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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the Special Olympics Washington Dream Adventure Raffle?

The Special Olympics Washington Dream Adventure Raffle is our newest fundraiser. The raffle raises money for Special Olympics Washington's continuing efforts to empower individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to become physically fit and valued members of their communities. During the raffle, hundreds of prizes will be given away including the Grand Prize: a 2024 Tesla Model Y, a 2024 Ford F-150 SuperCrew XLT 4x4 Truck, a 2024 Mercedes Benz C-Class, or $50,000 cash.

How do I purchase raffle tickets?

What are the prizes?

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 as a trusted name in your address book.

Is this Dream Adventure Raffle legal?

Yes, it is. As noted in RCW 9.46.0323, qualified non-profit organizations 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, a raffle auditor will audit the raffle as well as supervise the drawings.

How much does a raffle ticket cost?

How many raffle tickets can I buy?

You may buy as many as you would like.

How many raffle tickets will be sold?

Only 30,000 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. Purchasing more than one ticket increases the chances of winning.

How many prizes are awarded?

335 prizes are awarded, including the Grand Prize, vehicles, vacations, gift cards, and cash.

What are the Early Drawings?

There are two Early Drawings: the Appreciation Drawing, and the Early Bird Drawing. These are meant to encourage people to purchase tickets sooner rather than later. If you purchase a ticket before an Early Drawing Deadline, you will be included in the Early Drawing, the subsequent Early Drawings, AND in the Grand Prize Drawing. All tickets entered into the Early Drawings - even Early Drawing winners - are included in the Grand Prize Drawing.

Can you tell me more about the Appreciation Drawing?

Can you tell me more about the Early Bird Drawing?

What are the Weekly Add-On Drawings?

What is the 50/50 Add-On Drawing?

Can I purchase raffle tickets if I live outside of Washington?

Yes! The raffle is open to residents outside of Washington (except California) and the US.

Why can't residents of California purchase tickets?

California law does not permit California residents to participate in raffles that are not registered in the State of California.

Is the Dream Adventure Raffle replacing the Dream House Raffle?

The Dream Adventure Raffle is a new raffle and is offered in addition to our popular Dream House Raffle. More information on the 2024 Dream House Raffle will be coming soon!

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 August 15, 2023 and ends on December 1, 2023.

When will the prize drawings be held?

Do I have to be present to win?

No, you do not need to be present for the drawings. Winners will be notified and the winning names will also be posted on this website.

How will winners be notified?

Winners will be notified by phone and/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. If you are notified, we will never ask you for to provide personal information and/or banking information.

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 firms, 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 website, a list of winners may be obtained from Special Olympics Washington by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Special Olympics Washington Raffle, 2815 2nd Ave Suite 370, Seattle, WA 98121, within one week of the Grand Prize Drawing date.

How do I get more information on Special Olympics Washington?

Please visit call (206) 362-4949.

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

Please visit 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: