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

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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: 619-916-3892, 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: 2016 Jaguar F-Type Convertible or $50,000
    • Entry Deadline: Friday February 5, 2016
  • Second Early Bird Drawing:
    • Prize: Vacation to Visit Scotland's Castles & Mansions (8 Day/7 Night) or $10,000
    • Entry Deadline: Friday March 4, 2016
  • Third Early Bird Drawing:
    • Prize: Family Vacation for 4 to Orlando, Florida (5 Day/4 Night) or $5,000
    • Entry Deadline: Friday April 1, 2016
  • Multi-Ticket Drawing:
    • Prize: 2016 Tesla Model S 60 kWh Battery AWD or $50,000 cash
    • Entry Deadline: Friday May 1, 2016
  • Grand Prize Drawing:
    • Grand Prize: San Diego Dream House or $2,100,000 cash
    • 2nd Prize: Winner’s choice between a 2016 BMW M6 Convertible or $100,000 cash
    • 3rd Prize: Vacation for 10 to Tuscany, Italy (8 Day/7 Night) or $25,000 cash
    • 4th Prize: Vacation to Rio De Janiero, Brazil Summer 2016 (7 Day/6 Night) or $25,000 cash
    • 5th Prize: Vacation to Kenya, Africa (8 Day/7 Night) or $10,000 cash
    • 6th Prize: Vacation to Bali, Indonesia (8 Day/7 Night) or $5,000 cash
    • 7th Prize: Vacation to Pebble Beach (5 Day/4 Night) or $5,000 cash
    • 8th Prize: Vacation to the Big Island, Hawaii (7 Day/6 Night) or $5,000 cash
    • 9th Prize: Vacation to Singapore (7 Day/6 Night) or $5,000 cash
    • 10th Prize: Vacation to the Virgin Islands (5 Day/4 Night) or $5,000 cash
    • Prizes 11-15:Tiffany Signature™ earrings in 18k white gold with Akoya pearls and diamonds or $1,000 cash
    • Prizes 16 - 20: IO Moonwalker - Black or $1,000 cash
    • Prizes 21 - 25: Samsung UN55JU6700 Curved 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV or $1,000 cash
    • Prizes 26 - 30: Apple MF839LL/A MacBook Pro 13.3-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (128 GB) or $1,000 cash
    • Prizes 31 - 35: DJI Phantom 3 Quadcopter 4K UHD Video Camera Drone or $1,000 cash
    • Prizes 36 - 40: EcoReco M5 E-Scooter or $1,000 cash
    • Prizes 41 - 45: VIZIO E65-C3 65-Inch 1080p Smart LED TV or $1,000 cash
    • Prizes 46 - 50: Either Callaway Lady Solaire Gems 13-Piece Full Set or Callaway Apex Muscleback 3-PW Iron Set with Steel Shafts or $1,000 cash
    • Prizes 51 - 55: Dyson DC59 V6 Absolute Cordless Vacuum
    • Prizes 56 - 60: Neato BotVac D80
    • Prizes 61 - 65: Yamaha Desktop Audio System - Champagne
    • Prizes 66 - 70: Dyson AM09 Hot & Cool Fan Heater Iron/Blue
    • Prizes 71 - 75: iWallet Slim
    • Prizes 76 - 85: Apple Watch Sport 38mm Aluminum Case White Band
    • Prizes 86 - 95: Swarovski Starlet Picture Frame, Large
    • Prizes 96 - 105: Sony Splashproof POV Action Cam w/Mount and Zeiss Lens
    • Prizes 106 - 115: Sony 64GB Hi-Res Walkman Digital Music Player Silver
    • Prizes 116 - 125: Eastport - 6 Player Set
    • Prizes 126 - 225: Reflex Slap Wrist Watch
    • Prizes 226 - 325: Rock Out 2 Solar Rechargeable Speaker Black
    • Prizes 326 - 425: Sony Bluetooth Stereo Headset
    • Prizes 426 - 525: RazorUltra Rechargeable 12000mAh Battery
    • Prizes 526 - 625: Bushnell 4X30 XTRA-WIDE W/900 FT FOV
    • Prizes 626 - 775: iHome Bluetooth Color Changing Dual Alarm Clock
    • Prizes 776 - 925: Hamilton Beach 1.7 Liter Glass Kettle
    • Prizes 926 - 1075: Bulova Ashton Pocket Watch
    • Prizes 1076 - 1225: Wusthof 8 Piece Stainless Steel Steak Knife Set w/ Wooden Gift Box
    • Prizes 1226 - 1375: Homedics Glass Body Composition Scale w/ 4 User Memory
    • Entry Deadline: Friday April 29, 2016

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, 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 65,000 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 Dream House 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 65,000. The odds of winning a prize is 1 in 47.

How many prizes are awarded?

In addition to the grand prize, there will be 1375 other prizes awarded. The odds of winning a prize is 1 in 47.

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 5, 2016 will be entered into the Early Bird Drawing 1. The Early Bird Drawing will take place on February 17, 2016.

What is the prize for entering the Early Drawing 1?

  • Prize: 2016 Jaguar F-Type Convertible or $50,000

When is the Early Bird Drawing 2?

All tickets purchased by March 4, 2016 will be entered into the Early Bird Drawing 2. The Early Bird Drawing 2 will take place on March 16, 2016.

What is the prize for entering the Early Drawing 2?

  • Prize: Vacation to Visit Scotland's Castles & Mansions (8 Day/7 Night) or $10,000

When is the Early Bird Drawing 3?

All tickets purchased by April 1, 2016 will be entered into the Early Bird Drawing 3. The Early Bird Drawing 3 will take place on April 13, 2016.

What is the prize for entering the Early Drawing 3?

  • Prize: Family Vacation for 4 to Orlando, Florida (5 Day/4 Night) 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: 2016 Tesla Model S 60 kWh Battery AWD or $50,000 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 4, 2016 and ends on April 29, 2016. If all tickets are sold before the April 29th deadline, the raffle will end sooner.

When will the prize drawings be held?

  • The Early Bird Drawing 1 will be held on Wednesday, February 17, 2016.
  • The Early Bird Drawing 2 will be held on Wednesday, March 16, 2016
  • The Early Bird Drawing 3 will be held on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.
  • The Grand Prize Drawing and Multi-Ticket Drawing will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2016 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 April 29, 2016.

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.