Dream House Raffle Benefitting Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego
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Sacramento Dream House Raffle to Benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern California

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the Sacramento Dream House Raffle to Benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern California?

Ronald McDonald House's Dream Home Raffle is a large fundraiser. The raffle aims to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern California in its continuing effort to provide support to families whose children are fighting terminal illnesses. In addition to supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities, the raffle will be giving away over 1,000 prizes, of which the grand prize is a Granite Bay dream house or $1.4 million in cash.

How do I purchase raffle tickets?

  • Call toll free 1-888-422-0221, or
  • Download an entry form from www.sacramentoraffle.com and:
    • Fax it to: 916-880-3474, or
    • Mail the entry form to:
      RMHCNC Dream House Raffle
      2555 49th St
      Sacramento, CA 95817

What are the prizes?

  • Early Bird Drawing 1:
    • Prize: Winner's choice between a VW Passat, a Toyota Prius, an Audi A4 or $30,000 cash
    • Entry Deadline: February 20, 2015
  • Early Bird Drawing 2:
    • 1st Prize: Vacation to Paris – 7 days, 6 nights or $5,000 cash
    • 2nd Prize: Vacation to Rome, Italy - 5 days/4 nights or $5,000 cash
    • Entry Deadline: March 20, 2015
  • Early Bird Drawing 3:
    • Prize: Vacation to Barbados - 5 days, 4 nights or $5,000 cash
    • Entry Deadline: April 24, 2015
  • Multi-Ticket Drawing:
    • Prize: Mercedes-Benz SLK 350 Roadster or $50,000 cash
    • Entry Deadline: May 22, 2015
  • Refer-A-Friend Drawing:
    • Prize: 2015 Fiat 500 or $15,000 cash
    • Entry Deadline: May 22, 2015
  • Grand Prize Drawing:
    • Grand Prize: Granite Bay Dream House or $1,400,000 cash
    • 2nd Prize: Winner’s choice between an Audi Q5, Mercedes-Benz C 250 Coupe, BMW X3, or $45,000 cash
    • 3rd Prize: Vacation to London, England - 5 days/4nights or $5,000 cash
    • 4th Prize: Alaskan Cruise - 7 nights or $5,000 cash
    • 5th Prize: Vacation to Amsterdam, Netherlands - 5 days/4 nights or $5,000 cash
    • 6th Prize: Vacation to Monte Carlo, Monaco - 7 days/6 nights or $5,000 cash
    • 7th Prize: Vacation to St. Andrews, Scotland - 5 days/4 nights or $5,000 cash
    • 8th Prize: Vacation to Riviera Maya, Mexico - 6 days/5 nights or $5,000 cash
    • 9th Prize: Vacation to Maui, Hawaii - 6 days/5 nights or $5,000 cash
    • 10th Prize: Vacation to New York City, 5 days/4 nights, or $5,000 cash
    • Prizes 11-1,000:
      • 10 Pebble Smart Watch
      • 10 Fitbit Wireless Activity and Sleep Wristband Black
      • 100 Polaroid Waterproof HD DVR with 4x Digital Zoom Red
      • 418 Apple iPod shuffle - 2GB, Space Gray
      • 20 Supersonic Micro System with CD and AM/FM Radio
      • 10 Sony Wireless Radio Frequency Headphones
      • 100 Naxa 10" LED Digital Picture Frame
      • 25 Bushnell Back Track D-Tour
      • 40 RCA Bluetooth CD Micro Audio System
      • 25 Samsung Blu-ray Disc® Player w/ Built-in Apps
      • 25 Naxa 10" Swivel Screen Portable DVD Player w/USB/SD/MMC Inputs
      • 25 High Sierra AT Ultimate Access 26" Wheeled Duffel
      • 20 RCA Bluetooth Soundbar with Subwoofer
      • 25 Apple TV with 1080p HD, HDMI Cable Included
      • 10 iHome Bluetooth Wireless Speaker System w/USB Charging
      • 10 Samsung DV150F White Dual View Camera with 8GB MicroSD Card
      • 20 iHome Triple Charging Clock Radio w/2 Lightning Docks & USB
      • 10 Magellan 4.3" GPS Navigation System w/Lifetime Maps and Traffic
      • 5 Wine Enthusiast Silent 6 Bottle Touchscreen Wine Refrigerator
      • 10 Apple iPod nano - 16GB, Space Gray
      • 15 Sony 16GB Walkman MP3 Player, Black
      • 20 Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 8gb White
      • 10 Dyson AM06 10" Air Multiplier, White/Silver
      • 5 GoPro HERO3 White Edition Camera
      • 10 Sony Micro Music System with Bluetooth & NFC
      • 5 Samsung® Chrome Notebook
      • 1 Bushnell Northstar 700mm x 3" Telescope
      • 1 Sony 40" LED Bravia TV w/ WiFi, 1080p
      • 1 Canon EOS REBEL T5 18-55 IS II LENS KIT
      • 1 Currie Electric Bikes IZIP E3 Vibe - Standard
      • 1 Samsung 40" LED Smart LED TV, 1080p, CMR240 w/ WiFi
      • 1 Samsung 50" Smart LED HDTV, 3D, CMR 480, 1080p Resolution w/ WiFi
      • 1 Apple 13" MacBook Air, 256GB
    • Entry Deadline: May 22, 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 or accepted on the internet.

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

At least two 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.

How long will it take to receive my receipt by email?

Receipts are delivered within five minutes after an order is processed to the email address provided at the time of entry. If you did not receive your email receipt, check your SPAM folder or add office@sacramentoraffle.com as a trusted name in your address book.

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 Northern California is registered with the California Attorney General's Office to conduct this charitable raffle.

Will the drawing be audited?

Yes, an independent raffle auditor 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.

How many raffle tickets can I buy?

You may buy as many tickets as you like.

How many raffle tickets will be sold?

Only 50,000 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. There are over 1,000 total prizes making the odds of winning a prize 1 in 50. Purchasing more than one ticket increases the chances of winning.

What are the odds of winning?

The odds of winning the Dream House or $1,400,000 in cash are based on the number of tickets sold. If all tickets are sold the odds of winning the Grand Prize are 1 in 50,000. There are over 1,000 other prizes also available making the odds of winning a prize 1 in 50.

How many prizes are awarded?

1,000 prizes are awarded including the Grand Prize Dream House, vehicles, vacations, and electronics.

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, the subsequent Early Bird Drawings 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.

Can you tell me more about Early Bird Drawing 1?

All tickets purchased by February 20, 2015 will be entered into the Early Bird Drawing 1. The Early Bird Drawing will take place on Wednesday, March 4, 2015.

Prize: Winner's choice between a VW Passat, a Toyota Prius, an Audi A4 or $30,000 cash

Can you tell me more about Early Bird Drawing 2?

All tickets purchased by March 20, 2015 will be entered into the Early Bird Drawing 2. The Early Bird Drawing 2 will take place on Wednesday, April 1, 2015.

1st Prize: Vacation to Paris – 7 days, 6 nights or $5,000 cash
2nd Prize: Vacation to Rome, Italy - 5 days/4 nights or $5,000 cash

Can you tell me more about Early Bird Drawing 3?

All tickets purchased by April 24, 2015 will be entered into the Early Bird Drawing 3. The Early Bird Drawing 3 will take place on Wednesday, May 6, 2015.

Prize: Vacation to Barbados - 5 days, 4 nights or $5,000 cash

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: Mercedes-Benz SLK 350 Roadster 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 Drawing.

  • Prize: 2015 Fiat 500 or $15,000 cash

Who benefits from this raffle?

The prize winners as well as Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern California.

When does the raffle start and when does it end?

The raffle begins on January 19, 2015 and ends on May 22, 2015. If all tickets are sold before the May 22nd deadline, the raffle will end sooner.

When will the prize drawings be held?

  • The Early Bird Drawing 1 will be held on Wednesday, March 4, 2015.
  • The Early Bird Drawing 2 will be held on Wednesday, April 1, 2015.
  • The Early Bird Drawing 3 will be held on Wednesday, May 6, 2015
  • The Grand Prize Drawing, Multi-Ticket Drawing and Refer-A-Friend Drawing will be held on Friday, June 5, 2015 at the Sacramento Ronald McDonald House.
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern California reserves the right to change the drawing dates to be held earlier if all tickets are sold before May 22, 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. The winning names will also be posted on this website shortly after the drawing.

Who can buy a raffle ticket?

Anyone 18 years of age or older at the time of the purchase may enter. RMHC-NC employees, members of the Board of Directors, authorized agents and employees thereof, consultants, attorneys, independent accountant firm, their immediate family (or significant others living in the same household) are excluded from participating and are not eligible to win a prize. All federal, state, and 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 Northern California, 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, Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern California will withhold required federal taxes for all prizes over $5,000 in accordance with federal law and the organization will remit the balance of the cash prizes to the winner. All prize winners of prizes over $5,000 will be required to submit an IRS Form 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 Sacramento Ronald McDonald House raffle web site, a list of winners may be obtained from Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern California by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: RMHCNC Dream House Raffle, 2555 49th St, Sacramento, CA, 95817, within one week of the Grand Prize Drawing date.

How do I get more information on Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern California?

Please visit www.rmhcnc.org or call 916-734-4230.

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

Please visit http://www.rmhcnc.org/how.php or call the Ronald McDonald House Director of Community Relations, Stacey Hodge at 916-734-4230.

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@sacramentoraffle.com.