St. Louis Dream House Raffle to Benefit National Wheelchair Basketball Association

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What is the Dream House Raffle to Benefit The National Wheelchair Basketball Association?

The National Wheelchair Basketball Association's Dream Home Raffle is a large fundraiser. The raffle aims to raise funds for The National Wheelchair Basketball Association in its continuing effort to provide qualified individuals with physical disabilities the opportunity to play, learn and compete in the sport of wheelchair basketball. In addition to supporting The National Wheelchair Basketball Association, the raffle will be giving away over 1000 prizes, of which the grand prize is a $1.8 million home or $1.3 million in cash.

How do I purchase raffle tickets?

  • Online at www.stlouisraffle.com
  • Call toll free 1-888-316-5514, or
  • Download an entry form from www.stlouisraffle.com and:
    • Fax it to: 916-880-3464, or
    • Mail the entry form to:
      The National Wheelchair Basketball Association
      St Louis Dream House Raffle
      PO Box 635
      Chesterfield, MO 63006

What are the prizes?

  • Early Bird Drawing 1:
    • Prize: Winner's choice between a 2013 Mini Cooper, 2013 Toyota Prius c, 2013 Ford Mustang, or $25,000 cash
    • Entry Deadline: March 1, 2013
  • Early Bird Drawing 2:
    • 1st Prize: Winner's choice between a trip to Prague, Czech Republic; a trip to Vienna, Austria; or $5,000 cash
    • 2nd Prize: Winner's choice between a trip to Maui, a trip to Jamaica, or $5,000 cash
    • Entry Deadline: March 29, 2013
  • Early Bird Drawing 3:
    • Prize: Winner's choice between a trip to Quebec City, Montreal and Toronto; a trip to Costa Rica; or $5,000 cash
    • Entry Deadline: April 26, 2013
  • Multi-Ticket Drawing:
    • Prize: 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK 350 Roadster or $50,000 cash
    • Entry Deadline: May 24, 2013
  • Refer-A-Friend Drawing:
    • Prize: 2013 Smart Car or $15,000 cash
    • Entry Deadline: May 24, 2013
  • Grand Prize Drawing:
    • Grand Prize:$1,800,000 St. Louis Dream House or $1,300,000
    • 2nd Prize: Winner's choice between an Audi Q5, Mercedes-Benz C 250 Coupe, BMW X3, or $45,000 cash
    • 3rd Prize: Vacation to Paris, France or $5,000 cash
    • 4th Prize: Vacation to Venice, Italy or $5,000 cash
    • 5th Prize: Vacation to Alaska or $5,000 cash
    • 6th Prize: Vacation to New York City or $5,000 cash
    • 7th Prize: Winner's choice between a vacation to Honolulu, a vacation to Cabo San Lucas, or $5,000 cash
    • 8th Prize: Winner's choice between a vacation to Australia, a vacation to New Zealand, or $5,000 cash
    • 9th Prize: Winner's choice between a vacation to the Cayman Islands, a vacation to Barbados, or $5,000 cash
    • 10th Prize: Winner's choice between a vacation to Beijing, China, a vacation to Athens, Greece, or $5,000 cash
    • Prizes 11-1,000:
    • 30 Samsung® Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 w/8GB Memory
    • 20 Samsung® Blu-ray™ Disc® Player
    • 10 Canon® PowerShot® A810 16 MP
    • 1 Canon® EOS REBEL® T3i 18-55 IS LENS KIT
    • 25 Samsung® Long Zoom HD Camcorder
    • 10 Samsung Rugged Full HD Pocket Camcorder
    • 1 Samsung 46" LED HDTV
    • 1 Samsung® 51" Slim Plasma HDTV
    • 20 Kindle® Fire HD 7" 16GB
    • 20 Nook® Simple Touch™
    • 20 RCA® 5.1 Channel DVD Home Theater System
    • 20 RCA® 7" Portable DVD Player w/Swivel Screen
    • 20 RCA® Audio System with iPod Dock
    • 5 House of Marley® Destiny TTR Noise Cancelling Headphones
    • 5 Dyson® DC24 Ball Vacuum Cleaner
    • 10 Dyson® 10" Air Multiplier
    • 20 Philips Sonicare™ EasyClean Toothbrush
    • 50 Le Creuset® 14 Oval Casserole Dish
    • 50 Hamilton Beach® Scoop 2-Way Brewing Coffeemaker
    • 10 Le Creuset® 16 Pc Dinnerware Set
    • 5 Wine Enthusiast® Silent 28 Bottle Wine Refrigerator
    • 25 3-Piece Luggage Set
    • 128 Capresso® Tea Maker
    • 50 Pearl Bracelet, Earring & Necklace Set
    • 430 Blue Topaz Earring & Necklace Set
    • 1 Diamond Earrings
    • 1 Diamond Necklace
    • 1 Diamond Bracelet
    • 1 Movado® Concerto Ladies Watch with diamonds
    • Entry Deadline: May 24, 2013

How long will it take to receive my ticket receipt?

If an e-mail address is provided at the time of purchase, ticket receipts are sent via email shortly after an order is processed. If an e-mail address is not provided at the time of purchase, then ticket receipts are mailed and take at least three weeks to arrive. All tickets purchased before an entry deadline are included in a drawing even if the customer's ticket receipt arrives after the drawing date.

Is this Dream House Raffle legal?

Yes it is. In accordance with Missouri Constitution Article III, Legislative Department, Section 39 (F), National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA), a tax exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, is conducting this raffle to raise funds for ongoing charitable purposes.

Will the drawing be audited?

Yes, an independent raffle auditor will audit the raffle as well as supervise the early bird drawings, 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.

How many raffle tickets will be sold?

Only 50,000 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 1,000 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 $1,800,000 Dream House or $1,300,000 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 50,000. There are over 1000 other prizes also available making the odds of winning a prize 1 in 50.

How many prizes are awarded?

Over 1000 prizes are awarded including the grand prize dream house, vehicles, vacations, electronics and jewelry.

What are the Early Bird Drawings?

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.

Can you tell me more about Early Bird Drawing 1?

All tickets purchased by March 1, 2013 will be entered into the Early Bird Drawing 1. The Early Bird Drawing will take place on Wednesday March 13, 2013.

Prize: Winner's choice between a 2013 Mini Cooper, 2013 Toyota Prius c, 2013 Ford Mustang, or $25,000 cash

Can you tell me more about Early Bird Drawing 2?

All tickets purchased by March 29, 2013 will be entered into the Early Bird Drawing 2. The Early Bird Drawing 2 will take place on Wednesday April 10, 2013.

1st Prize: Winner's choice between a trip to Prague, Czech Republic; a trip to Vienna, Austria; or $5,000 cash
2nd Prize: Winner's choice between a trip to Maui, a trip to Jamaica, or $5,000 cash

Can you tell me more about Early Bird Drawing 3?

All tickets purchased by April 26, 2013 will be entered into the Early Bird Drawing 3. The Early Bird Drawing 3 will take place on Wednesday May 8, 2013.

Prize: Winner's choice between a trip to Quebec City, Montreal and Toronto; a trip to Costa Rica; 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: 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK 350 Roadster 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: 2013 Smart Car or $15,000 cash

Who benefits from this raffle?

The prize winners as well as The National Wheelchair Basketball Association.

When does the raffle start and when does it end?

The raffle begins on January 28, 2013 and ends on May 24, 2013. If all tickets are sold before the May 24th deadline, the raffle will end sooner.

When will the prize drawings be held?

  • The Early Bird Drawing 1 will be held on Wednesday, March 13, 2013.
  • The Early Bird Drawing 2 will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2013.
  • The Early Bird Drawing 3 will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2013.
  • The Grand Prize Drawing, Multi-Ticket Drawing and Refer-A-Friend Drawing will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at a location to be determined in St. Louis, MO.
  • The National Wheelchair Basketball Association reserves the right to change the drawing dates to be held earlier if all tickets are sold before May 24, 2013.

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 The National Wheelchair Basketball Association, 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 The National Wheelchair Basketball Association, 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, The National Wheelchair Basketball Association 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.

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 National Wheelchair Basketball Association raffle web site, a list of winners may be obtained from NWBA by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: THE NATIONAL WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Dream House Raffle, PO Box 635 Chesterfield, MO 63006, within one week of the Grand Prize Drawing date.

How do I get more information on The National Wheelchair Basketball Association?

Please visit http://www.nwba.org/ or call 719.266.4082.

How can I make a tax-deductible contribution to The National Wheelchair Basketball Association?

Please visit http://www.nwba.org/ or call 719.266.4082.

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@stlouisraffle.com.