WGTE's 41st Car/Cash Raffle Rules

WGTE Public Media's 41st Car/Cash Raffle Rules

The Public Broadcasting Foundation of Northwest Ohio (d.b.a. WGTE Public Media - "WGTE") is incorporated as a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit corporation under the laws of the State of Ohio for the primary purpose of operating an educational public broadcasting television station and public radio stations in Toledo, Ohio.

The WGTE Public Media Car/Cash Raffle ("Raffle") is conducted for the purpose of generating operating funds to support the charitable activities of WGTE.


Each entrant, by entering the Raffle, agrees to abide by all of the rules and conditions contained herein, as well as all applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations, and further agrees to release WGTE and its directors, advisors, officers, agents and employees from any and all liability with respect to all aspects of the Raffle including, but not limited to, the selection process. The Raffle is open to any eligible person residing in any place where the Raffle is not prohibited by state, local or other laws. Employees of WGTE, their immediate family members, members of WGTE's Board of Directors, Council of Advisors, and their immediate family members, and agents and prize suppliers and their immediate family members are not eligible to participate in the Raffle. "Immediate Family" members are defined as someone’s spouse, parents and grandparents, children and grandchildren, brothers and sisters, mother-in-law and father-in-law, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, daughters-in-law and sons-in-law. Adopted, half, and step-members are also included in immediate family.

Entrants must be 18 years of age or older.


The cost to purchase a single entry ("Certificate") for the Raffle is $100.00 (U.S. Funds only) and is not tax deductible. Any entrant may purchase more than one Certificate. An entrant can enter the Raffle by purchasing a Certificate online via our secure Website, www.wgte.org, or by calling our toll-free number at 1-800-440-0047, or in-person at WGTE's offices located at 1270 S. Detroit Ave., Toledo, Ohio between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Certificate payment can be made by VISA Bankcard, Mastercard, Discover Card, check or money order.  WGTE and its staff, agents, Board, vendors, volunteers, and members assume no liability for lost, late, misdirected, mutilated, incomplete, illegible, undelivered entries or entries without proper payment received, which entries shall be deemed invalid and shall be immediately disqualified. 

If an entrant's payment is dishonored by a bank for any reason, such entrant's Certificate will be declared invalid unless full and satisfactory payment is made prior to the Raffle drawing. Any dishonored credit card will be considered an invalid entry, and WGTE will endeavor to notify the entrant by mail. Completed entry certificate forms must be in the possession of WGTE by 5:00 p.m. (Eastern) on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, or before 1,500 valid Certificates are sold, whichever comes first, to be eligible for the Grand Prize drawing.

All certificate forms will be handled and recorded on a first come, first served basis. Any certificate forms and payments (including payments previously dishonored) received after closure of the Raffle will be returned to the entrant. Upon receipt of a completed registration form and valid payment, a Certificate with assigned drawing number will be issued. The Certificate shall be mailed to the entrant within ten (10) business days of issuance. All purchases of Raffle Certificates are non-refundable after an entry has been included in any prize draw, unless the Raffle has been cancelled under the terms listed in Section 6 below.


If the Car/Cash Raffle is not modified or canceled under the terms of Section 6 of the rules, WGTE will award seventy-three (73) prizes totaling $62,550.00 to the lucky winners.

If a player's Certificate is chosen as a prize winner, that certificate will continue to be eligible for ALL remaining prize drawings including the Grand Prize.  For certificates purchased prior to the Bonus Drawing, there are multiple chances to win with any single certificate.

In the event that a winning Certificate has more than one (1) name listed, WGTE will award the prize to the first name listed on the entry.  The records of WGTE shall be deemed correct if there is a discrepancy or dispute.  WGTE is not responsible for resolving any disputes that may arise from different individuals listed on a valid Certificate.  Any and all prizes inure only to the designated winner and may not be transferred, sold or otherwise made available to another party.

GRAND PRIZE.  The Grand Prize is the Grand Prize winner's choice of a $50,000.00 cash prize (less applicable Federal taxes) OR a 2016 Cadillac CTS Sedan Turbo AWD Luxury Car, (winner is responsible for Federal and any other tax liabilities).  The 2016 Cadillac CTS Sedan Turbo AWD Luxury Car base model is more fully described at Cadillac's website.

The Cadillac CTS is provided by The Taylor Automotive Family, Toledo, Ohio. If the Grand Prize Winner chooses the 2016 Cadillac CTS Sedan Turbo AWD Luxury Car prize option, the winner is fully responsible for costs associated with title, licensing, registration, transportation, delivery and other fees, and local, state and federal taxes, including without limitation all applicable sales, use, luxury, income and special taxes, as well as all-risk motor vehicle insurance, proof of which must be provided in writing prior to delivery.

Options may be added at winner's sole expense. The price for winner's selected options will be based on the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), which will be provided by the dealership.  The winner will work directly with Taylor Cadillac to secure any desired options beyond those available on the base model. WGTE will not act as agent on behalf of the winner to secure the desired options.   The awarding of the 2016 Cadillac CTS Sedan Turbo AWD Luxury Car is subject to availability at Taylor Cadillac.  Given that this model may be in high demand, delivery may take time.  If the 2016 Cadillac CTS Sedan Turbo AWD Luxury Car is unavailable, WGTE, at its sole discretion, may be substitute another vehicle of similar value.  The choice of the substituted, replacement vehicle is solely at WGTE's discretion.  If WGTE chooses not to substitute a replacement vehicle, the Grand Prize winner will be awarded the $50,000.00 cash prize.

If the vehicle prize option is chosen, the Grand Prize winner must take delivery of the vehicle at Taylor Cadillac, a Cadillac dealership whose address is 6100 West Central Avenue in Toledo, Ohio 43615. The winner, at his or her sole expense, may choose to have the vehicle shipped to another location for final delivery. This delivery fee is separate and distinct from the manufacturer's Destination Fee. The winner is responsible for making any and all such arrangements for final delivery of the vehicle. WGTE will not act as agent on behalf of the winner in arranging final delivery.  Timing of the delivery of the vehicle to the dealership is at the discretion of Taylor Cadillac.  

EARLY BIRD PRIZE DRAWING.  There will be an Early Bird Drawing for seventy-two (72) prizes totaling $12,550.00 in cash.  The Early Bird Drawing will be held on Friday, January 15, 2016 for all completed and valid entry certificates that are in possession of WGTE by 5:00 p.m. (Eastern) on Wednesday, January 13, 2016. 

The Early Bird Prizes include:

  • Two (2) - $1,000.00 prizes
  • Four (4) - $   500.00 prizes
  • Twenty (20) - $200.00 prizes
  • Forty-six (46) - $100.00 prizes

As noted above, Early Bird Drawing winners are eligible for all subsequent drawings and the Grand Prize Drawing.  Prize winners are responsible for payment of all applicable local, state and federal taxes, along with any special or income taxes and fees.


A maximum of 1,500 Certificates will be sold. Each Certificate represents one chance to win. You may enter as many times as you like. Chances of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible Certificates sold. Overall, an entrant with one ticket has approximately a 1 in 21 chance of winning a prize at the onset of the raffle (this includes eligibility for the Early Bird Drawings). For the Grand Prize, if 1,500 certificates are sold, your chance of winning the grand prize is 1 in 1,500 with one certificate purchased. The actual odds of winning a prize in any drawing are dependent on the number of eligible Certificates sold and available for the drawing.


Winners will be determined by random drawings of all the eligible Certificates received by the entry deadlines.

The Early Bird Prize Drawings will be announced at the offices of WGTE on Friday, January 15, 2016 for all valid certificates received by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 13, 2016. 

The Grand Prize Drawing will be announced at the offices of WGTE on Friday, January 22, 2016 for all valid certificates received by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 20, 2016. The Grand Prize Drawing announcement will be broadcast on WGTE TV at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, January 22, 2016 and posted to wgte.org immediately following the drawing.

Certificates of the winners of the Early Bird Prize Drawings will be returned to the pool of Certificates and will then be eligible for the Grand Prize drawing.

Winners need not be present to win. Drawings are not open to the public.


WGTE reserves the sole right to cancel or modify the Raffle. If 1,000 certificates are not sold by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, WGTE, at its sole option, may modify the Raffle by withdrawing the Grand Prize and split the remaining net proceeds (income less expenses) equally between the Grand Prize winner and WGTE. If all available certificates are sold before the scheduled Grand Prize drawing date (i.e., WGTE has determined that the raffle is "sold out"), WGTE reserves the right to end the raffle early by holding all remaining drawings, including the Grand Prize Drawing at a date earlier than the scheduled final drawing date (this puts the winnings in the hands of winners sooner). As with the regularly scheduled Grand Prize Drawing, it will be broadcast on WGTE TV and posted to wgte.org.


Winners will be notified by phone, e-mail or by mail based on the information received on the registration form. Winners' names, city and state will be available to all media and will be available at the offices of WGTE and listed on WGTE's Website. For a list of winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Winners List, WGTE Public Media, 1270 S. Detroit Avenue, P.O. Box 140814, Toledo, OH 43614. Winning entrants agree to allow WGTE to use their names, likeness, and any statements made by them regarding the prize for advertising or publicity purposes without compensation. Winners may be required to complete and return an affidavit of eligibility and/or liability release and required tax forms. A winner's failure to do so if requested or if one otherwise fails to comply by these rules and/or to make arrangements to claim his or her prize within ninety (90) days of a drawing notification will void that entry.  If a winner cannot be contacted or located by reasonable means after a period of ninety (90) days from the date of any Raffle drawing, the prize will be deemed forfeit and shall be considered to have been donated to WGTE for its charitable purposes.


While more than one name may be listed on a registration form, only the first name listed shall be deemed to be the entrant. A social security number must be provided, and it must be that of the entrant. Delivery or payment of any prize shall be made solely to the entrant. All prizes inure only to the designated winning entrant and that person may not be transfer, sell or otherwise make the prize available to another party.

The entrant of a multiple party entry has the sole and exclusive responsibility to allocate any such prize among the participants in a multiple party entry.  WGTE bears no responsibility for such matters.


The decision of WGTE shall be final in all matters concerning the Raffle. The Raffle is subject to the laws of the State of Ohio. The Raffle is void where prohibited by law.  WGTE is not responsible for any errors or omissions in the Raffle's advertising and/or any printed, broadcast, or Internet-provided materials or information.   WGTE reserves the right to modify and/or amend the official Raffle rules without notice at any time. To view rules online, go to www.wgte.org/raffle. To receive a copy of the rules via mail send a self-addressed stamped envelope to WGTE, 1270 S. Detroit Ave., Toledo, OH 43614. 

Waiver/Limitations of Liability.  Certificate purchasers, by participating, and winners, by accepting a prize, release WGTE and its respective board, staff members, volunteers, partners, vendors, agents, representatives, sponsors, service agencies, and independent contractors, and each of their respective directors, officers, partners, employees and agents, including advertising, public relations, direct marketing and promotion agencies, from any and all liability with respect to participation in the promotion and possession or use of the prize(s) awarded and also acknowledge that they did not receive any representations, warranty or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize, including but not limited to its quality, mechanical condition or fitness.

Any liability of WGTE shall be limited to ticket price paid and in the case of any dispute, WGTE's decision shall be final. WGTE reserves the right to modify or amend the Official Raffle Rules without notice at any time. For the official Raffle rules, go to www.wgte.org send a written request with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the WGTE Car/Cash Raffle, 1270 South Detroit Avenue, Toledo, OH 43614.

OVERSIGHT. The accounting firm of Rehmann, whose address is 5555 Airport Highway, Suite 200 Toledo, OH  43615-7320 and whose phone is 419-867-2353, officiates the drawing for the Grand Prize.

Gambling problem? Call the Ohio Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-800-589-9966. It's free, confidential and available 24 hours a day.



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