2021 A Home for the Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions


How much are tickets?

Tickets are $100 each.

How many tickets can I get?

There is no limit.

Where can I buy a ticket?

Tickets may be purchased at www.HBAHomeForTheHolidays.org. You must provide all required information to be eligible to enter and win.

I am not comfortable purchasing online.  Is there another option?

You can call the HBA of Greater Cleveland at 216-447-8700 to order tickets. 

Can I purchase a ticket as a GIFT?

Yes.  Enter name(s) in GIFT FIELD when ordering.

What are the taxes on the house, and what do I have to do if I win it?

The IRS has adopted the position that the $100 ticket price is not deductible as a charitable donation for Federal income tax purposes. The IRS requires that taxes on prizes valued greater than $5,000 or other amount as may be determined by Federal Law must be paid upon acceptance and before HBACEF & MAW OKI may deliver the prize to the winner. Winners are encouraged to consult a tax professional. The taxes on the home are the responsibility of the winner. The IRS requires HBACEF & MAW OKI to collect the taxes before the transfer of property. Winners will be issued 1099s for the fair market or appraised value of the prizes they win. Winners should consult with their CPA as to specifics.

Are there any other prizes?

In addition to the Grand Prize there will be other drawings for prizes between the opening of ticket sales and prior to the Grant Prize Drawing.  The winning ticket for each additional prize will be selected by a random drawing at various times throughout the ticket sales period based on the number of donated prizes. HBACEF and MAW OKI will select the name of winners of the prizes in a random drawing from all eligible raffle tickets. All tickets purchased prior to the additional drawings have an equal chance to win. Winners will be notified that his or her ticket was selected in the drawing.  If the winner elects not to accept the prize other tickets will be draw until a winner agrees to accept the prize.

If I win one of the other prizes, can I also win the Home for the Holidays Grand Prize home?

Yes, all tickets drawn for other prizes will be replaced into the collection of tickets for all future drawings for all other prizes and the Grand Prize home.

Who is eligible to get tickets and win?

To be eligible to purchase a ticket, you must be a United States legal resident and at least 18 years old or the age of majority in your jurisdiction of residence, whichever is older as of the date of entry. The following persons are not eligible to purchase tickets: Employees of the Home Builders Association of Greater Cleveland or The HBA Charitable and Education Foundation; Employees of Make-A-Wish, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana.

What are the odds of winning?

The odds of winning a prize depends on the number of valid raffle tickets sold. The chances of winning are based on the number of tickets sold.

Do I have to be present to win?

No, you don't have to be present to win or have your ticket confirmation with you.

How do I know if I won?

We will call you on the day of the drawing and send you a Winner Notification Agreement, which will be sent by certified mail, return receipt U.S. Mail to the address provided by that winner at the time of ticket reservation. Each winner will have 7 days from the date of his/her receipt of the Winner Notification Agreement to accept the prize by executing and returning the Winner Notification Agreement and accept the prize "as is".

May I claim my ticket as a tax deduction?

HBACEF & MAW OKI A Home for the Holidays tickets are not tax-deductible. When you get a ticket, you are signing up for a chance to win in a raffle.

How much of the proceeds go to HBACEF & MAW OKI?

All net proceeds go directly to HBACEF & MAW OKI and their missions.

Where is the home located?

The $599,000 home is being built by Edgewood Homes and located in the city of North Royalton.

Does the home come furnished?

All other furnishings are not included. 

Is there a cash option if I win?

If the Minimum Required Tickets are sold prior to the drawing intended to be held on December 25, 2021, the Grand Prize Winner will have the option of selecting the Home as the Grand Prize (Option 1) or “Full Prize Money” in the amount of $250,000 (Option 2).

The selection of the Home as the Grand Prize is subject to the terms and conditions stated herein, the terms and conditions of the Edgewood Homes Purchase Agreement (the “Agreement”) by and between Edgewood and HBACEF and the HBA Recommended Warranty mentioned in the Agreement.  The Agreement and HBA Warranty are available to any person purchasing an Event Ticket for inspection at the offices the HBA of Greater Cleveland.

If the Minimum Required Tickets are not sold prior to the drawing intended to be held on December 25, 2021, the Grand Prize Winner be awarded a portion of Option 2 (the “Prize Money”) as determined multiplying the Full Prize Money by a fraction of which the actual number of tickets sold is the numerator and 20,000 as the denominator.