What is the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Car Raffle?

Ronald McDonald House at Stanford's Car Raffle is a large fundraiser. The raffle aims to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House at Stanford in its continuing effort to provide support to families whose children are fighting serious illness or injuries. In addition to supporting Ronald McDonald House at Stanford, the raffle will be giving away a choice between choice between a Tesla Model S or $50,000.

How do I purchase raffle tickets?

  • Call toll free 1-800-291-0449, or
  • Download an entry form from www.RMHSRaffle.com and:
    • Fax it to: 408-484-9014, or
    • Mail the entry form to:
      Ronald McDonald House At Stanford
      Car Raffle
      520 Sand Hill Rd.
      Palo Alto, CA 94304

What is the prize?

Tesla Model S or $50,000. Entry Deadline: June 5, 2017

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 in the mail?

Tickets are emailed shortly after an order is processed to the email address provided at the time of purchase. Orders without emails provided will be mailed physical tickets by mail in 1-2 weeks.

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@RMHSRaffle.com as a trusted name in your address book.

Is this Car 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. Ronald McDonald House at Stanford is registered with the California Attorney General's Office to conduct this charitable raffle.

How much does a raffle ticket cost?

Tickets are $100 or 6-packs for $500.

How many raffle tickets can I buy?

You may buy as many tickets as you like.

How many raffle tickets will be sold?

Only 3,500 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 improves. Purchasing more than one ticket increases the chances of winning.

What are the odds of winning?

The odds of winning a prize in the raffle are 1 in 700. The odds of winning the Grand Prize are based on the number of tickets sold. If all tickets are sold, the odds of winning the Grand Prize are 1 in 3,500.

Who benefits from this raffle?

The prize winner as well as Ronald McDonald House at Stanford.

When does the raffle start and when does it end?

The raffle begins on April 10, 2017 and ends on June 4, 2017. If all tickets are sold before the June 6 deadline, the raffle will end sooner.

When will the prize drawing be held?

The Grand Prize Drawing will be held on June 5, 2017.

Do I have to be present to win?

No.

How will the winners be notified?

The winners will be notified by 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?

Anyone 18 years of age or older at the time of the purchase may enter. Ronald McDonald House at Stanford employees, members of the Board of Directors, and their immediate family (or significant others living in the same household) are excluded from participating and 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. An affidavit of eligibility, provided by Ronald McDonald House at Stanford, 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, Ronald McDonald House at Stanford will withhold required federal taxes for the Grand Prize as it is over $5,000 in accordance with federal law. The Grand Prize Winner will be required to submit an IRS Form 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?

The prize winners will be contacted according to the contact information provided at the time of ticket purchase. In addition to a the winners names being posted on this web site, the winners names may be obtained from Ronald McDonald House at Stanford by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Ronald McDonald House At Stanford Car Raffle, 520 Sand Hill Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94304, within one week of the Grand Prize Drawing date.

How do I get more information on Ronald McDonald House at Stanford?

Please visit www.ronaldhouse.net or call 650-470-6000.

How can I make a tax-deductible contribution to Ronald McDonald House at Stanford?

Please visit www.ronaldhouse.net/getinvolved/donate.php or call 650-470-6000.

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@RMHSRaffle.com