Frequently Asked Questions

Do you accept applications by email or sell tickets on the internet?
No. Pursuant to California statutory regulations and to section 320.5 of the Penal Code, charitable raffle tickets may not be sold or accepted on the internet.

Is this Toyota raffle legal?
Yes it is. In the summer of 2001, the California Legislature amended the state constitution to allow eligible non-profit organizations to conduct raffles as a means of raising funds. The California State Parks Foundation, a tax exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, is conducting this raffle pursuant to California Penal Code Section 320.5, et seq, to benefit the California State Parks Foundation.

How many raffle tickets can I buy?
You may buy as many tickets as you like.

What are the odds of winning?
The odds of winning the $29,980 Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE are based on the number of tickets sold. If all tickets are sold, the odds of winning the Grand Prize are 1 in 5,000. If fewer tickets are sold, the chances of winning the Grand Prize and other prizes improve. Purchasing more than one ticket increases the chances of winning.

When does the raffle start and when does it end?
Tickets will be sold by mail, phone, and fax between April 6, 2015 and June 3, 2015, or until 5,000 tickets have been sold. Tickets may be purchased in person up until the drawing on the evening of June 6, 2015, as long as tickets have not been sold out. No raffle order forms will be accepting online or via email. The winner does not need to be present to win.

Who can buy a raffle ticket?
Anyone 18 years of age or older may enter. California State Parks Foundation employees, authorized agents and employees thereof, consultants, attorneys, independent accountant firm, and their spouses and children living in the same household are excluded from participating and are not eligible to win a prize. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. The raffle is void where prohibited or restricted by law. An affidavit of eligibility may be required from the prize winner.

Are raffle tickets tax-deductible?
No. The IRS does not allow raffle tickets to be a tax-deductible contribution.

Are raffle prizes considered income?
Yes. In addition, if the Toyota Camry is accepted as the prize, the winner assumes all fees, local, sales tax, state and federal taxes (including, but not limited to, income taxes and sales taxes based on the value of the car), financing costs which must be paid when the car is transferred to the winner and license fees. The California State Parks Foundation takes no responsibility for any tax liabilities. Consult your tax advisor. This offer is void where prohibited by law, and all federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

Are there legal rules and regulations?
Yes. They may be viewed under the Official Rules section of this website.

How do I redeem my prize?
The winner does not need to be present to win. Prize winners will be contacted according to the contact information provided at the time of ticket purchase. In addition to a list of winners posted on the 2015 Toyota Camry raffle web site, a list of winners may be obtained from the California State Parks Foundation by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: CSPF Raffle Inquiry, 50 Francisco Street, Suite 110, San Francisco, CA 94133 within one week of the drawing.

Still have questions about the raffle that aren’t answered here?
Please visit the Official Rules section of this web site or contact the raffle office: California State Parks Foundation, 50 Francisco Street, Suite 110, San Francisco, CA 94133, (855) 558-1161.

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