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Special Olympics Washington Puget Sound Dream House Raffle

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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 1200 prizes, of which the grand prize is a Puget Sound dream home or $2.5 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: 206-801-3506, 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 Mini Cooper, Toyota Prius c, Ford Mustang, or $30,000 cash
    • Entry Deadline: February 27, 2015
  • Early Bird Drawing 2:
    • 1st Prize: Winner's choice between a vacation to Paris, France - 5 days/4 nights or $5,000 cash
    • 2nd Prize: Winner's choice between a vacation to Rome, Italy - 5 days/4 nights or $5,000 cash
    • Entry Deadline: March 27, 2015
  • Multi-Ticket Drawing:
    • Prize: Infiniti G37 or $50,000 cash
    • Entry Deadline: May 1, 2015
  • Refer-A-Friend Drawing:
    • Prize: Fiat 500 or $15,000 cash
    • Entry Deadline: May 1, 2015
  • Grand Prize Drawing:
    • Grand Prize: The Puget Sound Dream House or $2,500,000 annuity or $1,750,000 onetime cash option*
    • 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 Barbados - 5 days/4 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 11-1,200:
      • 10 Pebble Smart Watch
      • 10 Fitbit flex Wireless Activity and Sleep Wristband Black
      • 300 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 Apple TV with 1080p HD, HDMI Cable Included
      • 10 iHome Bluetooth Wireless Speaker System w/USB Charging
      • 10 Samsung WB35F Smart WiFi Camera with 8GB Micro SD
      • 20 iHome Bluetooth Stereo Executive Music System
      • 10 Magellan 4.3" GPS Navigation System w/Lifetime Maps and Traffic
      • 5 Wine Enthusiast Wine Enthusiast Silent 6 Bottle Touchscreen Wine Refrigr
      • 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 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 1, 2015

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 drawing be audited?

Yes, an independent raffle auditor will audit the raffle as well as supervise the 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 up to 100 tickets per ticket holder.

How many raffle tickets will be sold?

Only 60,000 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 1200 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 $2,500,000 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 60,000. There are over 1200 other prizes also available making the odds of winning a prize 1 in 50.

How many prizes are awarded?

1,200 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 27, 2015 will be entered into the Early Bird Drawing 1. The Early Bird Drawing will take place on Thursday March 12, 2015.

Prize: Winner's choice between a Mini Cooper, Toyota Prius c, Ford Mustang, or $30,000 cash

Can you tell me more about Early Bird Drawing 2?

All tickets purchased by March 27, 2015 will be entered into the Early Bird Drawing 2. The Early Bird Drawing 2 will take place on Thursday April 9, 2015.

1st Prize: Winner's choice between a vacation to Paris, France - 5 days/4 nights or $5,000 cash
2nd Prize: Winner's choice between a vacation to Rome, Italy - 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: Infiniti G37 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: Fiat 500 or $15,000 cash

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 26, 2015 and ends on May 1, 2015.

When will the prize drawings be held?

  • The Early Bird Drawing 1 will be held on Thursday, March 12, 2015.
  • The Early Bird Drawing 2 will be held on Thursday, April 9, 2015.
  • The Grand Prize Drawing, Multi-Ticket Drawing and Refer-A-Friend Drawing will be held on Friday, May 15, 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?

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.