing or delivering Prizes; or (6) any injury or damage to any person's computer equipment related to or resulting from participation in this Raffle, the use of any website associated with the Raffle, or the downloading of any materials from such website(s). Anyone who tampers with or abuses any aspect of the Raffle or associated website, as determined in Sponsor's sole judgment, will be disqualified from participation in the Raffle and if applicable, will be deemed to have forfeited all claims to any Prize. If any portion of the Raffle is compromised, in Sponsor's sole judgment, by a virus, worm, bug, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in Sponsor's sole judgment, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Raffle, or the proper submission or capture of Entries (collectively, a "Compromising Event"), then Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend, modify or terminate the Raffle, and to select the winners from all eligible, non-suspect Entries received before the known occurrence or discovery of such Compromising Event.


RELEASE OF LIABILITY: Entrants, by participating in the Raffle, agree that the Highwater Foundation, NFP, and its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, owners, partners, and advertising and promotion agencies, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives, shareholders, members, consultants and agents (collectively, the "Released Parties") will have no liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless by entrants against, any liability for injuries, losses, costs, expenses or damages of any kind, including damages for death, personal injury, property damage or property loss, resulting from, whether in whole or in part or directly or indirectly, participation in this Raffle or the acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any Entry or Prize.


PUBLICITY RELEASE: Each Official Winner, by accepting his/her Prize, grants Sponsor and Sponsor's designees and affiliates full permission, except where legally prohibited, to use that Official Winner's name, address (city and state only), photograph, voice and/or other likeness and Prize information for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further compensation and without notice, review or approval, in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, and on the Internet and world wide web, in perpetuity.


COPYRIGHT: All Raffle materials are copyrighted by Sponsor, and may not be copied, reproduced or used for any purpose without Sponsor's express prior written consent.


GOVERNING LAW; SEVERABILITY: The Raffle and these Official Rules shall be subject to and governed by the laws of the State of Illinois. If a court of competent jurisdiction finds that any provision of these Official Rules, or their application to a particular persons or circumstances, is invalid or unenforceable to any extent, then the remainder of these Official Rules, and the application of all of these Official Rules to other persons or circumstances, shall not be affected by that determination, and shall remain enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.

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