Thank you to all who supported the Great Home Giveaway 2013!



The winner of this years
grand prize is Barb Clark, LaCrosse WI




  1. Grand Prize

    Grand Prize

    This year's house prize is an accessible 1850 square foot, three-bedroom ranch style home built by Howlett Homes. Features include: open great-room floor plan; cathedral ceilings; custom kitchen with granite countertops & stainless steel appliances; huge pantry; first floor laundry; large master suite with his/her walk-in closets & custom shower; two-car garage; in ground irrigation & much more. This home meets Lifetime Home accessibility standards.

    Win The House OR The Money $100,000
    Rules and Regulations click here to download.

    Click to download larger floorplan PDF

  2. FAQ


    What are the odds?
    No more than 25,000 grand prize tickets are available. If all are sold odds are 1 in 22,000.
    What's a 50/50 raffle?
    Winner gets half of the total value of all tickets sold. 50/50 Raffle has no limit to number sold.
    Where do the proceeds go?
    Proceeds pay for The Arc of Winnebago, Boone and Ogle Counties programs for people with developmental/intellectual disabilities and families.
    Do I have to take the house if I win?
    You may choose to take the $100,000 cash grand prize rather than the house.
    What will happen to the house if I take the money?
    The house will be sold with income going to The Arc of Winnebago, Boone & Ogle Counties.
    Do I have to pay taxes if I win?
    Federal law states taxes on prizes valued over $5,000 must be paid prior to receipt of prize.
    Do I have to live in the house before I can sell it?
    No, You Win. You Choose. You can sell, rent, live in or give away the house.
    What are the property taxes on the house?
    The property taxes on the house are not available at the time of the raffle.
    If I win an Early Bird Prize, am I still in the drawing for the Grand Prize?
    Yes, all Early Bird winners tickets are in the final drawing.
    Can a child win?
    No. You have to be 18 years of age or older and a resident of the USA to be eligible to win.
    Can I put more than one name on a ticket?
    You can, but the winner of record can only be 1 person. The first name on the ticket is the legal winner.
    Can a group of people get together and order the discounted ticket offers?
    Yes, the tickets must be ordered and paid for at one time.
    Do the furnishings stay with the house?
    No, but they may be for sale, just ask.
    Who is the builder?
    Howlett Homes in Belvidere.
    Is my ticket purchase tax deductible as a charitable contribution?
    No, per IRS regulations anything that you take a chance on is not tax deductible.

  3. The Arc

    The Arc

    The measure of a community is the care it provides for its most vulnerable citizens. Since 1966, The Arc of Winnebago, Boone & Ogle Counties has provided support and advocacy to people with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities and their families. Whether it's helping parents to raise their child with autism or cerebral palsy at home, or helping an adult with cognitive delays live safely, close to family, friends and work, the Arc staff is there. We are here because of your support. Please visit our web site at

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  4. 21 Years

    21 Years

    The Arc's 21 Annual Great Home Giveaway! Please visit our 21 years page to see our pervious winners.
    Click Here

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