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Dream House Raffle Benefiting 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 1300 prizes, of which the grand prize is a San Diego dream 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 BMW 320i, Ford Mustang, Acura ILX, or $30,000
    • Entry Deadline: Friday February 6, 2015
  • Second Early Bird Drawing:
    • 1st Prize: Vacation to Paris, France – 7 days, 6 nights or $5,000
    • 2nd Prize: Vacation to Kauai, Hawaii - 7 days, 6 nights or $5,000 cash
    • Entry Deadline: Friday March 6, 2015
  • Third Early Bird Drawing:
    • Prize: Vacation to London, England - 7 days, 6 nights or $5,000
    • Entry Deadline: Friday April 3, 2015
  • Multi-Ticket Drawing:
    • Prize: 2015 Porsche Boxster Convertible or $50,000 cash
    • Entry Deadline: Friday May 1, 2015
  • Refer-A-Friend Drawing:
    • Prize: 2015 Fiat 500 of $15,000 cash
    • Entry Deadline: Friday May 1, 2015
  • Grand Prize Drawing:
    • Grand Prize: San Diego Dream House or $2,100,000 cash
    • 2nd Prize: Winner’s choice between an Audi A6, Mercedes-Benz C 350 Coupe, Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, or $45,000 cash
    • 3rd Prize: Vacation to Monte Carlo, Monaco - 7 days/6 nights or $5,000 cash
    • 4th Prize: Stay At Any Hyatt Hotel in the US plus airfare - 5 days/4 nights or $5,000 cash
    • 5th Prize: Vacation to Orlando, Florida - 5 days/4 nights or $5,000 cash
    • 6th Prize: Vacation to Maui, Hawaii - 6 days/5 nights or $5,000 cash
    • 7th Prize: Vacation to Montreux, Switzerland - 7 days/6 nights or $5,000 cash
    • 8th Prize: Vacation to Cancun, Mexico - 5 days/4 nights or $5,000 cash
    • 9th Prize: Vacation to New York City, New York - 4 days/3 nights or $5,000 cash
    • 10th Prize: Vacation to Alberta, Canada 7 days/6 nights, or $5,000 cash
    • Prizes 11-1330:
      • 1 Samsung 55" Ultra High Definition TV 4K
      • 1 Apple 21.5" iMac Desktop Computer 2.7GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5
      • 1 Diamond Necklace
      • 1 Apple Macbook Air Laptop 13.3" 128GB
      • 1 Canon VIXIA Camcorder (Black)
      • 1 Schwinn Signature700C F Fastback 3 M Matte Charcoal
      • 1 Samsung 40" LED HDTV w/CMR120 1080p Resolution
      • 1 Canon Multimedia Projector
      • 1 Canon EOS REBEL T5
      • 1 Heritage Irish Crystal Tulip Lamp
      • 1 Dyson Ball Multi Floor Vacuum
      • 1 Samsung 5.1 Channel 1000 Watt 3D Blu-Ray Home Theater System
      • 3 Samsung Chrome Notebook
      • 15 GOPRO HERO3 White Edition Camera
      • 15 Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 8 GB White
      • 15 Dyson 10" Air Multiplier White/Silver
      • 20 Apple iPod nano - 16GB Space Gray
      • 20 POV 1080P Eyewear Action Camera - Black
      • 20 Philips Sonicare FlexCare Sonic Toothbrush
      • 30 Keurig 2.0 K350 Brewing System
      • 30 RCA Bluetooth Soundbar with Subwoofer
      • 30 Magellan 4.3" GPS Navigation System w/Lifetime Maps and Traffic
      • 30 Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity and Sleep Wristband Black
      • 30 Tumi Wireless Keyboard
      • 50 Vivitar 12.1 MP Pro Action Camcorder with Waterproof Case
      • 50 Supersonic 9" Portable DVD Player w/Swivel Screen
      • 50 Samsung Blu-ray Disc® Player w/ Built-in Apps
      • 50 High Sierra 26" Wheeled Duffel
      • 100 Naxa 10.1" TFT LED Digital Photo Frame
      • 100 Uniden 37 Mile Range 2-Way FRS/GMRS Radios w/ Charging Kit
      • 150 Altec Lansing Solo Jacket Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker
      • 150 NIKE Vision Skylon Ace
      • 150 14K Gold White Pearl Earrings
      • 200 Swarovski Crystalline Pen Set
    • Entry Deadline Friday May 1, 2015

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?

Typically two to three 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 for $400, or 5-packs for $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 66,500 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 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 66,500. The odds of winning a prize is 1 in 50.

How many prizes are awarded?

In addition to the grand prize, there will be 1330 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 6, 2015 will be entered into the Early Bird Drawing 1. The Early Bird Drawing will take place on February 18, 2015.

What is the prize for entering the Early Drawing 1?

  • Prize: Winner's choice between a BMW 320i, Ford Mustang, Acura ILX, or $30,000

When is the Early Bird Drawing 2?

All tickets purchased by March 6, 2015 will be entered into the Early Bird Drawing 2. The Early Bird Drawing 2 will take place on March 18, 2015.

What are the prizes for entering the Early Drawing 2?

  • First Prize: Vacation to Paris, France – 7 days, 6 nights or $5,000
  • Second Prize: Vacation to Kauai, Hawaii - 7 days, 6 nights or $5,000 cash

When is the Early Bird Drawing 3?

All tickets purchased by April 3, 2015 will be entered into the Early Bird Drawing 3. The Early Bird Drawing 3 will take place on April 15, 2015.

What is the prize for entering the Early Drawing 3?

  • Prize: Vacation to London, England - 7 days, 6 nights or $5,000

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 are available for $400 and 5-packs are available for $550.

  • Prize: 2015 Porsche Boxster Convertible or $50,000 cash

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, 2015.

  • Refer-A-Friend Prize: 2015 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 5, 2015 and ends on May 1, 2015. If all tickets are sold before the May 1st deadline, the raffle will end sooner.

When will the prize drawings be held?

  • The Early Bird Drawing 1 will be held on Wednesday, February 18, 2015.
  • The Early Bird Drawing 2 will be held on Wednesday, March 18, 2015.
  • The Early Bird Drawing 3 will be held on Wednesday, April 15, 2015.
  • The Grand Prize Drawing, Multi-Ticket Drawing and Refer-A-Friend Drawing will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2015 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 1, 2015.

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 above $5,000 in accordance with federal law and RMHCSD will remit the balance of the cash prizes to the winner. All prize winners of $5,000 or more may be required to submit an IRS Form 5750 and a W-2G in order to be awarded the prize.

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 Ave, 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.