Well, the idea seems to be interesting. Going to check with my attorney to see if this is legal. Will keep you posted.
My friend also suggested that I should consider using a national accounting firm to sponsor this event for publicity. They would hold the money in escrow so that everyone will feel more secure about the giveaway. Don’t know if I can find the right firm in time. If anyone knows of a decision maker in a large accounting firm, please have them get in contact with me at firstname.lastname@example.org.