Photos: Puget Sound Raffle
The Special Olympics of Washington is raffling off a six-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom home on Mercer Island. The 7,900-square-foot home was built in 2008 and features views of Lake Washington, a gourmet chef’s kitchen, a three-car garage, home theater, billiards room, and a gym. The funds raised will go to support the Special Olympics Washington, a nonprofit organization that “empowers individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition.” The Grand Prize Drawing will take place on May 13, 2016, but you can win additional prizes by entering early. The first early bird deadline is February 26th, 2016.
Can you imagine yourself living here?
Owning a home on Mercer Island in the current real estate climate has enormous value. According to Zillow, the median home value in Mercer Island is $1,129,600. Mercer Island home values have gone up 10.6 percent over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise five percent within the next year. The island’s proximity to Seattle, great schools, and plentiful waterfront property make it a hot property. If you win the dream home, but don’t want it, you can request four million dollars in cash instead.
Tickets are $150 each but you can save by stocking up on 3-packs for $400, or five-packs for $550. You may buy up to 100 tickets, but the tickets are not tax deductible. The dream home is the grand prize, but if you enter by February 26th, 2016 you could also win your choice of a Jaguar F Type or $50,000. If you enter by March 25th, you can win a vacation for 10 to Tuscany, Italy (eight days, seven nights) or $10,000 cash. A few of the other 2,500 prizes include fancy cameras, laptops, steaks, Fitbits and more. Learn about the raffle, deadlines and prizes here.
Support a great cause, win a house!