The Occasionally Asked Questions*

*“Frequently” is just too pretentious!

Charities and Eligibility

Who is eligible to participate in the raffle?
All Greater Tucson-area charities with a 501c3 IRS Letter of Determination.

Can you give me a list of participating charities?
You can access the list of participating charities on the Millions for Tucson website. The list is updated every Friday. Here’s the link: www.millionsfortucson.org

The Car

What year/model will the vehicle be for this raffle?
This year Mr. Click is raffling a 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350. Only 4,300 models were manufactured! The approximate MSRP on this is $47,000.

Ticket Info

When and where can I pick up raffle tickets?
Beginning January 27, 2016, charities can pick up their allotment of raffle tickets at the office of Russell Public Communications, 2919 E. Broadway Blvd., Suite 235. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

What do I need to bring when I pick up the tickets?
-We DO need a copy of your organization’s 501c3 IRS Letter of Determination.
-We do NOT need to your tax ID number or personal ID.

Is it OK if a friend picks up the tickets?
We would prefer that a representative of the charity (board member, officer, etc.) pick up tickets. Just remember that, initially, they’ll need to bring your charity’s 501c3 IRS Letter of Determination with them.

Is it OK if a friend drops off the stubs?
Sure, as long as it’s OK with you! Anyone can drop off stubs as long as they can tell us what charity to credit them to.

I can’t find my IRS 501c3 Letter of Determination—what do I do??
Keep looking! Try asking your treasurer or financial advisor—they should have a copy on file.

How many total raffle tickets were printed?
This year we have 100,000 raffle tickets available for local charities to sell.

How much do we sell the tickets for?
One ticket is $25, or you can sell five for $100.

Can I sell the tickets for less than the face value?
No! This would be unfair to all of the other charities selling tickets – as well as to your organization.

What happens when all the raffle tickets are distributed to local charities?
Once all the raffle tickets have been distributed, we will create a first-come-first-served waiting list for organizations hoping to sell additional tickets.

How many raffle tickets can my organization have?
The staff of Russell Public will give you an initial allotment of at least 100 raffle tickets.

Is purchasing tickets tax-deductible?
No. Since the buyer has a chance to win something, the purchase is not tax-deductible. Still not convinced? Ask your treasurer, CPA or tax advisor.

Can I sell raffle tickets to people outside the Tucson area?
Yes! Just make sure they know they’re responsible for all costs associated with picking up the vehicle if they win.

I’m almost sold out of tickets—can you put me on the waiting list to receive more?
No—as much as we’d like to, we do need to have all of your ticket stubs returned to our office before we can put you on the waiting list for more.

Can I mail my completed stubs back to you?
No! While we admire the US Postal Service, there is always the tiniest possibility that something could happen to them in the mail and then whoever bought them will have no chance of winning. And we wouldn’t want that to happen! Neither do you!

What if I can’t sell all of my tickets?
Don’t fret! We encourage you to bring back what you don’t sell and we’ll give them to the next organization on our waiting list.

Do I need to show you the money to prove we’ve been selling them?
Nope, we trust you! It’s your money now. Use it for the good causes you champion.

We’ve lost some of our unsold tickets. What do we do?
We encourage you to keep looking for them and if possible, let us know which numbers are missing.

Help! I’ve lost all my ticket stubs, but I have all the buyers’ information. Can I make my own stubs?
Oh no! Keep looking for them—unfortunately we DO need the original stubs for the drawing.

Do we have to return all of our ticket stubs at one time?
Nope—whatever is best for you! You’re welcome to return them all at once or in smaller increments. We’re happy to hold onto them for you if that’s what you prefer.

Banners & Events

Can I reserve the vehicle to display at my event?
Yes! Just send an email to mustang@russellpublic.com stating which organization you’re with, where your event will take place, and what time you would like the vehicle to be there. Make sure to include your phone number too! We’ll send your request to the person responsible for driving the vehicle, and he’ll contact you approximately a week before your event.

How can I reserve a banner?
Just shoot us an email— mustang@russellpublic.com – and we’ll let you know if there’s a banner available that weekend. If so, you can pick it up the business day before your event, and return it the following business day.

How long can I keep the banner?
Since there’s such a high demand for the banners, we need them returned the following business day. (For example, if your event is on Saturday, you’d pick up the banner on Friday and return it on Monday.)

Is there a banner inside the vehicle?
Yes! An approximately 3×6 banner is kept in the vehicle which you are free to use at your event.

How can I get a digital copy of the flyer?
Digital copies of the flyer are available online at the website referenced above. Or shoot us an email; we’re happy to send it to you.

Can you advertise my event for me?
We can give you lots of flyers, and try to coordinate a banner and/or the vehicle! Other than that, you’re on your own.

The Drawing

When and where is the raffle drawing?
The drawing will take place on December 15, 2016. Time and location TBD.

Does the winner need to be present at the drawing in order to win?
Nope! If the winner is not present, Mr. Click will personally call and inform them of the exciting news.

Raffle Management Team · Russell Public Communications · 520.342.5210