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 3,250 prizes, of which the grand prize is a Kirkland dream home or $4 million in cash.
Entry Deadline: April 26, 2019
No. Pursuant to Washington Administrative code, charitable raffle tickets may not be sold or accepted on the internet.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org as a trusted name in your address book.
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.
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.
Tickets are $150 each, 3-packs for $400, or 5-packs for $550.
You may buy as many as you’d like.
Only 65,000 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 3,250 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 $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 65,000. There are over 3,250 other prizes also available making the odds of winning a prize 1 in 20.
3,250 prizes are awarded including the grand prize dream house, vehicles, vacations, and electronics.
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.
All tickets purchased by February 22, 2019 will be entered into the Early Bird Drawing 1. The Early Bird Drawing will take place on March 7, 2019.
Prize: Winner's choice between a Mercedes Benz C-Class Coupe or $50,000
All tickets purchased by March 22, 2019 will be entered into the Early Bird Drawing 2. The Early Bird Drawing 2 will take place on April 11, 2019.
Prize: Winner's choice between a vacation to Italy (7 days/6 nights) or $10,000 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.
Guidelines for purchasing 50/50 Add-On tickets are as follows:
The prize winners as well as Special Olympics Washington.
The raffle begins on January 21, 2019 and ends on April 26, 2019.
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.
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.
No. The IRS does not allow raffle tickets to be a tax-deductible contribution.
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.
Yes. They may be viewed under the Rules and Regulations section of this website.
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, 2815 2nd Ave, Suite 370, Seattle, WA 98121, within one week of the Grand Prize Drawing date.
Please visit http://www.specialolympicswashington.org or call (206) 362-4949.
Please visit http://www.specialolympicswashington.org/donate or call (206) 362-4949.