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Dream House Raffle Benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities® of San Diego

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Dream House Raffle Benefitting Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego
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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the Ronald McDonald House Dream Home Raffle?

Ronald McDonald House Dream House Raffle is a large fundraiser. The raffle aims to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House in its continuing effort to provide a home away from home to thousands of deserving families with children in the hospital. In addition to supporting Ronald McDonald House, the raffle will be giving away over 100 prizes, of which the grand prize is a $4,00,000 San Diego home or $2.1 million in cash.

How do I purchase raffle tickets?

  • Call toll free 1-888-824-9939, or
  • Download an entry form from www.sdraffle.com and:
    • Fax it to: 619-916-3886, or
    • Mail the entry form to:
      RMHCSD Dream House Raffle
      2929 Children's Way
      San Diego, CA 92123

What are the prizes?

  • First Early Bird Drawing:
    • Prize: Winner's choice between a Mini Cooper, Toyota Prius c, Ford Mustang, or $25,000 cash
    • Entry Deadline: Friday February 7, 2014
  • Second Early Bird Drawing:
    • 1st Prize: Vacation to Paris - 7 days, 6 nights
    • 2nd Prize: Aquatic vacation to Maui - 7 days, 6 nights
    • Entry Deadline: Friday March 7, 2014
  • Third Early Bird Drawing:
    • Prize: Vacation to Costa Rica - 6 days, 5 nights
    • Entry Deadline: Friday April 4, 2014
  • Multi-Ticket Drawing:
    • Prize: Mercedes-Benz SLK 350 Roadster or $50,000 cash
    • Entry Deadline: Friday May 2, 2014
  • Refer-A-Friend Drawing:
    • Prize: 2014 Fiat 500 of $15,000 cash
    • Entry Deadline: Friday May 2, 2014
  • Grand Prize Drawing:
    • Grand Prize: $4,000,000 San Diego Dream House or $2,100,000 cash
    • 2nd Prize: Winner's choice between an Audi Q5, Mercedes-Benz C 250 Coupe, BMW X3, or $45,000 cash
    • 3rd Prize: Stay at Any Hyatt in the contiguous US - 5 days, 4 nights
    • 4th Prize: Royal Caribbean cruise to Alaska - 7 nights
    • 5th Prize: Vacation to British Columbia, Canada - 5 days 4 nights
    • 6th Prize: Vacation to Nashville, TN to Attend the Country Music Awards - 3 days, 2 nights
    • 7th Prize: Attend any regular season NFL, NHL, NBA, or MLB game in 50 markets - 3 days, 2 nights
    • 8th Prize: World-Class Hilton Head Golf Getaway, 4 days, 3 nights
    • 9th Prize: Big Island Hawaiian Adventure - 7 days, 6 nights
    • 10th Prize: Vacation to Aruba - 7 days, 6 nights
    • Prizes 11-1360:
      • 75 Apple Apple TV with 1080p HD, HDMI Cable Included
      • 405 Apple iPod shuffle - 2GB, Silver
      • 150 Vivitar High Definition Underwater Digital Video Recorder, Blue
      • 115 RCA Micro System with iPod/iPhone Dock
      • 100 Naxa 9" Swivel Screen Portable DVD Player w/USB/SD/MMC Inputs
      • 75 High Sierra AT Ultimate Access 26" Wheeled Duffel Bag
      • 25 Sony Bluetooth Stereo Headphones
      • 50 RCA 30" Home Theater Sound Bar w/WiFi
      • 50 RCA 5.1 Channel DVD Home Theater System
      • 60 Samsung Blu-Ray Disc Player w/WiFi
      • 30 Samsung DV150F 16.2 Dual View Digital Camera, Cobalt Black
      • 25 Magellan 4.3" GPS Navigation System w/Lifetime Maps
      • 25 iHome Triple Charging Clock Radio w/2 Lightning Docks & USB
      • 20 Amazon Kindle Kindle Paperwhite - Black
      • 30 HP Full HD Waterproof Action Camera, 1080p
      • 25 Dyson AM01 10" Air Multiplier, Blue/Iron
      • 20 Amazon Kindle Kindle Fire HD 7",8GB w/special Offers
      • 20 Apple iPod nano - 16GB, Blue
      • 20 Samsung Galaxy GT3 7" Tablet, Gold-Brown
      • 5 Samsung® Google Chrome Notebook
      • 1 Canon EOS REBEL T3i 18-55 IS LENS KIT
      • 1 Samsung 32" Slim LED HDTV w/Smart TV, CMR 240, 1080p Resolution
      • 1 Samsung 46" LED HDTV, 1080p Resolution
      • 1 Samsung 51" Slim Plasma HDTV w/SmartTV, 3D, 1080p Resolution
      • 1 Apple 13" MacBook Air, 256GB
      • 15 GoPro Hero3 White Digital Cameras
      • 5 Wine Enthuaist Wine Enthusiast® Silent 18 Bottle Dual Zone Touchscreen Slimline Wine Fridge
    • Entry Deadline Friday May 2, 2014

Do you accept applications by email or sell tickets on the internet?

No. Pursuant to California statutory regulations and to section 320.5 of the Penal Code, charitable raffle tickets may not be sold, redeemed or exchanged on the internet.

How long will it take to receive my ticket in the mail?

At least four weeks. All tickets purchased before an entry deadline are included in a drawing even if the customer's portion of the ticket arrives after the drawing date.

Is this Dream House Raffle legal?

Yes it is. In the summer of 2001, the California Legislature amended the state constitution to allow eligible non-profit organizations to conduct raffles as a means of raising funds. Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego, Inc. is registered with the California Attorney General's Office to conduct this charitable raffle.

Will the drawing be audited?

Yes, an independent accounting agency will audit the raffle as well as supervise the early bird drawings, the Multi-Ticket drawing, the Refer-A-Friend drawing and the Grand Prize drawing.

How much does a raffle ticket cost?

Tickets are $150 each, 3-packs consisting of three (3) tickets are $400, or 5-packs consisting of five (5) tickets are $550. Only one method of payment, one name, and one mailing address are permitted per ticket pack.

How many raffle tickets can I buy?

You may buy as many tickets as you like.

How many raffle tickets will be sold?

Only 68,000 tickets will be sold. The chances of winning are based on that number. If fewer tickets are sold, the chances of winning the Grand prize and other prizes improve. Purchasing more than one ticket increases the chances of winning.

What are the odds of winning?

The odds of winning the $4,000,000 Dream Home or $2,100,000 in cash are based on the number of tickets sold. If all tickets are sold the odds of winner the Grand Prize are 1 in 68,000. The odds of winning a prize is 1 in 50.

How many prizes are awarded?

In addition to the grand prize, there will be 1360 other prizes awarded. The odds of winning a prize is 1 in 50.

What are the Early Bird Drawings?

There are three Early Bird Drawings. This is meant to encourage people to purchase tickets sooner rather than later. If you purchase a ticket before an early bird deadline you are included in the early bird drawing, any subsequent early bird drawing if applicable, AND included in the grand prize drawing. All tickets entered into the early bird drawings, as well as early bird drawing winners are included in the grand prize drawing.

When is the Early Bird Drawing 1?

All tickets purchased by February 7, 2014 will be entered into the Early Bird Drawing 1. The Early Bird Drawing will take place on February 19, 2014.

What is the prize for entering the Early Drawing 1?

  • Prize: Winner's choice between a Mini Cooper, Toyota Prius c, Ford Mustang, or $25,000 cash

When is the Early Bird Drawing 2?

All tickets purchased by March 7, 2014 will be entered into the Early Bird Drawing 2. The Early Bird Drawing 2 will take place on March 19, 2014.

What are the prizes for entering the Early Drawing 2?

  • First Prize: Vacation to Paris - 7 days, 6 nights
  • Second Prize: Aquatic vacation to Maui - 7 days, 6 nights

When is the Early Bird Drawing 3?

All tickets purchased by April 4, 2014 will be entered into the Early Bird Drawing 3. The Early Bird Drawing 3 will take place on April 16, 2014.

What is the prize for entering the Early Drawing 3?

  • Prize: Vacation to Costa Rica - 6 days, 5 nights

What is the Multi-Ticket Drawing?

Any individual who buys three or more tickets will be entered into the Multi-Ticket Drawing, subject to the following; to be eligible entrants must purchase three or more tickets during the same purchase, using one method of payment, using the same name on each ticket, and the same mailing address for each eligible ticket. For each eligible ticket purchased, a corresponding eligible ticket will be added into the Multi-Ticket Drawing. Three tickets purchased will have three tickets entered into the Multi-Ticket Drawing. Four tickets purchased will have four tickets entered into the Multi-Ticket Drawing, etc. Multiple tickets purchased at the same time are eligible for discounts. 3-packs consisting of three (3) tickets are $400, or 5-packs consisting of five (5) tickets are $550

  • Prize: Mercedes-Benz SLK 350 Roadster or $50,000 cash (subject to eligibility rules)

What is the Refer-A-Friend Drawing?

For every person who purchases a ticket and provides your name at the time of purchase, you will receive one ticket entry specifically for the Refer a Friend Drawing. If two people you refer each purchase a separate ticket, you will receive two entries, if three people you refer each purchase separate tickets, you will receive three entries, etc. Drawing will be held at the time of the Grand Prize drawings. To be eligible, ticket order with payment and referral must be received before all 68,000 tickets are sold and in any event by Friday, May 2, 2014.

  • Refer-A-Friend Prize: 2014 Fiat 500 of $15,000 cash

Who benefits from this raffle?

The prize winners as well as Ronald McDonald House and all of the families that we serve.

When does the raffle start and when does it end?

The raffle begins on January 6, 2014 and ends on May 2, 2014. If all tickets are sold before the May 2nd deadline, the raffle will end sooner.

When will the prize drawings be held?

  • The Early Bird Drawing 1 will be held on Wednesday, February 19, 2014.
  • The Early Bird Drawing 2 will be held on Wednesday, March 19, 2014
  • The Early Bird Drawing 3 will be held on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.
  • The Grand Prize Drawing, Multi-Ticket Drawing and Refer-A-Friend Drawing will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Ronald McDonald House - 2929 Children's Way San Diego, CA 92123.
  • Ronald McDonald House reserves the right to change the drawing dates to be held earlier if all tickets are sold before May 2, 2014.

Do I have to be present to win?

No.

How will the winners be notified?

Winners will be notified by phone based on the contact information provided at the time of ticket purchase.

Who can buy a raffle ticket?

Any person 18 years of age or older with a US address. Employees and members of the Board of Directors of Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego, Inc., employees of their agents, consultants, attorney, independent accountant firm, their spouses and children living in the same household are excluded from participating and are not eligible to win a prize. All federal, state, local laws and regulations apply. The raffle is void where prohibited or restricted by law. An affidavit of eligibility, provided by Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego, Inc., may be required from prize winners.

Are raffle tickets tax-deductible?

No. The IRS does not allow raffle tickets to be a tax-deductible contribution.

Are raffle prizes considered income?

Yes. In addition, RMHCSD will withhold required federal taxes for all prizes over $5,000, in accordance with federal law. RMHCSD will remit the balance of the cash prize to the winner.

Are there legal rules and regulations?

Yes. They may be viewed under the Rules and Regulations section of this web site.

How do I redeem my prize?

Prize winners will be contacted according to the contact information provided at the time of ticket purchase. In addition to a list of winners posted on the RMHCSD raffle web site, a list of winners may be obtained from Ronald McDonald House by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to RMHCSD Dream House Raffle, 2929 Children's Way, San Diego, CA 92123 within one week of the Grand Prize Drawing date.

How do I get more information on Ronald McDonald House?

Please visit www.rmhcsd.org or call 858-467-4750.

How can I make a tax-deductible contribution to Ronald McDonald House?

Please visit www.rmhcsd.org or call the Development Department at 858-467-4750.

Still have questions about the raffle that aren't answered here?

Please visit the Rules and Regulations section of this web site or contact the raffle office: office@sdraffle.com.