*“Frequently” is just too pretentious!
Charities and Eligibility
Who is eligible to participate in the raffle?
All Greater Tucson-area charities with a 501 (c) (3) IRS Letter of Determination. If you have participated in the past, we have your IRS Letter of Determination on file. If you are new, we’ll need a copy.
All charities – returning and new – are required to fill out a short registration form, which you can find here 2023 Raffle Organization Form. Feel free to download it and bring it in with you when you come in to pick up your tickets.
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 (and other cool prizes)
What year/model will the vehicle be for this raffle? And what are the other cool prizes?
For the 2023 raffle, Mr. Click is raffling a brand new 2023 Ford Bronco Raptor! Mr. Click is also giving away a second and third prize, just as he has done since 2017! The second prize is two round-trip, international, first-class plane tickets (some restrictions apply), and the third prize is $5,000 in cash. Please see the Raffle Rules on the flyer (on the Details and Raffle Rules tab) for all of the little details on this raffle.
When and where can I pick up raffle tickets?
Beginning February 24, 2023, charities can pick up their allotment of raffle tickets at the Raffle Management Office in the Ironwood Financial Building, 1926 E. Ft. Lowell Road, Suite 102 (near the SE corner of Ft. Lowell and Campbell, just east of Walgreens). You’ll see the Millions for Tucson sign in the window. Hours of operation are Monday – Thursday from 10:00am to 4:00pm and Friday from 10:00am to 1:00pm.
What do I need to bring when I pick up the tickets?
-If you are new to this year’s raffle we DO need a copy of your organization’s 501 (c) (3) IRS Letter of Determination. If you participated last year we do not need one.
-We also need to your tax ID number (the EIN) for your charity.
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 501 (c) (3) 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 501 (c) (3) 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 are printed?
This year we have 100,000 raffle tickets available for local charities to sell.
How much do we sell the tickets for?
Tickets are $25 each.
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 sadly, we have several examples of charities mailing their stubs and…they were lost. And we wouldn’t want that to happen to you! Neither do you! IF – IF – you insist on mailing them, the mailing address is: Russell Public Communications, ATTN: Millions for Tucson Raffle, 6890 E. Sunrise Drive, #120-491, Tucson, AZ, 85750.
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.
Where and when do I return sold stubs?
All sold stubs must be returned to the Raffle Management Office by 5:00 pm on Friday, December 8, 2023.
Banners & Events
Can I reserve the vehicle to display at my event?
Send us the name of your charity and the dates you are looking for. We will let you know if the vehicle is available and if so, will provide you with further information.
How can I reserve a banner?
Just shoot us an email— email@example.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.)
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!
When and where is the raffle drawing?
The drawing will take place on Thursday, December 14, 2023. 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.
Who won in 2022?
In 2022 308 charities raised a record amount – $1,536,925. The winners were:
Mary Robidoux of Tubac won the third prize of $5,000 (ticket sold by Tubac Rotary); Arletta Gray of Green Valley won the second prize of two plane tickets (ticket sold by Saddlebrooke Rotary); and Peter Steinert of Phoenix will receive a 2022 Ford Maverick Lariat Hybrid (with an MSRP of $33,385) (ticket sold by Arizona Trail Association).