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Ronald McDonald benefit raffles Encinitas home

ENCINITAS — It’s time again for the Ronald McDonald Dream House raffle to benefit the Ronald McDonald House at San Diego’s Rady’s Childrens Hospital.
The $1.8 million grand prize home is again located in Encinitas and tickets are on sale now. Tickets are $150 each and can be purchased by calling (888) 433-0331 or by downloading an entry form at Entries are accepted through the mail or in person at Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego at 2929 Children’s Way, San Diego, CA 92123. The grand prize will be drawn June 12.
As incentive to purchase tickets early, Early Bird drawings for cash or prizes ranging from $25,000 to $1,000 take place three times during the raffle campaign. Prize opportunities have been expanded this year, with a multi-ticket drawing
also planned. To enter, individuals must be 18 years of age or older and be a U.S. resident. For complete rules and regulations, go to
The home is 4,292 square feet, with six bedrooms, six and-a-half-baths, panoramic ocean views, a gourmet kitchen, a lush tropical backyard with a pool, swim-up bar and spa. All proceeds will help Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego provide a “home away from home” and Family Care Center to families of seriously ill children in all area hospitals.
The luxurious home features a dramatic living room, custom tile, cabinetry and finishing work, a movie room and solar heating. The outside space is built for entertaining with a stone fire pit, built in barbecue, dramatic pool and tropical


Diane G. McDermott June 10, 2010 at 7:28 am

House Raffles are fabulous, and truly a win win for everyone. Even those that buy and don’t win have helped a worthy cause. Unless the nonprofit purchases the home regrdless of the grand prize winners choice to take the cash, I recommend a holding fee to the homeowner. So if the grand rize winner takes the cash prize, then the homeowner can reduce the price of the home the amount of the holding fee for a quick sale below market value. In this way, the homeowner still gets their house sold.

Author of I Sold My House in a Raffle, a Proven Step-by-Step Method to Get Your Asking Price, Save Money, Save Time, & Help a Charity Too!
Diane Giraudo-McDermott

Boykins June 9, 2010 at 8:51 pm

I predict the house will be back on the market due to non-payment of property taxes

mathmatical! June 9, 2010 at 3:06 pm

looks like they’ll only need to sell 12,000 tickets to break even. let’s see…

…with odds like those:
Odds of injury from shaving: 6,585 to 1 (whoops!)
Odds of injury from using a chain saw: 4,464 to 1 (vroom vroommmm)
Odds of being murdered: 18,000 to 1 (let’s hope not)
Odds of dating a supermodel: 88,000 to 1 (possibly better in encinitas)
Odds of getting hemorrhoids: 25 to 1 (looking at you FullofBS)
Odds of winning an Academy Award: 11,500 to 1
Odds of getting a royal flush in poker on first five cards dealt: 649,740 to 1 (this one actually makes this contest look better hmmm..)
Odds of winning the California lottery: 13,000,000 to 1 (we all know this ain’t happening)
and finally Odds of a meteor landing on your (possibly )new ronald mcdonald) house: 182,138,880,000,000 to 1

Good luck!

FullofBS June 9, 2010 at 8:05 am

Ya right chick, you wish, drawings are June 12th, and I have so many entries you’ll never win! Whua ha ha!

alicia & family June 8, 2010 at 6:21 pm

this is already our house were moving the 19th
Thank you for this new beggining

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