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Encinitas couple win McDonald House early raffle

ENCINITAS — Encinitas residents Harry and Gina Anderson won their choice of $1,000 or a Southwest Airlines gift certificate in the Ronald McDonald House the second early drawing of the Dream House Raffle fundraiser.
In total, $35,000 in cash and prizes was awarded. Debbie Raggio of Spring Valley won $15,000, Trent Guest of San Diego won $10,000, and Renee Hirshfield of St. Louis, Mo., won $5,000. Four others won $1,000 Southwest Airlines gift certificates. All the winners purchased their $150 raffle tickets in time for the second early drawing and will be eligible for the final early bird drawing as well as the grand prize. To be entered into the next early drawing for $18,000 in cash and prizes, tickets must be purchased by April 30.
For the sixth year, Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego is awarding
a $1.8 million dream house or $1.5 million in cash as the grand prize in its Dream House Raffle. This year, the dream house is a 4,292-square-foot coastal estate that has six bedrooms, six-and-a-half baths, panoramic ocean views, a gourmet kitchen, a lush backyard with a pool and swim-up bar and spa. All proceeds will help Ronald McDonald House of San Diego.
The grand prize drawing will be held June 12 at the Ronald McDonald House. All ticket holders will win a prize. Prize opportunities have been greatly expanded from previous years and include chances to win a Greek cruise, Sony entertainment package and a
Best Buy shopping spree or their cash equivalents and much more. For a
complete prize list and rules go to
Those who purchase more than one ticket are eligible for the multi-ticket drawing to win a Porsche Boxster or $30,000 cash, a European vacation or $10,000, or a Hawaiian vacation or $5,000. 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 a Smart Car or $15,000.
Proceeds for the raffle will go to operate the new Ronald McDonald House and
Family Care Center in San Diego’s hospital district. The new 65,000–square-foot
“home away from home” for families with seriously ill hospitalized children
opened last June. To enter the raffle, call (888) 433-0331, or go to and print out a registration form. Forms can be mailed or dropped off at Ronald
McDonald House of San Diego at 2929 Children’s Way, San Diego 92123.
Entrants may also fax ticket forms to (619) 456-0018.