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What is the AMVETS Destination Dream Home Raffle?

The AMVETS Destination Dream Home Raffle is a fundraiser. The raffle aims to raise funds for AMVETS department of California. In addition to supporting TEAM AMVETS, the raffle will be giving away prizes, one of which (The Grand Prize) is a $2.9 Million Dollar Dream Home or up to $1 Million as a Cash award.

How do I purchase raffle tickets?

You can call toll free 1-888-298-0887, Fax or Mail a Check or Money Order.  To enter call toll-free 1-888-298-0887 or select the “Enter Now” button at the top of the page to access an entry form.  Fill out the form and:  *Fax: 1-888-934-4321, or *Mail: AMVETS/Destination Dream Home Raffle, PO Box 2720, Napa, CA 94558.

What are the prizes?

Grand Prize Drawing:

Entry Deadline: May 27th, 2017 @ Midnight PST

Drawing Date: June 3rd, 2017

Location:  Drawing will be conducted by a third party accounting firm. All drawings will be held at and under the supervision of an independent auditor.  Winners will be notified by email and sent a prize award notification with instructions on how to claim their prize in the mail.  Entrants need not be present to win.

Prize(s):

  • Grand Prize:The Dream Home (valued at $2,099,000.00) or $1,000,000.00 CASH
  • 2nd Prize: $50,000. CASH
  • 3rd Prize: $25,000. CASH
  • 4th Prize: Rolex Daytona Watch
  • 5th Prize: Jade Mountain Resort St Lucia Getaway
  • 6th Prize: Ranger XP900 Off Road Vehicle
  • 7th Prize: Louis Vuitton Pallas Shopper Handbag
  • 8th Prize: DJI Inspire 1 V2.0 Drone
  • 9th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, Rome Vatican Vacation
  • (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 10th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, Fairmont Barbados Luxury Getaway
  • (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 11th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, Opulent Escape to Paris
  • (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 12th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, Grand Hyatt Playa Del Carmen
  • (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 13th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, Cruise to Alaska
  • (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 14th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, Disney World Family Vacation
  • (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 15th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, Cancun Paradise Vacation
  • (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 16th-516thPrizes: Electronics and Gift Cards

Early Bird Drawing 1:

Entry Deadline: February 11, 2017 @ Midnight PST

Drawing Date: February 18, 2017

Prize(s):

  • 1st Prize:  Destination Dream Vacation, Private Helicopter Skiing, and Stay Vail Colorado
  • (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $20,000)
  • 2nd Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, Find your inner Chi “Taste of the Orient” Singapore, Tokyo, Japan
  • (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $8,000)
  • 3rd Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, 4 Seasons Hotel Bora Bora with Scuba Diving
  • (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 4th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, Fiji Paradise
  • (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 5th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, Journey to Machu Picchu
  • (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 6th Prize:  Destination Dream Vacation, Costa Rica Escape
  • (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 7th Prize:  Destination Dream Vacation, Pinehurst Golf Experience
  • (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 8th Prize:  Destination Dream Vacation, Classic Wrigley Field Experience
  • (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 9th Prize:  Destination Dream Vacation, Napa Valley Wine Train Exclusive
  • (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 10th Prize:  Destination Dream Vacation, Kennedy Space Center Adventure
  • (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)

Early Bird Drawing 2:

Entry Deadline: April 1, 2017 @ Midnight PST

Drawing Date: April 8, 2017

Prize(s):

  • 1st Prize: 2017 Audi TT Roadster
  • (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $40,000)
  • 2nd Prize: Dubai Burj Al Arab Jumeirah Stay & Play
  • (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed ($8,000)
  • 3rd Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, James Bond Monte Carlo High Roller Adventure
  • (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 4th Prize:Destination Dream Vacation, Atlantis Hotel in Bahamas
  • (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 5th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, Aulani Disney Resort in Hawaii
  • (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 6th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, Egypt Pyramid of Giza Adventure
  • (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 7th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, Explore Sidney & New Zealand Getaway
  • (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 8th Prize:  Destination Dream Vacation, New Orleans Jazz & Dining
  • (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 9th Prize:  Destination Dream Vacation, Vintner Adventure in Sonoma
  • (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 10th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, Escape to Paris & Prague
  • (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
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?

Your numbered ticket receipt(s) will be emailed or mailed to you after your check or credit card is processed.  Email will take a minimum of one (1) day and mailed ticket receipt(s) will take a minimum of fourteen (14) days and will only be sent upon special request. The raffle ticket(s) with matching number(s) will be placed in the official drum for the drawings.  All entries received before the drawing deadline(s) will be entered into the associated drawing along with all subsequent drawings whether or not stubs have been received. Please note that during the drawings we call names, not numbers. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS. Must be 18 years or older to enter.  Void where prohibited.

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.  However, email may take up to one (1) day and mailed ticket receipt(s) will take a minimum of fourteen (14) days and will only be sent upon special request. If you did not receive your email receipt, check your SPAM folder or add info@nullddhraffle.com as a trusted name in your address book.

Although we work very hard to ensure email deliverability sometimes our email will end up in your “SPAM” or “JUNK MAIL” folder. If after your order you do not receive:

  1. ORDER CONFIRMATION email and/or
  2. TICKET RECEIPT email notification

within 24 hours of placing your order, please send a resend request to tickets@nullddhraffle.com with your full name & order number. We’ll resend your order confirmation and ticket receipt email & send you a copy of your ticket receipt via USPS.

Is this Dream House 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. AMVETS 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 micro-bonus 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 for the general drawing and $10 each for the two micro-bonus drawings.
(One, Three or Five pack can only have one entrant’s name on it.  All ticket orders of five or more qualify for a $40 discount per ticket.)

How many raffle tickets can I buy?

You may buy as many tickets as you like.

How many prizes are awarded?

Over 500+ prizes are awarded including the grand prize dream home, vehicles, vacations, and more.

How many tickets will be sold?

No more than a total of 60,000 will be sold during the raffle.

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 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?

In addition to being entered into the Grand Prize Drawing, there are two opportunities to win additional prizes in the early bird drawings for people who purchase raffle tickets before the early bird drawing deadlines.

All tickets entered into the Early Bird Drawings are re-entered into subsequent Early Bird Drawings, if applicable, as well as the Grand Prize Drawing.  So the earlier you enter the more chances you have to win!!

Entry Deadline: FEBRUARY 11 2017 @ Midnight PST

Drawing Date: FEBRUARY 18 2017

There will be 10 Prizes Awarded.

Can you tell me more about Early Bird Drawing 2?

Entry Deadline: APRIL 1 2017 @ Midnight PST

Drawing Date: APRIL 8 2017

There will be 10 Prizes Awarded.

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.

Entry Deadline: MAY 27 2017 @ Midnight

Drawing Date: JUNE 3 2017

Location: Drawing will be conducted by a representative of TEAM AMVETS. All drawings will be held under the supervision of an independent raffle auditor.  Winners will be notified by email and sent a prize award notification with instructions on how to claim their prize in the mail.  Entrants need not be present to win.

Prize:

2017 RANGE ROVER SPORT HSE or $40,000 CASH!

Who benefits from this raffle?

The prize winners as well as TEAM AMVETS.

When does the raffle start and when does it end?

The raffle begins on December 9th, 2017 and the raffle ends on June 3rd, 2017.

When will the prize drawings be held?
  • The Early Bird Drawing 1 will be held on February 18th, 2017.
  • The Early Bird Drawing 2 will be held on April 8th, 2017.
  • The Grand Prize Drawing, Multi-Ticket & Micro-Bonus Drawing will be held on June 3rd, 2017.
Do I have to be present to win?

No.

How will the winners be notified?

Winners will be notified by email and by mail 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 Alternatives for Better Living, 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 Alternatives for Better Living, 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.  However, if you become a raffle sponsor (>$2500.00) you can make a tax-deductible donation to the nonprofit and participate in our sponsor benefits.

Are raffle prizes considered income?

Yes. In addition, AMVETS 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 a W-9 in order to be awarded the prize.

Are there legal rules and regulations?

Yes. They may be viewed under the Raffle Rules section of this website.

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 AMVETS Destination Dream Home Raffle website, a list of winners may be obtained from TEAM AMVETS Department of California by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: AMVETS Destination Dream Home Raffle, PO Box 2720, Napa CA 94558, within one week of the Grand Prize Drawing date.

How do I get more information on TEAM AMVETS?

Please visit https://teamamvets.org or call 1-877-526-1339

How can I make a tax-deductible contribution to TEAM AMVETS?

Please visit https://teamamvets.org or call TEAM AMVETS at 1-877-526-1339

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

Please visit the Raffle Rules section of this website or contact the raffle office: Contact Page

How does the Micro-Bonus Drawing work?

MICRO-BONUS DRAWINGS

Entry Deadline: MAY 27 2017 @ Midnight

Drawing Date: JUNE 3 2017

Prize(s):

FORD F150 XLT and Jewelry Extravaganza Package
Any individual who has purchased at least one ticket for the General Grand Prize Drawing will be qualified to enter our Micro-Bonus Drawings by purchasing separate ticket(s) into the Micro-Bonus Drawings. The Micro-Bonus Drawing tickets may be purchased for $10 per ticket. No minimum ticket amount required to qualify, no maximum number of tickets have been placed for the Micro-Bonus Drawings. The Micro-Bonus Drawings will be a separate ticket entry from the Grand Prize Drawing and multiple Micro-Bonus Drawing tickets purchased will qualify only for their respective Micro-Bonus Drawing Categories and do not qualify for the General Multi-Ticket Drawings to the following; to be eligible entrants must purchase tickets specifically for the Micro-Bonus Drawing(s), with one 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 Micro-Bonus Drawing.