You must be 18 years or older to become a member. Membership is $50 per year.
Drawings are held once a month, typically on the second Sunday, but sometimes on the third Sunday instead. Three numbers are drawn: one $500 winner, one $100 winner, and two $50 winners. (Starting in 2019, the prize structure will be: one $500 winner, one $200 winner, two $100 prizes, and one $50 prize.) Prizes are paid by check in the week following the drawing. Prize winners do not need to be present to win.
The prize is considered to be ordinary income by the IRS. No part of the raffle ticket is considered a charitable contribution by the IRS.
All numbers purchased are entered into each month’s drawings. Previous prize winners will be re-entered into each drawing.
Membership money that does not get paid out in prize money will be used by St. Francis Parish to support church charities as well as ongoing operations.
All registrations must be submitted IN PERSON at the church office. You can download the form here, but you must bring it into the office in person.
If you have any questions, please email the 500 Club Committee at info@SFP500Club.net.