Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Do you have to be present to win?

No – winners will be notified and posted online.

2. How old must you be to buy a ticket or be the owner of a ticket?

The person buying the ticket must be 18 or older, and the person named on the ticket (the owner of the ticket) must be 18 or older.

3. What do tickets cost; and is there any incentive to buy multiple tickets?

Tickets are $100 each. The only incentive is the “Buy 10 Get One Free” which gives the buyer a free ticket with the purchase of 10 tickets. The “Buy 10 get 1 free” option must be purchased by a single buyer, and those 11 tickets must all be in one individual’s name, or in no more than two names designated by the buyer ( if, as example, a male Buyer wants to put 5 in his name, and 6 in his wife’s name).

4. Where can I buy a ticket?

Tickets can be purchased online (click here), at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, at the BCM offices at 416 State Street, and at Sales Agents (click here).

5. Am I required to buy a ticket to the Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival to attend the drawing?

No – the drawing will be just outside the festival footprint near the Birthplace of Country Music Museum.

6. Where should I park if attending the raffle?

Downtown Bristol offers a tremendous amount of parking. A free parking lot is available across the street from the museum on the opposite corner of Cumberland and Moore streets. Free two-hour street parking can be found along Cumberland Street, Moore Street and Country Music Way.

7. Can you win more than once with one number or one ticket?

Yes – the numbers are drawn randomly and each number is eligible for every prize. One winner, one number, or one ticket can win more than once.

8. What happens if a number that has not been sold is drawn?

There will be a redraw until a purchased number is drawn.

9. Can I choose my own numbers?

No. Each ticket will have 2 randomly-generated unique four-digit numbers between 0000 and 9999. Purchasers will receive the next available ticket for sale from the supply of tickets at the point of sale.

10. What happens if BCM does not sell all the tickets?

BCM reserves the right to cancel the raffle and refund the ticket price to all ticketholders. If the raffle is held, all prizes will be awarded (prizes will not be reduced if all tickets are not sold and the raffle is held).

11. Can a company buy a ticket?

A company may purchase tickets, but each purchased ticket must have one person’s name on it – not a company name. The individual named on the ticket will be the winner and be responsible for any applicable taxes. If a company buys 10 tickets, to get the free ticket the answer to FAQ #3 applies.

12. Can a couple or family buy a ticket?

Each ticket can have only one individual’s name on it. The individual named on the ticket will be the winner and be responsible for any applicable taxes.

13. When is the last day to buy tickets?

Ticket sales end automatically when 5000 tickets are sold. As long as there are unsold tickets, tickets will be at the BCM offices and at the Museum and online until 11:59 PM on Saturday, September 12, 2020. Tickets will not be sold by other ticket sellers after 11:59 on September 9, 2020. BCM reserves the right, however, to end ticket sales at any time for any reason.

14. Can I take a cash prize instead of non-cash prize?

The rules state that winners may take the non-cash prize or a cash prize equal to 50% of the manufacturers’ suggested retail price (MSRP) or 60% of the price at which the noncash prize was made available to BCM for this raffle, whichever is lesser.

15. If I win, can I transfer my prize to another person?

No – tickets and prizes are not transferrable by raffle rules and by law. The name on the winning ticket wins the prize.

16. Can I buy a ticket with other than cash?

Yes – credit cards are acceptable. Checks are acceptable but the ticket (or tickets) purchased by check are not entered until the check clears. Checks may not be used after September 1, 2020.

17. How will the numbers physically be drawn?

There will be 4 lotto ball blowing machines each containing balls numbered 0 to 9. One ball will be drawn from each machine in sequence to create the single winning 4 digit number for each prize. BCM reserves the right to use alternative devices in the case of power or machine failure.

18. If I buy a ticket online, what will I receive?

You will receive an email acknowledgement of your purchase immediately followed within 48 hours with a second email with your two numbers (per ticket purchased) and other pertinent information.

A copy of your actual ticket can be emailed to you upon request.

19. If I am not present for the drawings, how can I follow the raffle?

The winning numbers and winners will be posted on the BCM’s Facebook page and on the Bristol Sessions Super Raffle site as they are drawn.

20. Why is there tax withholding on some prizes?

Federal law requires withholding on any prize valued at greater than $5000. BCM withholds the required amount which is then paid to the IRS and becomes a credit on the income taxes owed by the winner for the calendar year in which the raffle was held.

 One Winner Every 5 Minutes, for 4 hours!

$250,000 in raffle prizes, only $100 a ticket, AND only 5,000 tickets sold. Plus, all proceeds benefit the Birthplace of Country Music Museum.

The raffle drawing will be held on September 13, 2020 from 12-4pm.

You do not have to be present to win. You must be 18+ to purchase a ticket. Winners will be contacted directly and announced online.

Read the full list of rules here.

101 Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201
Phone: (423) 573-1927

BirthplaceofCountryMusic.org/Museum

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