The Hope Institute for Children and Families’ Dream Home Raffle is a large fundraiser. The raffle aims to raise funds for The Hope Institute for Children and Families in its continuing effort to empower individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society. In addition to supporting The Hope Institute for Children and Families, the raffle will be giving away over 550 prizes, of which the grand prize is a $1.75 million home or $1.5 million in cash.
The Hope Institute for Children and Families
Chicago Dream House Raffle
15 East Hazel Dell Lane
Springfield, IL 62712
All tickets entered into the Early Bird Drawings are re-entered into all subsequent drawings and the Grand Prize Drawing.
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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 email@example.com as a trusted name in your address book.
Yes it is. The Hope Institute is licensed by the Sangamon County Clerk 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, the refer-a-friend drawing, the loyalty 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 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 550 total prizes making the odds of winning a prize 1 in 90. Purchasing more than one ticket increases the chances of winning.
The odds of winning the $1,750,000 Dream House or $1,500,000 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 50,000. There are over 550 other prizes also available making the odds of winning a prize 1 in 90.
Over 550 prizes are awarded including the grand prize dream house, vehicles, vacations, electronics and jewelry.
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 20, 2015 will be entered into the Early Bird Drawing 1. The Early Bird Drawing will take place on Wednesday March 4, 2015.
All tickets purchased by March 20, 2015 will be entered into the Early Bird Drawing 2. The Early Bird Drawing 2 will take place on Wednesday April 1, 2015.
All tickets purchased by April 17, 2015 will be entered into the Early Bird Drawing 3. The Early Bird Drawing 3 will take place on Wednesday April 29, 2015.
Any individual who buys two or more Tickets will also receive an entry into the Multi-Ticket Drawing for each Ticket purchased. For example, if an individual purchases two Tickets, that individual will receive two entries into the Multi-Ticket Drawing. If an individual purchases three Tickets, that individual will receive three entries into the Multi-Ticket Drawing and so on. To be eligible for this drawing, entrants must purchase two or more Tickets using the same name and mailing address on each ticket and the entry must be received by 11:59 p.m. CST on May 22, 2015. The Multi-Ticket Drawing will be held at the same time as the Grand Prize Drawing. Multiple tickets purchased at the same time are eligible for discounts. 3-packs are available for $400 and 5-packs are available for $550.
or 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.
Any individual who purchases a Ticket and also purchased a ticket in any of the following raffles will receive an entry into the Loyalty Drawing: THI’s 2014 Dream House Raffle, or THI’s 2013 Dream House Raffle, or THI’s 2011 Dream House Raffle. To be eligible for this drawing, the entry must be received by 11:59 p.m. CST on May 22, 2015. The Loyalty Drawing will be held at the same time as the Grand Prize Drawing.
The prize winners as well as The Hope Institute for Children and Families.
The raffle begins on January 19, 2015 and ends on May 22, 2015. If all tickets are sold before the May 22nd deadline, the raffle will end sooner.
The Hope Institute for Children and Families reserves the right to change the drawing dates to be held earlier if all tickets are sold before May 22, 2015.
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 The Hope Institute for Children and Families, 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 Hope Institute for Children and Families, may be required from prize winners.
No. The IRS does not allow raffle tickets to be a tax-deductible contribution.
Yes. In addition, The Hope Institute for Children and Families 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 Hope Institute for Children and Families raffle web site, a list of winners may be obtained from HOPE by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: THE HOPE INSTITUTE FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES Dream House Raffle, 15 East Hazel Dell Lane, Springfield, IL 62712, within one week of the Grand Prize Drawing date.
Please visit http://www.thehopeinstitute.us/ or call 217-585-KIDS.
Please visit http://www.thehopeinstitute.us/ways-to-give/donate or call 217-585-KIDS.
Please visit the Rules and Regulations section of this web site or contact the raffle office: firstname.lastname@example.org