Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Napa Dream Home Raffle?

The Napa Dream Home Raffle is a fundraiser. The ticket sales from the Napa Dream Home Raffle benefit Alternatives for Better Living. In addition to supporting Alternatives for Better Living, the raffle will be giving away over 300 prizes. The Grand Prize is a Luxury Napa Dream Home valued at $2,995,000. The alternate grand prize for 2019 is $2 Million Cash.

 

 

How do I purchase raffle tickets?

You can Call, Fax or Mail a Check or Money Order.  To enter, call toll-free 1-888-387-1448 or select the “Buy Tickets” button at the top of the page to access an entry form.  Fill out the form and:  *Fax: 1-888-833-8555, or *Mail: Alternatives for Better Living, PO Box 2720, Napa, CA 94558.

 

 

What are the prizes?

 

EARLY BIRD DRAWING 1

Entry Deadline: August 10, 2019 @ Midnight PST

Drawing Date: August 17, 2019

Prize(s):

 

  • 1st Prize:Destination Dream Vacation, SUPERBOWL 2020 (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $15,000)
  • 2nd Prize: $10,000 Cash
  • 3rd Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, NAPA PRIVATE FARMHOUSE GETAWAY FOR 14 (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 4th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, JOURNEY TO MACHU PICCHU (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 5th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, KENTUCKY DERBY (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 6th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, RYDER CUP GOLF COMPETITION (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 7th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, FAIRMONT BARBADOS LUXURY GETAWAY (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 8th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, LONDON & PARIS LUXURY STAY (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 9th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, JAMAICA ALL-INCLUSIVE RESORTS (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 10th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, TUSCANY TRUFFLE HUNT (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)

 

EARLY BIRD DRAWING 2

Entry Deadline: September 28, 2019 @ Midnight PST

Drawing Date: October 5, 2019

Prize(s):

 

  • 1st Prize: MERCEDES BENZ C 300 SPORT COUPE (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $20,000)
  • 2nd Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, ULTIMATE BRITISH OPEN GOLF EXPERIENCE (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 3rd Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, SOUTH AFRICA SAFARI (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 4th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, FUJI PARADISE (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 5th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, ICELAND: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 6th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, FAIRMONT GETAWAY TO MAUI (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 7th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, TONY AWARDS (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 8th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, LONDON WEST END THEATRE EXPERIENCE (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 9th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, THE PLAZA NEW YORK (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 10th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, CELEBRITY CRUISES (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)

 

 

GRAND PRIZE DRAWING

Entry Deadline: November 9, 2019 @ Midnight PST

Drawing Date: November 23, 2019

 Prize(s):

 

The Grand Prize: a Luxury Napa Dream Home valued at $2,995,000. The alternate grand prize is $2 Million Cash

  • 2nd Prize: $50,000 CASH
  • 3rd Prize: $25,000 CASH
  • 4th Prize: KALAMAZOO K100HB HYBRID GRILL (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $15,000)
  • 5th Prize: 2020 CHEROKEE WOLFPUP TRAVEL TRAILER (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $7,500)
  • 6th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, NCAA FINAL FOUR CHAMPIONSHIP (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 7th Prize: Destination Dream VacationDISNEYLAND VIP TOUR (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 8th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, TASTE OF TUSCANY (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 9th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, WILLIAM SELYEM PERFECT PINOT EXCLUSIVE (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 10th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, CHURCHILL DOWNS PRIVATE ESTATE (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 11th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, HAWAIIAN FAIRMONT GETAWAY (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 12th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, TORTUGA BAY PUNTACANA JEWEL (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 13th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, COSTA RICA GETAWAY (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 14th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, IRELAND ADVENTURE (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 15th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, GAME OF THRONES JOURNEY (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 16-300 Prizes: Electronics and Gift Cards

 

MULTI-TICKET BONUS DRAWING

Entry Deadline: November 9, 2019 @ Midnight PST

Drawing Date: November 23, 2019

  • 1st Prize: 2019 RANGE ROVER SUPERCHARGED (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $50,000)

 

MICRO-BONUS DRAWING

Entry Deadline: November 9, 2019 @ Midnight PST

Drawing Date: November 23, 2019

  • 1st Prize: 2019 CLUB CAR VILLAGER 2+2 LSV ELECTRIC (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)

 

Early Access Bonus Drawing

Entry Deadlines: June 20, 2019

Drawing Date: June 22, 2019

  • 1st Prize: $10,000 CASH!

 

 

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.  An 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 the 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@ddhraffle.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 emailand/or
  2. TICKET RECEIPTemail notification

within 24 hours of placing your order, please send a resend request to tickets@ddhraffle.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. Alternatives for Better Living 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 micro-bonus drawings.
(One, Three or Five packs 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 300+ 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 80,000 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!!

 

EARLY BIRD DRAWING 1

Entry Deadline: August 10, 2019 @ Midnight PST

Drawing Date: August 17, 2019

Prize(s):

 

  • 1st Prize:Destination Dream Vacation, SUPERBOWL 2020 (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $15,000)
  • 2nd Prize: $10,000 Cash
  • 3rd Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, NAPA PRIVATE FARMHOUSE GETAWAY FOR 14 (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 4th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, JOURNEY TO MACHU PICCHU (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 5th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, KENTUCKY DERBY (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 6th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, RYDER CUP GOLF COMPETITION (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 7th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, FAIRMONT BARBADOS LUXURY GETAWAY (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 8th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, LONDON & PARIS LUXURY STAY (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 9th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, JAMAICA ALL-INCLUSIVE RESORTS (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 10th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, TUSCANY TRUFFLE HUNT (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)

 

 
Can you tell me more about Early Bird Drawing 2?

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!!

 

EARLY BIRD DRAWING 2

Entry Deadline: September 28, 2019 @ Midnight PST

Drawing Date: October 5, 2019

Prize(s):

 

  • 1st Prize: MERCEDES BENZ C 300 SPORT COUPE (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $20,000)
  • 2nd Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, ULTIMATE BRITISH OPEN GOLF EXPERIENCE (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 3rd Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, SOUTH AFRICA SAFARI (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 4th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, FUJI PARADISE (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 5th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, ICELAND: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 6th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, FAIRMONT GETAWAY TO MAUI (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 7th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, TONY AWARDS (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 8th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, LONDON WEST END THEATRE EXPERIENCE (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 9th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, THE PLAZA NEW YORK (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)

10th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, CELEBRITY CRUISES (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)

 

 

 

MULTI-TICKET BONUS DRAWING

 

Entry Deadline: November 9, 2019 @ Midnight PST

Drawing Date: November 23, 2019

  • 1st Prize: 2019 RANGE ROVER SUPERCHARGED (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $50,000)

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 to 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.

 

 

 

MICRO-BONUS DRAWING

 

Entry Deadline: November 9, 2019 @ Midnight PST

Drawing Date: November 23, 2019

  • 1st Prize: 2019 CLUB CAR VILLAGER 2+2 LSV ELECTRIC (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)

Any individual who has purchased at least one (1) ticket for the General Grand Prize Drawing will be qualified to enter our Micro-Bonus Drawings by purchasing a 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 Micro-Bonus Drawings. The Micro-Bonus Drawings will be a separate ticket entry from the Grand Prize Drawing. 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 ticket. For each eligible ticket purchased, a corresponding eligible ticket will be added to the Micro-Bonus Drawing.

 

 

 

 

Who benefits from this raffle?

Alternatives for Better Living is a California non-profit organization that benefits from the proceeds of the raffle.

 

 
When does the raffle start and when does it end?

Ticket sales begin on May 22nd, 2019 and ticket sales end on November 9th, 2019 @ Midnight PST. The final drawings will be held on November 23rd, 2019.

 

 

 
When will the prize drawings be held?

Early Bird 1 Drawing Date: August 17th, 2019
Early Bird 2 Drawing Date: October 5th, 2019
Grand Prize, Multi-Ticket, and Micro-Bonus Drawing Dates: November 23rd, 2019

 

 

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. Electronic prize winners will be listed on the website but will not receive a notification by mail or email. Prizes will be delivered to the address provided in 4 to 6 weeks.

 

 

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, Alternatives for Better Living 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 Napa Dream Home Raffle website, a list of winners may be obtained from Alternatives for Better Living by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Napa 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 Alternatives for Better Living?

Visit their website: a4bl.org

 

 

How can I make a tax-deductible contribution to Alternatives for Better Living?

Visit their website: a4bl.org

 

 

 

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