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 serious illnesses or injuries. 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 Sacramento dream home or $2 million in cash.
Guidelines for purchasing Add-On tickets are as follows:
Entry Deadline: May 18, 2018
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.
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.
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 email@example.com as a trusted name in your address book.
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.
Yes, an independent raffle auditor will audit the raffle as well as supervise the Early Bird Drawings, the Multi-Ticket Drawing, and the Grand Prize Drawing.
Tickets are $150 each, 3-packs for $400, or 5-packs for $550.
You may buy as many tickets as you like.
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.
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 winning the Grand Prize are 1 in 37,000. There are over 1,850 other prizes also available making the odds of winning a prize 1 in 20.
1,850 prizes are awarded including the Grand Prize Dream House, vehicles, vacations, and electronics.
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.
All tickets purchased by February 16, 2018 will be entered into the Early Bird Drawing 1. The Early Bird Drawing will take place on Thursday, March 1, 2018.
Prize: Winner's choice between a Mercedes Benz C-Class Coupe or $50,000
All tickets purchased by March 16, 2018 will be entered into the Early Bird Drawing 2. The Early Bird Drawing 2 will take place on Thursday, March 29, 2018.
Prize: Winner's choice between a vacation to Italy (7 days/6 nights) or $10,000 cash
All tickets purchased by April 20, 2018 will be entered into the Early Bird Drawing 3. The Early Bird Drawing 3 will take place on Thursday, May 3, 2018.
Prize: Vacation to Paris (6 Days/5 Nights) or $5,000 cash
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: Winner's choice between a Porsche 718 Cayman or $50,000
Guidelines for purchasing Add-On tickets are as follows:
The prize winners as well as Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern California.
The raffle begins on January 22, 2018 and ends on May 18, 2018. If all tickets are sold before the May 18th deadline, the raffle will end sooner.
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.
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.
No. The IRS does not allow raffle tickets to be a tax-deductible contribution.
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.
Yes. They may be viewed under the Rules and Regulations section of this web site.
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.
Please visit http://www.rmhcnc.org or call 916-734-4230.
Please visit http://www.rmhcnc.org/donate/ or call the Ronald McDonald House Director of Community Relations, Stacey Hodge at 916-734-9230.