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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the Santa Barbara Dream Home Raffle?

The Santa Barbara Dream Home Raffle raises funds for Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara. In addition to supporting MCASB, 2,500 prizes are given away during the course of the raffle, 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?

Tickets cannot be purchased on the raffle website or by email. However raffle reservations may be made on the raffle website by the purchaser and the order will be processed by an MCASB staff member at MCASB’s administrative offices.

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 Add-On 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 2,500 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 Home or $3,000,000 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 2,500 other prizes also available making the odds of winning any prize 1 in 20.

How many prizes are awarded?

2,500 prizes are awarded including the Grand Prize Dream Home, 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 Drawing, and the Grand Prize Drawing. All tickets entered into the Early Bird Drawings, including Early Bird Drawing winners, are entered in the Grand Prize Drawing.

Can you tell me more about Early Bird Drawing 1?

All tickets purchased by September 29, 2017 will be entered into the Early Bird Drawing 1. The Early Bird Drawing will take place on Wednesday, October 11, 2017.

Prize: Winner's choice between a 2017 Tesla Model S or $50,000 cash

Can you tell me more about Early Bird Drawing 2?

All tickets purchased by October 27, 2017 will be entered into the Early Bird Drawing 2. The Early Bird Drawing 2 will take place on Wednesday, November 8, 2017.

Prize: Winner's choice between vacation to Australia (8 days/7 nights) or $15,000 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, use one method of payment, use the same name on each ticket, and use 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 (i.e., 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: 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio or $50,000 cash

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: only one method of payment and only one mailing address are permitted. The same name must be used on all tickets. 50/50 Add-On Tickets must be ordered in conjunction with your raffle ticket. 50/50 Add-On orders will not be accepted after your original raffle ticket order date.

Who benefits from this raffle?

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara and all of our prize winners.

When does the raffle start and when does it end?

The raffle begins on August 21, 2017 and ends on November 10, 2017. If all tickets are sold before the November 10 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, and their spouses and children living in the same household are excluded from participating and are not eligible to win a prize. All federal, state, and 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. 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 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 $1,500 or more 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 website, a list of winners may be obtained from MCASB by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: MCASB Dream Home Raffle, PO 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 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 www.mcasantabarbara.org/give or call the MCASB Director of Development, Frederick Janka at 805-966-5373 x101.

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@sbhomeraffle.com.

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