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

Overview Grand Prize Drawing June 3

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 1,850 prizes, of which the grand prize is a El Dorado Hills Serrano Golf and Country Club dream home or $2 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: 916-426-7510, 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 BMW 5 Series or $50,000 cash
    • Entry Deadline: February 19, 2016
  • Early Bird Drawing 2:
    • Prize: Winner's choice between a Mediterranean Cruise (7 nights plus airfare) or $10,000 cash
    • Entry Deadline: March 18, 2016
  • Early Bird Drawing 3:
    • Prize: Family Vacation for 4 to Orlando, Florida (5 Day/4 Night) or $5,000
    • Entry Deadline: April 22, 2016
  • Multi-Ticket Drawing:
    • Prize: Tesla Model S 60 kWh Battery AWD or $50k
    • Entry Deadline: May 20, 2016
  • New 50/50 Add-On Drawing:
    • Prize: Winner will be awarded half the jackpot
    • Entry Deadline: May 20, 2016

    50/50 Add-On Tickets are one for $10, 5-pack for $25 or 15-pack for $50.

    Guidelines for purchasing 50/50 Add-On tickets are as follows:

    • Only one method of payment and only one mailing address are permitted.
    • 50/50 Add-On Tickets must be ordered in conjunction with your raffle ticket.
    • 50/50 Add-On orders will not be accepted after your original raffle ticket order date.
  • Grand Prize Drawing:
    • Grand Prize: The Dream House or $2,000,000
    • 2nd Prize: 2016 Jaguar F-Type Convertible or $50,000
    • 3rd Prize: Vacation to Barcelona, Spain (7 days/6 nights plus airfare) or $5,000 cash
    • 4th Prize: Vacation to Guanacaste, Costa Rica (7 days/6 nights plus airfare) or $5,000 cash
    • 5th Prize: Vacation to Paris (6 days/5 nights plus airfare) or $5,000 cash
    • 6th Prize: Vacation to Montego Bay, Jamaica (7 days/6 nights plus airfare) or $5,000 cash
    • 7th Prize: Vacation to New York City (5 days/4 nights plus airfare) or $5,000 cash
    • 8th Prize: Vacation to Kauai, Hawaii (7 days/6 nights plus airfare) or $5,000 cash
    • 9th Prize: Vacation to Alaskan Cruise or (7 days/6 nights plus airfare) or $5,000 cash
    • 10th Prize: Vacation to London, England (6 days/5 nights plus airfare) or $5,000 cash
    • Prizes 11-1850:
      • 1 QFX 2.1 Channel Bluetooth Speaker System
      • 1 Canon PIXMA MG5720 Black
      • 1 Uniden Full HD 30fps Dash Cam Recorder w/ GPS
      • 1 Fitbit flex Wireless Activity and Sleep Wristband Tangerine
      • 1 Odyssey Toys Galaxy Seaker Wi-Fi Drone
      • 1 Ring Doorbell
      • 1 The Wine Enthusiast Silent 18 Bottle Dual Zone Wine Refrigerator
      • 1 Bushnell 3"X525 GOTO NORTHSTAR W/RVO
      • 1 Apple Watch Sport 38mm Aluminum Case White Band
      • 1 TCL 40" Roku LED TV 1080p
      • 1 AEE GPS Drone Quadcopter w/ Full HD Action Camera
      • 1 Canon EOS REBEL SL1 EF-S 18-55 IS STM KIT
      • 1 Samsung 40" Curved 4K UHD Smart TV MR120 Wi-fi
      • 1 Solowheel Hovertrax Black
      • 1 Samsung 50" 4K UHD Smart TV MR120 Smart Connectivity
      • 1 Apple 13" Macbook Air with 256GB Flash Drive
      • 1 Samsung 40" Curved 4K UHD Smart TV MR240 Wi-fi
      • 1 Solowheel Solowheel Black
      • 3 Neato BotVac D80
      • 4 Apple iPod Nano 16GB - Space Gray
      • 4 RCA Internet Music System w/ 7" Tablet
      • 4 AEE S51MagiCam Action Camera
      • 5 Casio G-Shock Watch w/10 Year Battery
      • 5 Fitbit zip Wireless Activity Monitor Midnight Blue
      • 5 iHome Bluetooth FM Clock Radio w/ USB Charging
      • 5 Outdoor Tech Buckshot Pro Portable Speaker/Light/Powerbank Red
      • 5 Outdoor Tech Turtle Shell 2.0 Rugged Bluetooth Speaker Black
      • 5 Canon Powershot ELPH160 Digital Camera w/ 16GB Micro SD Card
      • 5 Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 8 GB White
      • 5 Yamaha Compact Desktop Audio Player
      • 5 Dyson AM06 10" Air Multiplier White/Silver
      • 5 Samsung Google Chrome Notebook
      • 8 Supersonic Micro System with CD and AM/FM Radio
      • 8 RCA Bluetooth Soundbar with Subwoofer
      • 8 Apple TV 32GB w/ HDMI Cable
      • 10 Uniden 30 Mile Range 2-Way FRS/GMRS Radios w/ Charging Kit
      • 10 Sony 16GB Walkman MP3 Player Black
      • 10 Naxa 10" Swivel Screen Portable DVD Player w/USB/SD/MMC Inputs
      • 15 Ninja Nutri Ninja Pro Blender
      • 15 High Sierra Ultimate Access 2.0 26" Wheeled Duffel Mercury/Charcoal/Yellow
      • 15 Nuu Splash Extreme Bluetooth Speaker Silver
      • 20 myCharge HubPlus 6000mAh Rechargeable Power Bank
      • 25 Samsung Blu-Ray Disc Player
      • 30 RCA Bluetooth CD Micro Audio System
      • 50 Outdoor Tech Los Cabos Wireless Bluetooth Headphones Black
      • 245 Naxa 10.1" TFT LED Digital Photo Frame
      • 325 Omaha Steaks The President Collection Certificate Program
      • 963 Spa & Wellness Gift Cards
    • Entry Deadline: May 20, 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 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 5 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 37,000 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 1,850 total prizes making the odds of winning a prize 1 in 20. Purchasing more than one ticket increases the chances of winning.

What are the odds of winning?

The odds of winning the Dream House or $2,000,000 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 40,000. There are over 1,850 other prizes also available making the odds of winning a prize 1 in 20.

How many prizes are awarded?

1,850 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 19, 2016 will be entered into the Early Bird Drawing 1. The Early Bird Drawing will take place on Wednesday, March 2, 2016.

Prize: Winner's choice between a BMW 5 Series or $50,000 cash

Can you tell me more about Early Bird Drawing 2?

All tickets purchased by March 18, 2016 will be entered into the Early Bird Drawing 2. The Early Bird Drawing 2 will take place on Wednesday, March 30, 2016.

Prize: Winner's choice between a Mediterranean Cruise (7 nights plus airfare) or $10,000 cash

Can you tell me more about Early Bird Drawing 3?

All tickets purchased by April 22, 2016 will be entered into the Early Bird Drawing 3. The Early Bird Drawing 3 will take place on Wednesday, May 4, 2016.

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: Tesla Model S 60 kWh Battery AWD or $50k

What is the 50/50 Add-On Drawing?

50/50 Add-On Tickets are one for $10, 5-pack for $25 or 15-pack for $50.

Guidelines for purchasing 50/50 Add-On tickets are as follows:

  • Only one method of payment and only one mailing address are permitted.
  • 50/50 Add-On Tickets must be ordered in conjunction with your raffle ticket.
  • 50/50 Add-On orders will not be accepted after your original raffle ticket order date.
  • Prize: Winner will be awarded half the jackpot.
  • 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, 2016 and ends on May 20, 2016. If all tickets are sold before the May 20nd deadline, the raffle will end sooner.

    When will the prize drawings be held?

    • The Early Bird Drawing 1 will be held on Wednesday, March 2, 2016.
    • The Early Bird Drawing 2 will be held on Wednesday, March 30, 2016.
    • The Early Bird Drawing 3 will be held on Wednesday, May 4, 2016
    • The Grand Prize Drawing, Multi-Ticket Drawing and 50/50 Add-On Drawing will be held on Friday, June 3, 2016 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 20, 2016.

    Do I have to be present to win?

    No.

    How will the winners be notified?

    Winners will be notified by phone or email 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 https://www.rmhcnc.org/donate/ or call the Ronald McDonald House Director of Community Relations, Stacey Hodge at 916-734-9230.

    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.

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