Official Rules

Vegas Cat Rescue

MegaMoneySquares Football Pool Fundraiser

Date of Event: February 12, 2023

Sporting Event: The Big Game, Sunday February 12, 2023

Ticket Sales End: 12 Midnight, Saturday, February 11, 2023 or when sold out.

Schedule: At approximately 2:30 pm on 2/12/2023, we will live stream the random selection of the numbers for the 10 x 10 grid. This process will involve ten small footballs numbered from 0 thru 9 being drawn from an enclosed container. This process will be repeated 8 times. 4 times for the NFC team and 4 times for the AFC team. These numbers will determine your numbers for the square(s) you reserved.  This process will be repeated again to populate numbers for the megamatrix to determine megamoney winners.

Rules and Terms of Conditions

1.  What is the Vegas Cat Rescue MegaMoney Squares Football Pool Fundraiser?

 a.  The Vegas Cat Rescue MegaMoneySquares Football Pool Fundraiser is a charitable fundraiser run by Vegas Cat Rescue, a 401 (c) 3 charity organization. Rather than drawing a raffle ticket out of a drum to award a prize, this contest determines prize winners by using the popular Football Squares Box Pool. By running 100 pools at the same time, there are 10,000 squares to sell. This new approach is called MEGAMONEYSQUARES. A box pool is defined as a 10x10 matrix with the numbers 0-9 being randomly assigned across the horizontal and vertical axis of the matrix, one team is assigned to each axis. The matrix consists of 100 squares and the winning square is determined by the last digits of the score following each quarter of play. As seen illustrated below: 

 

Therefore, if the score at the end of the first quarter is NFC 19 and AFC 10, the person owning the box intersecting at NFC/9 and AFC/0 would be the winner!

In the example above there are new numbers drawn for each quarter, giving players more chances to get better numbers to win with at the end of each quarter.

By running 100 pools at the same time, a Mega Matrix is created with 10,000 squares to sell as shown below:

 

“Mega Matrix”    


     

All 100 pools will have the same set of numbers on each axis when identifying winning squares. 

2.  What is the price of a square?

a.  The price of one square is $67.00. $50.00 of this amount is allocated to the contest prize fund. $17.00 is allocated to Vegas Cat Rescue.

3. Can an individual win more than once?

a. Yes. In this fundraiser it is possible for a square to win more than once. For example, it is possible to have the same square win in more than one quarter since each square’s number has the potential to change since we draw four sets of numbers; one set for each quarter. Your square might be designated as 7 and 0 for the first quarter, but be 4 and 0 for the second quarter. If the score is 14 to 0 at the end of the second quarter you would win again.

3.  How is the prize money distributed?

Based on a sold-out contest of 10,000 squares, cash prizes will be awarded at the end of the first three quarters and the final score of the game, as follows: 

a.  If you have the winning square at the end of any of the first three quarters or the final score you will win $350. Since there are 100 pools, up to 100 individuals will receive $350 each for a total payout of $35,000 for each of the first three quarters and the final score of the game for an overall payout of $140,000.

b. If you have a square that is directly above or below or left or right that is touching the winning square, you will win $100. Since there are 4 of these squares in each pool, there will be up to 400 individuals receiving $100 each for a total payout of $40,000 for each of the first three quarters and the final score of the game for an overall payout of $160,000.

c.  At the end of the first three quarters and the final score, $25,000 will be awarded to one of the 100 winners of the $350.00. This winner is determined by going to the outside Mega Matrix and by using the score of the game at that time, we will identify one of the 100 pools as the Mega Pool. The owner of that square in the Mega Pool, which already had won $350, will win $25,000. One individual will win $25,000 each at the end of the first three quarters and the final score of the game for an overall payout of $100,000.

d. At the end of the first three quarters and the final score, $6,250 is awarded to each of the owners of the squares that are directly above, below, left, right and touching the $25,000 winning square in the Mega Pool. Up to 4 individuals will win $6,250 each of the first three quarters and the final score of the game for an overall payout of $100,000.

e.  In the event the $350 winning square lands on the exterior rows or columns, the touching square will be found by going to the opposite exterior row or column.

4.  What if all the squares are not sold?

a.  In the event all squares are not sold, ALL PRIZES WILL BE PRO-RATED BASED ON THE NUMBER OF SQUARES SOLD.  For example, if only 5,000 tickets are sold, all prize money will be reduced by 50%. If only 2,500 tickets are sold, all prize money will be 25% of the amounts listed if 10,000 had been sold. Any prize money that is not awarded due to the square not being sold, will be awarded in its entirety in the following manner:

There will be two drums with tickets numbered 1 thru 100. One drum will be labeled POOL # and the other drum labeled BOX #. One number will be drawn from each drum until a purchased square is identified such as POOL #25 BOX #17. The owner of that square will be awarded that money. Every individual has an equal chance of winning that money unless individuals have more than square reserved. 

Vegas Cat Rescue MegaMoneySquares Football Pool Fundraiser

Terms and Conditions 

Thank you for supporting the Vegas Cat Rescue MegaMoney Squares Football Pool Fundraiser. Your purchase of one or more squares signifies your full and unconditional agreement to the following Terms & Conditions. In the event of any dispute, a final determination by Vegas Cat Rescue regarding the application of these Terms & Conditions is final and binding in all matters related to the fundraiser. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW AND OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES. Subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and ordinances. Squares may sell out before the date of the sporting event. The chances of winning are based on the number of squares sold and the numbers assigned to your square. If fewer squares are sold, the chances of winning improve. All cash prizes are based on the sale of 10,000 squares, if fewer squares are sold, cash prizes will be pro-rated accordingly.

ELIGIBILITY:

To be eligible to purchase a square, you must be at least 18 years old or the age of majority in your jurisdiction of residence, whichever is older as of the date of entry, and be physically located in the State of Nevada per NRS 462.180 and Regulation 4A.050, which requires ticket purchasers be physically present in Nevada at time of purchase. and a living resident of the United States. The following persons, and their employees and immediate family members, are not eligible to purchase a square: Officers, directors, volunteers and employees of Vegas Cat Rescue and Freeway Fundraising, LLC. Additionally, the following persons, and their employees and immediate family members, are not eligible to purchase a square within the market where they are providing services: Vegas Cat Rescue, and additional prize sponsors and Vegas Cat Rescue auditors and accountants.

“Immediate family members” includes the spouse, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, brothers, sisters, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of the employee and his/her spouse. This definition also includes individuals for whom an employee is the current legal guardian and individuals who reside in the same house as employee or immediate family member whether or not they are related. The determinations of Vegas Cat Rescue are final and binding with respect to any matter arising out of the interpretation or application of these terms and conditions.

 A square purchased by an ineligible person is void, and cannot be a winning square. No refunds will be made to ineligible purchasers, except in Vegas Cat Rescue’s sole and absolute discretion.

Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. Vegas Cat Rescue reserves the right to verify the eligibility of all winners. Any potential winnings are subject to forfeiture if the purchaser is determined to have violated Nevada laws or regulations.

CHARITY on RECORD

Vegas Cat Rescue, 1921 Bannie Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89102

HOW TO RESERVE A SQUARE

Square may be reserved online at www.megamoneysquares.com or by following the link on vegascatrescue.org.  You must provide all required information to be eligible to enter and win. Incomplete, illegible, corrupted, or untimely entries are void and will be disqualified.

A square may be reserved for $67 each.

Reservations made via the website are limited to a maximum of 50 squares per transaction.

 A square represents a chance to win the opportunity to accept an offer of the stated prize. All sales of squares are final, and NO REFUNDS will be paid.

Square, prizes, receipts, and any winner’s rights are transferable provided the person the rights are transferred to meets all the eligibility requirements listed herein

A legally purchased square may be transferred prior to the event provided the original purchaser of the square has followed the transfer instructions provided on the website and the “transferee” meets all the eligibility requirement listed herein.

Vegas Cat Rescue reserves the right to reject any square reservation request that is submitted with payment that does not constitute “good funds.” A square issued for a credit card charge that was “declined,” or reported as “invalid” or “stolen” is void and cannot be a winning ticket.

The IRS has ruled that a payment for a squares pool ticket is not a tax-deductible charitable contribution.

All square reservations must be completed by the indicated deadline. Any orders received after these deadlines will be ineligible. Vegas Cat Rescue assumes no responsibility for lost, late, misdirected or non-delivered mail, email or fax messages, or any other failure to receive orders or deliver receipts prior to the event deadlines. All defective or physically altered square or entry forms may be disqualified. 

GAMEDAY EVENT

The winning squares for each prize will be selected by the running of the Vegas Cat Rescue MegaMoneySquares Football Pool Fundraiser on the specified date of the sporting event using the MegaMoneysquares game as administered by Freeway Fundraising. The fundraiser event is subject to all laws, regulations and Acts of God that would render the event illegal, unreasonable or impractical. Vegas Cat Rescue will announce the name of potential winners of the prizes from all eligible purchasers. All squares have an equal chance to win prior to the assignment of numbers. Ticket purchasers need not be present to win. 

WINNERS

The odds of winning a prize depends on the number of valid squares sold and the eventual numbers assigned to those squares. 

Each prize will be awarded to only one (1) winner, the purchaser of the square or to whom it has been transferred. Individuals can win more than once.

Vegas Cat Rescue will notify each winner by sending a Winner Notification Agreement (“WNA”) by secure electronic communication or certified U.S. mail, return receipt requested, to the email and/or mailing address provided by the purchaser. Each winner must accept the prize, “as is,” by signing the WNA and returning it to Vegas Cat Rescue within fourteen (14) days after the date the WNA was received. If a winner cannot be contacted by certified mail or email, fails to accept the prize, (if applicable) or if a winner is disqualified for any reason, the prize is forfeited and no substitute or alternative prize will be provided. A forfeited prize may be awarded to an alternate winner selected by random event or in accordance with applicable gaming agency regulations.

Acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for Vegas Cat Rescue to use the winner’s name, picture, video image, and relevant quotes to promote future MegaMoneySquares events.

The winner of each prize shall have no rights in or to the prize itself until the winner has been verified as eligible by Vegas Cat Rescue, has timely executed the WNA and returned it to Vegas Cat Rescue, and until delivery of the prize to the winner has been completed. Until that time, as between Vegas Cat Rescue and the winner, each prize remains the sole property of Vegas Cat Rescue.

Verification of Potential Winners: ALL POTENTIAL WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY VEGAS CAT RESCUE, WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE SQUARES POOL. AN ENTRANT IS NOT A WINNER OF ANY PRIZE UNLESS AND UNTIL ENTRANT’S ELIGIBILITY HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND ENTRANT HAS BEEN NOTIFIED THAT VERIFICATION IS COMPLETE.  

TAXES/PRIZE RESTRICTIONS

 Any and all applicable federal, state, and local taxes and all fees and expenses related to acceptance and use of prize not specifically stated herein, including but not limited to, financing charges, change of air travel fees, ground transportation, automobile insurance, meals, incidentals, passenger tariffs or duties, surcharges, service charges or facility charges, personal charges at lodging, security fees and/or other expenses, are the responsibility solely of winner. Only the number of prizes stated in these Official Rules is available to be won in the MegaMoneySquares fundraiser. If, by reason of a print or other error, more prizes are claimed than the number set forth in these Official Rules, an alternate winner will be chosen at random in accordance with the winner selection method described above from among all eligible claimants making purportedly valid claims to award the advertised number of prizes available. 

The value of each prize is part of the winner’s gross income, and may be subject to reporting by Vegas Cat Rescue to the Internal Revenue Service. Each winner is solely responsible for payment of all federal, state, and/or local income, sales, or use taxes due on account of his or her acceptance of the prize.  With respect to any cash prize that exceeds $5,000, the Internal Revenue Service requires Vegas Cat Rescue to withhold federal income tax at the rate of 24%, or current rate as established by the IRS. It is the responsibility of the winner to file taxes to recover any of the tax payment made to the IRS.  Vegas Cat Rescue takes no responsibility for any tax liabilities. Winners should consult a tax professional.

RELEASE AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

Each winner hereby releases and holds Vegas Cat Rescue harmless with respect to any claim based on any such occurrence. An entrant’s sole and exclusive remedy for any breach of duty or conduct related to the MegaMoneySquares fundraiser shall be limited to the return of the purchase price paid for his or her square. In no event shall Vegas Cat Rescue be liable to any person for any loss or injuries to earnings, profits or goodwill, or for any incidental, special, punitive or, consequential, or other damages of any person or entity whether arising in contract, tort or otherwise, arising out of the fundraiser, use or ownership of the prizes.

GENERAL CONDITIONS

If, for any reason, the Vegas Cat Rescue MegaMoneySquares Football Squares Pool Fundraiser is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus or bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Vegas Cat Rescue which corrupt or affect the operation, administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this fundraiser, Vegas Cat Rescue may, in its sole discretion, void any suspect entries and (a) cancel or terminate fundraiser (or any portion thereof); (b) modify the fundraiser or suspend the fundraiser to address the impairment and then resume the fundraiser in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; and/or (c) award the prize from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of impairment, and all eligible entries received.