FAQ LIST (Answers to your possible questions):
Q: What is this raffle a fundraiser for?
A: This raffle will raise funds for the outreach and education programs of the Lead Safe America Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit for childhood lead poisoning prevention based Portland, Oregon.
Q: How much are raffle tickets?
A: Tickets are $25 each or five tickets for $100
Q: How many raffle tickets are you selling?
A: A maximum of 6,500 tickets will be sold.
Q: How many raffle tickets can I buy?
A: As long as we still have raffle tickets, there is no limit to the number of raffle tickets you can buy! The more the merrier 🙂
Q: How old do I have to be to buy a ticket?
A: You must be at least 18 years old or older to purchase a raffle ticket for this raffle.
Q: When & where is the raffle drawing?
A: The drawing will take place at Lead Safe America HQ office on Friday, July 1, 2016 at 7 pm PST. 6637 SE Milwaukie Avenue, Suite 203, Portland, Oregon.
While the winning numbers will be drawn at 7 p.m. on July 1, 2016 if ticket sales keep going through 7 pm on 7/1 (if they are not sold out before then) it may take us between one to two hours to confirm that all last minute tickets were processed correctly before we announce the winning numbers and their owners’ names.
Q. How long do I have to buy a ticket?
A: Ticket sales will be open until tickets sell out OR 7 p.m. on July 1st, whichever comes first.
Q: Can I Win If I don’t have children?
A: If you win and you don’t have children you can still go on the trip! Maybe bring your sister’s kids? or your friend’s kids? Or just use the “two adults” part of the prize! Last year’s winner took his wife and toddler son! (& didn’t use the slot for a second child.) You don’t need to be a traditional family unit to take advantage of the Grand Prize package if you win (for example you could be two single parents with your two under-13 kiddos.)
Q: Where can I buy a ticket?
A: Tickets may be purchased in person at our office in Portland, Oregon, with a check by mail, or with a credit card online or over the phone. To purchase a ticket or tickets over the phone with a credit card please call our main number: 415-609-3182. Best time is 9:30-3:30 PST. The mailing address to send a check to purchase tickets is Lead Safe America Foundation, 6637 SE Milwaukie Ave, Suite 203, Portland, Oregon 97202. Office hours are generally from 9:30 to 3:30 pm PST, however if you are coming by in person we recommend that you text first to make sure we are in the office as we have a busy travel schedule: 415-609-3182.
Q: Can I win if I don’t live in Oregon?
A: YES! As with most lottery tickets (& similar) purchaser does not need to be a resident of the state where the raffle is being held to be eligible to win.
Q: If I live outside of the United States can I still win?
A: YES! However for prizes that are “things” (the second and third place prize packages) we are not able to ship those to winners outside of the United States unless the winner pays for shipping and import duties.
Q: Can I buy a ticket if I don’t live in Oregon?
A: You do not need to be a resident of Oregon to buy a ticket. Our restriction as a nonprofit is that as this is a raffle with an Oregon raffle license we are not allowed to specifically market the raffle to folks who live in other states where we do not have a license. However we cannot prevent folks who live in other states from stumbling across our page and buying a raffle ticket! 🙂 You are also welcome to come to our office in person and buy a raffle ticket if you are visiting from out of town.
Q. What are the prizes? How many prizes are there altogether?
There’s one grand prize package (see above)…
one second place “DIY Lead-Safe Home” prize package (approximate value $2,000) & …
six third place prize packages (approximate value $250 each.)
To learn more about the work of the Lead Safe America Foundation and the issue of childhood lead poisoning in America today we encourage you to hop over to our home page to watch the 2.5 minute trailer to our upcoming documentary feature film: MisLEAD: America’s Secret Epidemic
To get regular updates about our raffle AND to be eligible to win prizes is our *FREE BONUS RAFFLES* (no ticket purchase necessary to win) we encourage you to join our “Phish Raffle” group on Facebook.
The winning numbers will be drawn using the website Random.org to select the numbers (based on the total number of tickets purchased by the time of the drawing.)