CHICAGO, IL (April 19, 2013) -- The third early bird drawing for the Chicago Dream House Raffle could be the opportunity for cash or the choice of a trip to an exciting destination for one lucky winner. Those who purchase their $150 tickets before April 26 will be included in the third early bird drawing for $5000 in cash or winners' choice of a trip to Costa Rica, or Quebec City, Montreal and Toronto. Additionally, all ticketholders will be eligible to win the grand prize, an exquisite $2.45 million Gold Coast dream home or $1.5 million in cash and all subsequent drawings, in the Chicago Dream House Raffle to benefit The Hope Institute for Children and Families. Individuals can purchase their tickets for a chance at the dream house, along with 1200 other prizes, including cars, vacations and jewelry at www.chicagoraffle.com. The early bird drawing will take place on May 8.
All proceeds for the raffle will help The Hope Institute for Children and Families provide educational, residential and health care services to more than 23,000 Illinois children with developmental disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families each year.
The deadline for the grand prize drawing for the Chicago Dream House Raffle is set for May 24. Entrants have a chance to win a beautiful $2.45 million dream home or $1.5 million cash. The grand prize Dream House is a luxurious 3,900-square-foot custom home located in the Gold Coast in downtown Chicago. The three-bedroom home includes four and one-half baths, a 2,600- square-foot private terrace with panoramic city views, a gourmet chef's kitchen featuring a 250- bottle wine fridge, two family rooms, two guest suites and a private gym. For photos and descriptions of the Dream House, go to: http://www.chicagoraffle.com/Photos.aspx.
The Hope Institute will sell up to 50,000 tickets for the Dream House Raffle. As incentive to purchase tickets early, the raffle includes cash prizes of up to $25,000 in each of three early bird drawings for tickets purchased before the deadlines of March 1, March 29 and April 26. Other early bird prizes include the winner's choice of a Mini Cooper, Toyota Prius or a Ford Mustang and trips to Prague, Czech Republic; Vienna, Austria; Maui, Hawaii; Jamaica and more. The grand prize drawing will be held on June 9. For a complete list of prizes go to http://www.chicagoraffle.com.
Any individual who buys three or more tickets is automatically entered into a multi-ticket drawing for a chance to win a 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK 350 Roadster or $50,000 cash. Multiple tickets purchased at the same time are eligible for discounts. If ticketholders refer a friend to purchase a ticket, they will be included in the Refer-a-Friend drawing and given the chance to win $15,000 cash or a Smart Car.
To enter the Raffle, call 1-800-697-7734 or go to www.ChicagoRaffle.com and register online. Forms can be mailed to The Hope Institute at 15 East Hazel Dell Lane, Springfield, IL 62712. Entrants may also print online ticket forms and fax them to 312-254-5013. Ticket purchasers must be 18 years or older, have US residency and meet other requirements in the Rules and Regulations as specified on http://www.chicagoraffle.com/Rules.aspx.
The Chicago Dream House Raffle sponsors include Chicago's ABC 7, Comcast, Kinzie Chophouse, Boka Restaurant Group, Chicago Blackhawks Charities, O'Brien's Restaurant, Pearson Corporation and Ethan Allen.
About the Hope Institute for Children and Families:
Since 1957, The Hope Institute has provided living, learning and health care services to children with multiple developmental and physical disabilities from across Illinois. For more information, go to http://www.thehopeinstitute.us/ or call (217) 585-KIDS.