Health and Wealth Raffle FAQs
Here are the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. If you have additional questions, please do not hestitate to contact the foundation at 602.406.3041.
Q. What is the Health & Wealth Raffle benefiting Barrow at St. Joseph’s?
A. The Health & Wealth Raffle benefiting Barrow at St. Joseph’s, is an opportunity for the public to help raise revenue for Barrow Neurological Institute and St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center by purchasing tickets that could win a prize. Net proceeds from the Raffle go toward patient care, medical education and/or research – in keeping with Arizona legislation authorizing such a raffle.
You may have heard the Health & Wealth Raffle called "Arizona’s Original Raffle." That is because Barrow and St. Joseph’s began this fundraising concept in Arizona in 2003, and it is now the oldest fundraiser of its kind in the United States. The Health & Wealth Raffle is proud of this fact – and even prouder of the amazing things happening every day at Barrow Neurological Institute and St. Joseph’s Hospital as a result of the dollars generated by this project. The Health & Wealth Raffle is not philanthropy in the traditional sense. Instead, it uses an entertainment and prize format to attract dollars in support of Barrow and St. Joseph’s.
Q. Where does the money go?
A. The Health & Wealth Raffle contributes to the community in three major ways: 1.) It provides new revenues for research, medical education and patient care at Barrow and St. Joseph’s. 2.) It generates a positive economic impact for Arizona with the majority of services and prizes (valued at more than $1.8 million) being purchased in Arizona. 3.) Raffle winners come away with valuable and exciting prizes.
Now in its 13th year, the Health & Wealth Raffle has sponsored 24 successful raffles and contributed more than $53 million to research, medical education and patient care at Barrow and St. Joseph’s.
Q. How many prizes are there?
A. The Spring 2016 Health & Wealth Raffle gave away 2,450 prizes, which included the $1 million Grand Prize, cars, trips, entertainment, electronics and cash.
Q. What are the odds of winning a prize?
A. The odds of winning a prize are at least 1-in-25 with the purchase of one ticket, as verified by the accounting firm CBIZ MHM, LLC. Holding multiple tickets does not change the odds that any one ticket will win; rather it gives a person more chances to win since each ticket has at least a 1-in-25 chance of winning a prize.
Q. How are the prizes drawn?
A. The draws are conducted electronically by CBIZ MHM, LLC. In each draw, the prizes with the lowest manufacturer's suggested retail price will be drawn first, progressing in order of value to the Grand Prizes. The algorithm and random number generator used to conduct the draw and their ability to generate truly random numbers have been tested against industry standards for confirming random number generation and found to comply with such standards.
Q. If someone wins a prize, is that original entry still eligible for additional prizes?
A. Yes. Each ticket purchased is eligible for all remaining prizes. After each draw, the winner's ticket will be returned to the draw, and each entry remains in the draw for all subsequent prize drawings. It is possible that a person who purchases only one ticket could win more than one prize.
Q. Can I have my prize shipped out of state, and can I get a substitution or cash instead of the prize I've won?
A. With the exception of vehicles, prizes can be shipped out of state. Unless specified in your prize letter, there are no prize substitutions, and, as stated in the Raffle rules & regulations, only specified prizes may be exchanged for cash value.
Q. When does the raffle take place?
A. The VIP Appreciation Phase of the Spring 2016 Health & Wealth Raffle began on Thursday, March 24, 2016 Draw dates were: VIP Draw – April 5, 2016, for which entries were accepted until midnight March 31, 2016; Appreciation Draw–April 19, 2016, for which entries were accepted until midnight April 14, 2016; Early Draw–May 3, 2016, for which entries were accepted until midnight April 28, 2016; Final Grand Prize Draw–May 19, 2016, for which entries were accepted until midnight May 12, 2016.
Q. How many draws are there?
A. In the Spring 2016 Raffle, there were four draws: VIP Draw, Appreciation Draw, Early Draw, and the Final Grand Prize Draw.
Q. What is the Appreciation Draw? How is someone eligible to enter?
A. The Appreciation phase is a special opportunity for Health & Wealth Raffle participants to buy their Raffle tickets before the public advertising for the Raffle begins. These early ticket buyers are entered into the VIP Draw and Appreciation Draw.
Q. How much does it cost to participate?
A. Single tickets are $100, and a three-pack of tickets can be purchased for $250. Individuals may enter as many times as they wish as long as tickets are available.
Q. How many tickets are available?
A. A total of 60,000 tickets were available in the Spring 2016 Raffle, with a limited quantity of three-packs.
Q. How does someone enter the raffle?
A. Spring Raffle entries went on sale beginning March 24, 2016, with email and mail directed toward our VIP players. (Appreciation Phase) Public advertising and ticket sales to the general public began Friday April 15, 2016. Entries are accepted: 1) by telephone, toll-free at 1.866.658.4069, 2) in person at the main lobby of St. Joseph's Hospital, and 3) via the Internet at www.HealthWealthRaffle.org.
Q. Will I receive a ticket?
A. No. Tickets are in electronic form; there are no hard-copy tickets. You will receive a receipt that indicates the number of tickets purchased either online, if we have your email address, or mailing address. Please refer to the Raffle rules and regulations for details.
Q. If I am a Grand Prize winner, will my name be publicized?
A. Yes. By purchasing an entry in the Raffle, you give permission to the Raffle, Barrow Neurological Foundation, St. Joseph’s Foundation, Barrow Neurological Institute and St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center to publish your full name, location (city and state) and the prize you won. In addition, the Grand Prize Winner will be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and a Publicity Release before receiving any prizes.
Q. Who is eligible to purchase raffle entries?
A. In order to participate in the Heath & Wealth Raffle, an entry purchaser, and anyone to whom an entry purchaser legally transfers an entry, must be either a business entity or an individual 21 years or older at the time of entry purchase. Individuals buying on behalf of a business/legal entity must be legal representatives of the business and must, themselves, be 21 years or older at the time of entry purchase. It is not necessary to be a resident of the state of Arizona, but one must be physically present in Arizona at the time of entry purchase. Only one (1) individual may be identified as an entry purchaser. By entering the Raffle, the entry purchaser acknowledges that he or she is aware of and agrees to abide by the Raffle’s Rules and Regulations. The following individuals and their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, parent and related companies and agencies are not eligible to win a prize in the Raffle: (a) Board members and Executive Management Team of St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center; (b) Dignity Health Arizona Service Area Leadership Team (c) Board members and all employees of St. Joseph’s Foundation and Barrow Neurological Foundation (d) the employees of CBIZ, Inc. and its subsidiaries, (e) R & R Partners employees. The above list of exclusions (items a, b, c, d, e) also applies to immediate family members residing in the same household.
Q. How will the winners be notified?
A. CBIZ MHM, LLC in conjunction with the Director of the Raffle will notify all winners by either mail, phone, or email of what they have won, how to claim their prize and the time frame in which to do so. Prize suppliers may also contact winners via telephone and/or email to verify the shipping address for prizes.
Q. What happens if a winning ticket has more than one name listed?
A. As stated in the Raffle rules & regulations, the prize will be delivered to the first name on the entry.
Q. What does a prize winner need to claim his/her prize?
A. Some winners may be required to present their award letter and two forms of identification that verify their name, address and social security number or individual taxpayer identification number. Examples of acceptable identification include Social Security card, voter identification card, valid driver's license, passport or ID card issued by a federal, state or local government. Winners do not need their entry verification or ticket to claim their prizes. Prizes may be transferred to another winner by providing proper documentation to the Administrator and prize supplier.
Q. What else do players need to know?
A. The proceeds benefit Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital, however the cost of the entry does not qualify as a charitable deduction since it is deemed to be a form of gaming. An entry may qualify as a gambling deduction; however, please consult your tax advisor for specific applicable tax rules. All winners are responsible for any and all federal, state and local income or excise taxes, fees, assessments and like charges associated with the prizes. The IRS requires income-tax withholding on prize values in excess of $5,000 and this tax must be collected prior to prize distribution. All cash prizes will be paid net of applicable income-tax withholding. Prizes must be accepted as awarded with no cash-in-lieu-of option, except where otherwise indicated in the Rules and Regulations at www.HealthWealthRaffle.org.
Q. Who runs the Health & Wealth Raffle?
A. The Health & Wealth Raffle benefiting Barrow at St. Joseph’s is sponsored and managed by Barrow Neurological Foundation and St. Joseph’s Foundation. Further questions can be directed to the Customer Service number at 866.658.4069, HealthWealthRaffle@dignityhealth.org