Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver Dream House Raffle?

The Denver Dream House Raffle is a large fundraiser. The raffle aims to raise funds for Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver in its continuing effort to help children and teens in metro Denver. In addition to supporting Boys & Girls Clubs, the raffle will be giving away over 1100 prizes, of which the grand prize is a $2.5 million Denver Dream house or $2 million cash.

How do I purchase raffle tickets?

What are the prizes?

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. Ticket receipts may also be picked up in person from our Program Support Center, located at 2017 West 9th Ave, Denver, CO 80204. 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.

Is this Dream Home Raffle legal?

Yes it is. Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver is licensed by the Colorado Secretary of State's Office, Licensing Division, 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 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 55,000 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. Purchasing more than one ticket increases the chances of winning.

What are the odds of winning?

The odds of winning the $2,500,000 Dream House or a $2,000,000 are based on the number of tickets sold. If all tickets are sold the odds of winner the Grand Prize are 1 in 55,000. There are over 1100 other prizes also available making the odds of winning a prize 1 in 50.

How many prizes are awarded?

1100 prizes are awarded including the grand prize dream house, vehicles, vacations, 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 March 21, 2014 will be entered into the Early Bird Drawing 1. The Early Bird Drawing will take place on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.

Prize: Winner's choice between a VW Passat, a Toyota Prius, an Audi A4 or $30,000

Can you tell me more about Early Bird Drawing 2?

All tickets purchased by April 18, 2014 will be entered into the Early Bird Drawing 2. The Early Bird Drawing 2 will take place on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

1st Prize: Vacation to Paris - 7 days, 6 nights or $5,000 cash
2nd Prize: Aquatic vacation to Maui - 7 days, 6 nights or $5,000 cash

What is the Multi-Ticket Drawing?

Any individual who is named on three or more tickets will be entered into the Multi-Ticket Drawing, subject to the following; to be eligible entrants must be named on three or more tickets during the same order, 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 assigned, a corresponding eligible ticket stub will be added into the Multi-Ticket Drawing. Three tickets assigned will have three ticket stubs entered into the Multi-Ticket Drawing. Four tickets assigned will have four ticket stubs 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 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. The referrer is required to purchase at least one ticket to be included in the Refer-A-Friend Drawing. Drawing will be held at the time of the Grand Prize Drawing.

Who benefits from this raffle?

The prize winners as well as Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver.

When does the raffle start and when does it end?

The raffle begins on February 17, 2014 and ends on May 16, 2014. If all tickets are sold before the May 16 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 ticket numbers 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 is eligible to enter the raffle. BGCMD employees 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.

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, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver will withhold required federal taxes for all prizes of $5,000 or more in accordance with federal law and the organization will remit the balance of the cash prizes to the winner. All prize winners of $5,000 or more will be required to submit a 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 Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver raffle web site, a list of winners may be obtained from BGCMD by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver Raffle, 2017 West 9th Ave, Denver, CO 80204, within one week of the Grand Prize Drawing date.

How do I get more information on Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver?

Please visit www.GreatFuturesDenver.org or call 303-892-9200.

How can I make a tax-deductible contribution to Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver?

Please visit http://www.GreatFuturesDenver.org/give or call BGCMD to donate by phone at 303-892-9200.

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@milehighraffle.com.