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Do you guys buy the $150 each Home raffle tickets?

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Posted: March 10, 2014, 3:07 pm - IP Logged

I have bought a few of them and have not won anything so far. I don't feel guilty as all the money goes to charity or for some good cause. I just wanted to get a feel of what you guys think about and do you buy them?

 

I usually buy 3 for $400 (discounted if you buy 3) and spend about $1000 a yr on different home raffles.

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    Posted: March 10, 2014, 3:35 pm - IP Logged

    I don't buy any game ticket that costs more than $5.  I don't mind losing my money but I have limits on how fast I'm willing to lose it.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      Posted: March 10, 2014, 3:41 pm - IP Logged

      I don't buy any game ticket that costs more than $5.  I don't mind losing my money but I have limits on how fast I'm willing to lose it.

      I don't buy them either!  The only raffle tickets I buy is if I'm at a school event and my kids are trying to win some type of prize.  They are usually .50cents each!

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        Posted: March 10, 2014, 7:39 pm - IP Logged

        The Canadian ones are really good, there was one last month which was $100 per ticket with the top pzrize been $300,000 in cash or take the home valued at $450,000 both tax free of course in Canada it was only selling 7,700 tickets and it didn't even sell out. 

        I usually buy it because the odds are always a lot better than bigger lotteries

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          Posted: March 10, 2014, 7:47 pm - IP Logged

          the $150 price gives me a heart attack!

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            Posted: March 11, 2014, 1:31 am - IP Logged

            I have bought a few of them and have not won anything so far. I don't feel guilty as all the money goes to charity or for some good cause. I just wanted to get a feel of what you guys think about and do you buy them?

             

            I usually buy 3 for $400 (discounted if you buy 3) and spend about $1000 a yr on different home raffles.

            What can you win for the $150 raffle.

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              Posted: March 11, 2014, 9:22 am - IP Logged

              What can you win for the $150 raffle.

              A house.

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                Posted: March 11, 2014, 10:26 am - IP Logged

                I have bought a few of them and have not won anything so far. I don't feel guilty as all the money goes to charity or for some good cause. I just wanted to get a feel of what you guys think about and do you buy them?

                 

                I usually buy 3 for $400 (discounted if you buy 3) and spend about $1000 a yr on different home raffles.

                Probably going to set the bar at $20-25.00 on a raffle ticket.....$150 is a bit out of my norm..unless 95% of the proceeds went to a special fund dealing with childhood diseases.

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                  Posted: March 11, 2014, 3:58 pm - IP Logged

                  I get a few of the $100 tickets that awards a home and benefits St. Jude.

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                    Posted: March 11, 2014, 5:59 pm - IP Logged

                    The St Jude raffle tickets are $100 each here too, and they only sell 7,500 or so of them.  I used to buy one per draw but never won anything.  I haven't bought one in a couple years but could buy one this year.  We'll see.

                    The house here is usually worth around $350K - $400K, plus they give away a dozen smaller prizes too, most worth a few hundred dollars up to a few thousand.

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                      Posted: March 13, 2014, 5:19 am - IP Logged

                      The St Jude raffle tickets are $100 each here too, and they only sell 7,500 or so of them.  I used to buy one per draw but never won anything.  I haven't bought one in a couple years but could buy one this year.  We'll see.

                      The house here is usually worth around $350K - $400K, plus they give away a dozen smaller prizes too, most worth a few hundred dollars up to a few thousand.

                      You're not alone. I have never won anything on the St. Jude raffle so I just expense my donations.

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                        Posted: March 13, 2014, 2:32 pm - IP Logged

                        The Humane Society is doing a car raffle in which they offer your choice of two different luxury vehicles from their list. Each ticket cost $100 plus a one time $100 entry fee. I think the total number of tickets is 3000 or 3500 so it sounds tempting as I would choose a Porsche Convertible and a Tesla model S if I were lucky enough to win. Anyone here familiar or had any experience with Tesla?

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                          Posted: March 13, 2014, 3:35 pm - IP Logged

                          I have bought a few of them and have not won anything so far. I don't feel guilty as all the money goes to charity or for some good cause. I just wanted to get a feel of what you guys think about and do you buy them?

                           

                          I usually buy 3 for $400 (discounted if you buy 3) and spend about $1000 a yr on different home raffles.

                          What is the value of the home that they're offering? I play the St. Judes home raffle and the house comes furnished with a value of $550-$600k.

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                            Posted: March 13, 2014, 3:47 pm - IP Logged

                            What is the value of the home that they're offering? I play the St. Judes home raffle and the house comes furnished with a value of $550-$600k.

                            I wonder if the winners of those raffles have the same problem as the waitress who Jack Whittaker brought a home for when he won the PowerBall jackpot.  She complained she was worst off since she couldn't afford to pay the realastate taxes.

                             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                               
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                              Posted: March 13, 2014, 4:54 pm - IP Logged

                              I wonder if the winners of those raffles have the same problem as the waitress who Jack Whittaker brought a home for when he won the PowerBall jackpot.  She complained she was worst off since she couldn't afford to pay the realastate taxes.

                              I think so. Not only are they burdened with property tax but I think they also owe federal and state taxes on the home they win.