San Francisco Raffle to Benefit Yerba Buena Center For The Arts

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the San Francisco Dream House Raffle?

The San Francisco Dream House Raffle is a large fundraiser. The raffle aims to raise funds for Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in its continuing effort to support the arts in the Bay Area. In addition to supporting YBCA, the raffle will be giving away over 2300 prizes, of which the grand prize is a San Francisco dream home or $4 million in cash.

How do I purchase raffle tickets?

  • Reserve Online at Get Your Ticket to be processed by a YBCA staff member at YBCA’s administrative offices
  • Call toll free 1-800-870-7886, or
  • Download an entry form from Get Your Ticket and:
    • Fax it to: 415-325-5775, or
    • Mail the entry form to:
      YBCA Dream House Raffle
      701 Mission St.
      San Francisco, CA 94103

What are the prizes?

  • Early Bird Drawing 1:
    • Prize: 2016 Tesla Model S 60 kWh Battery AWD or $50,000 cash
    • Entry Deadline: April 1, 2016
  • Early Bird Drawing 2:
    • Prize: Winner's choice between a vacation for 10 to Tuscany, Italy (8 Day/7 Night) or $10,000 cash
    • Entry Deadline: April 29, 2016
  • Early Bird Drawing 3:
    • Prize: Vacation to Barcelona, Spain (7 days/6 nights plus airfare) or $5,000 cash
    • Entry Deadline: May 27, 2016
  • Multi-Ticket Drawing:
    • Prize: 2016 Jaguar F-Type Convertible or $50,000
    • Entry Deadline: June 24, 2016
  • Grand Prize Drawing:
    • Grand Prize: The San Francisco Dream House or $4,000,000
    • 2nd Prize: Winner’s choice between a BMW 5 Series or $50,000 cash
    • 3rd Prize: Vacation to Kenya, Africa (8 Day/7 Night) or $10,000 cash
    • 4th Prize: Vacation to Bali, Indonesia (8 Day/7 Night) or $5,000 cash
    • 5th Prize: Winner's choice between a vacation to Rome, Italy - 5 days/4 nights or $5,000 cash
    • 6th Prize: Vacation to the Big Island, Hawaii (7 Day/6 Night) or $5,000 cash
    • 7th Prize: Vacation to Singapore (7 Day/6 Night) or $5,000 cash
    • 8th Prize: Vacation to the Virgin Islands (5 Day/4 Night) or $5,000 cash
    • 9th Prize: Vacation to Pebble Beach (5 Day/4 Night) or $5,000 cash
    • 10th Prize: Family Vacation for 4 to Orlando, Florida (5 Day/4 Night) or $5,000

    Prizes 11-2300:

    • 1 The Wine Enthusiast Silent 18 Bottle Dual Zone Wine Refrigerator
    • 1 Bushnell 3"X525 Goto Northstar Telescope
    • 1 TCL 40" Roku LED TV 1080p
    • 1 Canon EOS REBEL SL1
    • 1 Samsung 40" Curved 4K UHD Smart TV
    • 1 Samsung 50" 4K UHD Smart TV
    • 1 Apple 13" Macbook Air with 256GB Flash Drive
    • 1 Samsung 40" Curved 4K UHD Smart TV
    • 1 Solowheel Black
    • 3 AEE GPS Drone Quadcopter w/ Full HD Action Camera
    • 5 Dyson AM06 10" Air Multiplier White/Silver
    • 5 RCA Internet Music System w/ 7" Tablet
    • 5 AEE S51MagiCam Action Camera
    • 5 Ring Doorbell
    • 5 Samsung Chrome Notebook
    • 5 Apple Watch Sport 38mm Aluminum Case White Band
    • 5 Neato BotVac D80
    • 5 Solowheel Hovertrax Black
    • 10 QFX 2.1 Channel Bluetooth Speaker System
    • 10 Supersonic Micro System with CD and AM/FM Radio
    • 10 Casio G-Shock Watch w/10 Year Battery
    • 10 Fitbit zip Wireless Activity Monitor
    • 10 iHome Bluetooth FM Clock Radio w/ USB Charging
    • 10 Outdoor Tech Buckshot Pro Portable Speaker/Light/Powerbank
    • 10 Naxa 10" Swivel Screen Portable DVD Player
    • 10 Uniden Full HD 30fps Dash Cam Recorder w/ GPS
    • 10 Fitbit flex Wireless Activity and Sleep Wristband
    • 10 RCA Bluetooth Soundbar with Subwoofer
    • 10 Odyssey Toys Galaxy Seaker Wi-Fi Drone
    • 10 Canon Powershot Digital Camera w/ 16GB Micro SD Card
    • 10 Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 8 GB
    • 10 Apple iPod Nano 16GB
    • 10 Yamaha Compact Desktop Audio Player
    • 20 Uniden 30 Mile Range 2-Way FRS/GMRS Radios w/ Charging Kit
    • 25 Apple TV 32GB w/ HDMI Cable
    • 50 Samsung Blu-Ray Disc Player
    • 50 RCA Bluetooth CD Micro Audio System
    • 50 Nutri Ninja Pro Blender
    • 50 High Sierra Ultimate Access 2.0 26" Wheeled Duffel Mercury/Charcoal/Yellow
    • 50 Outdoor Tech Turtle Shell 2.0 Rugged Bluetooth Speaker Black
    • 50 Nuu Splash Extreme Bluetooth Speaker
    • 50 Sony 16GB Walkman MP3 Player Black
    • 50 Canon PIXMA Printer MG5720
    • 100 Outdoor Tech Los Cabos Wireless Bluetooth Headphones
    • 100 myCharge HubPlus 6000mAh Rechargeable Power Bank
    • 175 Leatherman Skeletool with Standard Sheath
    • 175 Bushnell 10X32 Powerview Binocular
    • 175 Bushnell Rubicon lantern
    • 250 Omaha Steaks The President Certificate
    • 268 Spa & Wellness Gift Cards
    • 400 Naxa 10.1" Digital Photo Frame

    Entry Deadline: June 24, 2016

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 processed by a YBCA staff member at YBCA’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@sfraffle.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. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts 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, 50/50 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 69,000 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 2300 total prizes making the odds of winning a prize 1 in 30. Purchasing more than one ticket increases the chances of winning.

What are the odds of winning?

The odds of winning the San Francisco Dream House or $4,000,000 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 69,000. There are over 2300 other prizes also available making the odds of winning a prize 1 in 30.

How many prizes are awarded?

2300 prizes are awarded including the grand prize dream house, vehicles, vacations, and electronics.

What are the Early Bird Drawings?

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.

Can you tell me more about Early Bird Drawing 1?

All tickets purchased by April 1, 2016 will be entered into the Early Bird Drawing 1. The Early Bird Drawing will take place on Thursday April 14, 2016.
  • Prize: 2016 Tesla Model S 60 kWh Battery AWD or $50,000 cash

Can you tell me more about Early Bird Drawing 2?

All tickets purchased by April 29, 2016 will be entered into the Early Bird Drawing 2. The Early Bird Drawing 2 will take place on Thursday May 12, 2016.
  • Prize: Winner's choice between a vacation for 10 to Tuscany, Italy (8 Day/7 Night) or $10,000 cash

Can you tell me more about Early Bird Drawing 3?

All tickets purchased by May 27, 2016 will be entered into the Early Bird Drawing 3. The Early Bird Drawing 3 will take place on Thursday June 9, 2016.
  • Prize: Vacation to Barcelona, Spain (7 days/6 nights plus airfare) or $5,000 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 $400 and 5-packs are available for $550.

  • Prize: 2016 Jaguar F-Type Convertible or $50,000

What is the 50/50 Add-On Drawing?

Prize:
Winner will be awarded half the jackpot.
Pricing:
50/50 Add-On Tickets are two for $20, 10-pack for $50 or 30-pack for $100.

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

  • Only one method of payment and only one mailing address are permitted.
  • 50/50 Add-On Tickets must be ordered in conjunction with your primary raffle ticket.
  • There no limit on the number of 50/50 Add-On Tickets that will be sold.
  • 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 Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

When does the raffle start and when does it end?

The raffle begins on February 22, 2016 and ends on June 24, 2016. If all tickets are sold before the June 24 deadline, the raffle will end sooner.

When will the prize drawings be held?

  • The Early Bird Drawing 1 will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2016.
  • The Early Bird Drawing 2 will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2016.
  • The Early Bird Drawing 3 will be held on Thursday, June 9, 2016
  • The Grand Prize Drawing, Multi-Ticket Drawing and 50/50 Add-On Drawing will be held on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts at 12 noon.
  • Yerba Buena Center for the Arts reserves the right to change the drawing dates to be held earlier if all tickets are sold before June 24, 2016.

Do I have to be present to win?

No.

How will the winners be notified?

Winners will be notified by email or 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 Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 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 Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 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, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts 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 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 Yerba Buena Center for the Arts raffle web site, a list of winners may be obtained from YBCA by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: YBCA Dream House Raffle, 701 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103, within one week of the Grand Prize Drawing date.

How do I get more information on Yerba Buena Center for the Arts?

Please visit http:www.ybca.org or call 415-978-2700.

How can I make a tax-deductible contribution to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts?

Please visit http://www.ybca.org/join/donate/ or call the YBCA Director of Development, Charles Ward at 415-321-1341.

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@sfraffle.com.

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