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salty99
04-05-2006, 12:08 PM
http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20060405&content_id=1384955&vkey=pr_cws&fext=.jsp&c_id=cws

LongLiveFisk
04-05-2006, 12:11 PM
Damn...count Me In! :d:

BeefyD
04-05-2006, 12:13 PM
Oh, HELL YEAH!

salty99
04-05-2006, 12:13 PM
yeah I am going to buy all 100,000 tickets!!

MarySwiss
04-05-2006, 12:16 PM
Boy, this World Champs stuff really is cutting into my disposable income! :cool:

BeefyD
04-05-2006, 12:18 PM
yeah I am going to buy all 100,000 tickets!!

hehehe... $2 million bucks for a $20k ring. Sorry, 3 rings for $60k.

I'm sure you can find a jeweler who'll make a duplicate with CZ instead of diamonds for a couple grand....

LuvSox
04-05-2006, 12:23 PM
Here we go again: Raffle tickets available on line to Illinois residents only. Otherwise they are sold at the ballpark.

Those that live close to the park have the option of buying tix on line, the rest of us have to drive to the park. Pure genius.

Chicken Dinner
04-05-2006, 12:24 PM
Why only IL residents.......it's just not fair.

cheeses_h_rice
04-05-2006, 12:26 PM
Here we go again: Raffle tickets available on line to Illinois residents only. Otherwise they are sold at the ballpark.

Those that live close to the park have the option of buying tix on line, the rest of us have to drive to the park. Pure genius.

No doubt due to the laws regarding raffles, right?

Tekijawa
04-05-2006, 12:26 PM
Looks like the wife and I will be eating Raman Noodles from here until all the tickets are sold!

dakuda
04-05-2006, 12:37 PM
Here we go again: Raffle tickets available on line to Illinois residents only. Otherwise they are sold at the ballpark.

Those that live close to the park have the option of buying tix on line, the rest of us have to drive to the park. Pure genius.
I would guess that it would have somethign to do with the nature of a raffle. It is gambling, in a sense, so they probably cannot conduct that onine over state lines? Just a guess...

BainesHOF
04-05-2006, 12:41 PM
Of course it has to do with legal reasons.

SOecks
04-05-2006, 12:46 PM
Looks like the wife and I will be eating Raman Noodles from here until all the tickets are sold!

Nothing wrong with that (aside from the total lack of nutritional value). They even have great new flavors like tomato. Mmmmm Ramen. Brings me back to the college days.

MarySwiss
04-05-2006, 12:52 PM
I would think that most of the people on this list who aren't from Illinois know someone who is. Ask them to buy you a ticket. If they run this the same way they run high-stakes raffles in Arizona, you just have to be in Arizona when you buy the ticket; you don't have to maintain a residence here.

LuvSox
04-05-2006, 12:56 PM
I would think that most of the people on this list who aren't from Illinois know someone who is. Ask them to buy you a ticket. If they run this the same way they run high-stakes raffles in Arizona, you just have to be in Arizona when you buy the ticket; you don't have to maintain a residence here.

So I should drag my computer over the state line? :D:

cbotnyse
04-05-2006, 01:03 PM
anyone find where tickets were available on the website? i couldnt find it....please post link....thanks......


did you guys read that they are personalize the rings? how sweet is that

Chicken Dinner
04-05-2006, 01:16 PM
So I should drag my computer over the state line? :D:

Only if it can establish residency.

Chicken Dinner
04-05-2006, 01:18 PM
anyone find where tickets were available on the website? i couldnt find it....please post link....thanks......


did you guys read that they are personalize the rings? how sweet is that

First paragraph

"This once-in-a-lifetime raffle opportunity for fans to be a part of the World Series celebration will begin Friday, April 14, at 10:00 a.m. and will close Monday, July 31, at 6:00 p.m."

BeefyD
04-05-2006, 01:19 PM
Yeah, but of course raffle tickets will be sold out by Saturday the 15th.... :smile:

cbotnyse
04-05-2006, 01:20 PM
First paragraph

"This once-in-a-lifetime raffle opportunity for fans to be a part of the World Series celebration will begin Friday, April 14, at 10:00 a.m. and will close Monday, July 31, at 6:00 p.m."

i figured it was clearly there. i was too excited to read it carefully. thanks!

Ol' No. 2
04-05-2006, 01:25 PM
I would think that most of the people on this list who aren't from Illinois know someone who is. Ask them to buy you a ticket. If they run this the same way they run high-stakes raffles in Arizona, you just have to be in Arizona when you buy the ticket; you don't have to maintain a residence here.I assume all you really need is a credit card with an Illinois billing address.

MarySwiss
04-05-2006, 01:50 PM
I assume all you really need is a credit card with an Illinois billing address.

Quite likely.

bayzbol44
04-05-2006, 03:12 PM
Where is the link for the raffle?

bayzbol44
04-05-2006, 03:14 PM
Okay, okay, okay. I got too excited. I will wait until April 14th, Good Friday.

BeefyD
04-05-2006, 07:14 PM
HA! Too excited?!?!? Just think of when you buy the tickets on the 14th and then have to wait until Aug. 1st to find out who won??

SoxEd
04-05-2006, 07:49 PM
Why only IL residents.......it's just not fair.
Well, I suppose it makes a nice change that I'm excluded because I'm not in Illinois, rather than getting excluded because I'm not in the Continental US.
:D:

EDIT: Then again, I can do without the Insurance Headache, and as for UK Import Taxes...

P.S. can you imagine the uproar if The Raffle WERE won by some schmuck in e.g. England?
:o:

Good call to limit eligibility IMO.

Steelrod
04-06-2006, 03:13 AM
Raffle tickets already at $30.00 on ebay!
Seriously, it's for charity and the $20 donation is deductable. Of course, if you win, it's not and you will have to pay taxes on it.
For me, it's great either way and I can't wait.

doublem23
04-06-2006, 08:09 AM
No doubt due to the laws regarding raffles, right?

Ding ding ding. The laws regarding online raffles can get a bit dicey. Obviously you will be in Illinois to purchase your tickets at the Cell, but the internet has opened up a whole new can of worms for law enforcement.

rookieroy
04-06-2006, 12:17 PM
Very interesting. With 100,000 raffle tickets available at $20.00 a shot with three rings being auctioned? I really like those odds! If demand is strong, I'm sure they will sell more. I'll buy three.

Fenway
04-06-2006, 12:23 PM
Funny a year ago many of the posters at WSI were outraged the Red Sox sold 3 rings :tongue:


http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=46609

manuelsucks
04-06-2006, 12:32 PM
Funny a year ago many of the posters at WSI were outraged the Red Sox sold 3 rings :tongue:


http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=46609

:D: Hahahahaha that is pretty funny, I bet almost everyone who is bashing the Red Sox for auctioning of three rings, for charity will buy a ticket or two to get a chance at a White Sox rings. Ahh how time changes everything.

Fenway
04-06-2006, 12:38 PM
:D: Hahahahaha that is pretty funny, I bet almost everyone who is bashing the Red Sox for auctioning of three rings, for charity will buy a ticket or two to get a chance at a White Sox rings. Ahh how time changes everything.


Remember what I posted last May?

http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=687309&postcount=10

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Hopefully White Sox Charities will have a chance to do it soon :smile:

Baby Fisk
04-06-2006, 01:06 PM
Funny a year ago many of the posters at WSI were outraged the Red Sox sold 3 rings :tongue:


http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=46609
My opinion has not changed and I stand by my comments of last year. But since the Sox are going ahead and giving away three unearned rings at random, I hope that three people from WSI get them. People here were outraged when a non-diehard won Sox season tickets. Imagine the outrage if one of the rings is won by a north side fan who prompty puts the ring for sale for his/her personal profit. All the more reason for Sox-loving Illinois residents to buy tickets, I guess.

BeefyD
04-06-2006, 01:18 PM
As much as we hope that a die-hard will win these (maybe even myself), I can't help but think that some non-fan will win and have "EBAY WINNER" as the name put on the ring and list it...

Deuce
04-06-2006, 01:19 PM
Imagine the outrage if one of the rings is won by a north side fan who prompty puts the ring for sale for his/her personal profit.

:nandrolone

"I'm going to put $20,000 in a bag and go buy some of them raffle tickets. I need a ring!"