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What is the Special Olympics Missouri Drive It Home Raffle Powered by MADA?

The Special Olympics Missouri Drive It Home Raffle Powered by MADA is a large fundraiser. The raffle aims to raise funds for Special Olympics Missouri in its continuing effort to empower individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society. By participating you have a chance to win more than 150 prizes including the Grand Prize, a 2022 Acura MDX, donated by MADA.

How do I purchase raffle tickets?

What are the prizes?

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 raffle@somo.org as a trusted name in your address book.

How much does a raffle ticket cost?

Tickets are 1 for $25, 3 for $50, or 8 for $100.

How many raffle tickets can I buy?

You may buy as many as you’d like.

How many raffle tickets will be sold?

Only 75,000 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. There are 150 total prizes. Purchasing more than one ticket increases the chances of winning.

How many prizes are awarded?

150 prizes are awarded including the grand prize, vehicles, vacations, and electronics.

What is the Early Bird Drawing?

There is one Early Bird Prize. This is meant to encourage people to purchase tickets sooner rather than later. If you purchase a ticket before the Early Bird deadline you will be included in the Early Bird Drawing AND the Grand Prize drawing. All tickets entered into the Early Bird Drawing, as well as the Early Bird Drawing winner, are included in the Grand Prize Drawing.

Can you tell me more about Appreciation Drawing?

Can you tell me more about Early Bird Drawing?

What is the 50/50 Add-On Drawing?

Who benefits from this raffle?

Individuals with intellectual disabilities served by Special Olympics Missouri, as well as the winners of the raffle drawings.

When does the raffle start and when does it end?

The raffle begins on June 15, 2021 and ends on December 2, 2021.

When will the prize drawings be held?

Do I have to be present to win?


How will the winners be notified?

Winners will be notified by phone or email 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?

Any person 18 years of age or older may purchase a ticket. Employees of Special Olympics Missouri and spouses or dependents of employees of Special Olympics Missouri are not eligible to enter or win the raffle. All federal, state, local laws and regulations apply. The raffle is void where prohibited or restricted by law. An affidavit of eligibility, provided by Special Olympics Missouri, 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, Special Olympics Missouri 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.

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?

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 Special Olympics Missouri raffle web site, a list of winners may be obtained from Special Olympics Missouri by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Special Olympics Missouri Drive it Home Raffle, 2945 S. Brentwood Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63144, within one week of the Grand Prize Drawing date.

How do I get more information on Special Olympics Missouri?

Please visit http://www.somo.org/ or call 573-635-1660.

How can I make a tax-deductible contribution to Special Olympics Missouri?

Please visit https://somo.org/donate/ or call 314-961-7755.

Still have questions about the raffle that aren’t answered here?

Please visit the Rules and Regulations section of this web site or contact us via email: raffle@somo.org