Ticket Purchase: 50/50 RAFFLE fundraisers will be conducted at Giants home games at Oracle Park ("the ballpark") throughout the 2021 regular season. The Giants Community Fund reserves the right to not conduct a raffle for any particular game. Raffle tickets will be sold from the time the gates open through the last out of the 6th inning. The winning ticket number will be drawn in the 8th inning, or as soon as practicable thereafter, and the number will be posted on the scoreboard and announced before the end of the game, or as soon as practicable thereafter.
Applicable Laws: The 50/50 RAFFLE is governed by California Law through the Department of Justice's Major League Sports Raffle Program. All winners will be subject to any tax withholding requirements established by the Department of the Treasury, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") or the State of California Franchise Tax Board ("FTB"). For the 2021 season, the Giants Community Fund will complete and file the following in accordance with IRS and FTB guidelines and regulations: (i) an IRS form W-2G and withhold federal income tax of 25% from the winner's proceeds, in accordance with IRS guidelines and regulations, for prizes at $600 and above for federal income tax withholding purposes; and (ii) a FTB Form 592 and withhold California income tax of 7% from the winner's proceeds, in accordance with FTB guidelines and regulations, for prizes at $1,500 and above won by non-California residents for California income tax withholding purposes. Prize winners who are non-resident aliens for tax purposes will be subject to all applicable withholding and reporting requirements. Except as provided herein, each Raffle winner assumes all responsibility for any state, county or Federal taxes, fees or withholdings. Each Winner is advised to consult his/her own tax advisor(s) with respect to the liabilities that may arise from winning a prize in the 50/50 RAFFLE.
Ticket Prices: Tickets may be purchased with cash (United States ($) Dollars) or credit or debit card (Giants prefer VISA) as follows:
- 5 tickets for $10
- 20 tickets for $20
- 80 tickets for $40
Winner Notification: The winning ticket number will be posted on the scoreboard and announced before the end of the game, or as soon as practicable thereafter. The winning ticket number will also be available at the 50/50 RAFFLE kiosk on the Promenade Level and Club Level at Oracle Park. The number will also be posted on www.sfgiants.com/5050raffle within 48 hours of the drawing.
Effective Date of the Rules: These Official Rules are effective as of May 7, 2021. The Giants Community Fund reserves the right to modify these Official Rules at any time.
Giants Community Fund Registration Information: The Giants Community Fund is a recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization existing under the laws of California and is a distinct legal entity from the San Francisco Baseball Associates LLC. The Giants Community Fund is conducting the 50/50 RAFFLE at Oracle Park with the permission of and limited assistance from the San Francisco Giants, but the Giants Community Fund is solely responsible for the operation and conduct of the 50/50 RAFFLES. The official registration of the Giants Community Fund may be obtained from the Bureau of Gambling Control in the California Department of Justice. Registration does not imply endorsement. The Giants Community Fund's Bureau-issued registration number is 18-000015. The Bureau-issued registration identification number for the registered Raffle will be printed on every raffle ticket.