The San Francisco Bay Dream House Raffles are annual fundraisers. They occur in the fall and spring each year. The raffle aims to raise funds for Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in its continuing effort to support the arts and artists in the Bay Area. In addition to supporting YBCA, the raffle will be giving away over 1,500 prizes, of which the grand prize is a San Francisco Bay Dream home, a $1million annuity* paid over 25 years or $700,000 one-time cash payment. This will be the final Dream House Raffle to Benefit YBCA.
Tickets cannot be purchased on the raffle website or by email.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org as a trusted name in your address book.
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.
Yes, an independent raffle auditor will audit the raffle as well as supervise the Early Bird Drawings, the Multi-Ticket Drawing, Add-On drawing, and the Grand Prize Drawing.
Tickets are $150 each, 3-packs for $400, or 5-packs for $550.
You may buy as many tickets as you like.
Only 55,000 primary raffle 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.
The odds of winning the San Francisco Bay Dream House or $1,000,000* in cash are based on the number of tickets sold.
1,500 prizes are awarded including the grand prize dream house, vehicles, vacations, and cash.
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.
All tickets purchased by October 6, 2023 will be entered into the Early Bird Drawing 1. The Early Bird Drawing will take place on October 19, 2023.
Prize: 2023 BMW i4 or $50,000 cash
All tickets purchased by October 27, 2023 will be entered into the Early Bird Drawing 2. The Early Bird Drawing 2 will take place on Thursday November 9, 2023.
Prize: $50,000 in cash
Any individual who buys three or more primary raffle 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.
San Francisco Bay Dream House Raffle participants who purchase at least one primary raffle ticket are eligible to purchase an Add-On ticket in the Add-On Weekly Drawings.
The prize for each weekly drawing is $5,000 cash.
Prices: Tickets are one for $25, 3-pack for $60 or 6-pack for $100.
All Add-On tickets purchased prior to each of the weekly drawing Add-On Ticket Deadlines are eligible for that drawing as well as all subsequent weekly drawings, even if the ticket is a weekly drawing winner. Orders must be received by the Friday before each drawing date. Add-On Tickets must be ordered in conjunction with a raffle ticket. Add-On orders will not be accepted after the original raffle ticket order date. Only one method of payment and only one mailing address are permitted. An individual can purchase as many Add-On tickets as he or she may wish. There is no limit on the maximum number of Add-On tickets that may be sold.
The prize winners as well as Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
Raffle tickets go on sale on September 4, 2023. Ticket sales end on November 17, 2023. If all tickets are sold before the November 17 deadline, the sales will end sooner.
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.
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.
No. The IRS does not allow raffle tickets to be a tax-deductible contribution.
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.
Yes. They may be viewed under the Rules and Regulations section of this web site.
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.
Please visit www.ybca.org or call 415-978-2700.
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