NHPBS Cold Hard Cash Raffle Rules

Enter today and you could win $5,000!

Terms & Conditions

New Hampshire Public Broadcasting (“NHPBS”) the sponsor of this raffle is offering the opportunity to become eligible for a drawing to win multiple cash prizes, including a $5,000 cash grand prize. All raffle proceeds support New Hampshire PBS (“NHPBS”), a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, developed to support NHPBS’ mission, noncommercial programming, and community outreach activities. Funds raised go to the programs you see on NHPBS plus the non-broadcast, educational, outreach, telecommunications, and Internet initiatives that touch the lives of tens of thousands of Granite Staters annually.

This winter’s NHPBS Cold Hard Cash Raffle features 38 prizes and will be conducted from January 4, 2021 to March 1, 2021.  Raffle ticket sales are limited to 1,000 purchased tickets. In addition to the great prizes and odds of winning, the purchase of two (2) NHPBS Cold Hard Cash raffle tickets comes with one-year membership to NHPBS including access to PBS Passport, the on demand library of quality public television programming.

  1. One Grand Prize = $5,000 cash – drawing on March 1, 2021 @ 12pm
  2. Two 2nd Prizes = each $500 cash – drawing on March 1, 2021 @ 12pm
  3. Five 3rd Prizes = each $100 cash – drawing on March 1, 2021 @ 12pm
  4. Early Bird Prizes = totaling $1,500 awarded as:
    1. Ten (10) $50 cash prizes – drawing on Friday, January 15, 2021 @ noon
    2. Ten (10) $50 cash prizes – drawing on Friday, January 29, 2021 @ noon
    3. Ten (10) $50 cash prizes – drawing on Friday, February 12, 2021 @ noon
  5. NHPBS will make all reasonable efforts to deliver the raffle prizes as described in these Terms & Conditions to the winners within 60 days of each prize drawing.
  6. If fewer than 416 tickets are sold by March 1, 2021, the raffle reverts to a 50/50 raffle, with 50% of the raffle proceeds (after expenses and early bird prizes) awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners. Winners 50% of raffle proceeds will be divided and paid: Grand prize gets 77.6%, each Second prize gets 7.5%, and each Third prize gets 1.5%.  NHPBS retains the remaining 50% of proceeds.

How to Enter

Tickets can be purchased for $30 each. Each eligible entry will be assigned a sequentially numbered ticket in order of purchase. Ticket sales are limited to 1,000 tickets.    Enter the 2021 NHPBS Cold Hard Cash Raffle in any of the following ways:

  1. Online: Tickets can be purchased online at nhpbs.org/raffle. Purchaser must provide a valid e-mail address, full legal name, phone, and physical mailing address. Payment confirmation is provided electronically at the time of purchase. No physical tickets will be sent to entrants. Purchasers will only receive an email receipt of their ticket(s) purchase.  If you do not receive your purchase confirmation via e-mail, first check your spam folder. Questions may be addressed to: NHPBS Special Events Manager at raffle@nhpbs.org or 603-868-4431.
  2. Mail: Tickets can be purchased by mailing a check for $30 per ticket, indicating number of tickets you are requesting, and made out to New Hampshire PBS. Also include your full legal name, physical mailing address, contact phone, and email address. If you do not provide an email address, a printed copy of your receipt will be mailed to the provided mailing address.  Mail entries must be received by Noon, Friday, February 26, 2021 to be included in the final prize drawings, and mailed to: New Hampshire PBS, ATTN: NHPBS Raffle / Cliff Blake, 268 Mast Road, Durham, NH 03824.


  1. Raffle is only open to U.S. Residents at least 18 years of age who live in New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont (and any other state which allows raffles by law without further registration by NHPBS).
  2. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Any person who resides in any area where this drawing, a game of chance, would otherwise be prohibited by law is not eligible to participate.
  3. No NHPBS employees or direct family members (defined as spouses, parents, children, or other family members that reside with the employee) are eligible to participate.
  4. No person engaged in the marketing, development, production, or distribution of raffle materials or prize supply for this drawing is eligible to participate.
  5. The prize may be forfeited if selected entrant(s): (1) cannot be reached; (2) fails to provide all signatures on the Release and other documents and/or to return required documents in a timely manner as required pursuant to these Terms & Conditions; or (3) cannot accept or receive prize for any reason.
  6. Any or all entries will be disqualified at the sole discretion of the NHPBS if you attempt: (a) to enter the raffle through any means other than as described in these Terms & Conditions; or (b) to disrupt the raffle, circumvent the terms and conditions of these Terms & Conditions, or in any way tamper with the raffle. If either of the above occurs, NHPBS has the right to remedy any such action, disruption, or circumvention, and to seek damages from you to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Early Bird Prize Drawings

  1. Winners need not be present to win.
  2. Early bird prize winners will be drawn by an NHPBS representative using a physical ticket raffle drum and validated as random before final assignment as the prize winner.
  3. All raffle tickets purchased by the time of each Early Bird Drawing are eligible to be entered in applicable Early Bird Drawings. Once a ticket has been drawn to win an early bird prize, it will remain in the ticket pool and be eligible to win subsequent early bird prizes as well as final prizes.
  4. Early Bird Prize drawings will be held at 12:00pm on the following dates in 2021 for the prizes listed above (see Prizes on page 1): January 15, January 29, and February 12, 2021.
  5. Early bird prizes are awarded regardless of the number of tickets sold.

Final Prize Drawings

  1. Winners need not be present to win.
  2. Final prize winners will be drawn by an NHPBS representative using physical sequentially numbered tickets in a raffle drum. Every eligible ticket number will be included in the raffle prior to drawing and validated as so before final assignment of prize winner.
  3. Online raffle tickets purchased by 9:00 am on March 1, 2021 will be eligible for the final drawings. Mailed ticket purchases must be received by 12 pm, Friday, February 26, 2021 to be eligible.
  4. Final prize drawings will take place March 1, 2021 at 12:00 pm.
  5. If 416 or fewer tickets are sold by 9:00 am March 1, 2021, the raffle reverts to a 50/50 raffle, with 50% of the raffle proceeds, minus expenses and the total cost of the early bird prizes, awarded to the 3rd, 2nd and 1st prize winners. 50% of raffle proceeds will be divided and paid: Grand prize gets 77.5%, each Second prize gets 7.5%, and each Third prize gets 1.5%.
  6. Upon the 417th ticket sold, the raffle winners chosen will receive the awarded final prizes , subject to these Terms & Conditions.

Winner Notifications & Awarding of Prizes

  1. All winners will be notified, based on the information provided at ticket purchase, by email or telephone within 72 hours of prize drawings. If email or phone contacts are not successful within 10 days, contact will be attempted using U.S. certified mail, return receipt requested.
  2. Winners will be announced online by ticket number, first name, last initial, and city of residence. Winner will be verified by matching ticket number with information provided in the records.
  3. Failure of the raffle winner to respond within 20 business days of the raffle drawing date will constitute a forfeiture of the prize, and a new winner will be selected and notified.
  4. NHPBS is not responsible for any delays or obstacles in notification due to (a) erroneous contact information; (b) any outage or delay in internet service or access; or (c) any other circumstances which may delay or prevent a winner from receiving the prize notifications.
  5. Except as stated herein, there shall be no substitution allowed for the listed prizes by a winner. A prize winner, however, may transfer the right to claim the prize.
  6. All federal, state, and local taxes associated with receipt or use of prizes, including without limitation all applicable sales, use, luxury, income, and special taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner.
  7. To claim the prizes, the grand prize winner will be required to provide proof of identity, sign an affidavit of eligibility/liability/terms and liability and conditions/publicity releases ("Release"), and complete IRS Form W-2G, W-9 and any other forms required by law.
  8. NHPBS will make all reasonable efforts to deliver the raffle prizes as described in these Terms & Conditions to the winners within 60 days of each prize drawing.
  9. NHPBS shall not have any responsibility or liability whatsoever for any property loss, damage, personal injury, or death, in connection with the prize provided pursuant to the raffle.
  10. Acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for NHPBS and/or its designees to use the winner's name, location, photograph, testimonial or other likeness and/or prize information or personal exposition (and/or any edited portion thereof) for promotional, advertising and/or publicity purposes in any media, now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without compensation or notice to, or further consent of, the winner to the extent permitted by law.


  1. All sales are final unless otherwise specified in these Terms & Conditions. No raffle ticket refunds will be made. All entries become the property of NHPBS and will not be returned.
  2. The cost of a raffle ticket(s) is not deductible as a charitable contribution. The IRS considers a raffle ticket to be a contribution from which you benefit.
  3. NHPBS cannot give advice with regard to income tax consequences or deductibility with respect to the raffle ticket purchases or the raffle winner. Please consult your tax professional.
  4. NHPBS is not responsible for printing errors in any drawing-related material, or for lost, late, misdirected or nondelivered mail, or any other failure to receive orders or deliver receipts prior to the drawing deadlines.
  5. NHPBS is not responsible for error, omission, interruptions, deletion, defect, delay in operations, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate or failure to receive entry information or any combination thereof. NHPBS is not responsible for any entries that are late, misdirected, incomplete, or altered.
  6. Raffle shall be governed by the laws of the State of New Hampshire.
  7. These Official Terms & Conditions are subject to change at any time without notice.
  8. By participating in the raffle, you agree to release NHPBS and its directors, officers, employees and agents, harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind in connection with the raffle, including from your winning or use of any prize.
  9. The depiction of the prize(s) in any advertising or promotional materials may not reflect the actual prize(s) awarded delivered to the winner. However, every effort is being made to award the exact prizes displayed at events, in raffle promotions, and on the raffle website.
  10. NHPBS makes no representations or warranties, expressed or implied, about the raffle or the prizes awarded.
  11. NHPBS reserves the right to cancel the raffle for any reason.
  12. NHPBS shall make all decisions related to the raffle in its sole discretion. By participating, you agree to be bound by these Official Terms & Conditions and the decisions of NHPBS and waive any right to claim ambiguity in the raffle operation or Official Terms & Conditions.

Additional Information

  1. NHPBS’ mission is to enrich lives and strengthen communities through the power of media. NHPBS strives to educate, entertain, and enlighten the people of New Hampshire and beyond through creative programs and
    services of the highest quality, delivered through traditional public broadcasting and new multimedia technologies. NHPBS’ commitment to excellence, innovation, diversity, and values is essential to this mission.
  2. All raffle proceeds benefit New Hampshire Public Broadcasting, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. EIN #94-3443883.
  3. Raffle Permit issued by the Durham, NH Police Department and Durham, NH Town Manager. (Permit # tbd)
  4. NHPBS is located at 268 Mast Road, Durham, NH 03824.
  5. For more information and details, please email raffle@nhpbs.org or call 603-868-4431.

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