Below are the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.
- What is the Health & Wealth Raffle benefiting Barrow Neurological Institute?
The Health & Wealth Raffle benefiting Barrow Neurological Institute is an opportunity for the public to help raise revenue 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's because this fundraising concept in Arizona in 2003, and it's 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 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 Neurological Institute.
- Where does the money go?
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 (with approximate value at $1.9 million) being purchased in Arizona. 3) Raffle
winners come away with valuable and exciting prizes.
Now in its 14th year, the Health & Wealth Raffle has sponsored 26 successful raffles and contributed more than $53 million
to research, medical education and patient care at Barrow and St. Joseph's.
- What are the odds of winning a prize?
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.
- How are the prizes drawn?
The draws are conducted electronically by CBIZ MHM, LLC. The algorithm and random number generator used to conduct the draw
and its ability to generate truly random numbers have been tested against industry standards for confirming random
number generation and found to comply with such standards.
- If someone wins a prize, is that original entry still eligible for additional prizes?
Yes. Each ticket purchased is eligible for all remaining prizes. After each draw, the winner’s ticket(s) 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.
- Can I have my prize shipped out of state, and can I get a substitution or cash instead of the prize I've won?
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 Rules & Regulations, only specified prizes may be exchanged for cash value.
- When does the raffle take place?
The fall 2017 Health & Wealth Raffle begins on Thursday, September 21, 2017 and ends at midnight on Thursday, October 19.
- How much does it cost to participate?
Single tickets are $100, and a 3-pack of tickets can be purchased for $250. Individuals may enter as many times as they wish
as long as tickets are available.
- How does someone enter the raffle?
Raffle entries will go on sale beginning March 9, 2017, with email and mail directed toward our returning players. Entries
are accepted: 1) by telephone, toll-free at 1-866-658-4067; 2) in person at the main lobby of St. Joseph's Hospital;
and 3) via the Internet at www.HealthWealthRaffle.org.
- If I am a grand prize winner, will my name be publicized?
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.
- Who is eligible to purchase raffle entries?
In order to participate in the Heath & Wealth Raffle, an entry purchaser, must be either a business entity or an individual 21 years of age, 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 of age, 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 & 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; and (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.
- How will the winners be notified?
CBIZ MHM, LLC, in conjunction with the director of the Raffle, will notify all winners by 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.
- What happens if a winning ticket has more than one name listed?
As stated in the Rules & Regulations, the prize will be delivered to the first name on the entry.
- What does a prize winner need to claim his/her prize?
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.
- What else do players need to know?
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 adviser 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 & Regulations at www.HealthWealthRaffle.org.
- Who runs the Health & Wealth Raffle?
The Health & Wealth Raffle benefiting Barrow Neurological Institute is sponsored and managed by Barrow Neurological Foundation. Further questions can be directed to customer service at 866-658-4069 or via email at HealthWealthRaffle@dignityhealth.org.