Below are the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.
- What is the Barrow Health & Wealth Raffle benefiting Barrow Neurological Institute?
The Barrow 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 Barrow Health & Wealth Raffle called “Arizona’s Original Raffle.” That’s because this fundraising concept began in Arizona in 2003, and it’s now the oldest fundraiser of its kind in the United States. The Barrow 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 Barrow 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.
- When does the raffle take place?
The spring 2019 Health & Wealth Raffle begins on Thursday, March 14, 2019 and ends at midnight on Thursday, April 25, 2019.
- Where does the money go?
The Barrow Health & Wealth Raffle contributes to the community in three major ways:
- It provides new revenues for research, medical education and patient care at Barrow Neurological Institute.
- 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.
- Raffle winners come away with valuable and exciting prizes.
Now in its 17th year, the Health & Wealth Raffle has sponsored 31 successful raffles and contributed more than $58 million to research, medical education and patient care at Barrow Neurological Institute.
- 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, has 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 prize is drawn, the winner’s ticket will be returned to the draw and each entry remains in the draw for all subsequent prizes and drawings. It is possible that a person who purchases only one ticket could win more than one prize in a single draw. This process allows each entrant to be eligible to win each prize, in every draw they qualify for, including the $1 Million Grand 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.
- 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 14, 2019. Entries are accepted: 1) by telephone, toll-free at 1-866-658-4067; 2) in person in the lobby of the Barrow Neurological Foundation; and 3) via the internet www.HealthWealthRaffle.org.
- Will I receive a ticket?
No. Tickets are in electronic form; there are no hard-copy tickets. You will receive a receipt that indicates your ticket confirmation number(s) and the number of tickets purchased. If we have your email address, entry purchasers will receive their confirmation number(s) solely by return email. For all other entry purchasers, ticket confirmation number(s) will be mailed within ten (10) business days of purchase. Please refer to the Raffle Rules & Regulations for details.
- 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 and Barrow Neurological Institute 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, and anyone to whom an entry purchaser legally transfers an entry, 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; (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 complete IRS Form W-2G, and 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; 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 Barrow Health & Wealth Raffle?
The Barrow Health & Wealth Raffle benefiting Barrow Neurological Institute is sponsored and managed by Barrow Neurological Foundation. Further questions can be directed to customer service at 1-866-658-4069 or via email at HealthWealthRaffle@dignityhealth.org.