Raffle Time!

Every year my Lion’s Club (in Sandy Spring) holds a raffle to raise money for doing good works in the community. All of the money raised goes back into the community. It funds our activities fund, which goes to help local institutions like hospices, after-school programs, and glasses for local folks who can’t afford them.

The raffle is for three prizes:

  • First Prize is a 7 night trip for 2 to Hawaii – value $5500
  • Second Prize is a 3 night trip for 2 to a resort in the Caribbean – value $1600
  • Third Prize is a 3 night trip for 2 to Las Vegas – value $1100

You don’t have to go to the place listed, if you win you can go anywhere that the amount will take you!

Last year I sold 5 tickets (3 to immediate family and 2 to work friends) and then bought 10 of them myself. We’re supposed to sell 15 altogether, so I tend to buy up whatever is left. My grandfather can sell around 200 of them because he’s outgoing and has a lot of friends. Some people in the club stand outside of restaurants and sell 400 altogether. If I could sell more than 15 this year
I’ll feel really good, and I think I’m the only member trying to sell over the internet. Work your magic, internet!

Tickets are $10 each and only 2200 will be sold. I was never very good at combinatorics, but I’m pretty sure that if you buy 10 (like I did last year) you have a 1 in 73 chance of winning. My parents won the third prize about three years ago and had a great time. If you can afford it, please buy one! I don’t know if I can handle buying the 10 again this year!


2 Responses

  1. im buying 3

  2. I’ll buy one.

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