Officials at The Hope Institute for Children and Families awarded $40,000 cash to winners of the first early bird drawing of the Chicago Dream House Raffle at a live drawing at the Hope Institute headquarters in Springfield today. Pamela Luburich of Chicago, IL won $25,000; Abdel-Hafeze Suleiman of Skokie, IL won $10,000; and Nicole Stormer of Chicago, IL won $5,000. The three winners purchased their $150 raffle tickets in time for the first early bird drawing and will be eligible for subsequent drawings, as well as the grand prize. To be entered into the next early bird drawing for $43,500, tickets must be purchased by October 28.
The grand prize drawing for the Chicago Dream House Raffle is set for February 4. Entrants have a chance to win a beautiful $1.2 million dream home or $1 million cash. The grand prize is a stunning 3,225 square-foot home with four bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths, a gourmet chef’s kitchen, private wine cellar, entertainment room and more. All proceeds will help The Hope Institute for Children and Families provide services to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other developmental disabilities throughout Illinois.
The Hope Institute will sell up to 35,000 tickets for the Dream House Raffle. As incentive to purchase tickets early, the raffle includes two more early bird drawings with cash prizes totaling $71,500 for tickets purchased before the deadlines of October 28, and November 18. The grand prize drawing deadline is January 20 and the drawing will be held on Feb 4. For a complete list of prizes, go to http://www.chicagoraffle.com
CHICAGO DREAM HOUSE RAFFLE BENEFITS THE HOPE INSTITUTE
Any individual who buys more than one ticket will be entered into an additional, exclusive Multi-Ticket drawing to win a 2012 Porsche Boxster or $30,000 cash; a European vacation or $10,000 cash; or a Hawaiian vacation or $5000 cash. Multi-ticket purchasers will receive an entry into this drawing with each ticket they purchase. 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 $10,000 cash.
Proceeds for the raffle will help The Hope Institute for Children and Families provide educational, residential and health care services to more than 29,000 Illinois children per year with multiple developmental disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorders.
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 92712. Entrants may also print online ticket forms and fax them to 312-254-5014. 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/
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About the Hope Institute for Children and Families:
For 54 years, 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/