Thursday, June 21, 2012

Community Wins With United Way Raffle

When it comes to playing the lottery people are often quick to remind ticketholders that they are more likely to be struck by lightning then they are to actually win. Though the odds are one in several million when playing lotteries such as the Powerball, the fact remains that you can’t win if you don’t play.

A few years ago, Marshfield Area United Way started conducting an annual Dream House Raffle that I believe has many people ‘winning’ in the Marshfield area. Proceeds that Marshfield Area United Way receives from the raffle are used to support many programs and initiatives that address Marshfield’s most critical human service needs.

It is true that only one lucky person will be the grand prize winner, however, we all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable and when people have good health. The money used from the raffle will help make these changes that benefit our community as a whole.

This year brings a new dimension to the raffle that gives the grand prize winner the opportunity to win a 2013 Ford Mustang, cash, or a modular home. The choice of prize is determined by the number of tickets sold and a limited number of tickets are available. The cost for one ticket is $60 or 2 for $100.
If you are interested in viewing either the 2013 Ford Mustang or the modular home that are part of this year’s raffle prize, Marshfield Area United Way will be hosting an open house at the Wisconsin Homes Model Village this Saturday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. The public will be able to tour the Spectrum 3680 and also check out 2013 Ford Mustang. Tickets will be available for purchase during the open house as well.

For more information about the raffle, ticket locations, official raffle rules and much more, please visit Your chance of winning the grand prize, should all tickets be sold, is one in 5000 but the chance to create opportunities for a better life for all by participating in the raffle is a sure thing. Those are odds you can bet on. We invite you to be a part the of change. Give. Advocate. Volunteer. LIVE UNITED.

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