Raffle Rules

Ride with Rice Truck Raffle Official Rules 

USA Rice (USAR), a non-profit 501(c) organization incorporated in Texas is raffling off the Pick Up truck that will be used during the 2018 Ride with Rice Road Trip promotion program.  The vehicle was acquired by USAR new, but will have had as many as 4,000 miles put on the vehicle over the course of the promotion program.

Raffle tickets will go on sale September 17, 2018 and the random drawing for the vehicle will take place during the 2018 USA Rice Outlook Conference being held in San Diego, CA from December 5- 7, 2018.  The winner need not be present.

Raffle tickets will be sold at a price of $75 for one ticket, $200 for 3 tickets, or $350 for 5 tickets.  

Purchase of tickets is open to any resident of the United States, 18 and over, and there is no limit to the number of tickets an individual may purchase.  No more than 1,000 tickets will be made available for sale and a minimum of 600 tickets must be sold.  A valid U.S. social security number or tax ID will be required to claim the prize.

The Ride with Rice Pick Up Truck is a 2018 Ford F-150 XLT with a MSRP of $50,870.  USA Rice will pay federal, state, and local taxes associated with transfer of the vehicle to the winner and pay for transportation of the vehicle from San Diego, CA to an address in the United States specified by the winner at the time of the drawing.  Winner will be responsible for registering the vehicle in his or her state.

By IRS declaration, ticket purchases are not eligible for charitable tax deductions.

Odds of winning are 1:1,000.

Tickets may be purchased by credit card through the USA Rice website at www.usarice.com or in person at the USA Rice Outlook Conference with cash or credit card. 

Ticket sales will end when 1,000 tickets have been sold, or at 12:00 pm California time on Friday, December 7, 2018, whichever comes first.  In the event less than 600 tickets are sold, USA Rice will postpone the drawing until such time as the minimum number of tickets have been sold.

Prize: One prize will be given away. Grand Prize: a 2018 Ford F-150 XLT with a MSRP of $50,870.

The winner will be determined by random public drawing during the 2018 USA Rice Outlook Conference and the winner need not be present to win. The winner will be publicly announced at the conclusion of the drawing, including an announcement via USAR social media channels and website.  If the winner is not present, he or she will be notified by phone and certified return receipt mail within 7 days of the drawing and must claim the Grand Prize within 72 hours.  At the time of the drawing, a provisional winner will also be drawn.  In the event the Grand Prize winner does not claim the prize, the provisional winner will be notified and can claim the Grand Prize.  If the prize is not claimed by December 31, 2018, it will be forfeited, and ownership will remain with USAR.  This deadline does not apply if the drawing is postponed due to insufficient ticket sales.

USA Rice will be responsible for all local, state and federal taxes, however the prize winner will be responsible for title, transfer fees, license duties, insurance.   The Internal Revenue Service requires that the winner of any prizes valued at $600 or more be issued a Form W-2G.  The Grand Prize winner understands, acknowledges, and agrees that the Grand Prize winner is receiving a prize and will hereby release and discharge USAR and their employees, agents, officers, directors and legal representatives and assigns from any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses or expenses arising from or caused by the award of such prize, including, but not limited to the payment of any and all fees that are due.

USAR, its Board of Directors, and its agents assume no liability for lost, late, misdirected, mutilated, incomplete, illegible, or entries without payment which will be deemed invalid and disqualified.

The decisions and rules of USAR are final on all matters concerning the raffle.

Void where prohibited by law.

A copy of these rules can also be requested by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to: 

USA Rice
Attn: Ride with Rice Truck Raffle
2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 610
Arlington, Virginia 22201.