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Oceanside Residents Wins Dream House Raffle Early Bird Prize

Purchase Tickets by May 5 to be Entered into the Final Drawings

San Diego County CA— One lucky San Diego Dream House Raffle ticket holder just won an eight-day, seven-night vacation to Australia or $15,000 in the last early bird drawing, one of more than 1,700 total prizes in the annual fundraising raffle benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities® of San Diego.

Stacey Swall of Oceanside was randomly selected to win the Australian vacation or cash option of $15,000, and is still eligible for the raffle’s grand prize. The San Diego Dream House Raffle offers a 1-in-44 chance to win a prize, including the grand prize multimillion-dollar home or up to $2.1 million cash.

New to the Dream House Raffle this year, ticket purchasers will have the opportunity to buy an “add-on ticket” for the chance to win a weekly prize of $10,000. Karen Hinman of La Mesa won this week’s $10,000 prize. There are three remaining weekly add-on drawings that will take place each Wednesday. The deadline to be entered into the weekly drawings is the Friday prior.

Proceeds from Dream House Raffle ticket sales help San Diego’s Ronald McDonald House provide a range of services – including lodging, meals and emotional support – to families who have critically-ill or injured children being treated at San Diego-area hospitals.

“The Dream House Raffle is our biggest single fundraiser, and funds raised from the raffle help our organization continue to provide supportive services to families going through tough and uncertain times,” said Chuck Day, president and CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego.

The deadline to purchase a raffle ticket is May 5. The grand prize and multi-ticket drawings will be be held at Ronald McDonald House on May 20.

Raffle tickets cost $150 and are also available in discounted multi-ticket packs. Ticket information, rules and a full list of prizes can be found at SDRaffle.com. Tickets can be purchased via phone at 888-824-9939.

About Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego

Founded in 1980, Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego provides a “home away from home,” which keeps families close to one another and the care they need while their child is being treated for serious, often life-threatening conditions at local hospitals. San Diego’s Ronald McDonald House was specifically designed to provide the necessities of home – including 47 bedrooms, a kitchen and a children’s play area – to help strengthen families and bolster their psychological well-being during difficult times regardless of their situation or ability to pay. The Ronald McDonald House creates an emotional and physical sanctuary for nearly 15,000 family members each year. To learn more, visit rmhcsd.org.