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Special Olympics Southern California Dream Big Raffle

Overview Early Bird 1 Deadline September 25

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the Special Olympics Southern California Dream Big Raffle?

Special Olympics Southern California's Dream Big Raffle is a large fundraiser. The raffle aims to raise funds for Special Olympics Southern California 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 Southern California, the raffle will be giving away over 2000 prizes, of which the grand prize is a $1 million.

How do I purchase raffle tickets?

  • Call toll free 1-800-816-6108, or
  • Download an entry form from www.socalraffle.com and:
    • Fax it to: 213-788-7425, or
    • Mail the entry form to:
      SOSC Dream Big Raffle
      1600 Forbes Way, Suite 200
      Long Beach, CA 90810

What are the prizes?

  • Appreciation Drawing:
    • Prize: $5,000
    • Entry Deadline: August 14, 2015
  • Early Bird Drawing 1:
    • Prize: Winner’s choice between a Jaguar F-Type or $50,000
    • Entry Deadline: September 25, 2015
  • Early Bird Drawing 2:
    • Prize: Winner's choice between a vacation to Monte Carlo, Monaco (7 days/6 nights plus airfare) or $10,000 cash
    • Entry Deadline: October 23, 2015
  • Multi-Ticket Drawing:
    • Prize: 2015 Porsche Cayenne or $50,000 cash
    • Entry Deadline: November 20, 2015
  • 50/50 Add-On Drawing:
    • Prize: Winner will be awarded half the jackpot of the 50/50 bonus drawing
    • Entry Deadline: November 20, 2015
  • Grand Prize Drawing:
    • Grand Prize: $1,000,000
    • 2nd Prize: Winner’s choice between a Tesla Model S or $100,000 cash
    • 3rd Prize: Winner's choice between a Trip Around the World, BMW 5 Series, or $50,000
    • 4th Prize: Vacation to Barcelona, Spain (7 days/6 nights plus airfare) or $5,000 cash
    • 5th Prize: Vacation to Guanacaste, Costa Rica (7 days/6 nights plus airfare) or $5,000 cash
    • 6th Prize: Vacation to Paris (6 days/5 nights plus airfare) or $5,000 cash
    • 7th Prize: Vacation to Montego Bay, Jamaica (7 days/6 nights plus airfare) or $5,000 cash
    • 8th Prize: Alaskan Cruise or (7 days/6 nights plus airfare) or $5,000 cash
    • 9th Prize: Vacation to Kauai, Hawaii (7 days/6 nights plus airfare) or $5,000 cash
    • 10th Prize: Vacation to New York City (5 days/4 nights plus airfare) or $5,000 cash
    • Prizes 11-20: $1,000 each
    • Prizes 21-30: $500 each
    • Prizes 31-100: $300 each
    • Prizes 101-2,000:
      • 1 - Samsung 40" Curved 4K UHD Smart TV MR240 Wi-fi
      • 1 - Samsung 50" 4K UHD Smart TV MR120 Full Web Browser
      • 1 - Samsung 40" Curved 4K UHD Smart TV MR120 Wi-fi
      • 1 - Apple 13" Macbook Air with 256GB Flash Drive
      • 1 - Canon EOS Rebel SL1 DLSR camera w/EF-S 18-55mm Lens
      • 1 - TCL 40" Roku LED TV 1080p
      • 1 - Bushnell 3"X525 GOTO NORTHSTAR W/RVO
      • 4 - iRobot Roomba Vacuum Cleaner
      • 5 - Dyson AM06 10" Air Multiplier White/Silver
      • 5 - HP Action Cam AC300W
      • 5 - RCA Internet Music System w/ 7" Tablet
      • 1 - The Wine Enthusiast Silent 18 Bottle Dual Zone Wine Refrigerator
      • 5 - Canon Powershot ELPH160 Digital Camera w/ 8GB Micro SD Card
      • 5 - Samsung Google Chrome
      • 5 - High Sierra Adventure Access 26" Wheeled Duffel
      • 5 - Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 8 GB White
      • 5 - Yamaha Compact Desktop Audio Player
      • 10 - Naxa 10" Swivel Screen Portable DVD Player w/USB/SD/MMC Inputs
      • 10 - RCA Bluetooth Soundbar with Subwoofer
      • 5 - Magellan 5" GPS Navigation System w/Lifetime Maps and Traffic
      • 10 - Outdoor Tech Tuis Ultra Hi-Fi Wireless Headphones Black
      • 5 - Apple iPod nano - 16GB Space Gray
      • 50 - Bushnell Back Track D-Tour
      • 15 - Apple Apple TV with 1080p HD HDMI Cable Included
      • 10 - High Sierra Ultimate Access 2.0 26" Wheeled Duffel Mercury/Charcoal/Yellow
      • 1 - QFX 2.1 Channel Bluetooth Speaker System
      • 10 - Supersonic Micro System with CD and AM/FM Radio
      • 250 - Naxa 10.1" TFT LED Digital Photo Frame
      • 10 - Samsung Blu-Ray Disc Player
      • 30 - RCA Bluetooth CD Micro Audio System
      • 5 - iHome Dual Charging Clock Radio w/Lightning Dock
      • 5 - Outdoor Tech Privates Wireless Headphones Black
      • 5 - Outdoor Tech Turtle Shell 2.0 Rugged Bluetooth Speaker Black
      • 10 - Sony 16GB Walkman MP3 Player Black
      • 5 - Outdoor Tech Buckshot Pro Portable Speaker/Light/Powerbank Red
      • 50 - Vivitar 10 Mega Pixel Waterproof Digital Camera Red
      • 5 - iHome Bluetooth FM Clock Radio w/ USB Charging
      • 10 - Uniden 30 Mile Range 2-Way FRS/GMRS Radios w/ Charging Kit
      • 5 - Fitbit zip Wireless Activity Monitor Midnight Blue
      • 332 - Apple iPod shuffle - 2GB Space Gray
      • 750 - myCharge Hub 6000 Powerbanks
      • 250 - Spa & Wellness Gift Cards
    • Entry Deadline: November 20, 2015

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 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.

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@socalraffle.com as a trusted name in your address book.

Is this Dream Big 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. Special Olympics Southern California is registered with the California Attorney General's Office to conduct this charitable raffle.

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 $100 each, 3-packs for $250, or 5-packs for $375.

How many raffle tickets can I buy?

You may buy as many tickets as you like.

How much does a 50/50 add-on raffle ticket cost?

Tickets are $10 each, 5-packs for $25, or 15-packs for $50.

How many 50/50 add-on raffle tickets can I buy?

You may buy as many tickets as you like.

How many Dream Big raffle tickets will be sold?

Only 40,000 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 2000 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 grand prize are based on the number of tickets sold. If all tickets are sold the odds of winning the grand prize are 1 in 40,000. There are over 2,000 other prizes also available making the odds of winning a prize 1 in 20.

How many prizes are awarded?

2,000 prizes are awarded including the grand prize, vehicles, vacations, cash, and electronics.

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 25, 2015 will be entered into the Early Bird Drawing 1. The Early Bird Drawing will take place on Thursday October 8, 2015.

Prize: Winner’s choice between a Jaguar F-Type or $50,000

Can you tell me more about Early Bird Drawing 2?

All tickets purchased by October 23, 2015 will be entered into the Early Bird Drawing 2. The Early Bird Drawing 2 will take place on Saturday November 14, 2015.

Prize: Winner's choice between a vacation to Monte Carlo, Monaco (7 days/6 nights plus airfare) or $10,000 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 $250 and 5-packs are available for $375.

  • Prize: 2015 Porsche Cayenne 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 $10, 5-pack for $25 or 15-pack for $50.

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

  • Only one method of payment and only one mailing address are permitted.
  • Only one name can be listed per ticket
  • 50/50 Add-On Tickets must be ordered at the same time as your Dream Big Raffle ticket order.
  • 50/50 Add-On orders will not be accepted after your original raffle ticket order date.

Who benefits from this raffle?

The prize winners as well as Special Olympics Southern California.

When does the raffle start and when does it end?

The raffle is open for sale to the public on August 17, 2015 and ends on November 20, 2015. Past purchasers may be able to purchase raffle tickets for a pre-sale beginning on August 10th.

When will the prize drawings be held?

  • Appreciation Drawing will be held on August 27, 2015
  • The Early Bird Drawing 1 will be held on October 8, 2015.
  • The Early Bird Drawing 2 will be held on November 14, 2015.
  • The Grand Prize Drawing, Multi-Ticket Drawing and 50/50 Add-On Drawing will be held on December 4, 2015.
  • Special Olympics Southern California reserves the right to change the drawing dates to be held earlier if all tickets are sold before November 20, 2015.

Do I have to be present to win?

No.

How will the winners be notified?

Winners will be notified by email or by phone 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 Special Olympics Southern California, employees of their agents, consultants, attorney, independent accountant firm, their spouses or domestic partners 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 Southern California, 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, Special Olympics Southern California 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. Residents outside of California may be required to pay state withholding taxes for prizes over $1,500.

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 raffle web site, a list of winners may be obtained from SOSC by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: SOSC Dream Big Raffle, 1600 Forbes Way, Suite 200, Long Beach, CA 90810, within one week of the Grand Prize Drawing date.

How do I get more information on Special Olympics Southern California?

Please visit sosc.org or call 562-502-1100.

How can I make a tax-deductible contribution to Special Olympics Southern California?

Please visit sosc.org or call 562-502-1104.

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@socalraffle.com.

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