Contest Rules


Thank you for supporting the Home for the Holidays, Inc. Giveaway (the “Raffle”), conducted by the Acadian Home Builders Association (“AHBA” or “Sponsor”). Your purchase of one or more Home for the Holidays raffle ticket(s) signifies your full and unconditional agreement to the following Terms & Conditions:

General • In the event of any dispute, a reasonable interpretation or determination by AHBA regarding the application of these Terms & Conditions is final and binding in all matters related to the Raffle • VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW AND OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES • Subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and ordinances • Tickets may sell out before the date of the raffle drawing • The chances of winning are based on the number of tickets sold • If fewer tickets are sold, the chances of winning the Grand Prize and other prizes improve. 

Sponsor • Acadian Home Builders Association, 117 Rue Bastille (Lafayette, LA 70503). 

Media ProviderScripps Media, Inc., owner and operator of KATC-TV (“Media Provider”).  Media Provider is not a sponsor or administrator of this promotion in any manner, and is not responsible for operating or administering any aspect of the Promotion.

Eligibility • To be eligible to purchase a ticket, 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 a living resident of the United States • The following persons are not eligible to purchase a ticket: employees, officers and board directors of Sponsor and Media Provider, their dependent family members and their legal spouse/partner. The determinations of AHBA are final and binding with respect to any matter arising out of the interpretation or application of these terms and conditions • A ticket purchased by an ineligible person is void, and cannot be a winning ticket. No refunds will be made to ineligible purchasers • Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. AHBA reserves the right to verify the eligibility of winners. 

Tickets • Tickets may be reserved on, by calling 1-866-486-3239, by mail-in entry form, at participating locations of Doug Ashy Building Materials and Home Bank and at Home for the Holidays, Inc. open houses, if applicable • 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 • Tickets may be reserved for $100 each • Reservations made via the website and toll free number are limited to a maximum of 50 tickets per transaction • A ticket represents a chance to win the opportunity to accept an offer of the stated prize. All sales of tickets are final, and no refunds will be issued • Tickets, prizes, receipts, and any winner’s rights are non-transferable • A ticket issued in exchange for a check returned for “insufficient funds,” or for a credit card charge that was “declined,” or reported as “invalid” or “stolen” is void, and cannot be a winning ticket • Ticket purchases are not tax deductible. • All ticket purchase requests must be received and/or purchased by the indicated deadline. Any orders received after these deadlines will be ineligible. Sponsor 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 drawing deadlines. All defective or physically altered tickets or entry forms may be disqualified. 

Drawing • The winning ticket for each prize will be selected by a random drawing on the date of the raffle drawing. AHBA will select the name of potential winners of the prizes in a random drawing from all eligible raffle tickets. All tickets have an equal chance to win. Ticket purchasers need not be present to win • Prizes to be awarded include: Grand Prize: Home for the Holidays, Inc. Giveaway house with estimated value of $565,000; Additional Prizes: $5000; diamond pendant (14K yellow gold original design), courtesy of Dianna Rae Jewelry; $2500 gift card, courtesy of STINE Lumber; $2500, courtesy of Classic Auto Spa; $2500; $2500 • Drawing for the Grand Prize to be held “live” on KATC-TV3 during Media Provider’s 6pm (CST) newscast on December 7, 2022. (Date and time are subject to change.) 

Winners • The odds and chances of winning a prize depends on the number of valid raffle tickets sold. If fewer tickets are sold, the chances of winning improve. • Each prize will be awarded to only one (1) winner. If the ticket has more than one name on it, the prize will be awarded to the eligible individual whose name appears first on the ticket. That individual is solely responsible for allocating the value of the prize among the purchasers. • Each winner must accept the prize, “as is” or “as built” without additions or alterations with no expressed or implied warranties by Sponsor • The winning ticket holder will have thirty (30) days to accept the prize. • Any prize unclaimed after thirty (30) days is forfeited and no substitute or alternative prize will be provided. A forfeited prize may be awarded to an alternate winner selected by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. • Acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for AHBA and Media Provider to use the winner’s name, picture, video image, and relevant quotes to promote the Home for the Holidays, and agreement by the winner that the prize will not be used for fundraising for another charity. • The winner of each prize shall have no rights in or to the prize itself until the winner has been verified as eligible by Sponsor and until delivery of the prize to the winner has been completed. Until that time, as between AHBA and the winner, each prize remains the sole property of AHBA. • In case of a winner accepting a house, he/she will take ownership subject to all applicable federal, state, and local land use restrictions, and to any covenants, rules, fees, or other restrictions administered by a homeowners’ or condominium association, or other community. • Verification of Potential Winners: ALL POTENTIAL WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY AHBA, WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE RAFFLE. 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 are the responsibility solely of winner. Prizes identified as “Additional Prizes: cannot be substituted, assigned, transferred, or redeemed for cash; the “Grand Prize” can be forfeited in exchange for a $100,000.00 cash option wherein winner foregoes opportunity to assume possession of Grand Prize and accepts a $100,000.00 payout as substitute; in this instance, AHBA retains ownership of Grand Prize.  AHBA will not replace any lost or stolen prizes or components of a prize(s). Only the number of prizes stated in these Official Rules is available to be won in the Raffle. • The value of each prize is includible in the winner’s gross income, and may be subject to reporting by AHBA 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. If the prize is a house, the winner assumes all fees, local, state and federal taxes (including but not limited to income taxes based on the value of the house), financing costs (including, but not limited to, closing costs, title insurance, and transfer tax and fees) which must be paid when the house is transferred to the winner. The winner of the Home for the Holidays, Inc. house agrees that the value of the property reported by AHBA for income tax and other purposes will be based on the written appraisal obtained by AHBA from a licensed appraiser. • Sponsor takes no responsibility for any tax liabilities. 

Release and Limitation of Liability • Each winner hereby releases and holds AHBA and Media Provider harmless with respect to any claim based on any such occurrence. A raffle entrant’s sole and exclusive remedy for any breach of duty or conduct related to the Raffle shall be limited to the return of the purchase price paid for his or her raffle tickets. In no event shall AHBA or Media Provider 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 Giveaway, use or ownership of the prizes. 

General Conditions • If, for any reason, the Raffle is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus or bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, natural disasters, global heath crises or any other causes beyond the control of AHBA which corrupt or affect the operation, administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Raffle, AHBA may, in its sole discretion, void any suspect entries and (a) cancel or terminate the Raffle (or any portion thereof); (b) modify the Raffle or suspend the Raffle to address the impairment and then resume the Raffle 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.