Special Olympics Washington Puget Sound Dream House Raffle

Overview Grand Prize Drawing May 13

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the Special Olympics Washington Dream House Raffle?

The Special Olympics Washington Dream House Raffle is a large fundraiser. The raffle aims to raise funds for Special Olympics Washington in its continuing effort to empower individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society. In addition to supporting Special Olympics Washington, the raffle will be giving away over 2,500 prizes, of which the grand prize is a Mercer Island dream home or $4 million in cash.

How do I purchase raffle tickets?

  • Call toll free 1-888-537-7518, or
  • Download an entry form from www.pugetsoundraffle.com and:
    • Fax it to: 206-400-7578, or
    • Mail the entry form to:
      Special Olympics Washington Raffle
      1809 7th Ave, Suite 1509
      Seattle, WA 98101

What are the prizes?

  • Early Bird Drawing 1:
    • Prize: Winner's choice between a Jaguar F Type or $50,000
    • Entry Deadline: February 26, 2016
  • Early Bird Drawing 2:
    • Prize: Winner's choice between a vacation to Vacation for 10 to Tuscany, Italy (8 Day/7 Night) or $10,000 cash
    • Entry Deadline: March 25, 2016
  • Multi-Ticket Drawing:
    • Prize: Lexus GX SUV or $50,000 cash
    • Entry Deadline: April 29, 2016
  • New 50/50 Add-On Drawing:
    • Prize: Winner will be awarded 50% the gross proceeds of the 50/50 Add On raffle.

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

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

    • Only one method of payment and only one mailing address are permitted.
    • Only one name can be listed per ticket.
    • 50/50 Add-On Tickets must be ordered at the same time as your Dream House Raffle ticket order.
    • 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 $4,000,000 annuity or $2,800,000 onetime cash option
    • 2nd Prize: Winner’s choice between a BMW 5 Series or $50,000 cash
    • 3rd Prize: Vacation to Kenya, Africa (8 Day/7 Night) or $10,000 cash
    • 4th Prize: Vacation to Bali, Indonesia (8 Day/7 Night) or $5,000 cash
    • 5th Prize: Winner's choice between a vacation to Rome, Italy - 5 days/4 nights or $5,000 cash
    • 6th Prize: Vacation to the Big Island, Hawaii (7 Day/6 Night) or $5,000 cash
    • 7th Prize: Vacation to Singapore (7 Day/6 Night) or $5,000 cash
    • 8th Prize: Vacation to the Virgin Islands (5 Day/4 Night) or $5,000 cash
    • 9th Prize: Vacation to Pebble Beach (5 Day/4 Night) or $5,000 cash
    • 10th Prize: Family Vacation for 4 to Orlando, Florida (5 Day/4 Night) or $5,000
    • Prizes 11-2500:

      • 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 Hoverboard
      • 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 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 Supersonic Micro System with CD and AM/FM Radio
      • 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 RCA Bluetooth Soundbar with Subwoofer
      • 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 Apple TV 32GB w/ HDMI Cable
      • 5 Dyson AM06 10" Air Multiplier White/Silver
      • 5 EX309C12-Aoius 5 Samsung
      • 10 Uniden 30 Mile Range 2-Way FRS/GMRS Radios w/ Charging Kit
      • 10 myCharge HubPlus 6000mAh Rechargeable Power Bank
      • 10 Sony 16GB Walkman MP3 Player Black
      • 10 Naxa 10" Swivel Screen Portable DVD Player w/USB/SD/MMC Inputs
      • 15 Nutri Ninja Pro Blender
      • 15 High Sierra Ultimate Access 2.0 26" Wheeled Duffel Mercury/Charcoal/Yellow
      • 15 Nuu Splash Extreme Bluetooth Speaker Silver
      • 25 Samsung Blu-Ray Disc Player
      • 25 RCA Bluetooth CD Micro Audio System
      • 25 Outdoor Tech Los Cabos Wireless Bluetooth Headphones Black
      • 25 Omaha Steaks The President Collection Certificates
      • 50 Naxa 10.1" TFT LED Digital Photo Frame
      • 500 Omaha Steaks The Executive Collection Certificates
      • 700 Omaha Steaks The Manager’s Collection Certificates
      • 957 Spa & Wellness Gift Card
    • Entry Deadline April 29, 2016

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

No. Pursuant to Washington Administrative 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 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.

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@pugetsoundraffle.com as a trusted name in your address book.

Is this Dream House Raffle legal?

Yes it is. As noted in RCW 9.46.0323, qualified non-profit organization may conduct enhanced raffles with the approval and supervision of the Washington State Gambling Commission. Special Olympics Washington has been approved by the Washington State Gambling Commission to conduct this raffle pursuant to Washington State Enhanced Raffle Rules.

Will the drawings be audited?

Yes, an independent raffle auditor will audit the raffle as well as supervise the early bird drawings, the multi-ticket drawing, the 50/50 add-on 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 up to 100 raffle tickets. .

How many raffle tickets will be sold?

Only 40,000 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 2,500 total prizes making the odds of winning a prize 1 in 16. Purchasing more than one ticket increases the chances of winning.

What are the odds of winning?

The odds of winning the Dream House or $4,000,000 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 2,500 other prizes also available making the odds of winning a prize 1 in 16.

How many prizes are awarded?

2,500 prizes are awarded including the grand prize dream house, vehicles, vacations, and electronics.

What are the Early Bird Drawings?

There are two 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 drawing 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 26, 2016 will be entered into the Early Bird Drawing 1. The Early Bird Drawing will take place on Friday March 11, 2016.

Prize: Winner's choice between a Jaguar F Type or $50,000

Can you tell me more about Early Bird Drawing 2?

All tickets purchased by March 25, 2016 will be entered into the Early Bird Drawing 2. The Early Bird Drawing 2 will take place on Thursday April 7, 2016.

Prize: Winner's choice between a vacation to Vacation for 10 to Tuscany, Italy (8 Day/7 Night) or $10,000 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: Lexus GX SUV or $50,000 cash

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.

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

  • Only one method of payment and only one mailing address are permitted.
  • Only one name can be listed per ticket.
  • 50/50 Add-On Tickets must be ordered at the same time as your Dream House Raffle ticket order.
  • 50/50 Add-On orders will not be accepted after your original raffle ticket order date.

Who benefits from this raffle?

The prize winners as well as Special Olympics Washington.

When does the raffle start and when does it end?

The raffle begins on January 25, 2016 and ends on April 29, 2016.

When will the prize drawings be held?

  • The Early Bird Drawing 1 will be held on Friday, March 11, 2016.
  • The Early Bird Drawing 2 will be held on Thursday, April 7, 2016.
  • The Grand Prize Drawing, Multi-Ticket Drawing and 50/50 Add-On Drawing will be held on Friday, May 13, 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?

Any person 18 years of age or older. Employees and members of the Board of Directors of Special Olympics Washington, 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 Special Olympics Washington, 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, Special Olympics Washington 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 may be required to submit an IRS Form 5754 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 Special Olympics Washington raffle web site, a list of winners may be obtained from Special Olympics Washington by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Special Olympics Washington Raffle, 1809 7th Ave, Suite 1509 Seattle, WA 98101, within one week of the Grand Prize Drawing date.

How do I get more information on Special Olympics Washington?

Please visit www.specialolympicswashington.org or call (206)362-4949.

How can I make a tax-deductible contribution to Special Olympics Washington?

Please visit http://www.specialolympicswashington.org/donate or call 206-362-4949.

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@pugetsoundraffle.com.

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