Dream Home Raffle to Benefit Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara

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What is the Santa Barbara Dream Home Raffle?

The Santa Barbara Dream Home Raffle is a large fundraiser. The raffle aims to raise funds for Museum of Contemporary Arts Santa Barbara. MCASB advances creativity and inspires critical thinking through meaningful engagement with the art of our time. In addition to supporting MCASB, the raffle will be giving away over 2500 prizes, of which the grand prize is a Santa Barbara dream home or $3 million in 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 California statutory regulations and to section 320.5 of the Penal 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 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.

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 office@sbhomeraffle.com as a trusted name in your address book.

Is this Dream Home Raffle legal?

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. The Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara is registered with the California Attorney General's Office to conduct this charitable raffle.

Will the drawings be audited?

Yes, an independent raffle auditor will audit the raffle as well as supervise the early bird drawings, the multi-ticket drawing, the 50/50 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 2500 total prizes making the odds of winning a prize 1 in 20. Purchasing more than one ticket increases the chances of winning.

What are the odds of winning?

The odds of winning the Santa Barbara Dream House or $3,000,000 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 2500 other prizes also available making the odds of winning a prize 1 in 20.

How many prizes are awarded?

2500 prizes are awarded including the grand prize dream house, vehicles, vacations, electronics and gift cards.

What are the Early Bird Drawings?

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 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 September 16, 2016 will be entered into the Early Bird Drawing 1. The Early Bird Drawing will take place on Wednesday September 28, 2016.

Can you tell me more about Early Bird Drawing 2?

All tickets purchased by October 7, 2016 will be entered into the Early Bird Drawing 2. The Early Bird Drawing 2 will take place on Wednesday October 19, 2016.

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.

What is the 50/50 Add-On Drawing?

Prize:
Winner will be awarded half the jackpot.
Pricing:
50/50 Add-On Tickets are one for $20, 3-pack for $50 or 6-pack for $75.

Guidelines for purchasing 50/50 Add-On tickets are as follows:

Who benefits from this raffle?

The prize winners as well as The Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara.

When does the raffle start and when does it end?

The raffle begins on August 15, 2016 and ends on October 21, 2016. If all tickets are sold before the October 21st deadline, the raffle will end sooner.

When will the prize drawings be held?

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 Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, 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 Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, 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, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara 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. Prize winners of $1500 or more and living outside of California may be required to submit an IRS Form 5754 and a W2-G 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 Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara raffle web site, a list of winners may be obtained from MCASB by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: MCASB Dream Home Raffle, P.O. Box 61809, Santa Barbara, CA 93160-1809, within one week of the Grand Prize Drawing date.

How do I get more information on the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara ?

Please visit http://www.mcasantabarbara.org or call 805-966-5373.

How can I make a tax-deductible contribution to the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara ?

Please visit http://www.mcasantabarbara.org/give or call the MCASB Director of Development, Frederick Janka at 805-966-5373x101.

Still have questions about the raffle that aren't answered here?

Please visit Rules and Regulations section of this web site or contact the raffle office: office@sbhomeraffle.com.