CROWN POINT | It’s that time of year! --- When excitement builds over which lucky winner will win a brand new home or $225,000.
The 19th Annual Northwest Indiana House Raffle is preparing for its Kick-Off Celebration Saturday, June 7th from 8am-3pm. The raffle fundraiser benefits Crossroads YMCA Branches and St. Jude House, located in Crown Point, IN. Each year the fundraiser helps support each organization’s services to provide assistance for hundreds of families throughout the community.
“This is such a wonderful fundraising event because it not only benefits children, seniors, and families through both our organizations, but it has helped winners of the cash prizes,” said Phil Mallers, CEO, Crossroads YMCA.
The House Raffle offers 75 cash prizes; and the grand prize winner may choose either the raffle house – valued at up to $280,000 or $225,000 cash. The raffle house will be unveiled on July 1st.
Northwest Indiana House Raffle odds are 1 in 80 or better to win one of the cash prizes. The 1 in 80 odds are based on a ticket sales goal of 6,000. “If less than 6,000 tickets are sold, the odds improve for ticket buyers. If more than 6,000 tickets are sold, which would be fantastic, we would simply add prizes, so that odds are always at least 1 in 80,” Mallers explained.
Through Saturday, June 7, tickets are on sale for $125/ ticket – a $25 savings. After June 7, tickets are $150. Tickets are available at YMCA locations in Griffith, Hammond, Hobart, and Southlake on Kick-Off day through August 5th. Free hot dogs will be served to on-site ticket buyers at the Southlake location from 11am-1pm.
For those looking to save on gas, tickets may also be purchased by phone by calling either of the following numbers:
- Griffith Family YMCA—219.750.1082
- Hammond Family YMCA—219.845.1507
- Hobart Family YMCA—219.942.2183
- Southlake Family YMCA—219.663.5810
- Northwest Indiana House Raffle Hotline/Toll Free: 888.663.5810
Participants may also purchase by mail. mail-ins must be postmarked by June 7 to receive the $25 off. The last day to purchase tickets is Tuesday, August 5.
The official drawing will take place Friday, August 8 at 10 a.m. at the Marian Education Cente at St. Anthony Medical Center in Crown Point. The 75 winning tickets are drawn by a blindfolded nun – yes, blindfolded. The drawing is open to ticket buyers and the general public.
To receive reminders and updates on the NWI House Raffle, the public is invited to join the House Raffle’s VIP Texting by texting to: 36000, and type in message: HRAFFLE.
For more information visit www.nwihouseraffle.org or call 219.663.5810/ toll free 888.663.5810.