Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church (The “Church”), a Colorado non-profit and tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3), is conducting a Raffle. Proceeds from the Raffle will be used for ongoing church operations and maintenance.  By purchasing or holding a Raffle ticket (“Ticket”), each buyer agrees to the following rules:

Cost of tickets:

The cost of a Raffle ticket is $100.  Cash or check only.  Credit cards not accepted.

The odds of winning are 1 in 400.  ONLY 400 TICKETS WILL BE SOLD.

Please note that the purchase price of the ticket is NOT tax deductible.

Prizes:

Three cash prizes will be awarded:

  • First prize      – $10,000
  • Second prize – $ 3,000
  • Third prize     – $ 2,000

How to purchase tickets:

  • In the Parish Office at 3549 Navajo Street Denver, CO, M-F from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • From approved sellers.  Please contact the Parish Office at 303-455-0447 for a list
  • After all weekend Masses in the church vestibule beginning June 1, 2019
  • During the Bazaar at the Grand Raffle booth, July 19, 20, & 21, 2019
  • If you received a mailer, fill out the form, detach, and send with a check.  Instructions can be found on the mailer.  These must be received by July 15, 2019.
  • Download the form here, fill out, detach, and send with a check.  Must be received by July 15, 2019

Ticket sales end on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 8:00 PM.

 All Raffle ticket sales are final.

The Raffle drawing will take place on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 8:30 PM in the Grotto at 3549 Navajo St.  The drawing will be held under the supervision of the Pastor, the Business Manager, Bazaar Committee co-chairs, and the certified Games Managers.  The prize drawing is open to the public and the winner need not be present to win.

To be eligible to purchase a ticket, the purchaser must be at least 18 years old at the time of purchase.

The ticket contains two (2) parts.  Both parts are numbered.  One side of the ticket is the “Stub”.  It has space for the purchaser’s name, address, and phone.  The other side of the ticket is the “Ticket” and has the raffle winning prize information.  Our Lady of Mt. Carmel will retain the purchaser’s Stub and place it in the Church safe until the grand prize drawing takes place on July 21st.  For tickets purchased by mail, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel will mail the Ticket portion and a copy of the entire ticket to the purchaser within two (2) weeks of purchase.

Only one (1) name per ticket is allowed.  If the winning ticket(s) is purchased by several individuals, the named individual will be given the after-tax monies in a check and will be responsible for distributing these monies to other parties.  Please note that taxes are not collected for 2nd and 3rd prizes.

Tickets purchased by mail will be distributed and assigned in numerical order when payment is received.  Our Lady of Mt. Carmel reserves the right to reject any entry form that it deems defective.

The Church will contact prizewinners using information provided on the winning Stub.  If a prizewinner does not contact the Church within ten (10) business days after the first initial contact notifying them of their winnings, then the Church will give notice to the prizewinner by U.S. Postal certified mail, return receipt requested, to the address on the Stub. This notice shall state (a) the prize won, (b) a telephone number of a contact person at the Church, and (c) time and location where the winning prize can be claimed.

To collect the winning prizes, each prizewinner is required to submit their Ticket, provide satisfactory proof of identification, and sign any tax documents as required by law. The Church will issue a tax form W-2(G) to the prizewinners.

Winners of the Raffle prizes authorize the Church to withhold all required amounts and report the award of Raffle prizes in accordance with applicable law. The Church will withhold and remit all sums required, and remit the balance of the cash prizes to the winners.

After all the prizes are awarded, a list of the prizewinners will be posted on the Church website: www.ourladymountcarmel.com and in the Church bulletin the following week after the close of the bazaar.

Each ticket holder/buyer agrees that the Church and the Archdiocese of Denver are not responsible for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising in connection with, or as a result of this Raffle.  Ticket holders/buyers release and agree to indemnify, defend, protect, and hold harmless the Church and the Archdiocese of Denver.

This Raffle is being conducted pursuant to Bingo-Raffles License #2019-13877 issued to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church by the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office, and is being conducted in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Colorado Constitution (Section 2 of Article XVIII), Colorado’s Bingo and Raffles Law (Colorado Revised Statutes, Title 12, Article 9, Sections 101 to 301), and Colorado’s Rules Covering and Regulating Bingo/Raffles (8 CCR 1505-2).  This Raffle is void where prohibited by law.