The American Legion

Brownsburg Lincoln Post 331

Rules Pertaining to the Race for Riches: 

​1. The Game:

1.1. The Race for Riches game board has numbers with symbols behind sealed stickers which correspond to a payout value on the board. Each symbol is identified by a Race Number from 1 through 52. The available Race Numbers will be posted by noon Friday after each drawing.

1.2. Special rolls of single tickets are purchased by the Post for use in this game. The tickets are printed with a Checkered Flags on the face. These tickets will always be used for the Race for Riches game and never used for any other purpose. Different colored tickets will be used for each week. For auditing purposes, ticket sales will be tracked weekly by ticket number. A report will be issued to the Post Gaming Committee Chairperson regarding any discrepancy between ticket numbers and corresponding cash received.

2. General Rules of the Game:

2.1. The amount of the Race for Riches Jackpot will be prominently posted at the Post no later than 1:00pm EST on the Friday preceding the drawing.

2.2. The Race for Riches game begins by selling numbered tickets on the game during the week. The tickets sold will be placed in a designated container for safe keeping until the night of the drawing. Tickets sales will end at 8:00pm EST on the night of the drawing. All tickets sold during the week will be placed in the drawing container. At approximately 8:10pm EST, a ticket will be drawn from the tumbler and ONLY after the standard verification listed in paragraph 2.3, the person’s name and number on the ticket will be announced. The corresponding Race Number selected will be cut from the board and the prize determined.

2.3. Tickets will be a one-part raffle ticket. Ticket costs are $1 each. Appropriately marked tickets shall have one name and one phone number on the back of the ticket and one of the available Race Numbers printed on the front of the ticket. Players may use stamps which have more than one name, but the player is responsible to ensure that other names are crossed out and only one of the names remains on the ticket. Tickets drawn from the container will be checked to ensure they have the required information and do not have any foreign substance (tape, glue, labels etc..) and/or are not folded in a way they would be more likely to be drawn. Tickets will also be verified that they are within the current week’s ticket numbers and color. Any ticket not meeting the requirements of this paragraph will be disqualified. Disqualified tickets will be shown to the two most senior elected Legionnaire Officers present for final determination of eligibility. A tie in their decision will be broken by the game operator. Once a disqualification has occurred another ticket will be drawn and placed through the same scrutiny until it is agreed that the pulled ticket is valid under these rules. A report of disqualification will be created along with the ticket(s) and reason for disqualification to the Legion Post Commander via the Legion Post Gaming Chairperson.


3. Eligibility and Awards:

3.1. You must be a current member in good standing of the American Legion or one of the affiliated organizations (The American Legion Auxiliary or Sons of the American Legion) to be eligible to participate in this game and receive awards. You will be required to show proof of current membership before any monetary prize will be awarded to you.

3.2. Eligible tickets will be purchased only during the current week’s drawing and the buyer shall be at least 18 years of age as required by state law.

3.3. Any disputes will be brought to the attention of the Game Operator as soon as possible. Decisions made by the Game Operator in conjunction with the two senior elected Legionnaire Officers are final.

3.4. The Payout Pool: The jackpot and the other payouts are determined by the Executive Board at the start of each game and then by the jackpot amount is influenced by the actual cash received by the Post from ticket sales during the previous week. The Post will retain a “Post Cut” of 20% of the money from ticket sales as required by the Charity Gaming Division rules. The remaining amount will be placed into the payout pool for the next week’s drawing.

3.5. Prize determination: The Jackpot calculation for the next race if the Jackpot wasn’t hit is the number of tickets sold minus 20%, minus the payout. One winner will be paid out each week until the jackpot is hit.

3.6. Jackpot Limit: There shall not be a cap in this game.

3.7. Winners who are not present at the time of the drawing will receive 80% of the prize. The remaining 20% will remain in the prize pool. The Executive Board may vote to rescind the requirement for being present during a game if there are emergent circumstances which would limit the capacity of the Post. If this occurs the waiver will be good for the remainder of the Race.

3.8. An absent winner has 14 days at which to claim their prize. Prizes less than $600 will be kept behind the bar and in an envelope with the winner’s name. Winners names will also be published on the Post website and the PowerPoint information slides in the Cantina.

3.9. All efforts will be made to make payments more than $600 within 72 hours of receipt of eligibility proof. Winning amounts greater than $600 require the Post to file a W4-G and will be paid by check. A copy of the W4-G will be provided to the IRS as required by law. Winnings greater than $5000 require that Federal and State taxes be withheld. Before payouts greater than $600 can be made the personal information required to complete the W4-G must be provided to the American Legion Post 331 accountant.

4. The Drawing:

4.1. Tickets are sold in the Canteen between “races” and will be collected and stored in a designated container until the evening of the “race.” On the night of the drawing, participants will place their completed tickets in the tumbler by no later than 8:05pm EST. Once the tickets are deposited in the tumbler, nobody to include gaming officials may retrieve and alter the tickets. Tickets not properly completed are forfeit. Tickets may be marked only with ink from a pen or stamp or a pencil. Any ticket not properly marked will not be considered for the winning and will be evaluated based upon paragraph 2.3 of these rules.

4.2. The drawing will be conducted as close to 8:10 EST as possible each Wednesday. If holiday schedules or other issues prevent the drawing for that week the previous scheduled drawing will be held the next Wednesday. If possible, notices will be posted in advance of any drawing schedule change. Tickets are available for purchase until 8:00pm EST on the night the drawing occurs.

4.3. Ticket sales will be made by authorized Post gaming personnel and the drawing will be conducted by game operator(s). By State law only game operator(s) are permitted to draw the ticket. Tickets will be verified as required by paragraph 2.3 of these rules.

4.4. After the drawing is complete all remaining tickets will be discarded, and ticket sales may commence for the next week’s drawing. The game will continue until the Jackpot is won.​


American Legion Post 331 shall conform to all Federal and State gaming and Tax Laws Game Serial Number 17005 – Revision 1.1 dated 7/7/2021

Rules Pertaining to Pull-Tab Games sold from the Bar:

This applies to Race Cars, Indy Cars, Bonus Board, and any game that has a seal prize. When all pull tabs/tickets have been sold on a game, the seal will be removed and the winning number/symbol will be announced and posted. If anyone has not claimed the lower prizes, they will have 3 days to claim the prize or the winnings are forfeited. We will not wait for them all to be claimed before removing the seal. 

Rules Pertaining to Pull-Tab Games sold from the dispensing machine:

Pull Tabs are sold from the machine during canteen hours of operation only. Winning tickets should be presented to the bartender for payout immediately. If winnings are not claimed before the game is closed, then the winnings are forfeited.

Charitable Gaming Licenses:

Annual Bingo: #147338      Charity Game: #147377      Annual Raffle: #147343

Hard Copies of all these rules are contained in a binder, and available for perusal in the Canteen.

All of these rules were reviewed and approved during an Indiana Gaming Commission audit in the Autumn of 2014, unless it has been noted that it has revised. 

Rules Pertaining to Pull-Tab Games sold during special events:

Pull Tabs at special events are sold by operators or workers. Winning tickets should be presented to the operator for payout when they are announced. If winnings are not claimed within a few calls for the winner, then the winnings are forfeited.

Rules Pertaining to the Daily Raffle:

The daily raffle is a "sign up" raffle open to current members of the American Legion Post 331 family.  You enter the raffle by depositing your $.25 in the respective family jar, American Legion, Auxiliary or SAL, on the counter in the canteen.  You then print your name in the family unit to which you are a current member.  The numbers are drawn each day using a random-access computer program.  The bartender and a witness conduct the drawing daily at a time convenient to both operators.  The results from each daily drawing for the three family units will be displayed daily in the canteen.

The following rules are written to Indiana Gaming and tax laws to provide some efficiency in accounting for the Post. All rules have been approved by the Post 331 Gaming Oversight Committee. If any infractions are observed or you have any questions about gaming, we ask that you bring it to the attention of the Gaming Oversight Committee, Patrick "Pat" Barnes.

Rules Pertaining to All Games:

Winnings in excess of $600 will be paid by a check from the Post 331 Gaming Account. Persons above the age of 18 are eligible to participate in any charity gaming, except in the event that operators and workers have noted differently in particular game rules.

Gaming Rules

Rules Pertaining to Treasure Hunt Game

​1. The Game:

1.1. The Treasure Hunt game board has sealed cases with symbols which correspond to a payout value on the board. Each case is identified by a Pirate Number from 1 through 52. The available Pirate Numbers will be posted by noon Friday after each drawing.

1.2. Special rolls of single tickets are purchased by the Post for use in this game. The tickets are printed with a Pirate symbol on the face. These tickets will always be used for the Treasure Hunt game and never used for any other purpose. Different colored tickets will be used for each week. For auditing purposes, ticket sales will be tracked weekly by ticket number. A report will be issued to the Post Gaming Committee Chairperson regarding any discrepancy between ticket numbers and corresponding cash received.


2. General Rules of the Game:

2.1. The amount of the Treasure Hunt Jackpot will be prominently posted at the Post no later than 1:00pm EST on the Friday preceding the drawing.

2.2. The Treasure Hunt game begins by selling numbered tickets on the game during the week. The tickets sold will be placed in a designated container for safe keeping until the night of the drawing. Tickets sales will end at 8:00pm EST on the night of the drawing. All tickets sold during the week will be placed in the drawing container. At approximately 8:10pm EST, a ticket will be drawn from the tumbler and ONLY after the standard verification listed in paragraph 2.3, the person’s name and number on the ticket will be announced. The corresponding Pirate Number selected will be cut from the board and the prize determined.

2.3. Tickets will be a one-part raffle ticket. Ticket costs are $1 each. Appropriately marked tickets shall have one name and one phone number on the back of the ticket and one of the available Pirate Numbers printed on the front of the ticket. Players may use stamps which have more than one name, but the player is responsible to ensure that other names are crossed out and only one of the names remains on the ticket. Tickets drawn from the container will be checked to ensure they have the required information and do not have any foreign substance (tape, glue, labels etc..) and/or are not folded in a manner in which they would be more likely to be drawn. Tickets will also be verified that they are within the current week’s ticket numbers and color. Any ticket not meeting the requirements of this paragraph will be disqualified. Disqualified tickets will be shown to the two most senior elected Legionnaire Officers present for final determination of eligibility. A tie in their decision will be broken by the game operator. Once a disqualification has occurred another ticket will be drawn and placed through the same scrutiny until it is agreed that the pulled ticket is valid under these rules. A report of disqualification will be created along with the ticket(s) and reason for disqualification to the Legion Post Commander via the Legion Post Gaming Chairperson.


3. Eligibility and Awards: 

3.1. Eligible tickets will be purchased only during the current week’s drawing and the buyer shall be at least 18 years of age as required by state law.

3.2. Any disputes will be brought to the attention of the Game Operator as soon as possible. Decisions made by the Game Operator in conjunction with the two senior elected Legionnaire Officers are final.

3.3. The Payout Pool: The jackpot and the other payouts are determined by the Executive Board at the start of each game and then by the jackpot amount is influenced by the actual cash received by the Post from ticket sales during the previous week. The Post will retain a “Post Cut” of 20% of the money from ticket sales as required by the Charity Gaming Division rules. The remaining amount will be placed into the payout pool for the next week’s drawing.

3.4. Prize determination: The Jackpot calculation for the next hunt if the Jackpot wasn’t hit is the number of tickets sold minus 20%, minus the payout. One winner will be paid out each week until the jackpot is hit.

3.5. Jackpot Limit: There shall not be a cap in this game.

3.6. Winners who are not present at the time of the drawing will receive 80% of the prize. The remaining 20% will remain in the prize pool. The Executive Board may vote to rescind the requirement for being present during a game if there are emergent circumstances which would limit the capacity of the Post. If this occurs the waiver will be good for the remainder of the Hunt.

3.7. An absent winner has 14 days at which to claim their prize. Prizes less than $600 will be kept behind the bar and in an envelope with the winner’s name. Winners names will also be published on the Post website and the PowerPoint information slides in the Cantina.

3.8. All efforts will be made to make payments more than $600 within 72 hours of receipt of eligibility proof.

3.9. Winning amounts greater than $600 require the Post to file a W4-G and will be paid by check. A copy of the W4-G will be provided to the IRS as required by law. Winnings greater than $5000 require that Federal and State taxes be withheld. Before payouts greater than $600 can be made the personal information required to complete the W4-G must be provided to the American Legion Post 331 accountant.

4. The Drawing:

4.1. Tickets are sold in the Canteen between “hunts” and will be collected and stored in a designated container until the evening of the “hunt.” On the night of the drawing, participants will place their completed tickets in the tumbler by no later than 8:05pm EST. Once the tickets are deposited in the tumbler, nobody to include gaming officials may retrieve and alter the tickets. Tickets not properly completed are forfeit. Tickets may be marked only with ink from a pen or stamp or a pencil. Any ticket not properly marked will not be considered for the winning and will be evaluated based upon paragraph 2.3 of these rules. 

4.2. The drawing will be conducted as close to 8:10 EST as possible each Wednesday. If holiday schedules or other issues prevent the drawing for that week the previous scheduled drawing will be held the next Wednesday. If possible, notices will be posted in advance of any drawing schedule change. Tickets are available for purchase until 8:00pm EST on the night the drawing actually occurs.

4.3. Ticket sales will be made by authorized Post gaming personnel and the drawing will be conducted by game operator(s). By State law only game operator(s) are permitted to draw the ticket. Tickets will be verified as required by paragraph 2.3 of these rules.

4.4. After the drawing is complete all remaining tickets will be discarded, and ticket sales may commence for the next week’s drawing. The game will continue until the Jackpot is won.​


American Legion Post 331 shall conform to all Federal and State gaming and Tax Laws Game Serial Number TH530261 – Revision 1.1 dated 7/7/2021