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2021 Schlarman Spring Raffle FAQs



How many tickets will be sold and is there any advantage to buying your ticket early?
Only the first 5,000 tickets registered and processed by the Schlarman Advancement Office will be included in the drawings. The earlier you purchase your ticket the more chances you have to win. Winning tickets go back in for each drawing with the exception of the main drawing where winning tickets are displayed as they are drawn.

What is the cost of a ticket and how many can I purchase?
Each ticket costs $100 and there is no limit on how many tickets a single individual can purchase. The more tickets you buy the better your odds of winning!

Can I pool my cash together with friends and family to buy a ticket?
Yes, you can buy multiple tickets with family and friends and then split the winnings.  The details involved in splitting the winnings will be the sole responsibility of the winners.  Only one (1) individual may be identified as the purchaser (or buyer) of the raffle ticket.  Please note: groups must designate a primary name, address and phone on ticket to be responsible for tax liability.  You may add up to four additional names per ticket (for a total of 5) at the time of purchase.  No additional names may be added after initial ticket purchase.  

How can I purchase a ticket and can I purchase more than one ticket at a time?
Tickets are available for purchase by phone, online at, by mail, from one of our dedicated salespersons and at various locations in the Danville area. Yes, you can purchase multiple tickets at one time.

How can I pay for my ticket?
Tickets may be purchased by cash, check, Discover, Visa, MasterCard or American Express. You may mail a check to Schlarman Academy Advancement Office, 2112 N. Vermilion, Danville, IL 61832. You may call to purchase tickets by phone toll free 800-747-0880 or locally 217-442-1184, purchase online at or, if you prefer to pay with cash, please call us for a list of local outlets.  

How soon will I receive a verification of my ticket purchase?
The Schlarman Advancement Office will mail a verification postcard (this is your purchase receipt) to the primary registered ticket buyer once your check or credit card has been processed.  Please allow 15 business days for your confirmation to arrive.  Schlarman Academy and its volunteers assume no liability for lost, late, misdirected, illegible or undelivered entries. Please note you will only receive one verification postcard per order regardless of how many tickets are purchased at that time. Online buyers will not receive a verification postcard as they will receive receipt upon purchase.

My verification did not contain a ticket number, what is my ticket number?
Our raffle tickets are numbered by a self advancing numbering machine after they are successfully processed for accounting purposes only.  The actual ticket with all name and address information is what is drawn at the drawings.  The number has no significance to the ticket buyer.

When are the drawings and where are they held? (all times listed are CST)
The Payday drawings will be held on the Schlarman Academy grounds at approximately 1:00 p.m. on the following dates: March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 6 and 16, 2021 (please note there will be 4-$500 & 4-$250 drawings on March 5th due to Payday drawing schedule modification).  To be included in the weekly Payday Drawings we must receive your paid ticket/ticket order by 12:00 Noon in the Advancement Office on the day of the drawing. The Main Drawing will be Saturday, April 24, 2021 at Turtle Run Banquet Center, 332 E. Liberty Lane, Danville, IL. The doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the drawing will begin at 9 p.m.  Online sales will end at 12 Noon CST on Saturday, April 24, 2021 to allow for processing of tickets for the Main Drawing.

Tell me about the Drawing Party!
Our 2020 Drawing Party is open to the public and will once again feature the popular band, The Feudin’ Hillbillys, taking the stage from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. We will offer beverage bands (keg beer 7-9:30 p.m.) to registered Schlarman raffle ticket buyers (21 years of age and over with valid I.D.)  In order to receive your beverage band, you must check in at the designated tables where ticket purchase and age I.D. will be verified. PLEASE NOTE: Drawing party will be held pending State of Illinois COVID-19 mitigations in force on drawing date. If the party is not possible, the drawing will be held in the Schlarman Academy Advancement Office and shared on Facebook Live. Schlarman reserves the right to modify/change drawing times and dates.

What is the latest date I can purchase or order tickets? (all times listed are CST)
Please note only 5,000 tickets will be sold. All dates and times are contingent on ticket availability.  To be included in the weekly Payday Drawings, we must receive your paid ticket/ticket order by 12:00 Noon on the day of the drawing. For the Main Prize drawing, tickets will be available at Turtle Run Banquet Hall until 8:45p.m. (unless 5,000 have been sold prior).  Online orders must be completed by 12 Noon on Saturday, April 24, 2021 in order to be processed for the Main Drawing.

If I win one of the Payday Drawings, am I still eligible for future Payday and the Main Drawing prizes?
Payday Drawing Winners are also included in subsequent Payday drawings as well as the Main drawing.

Do I have to be present to win at the Main Prize Drawing?
No, you do not need to be present to win any of the drawings.  The winners will receive written notice of their prize.

How will I know if I win a prize?
All prize winners will be notified by mail. A complete winners list will also be posted on our website at

Do the prize drawings still occur if all tickets are not sold?
In the event that a minimum of 3,000 tickets are not sold by April 5, 2021, the committee reserves the right to withdraw the prizes not awarded and pay 50% of the net proceeds up to $100,000 to one winner.

If I am a winner, am I still eligible for future Schlarman Academy raffle drawings?
Absolutely.  You may enter as often as you wish in all future raffles and drawings at Schlarman Academy.

Can my raffle ticket be used as a tax deduction?
No. The IRS has ruled that a raffle ticket is NOT tax deductible, but you should check with your tax advisor for additional information.

Can I “gift” my winnings to another person?
Yes. When you are contacted about your winnings and provide identification you can declare the name of the person to receive the winnings.  The primary name on the ticket is responsible for all taxes and fees. You can also donate your winnings back to Schlarman Academy.

Do you send unsolicited mail?
The mailing address and information you provide is used only for current and future Schlarman Academy mailings.  If at any time you wish to discontinue receiving any information of this nature, please contact us. In accordance with our privacy policy, we do not sell, rent or use your information except in connection with Schlarman Academy.