Feeling Lucky? The Garfield High School PTSA in Seattle is again raffling off a brand new 2014 Model S, loaded with options such a an 85 kWh battery, Tech Package, Panoramic Sun Roof, and tan Napa Leather seats. The raffle is to benefit the school's extra-curricular programs, supplemental intervention programs to assist underachieving students, and career and college counseling services to help kids find a positive path for their post high school life. Last year the PTSA raised $75,000 through its Tesla raffle. The PTSA is selling a maximum of 1,850 raffle tickets at $100 apiece, making the odds of winning better than most raffles. In addition to the car, the winner is entitled to claim the $7,500 federal income tax credit Although the PTSA is a tax exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, the cost of the raffle ticket is not tax deductible, and the value of the car would be treated as income from gambling. The winning ticket will be drawn on March 14, 2014, at the Garfield Annual Auction/Gala to be held at the Showbox Sodo, 1700 1st Ave. S., Seattle, from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. Seehttp://garfieldauction.blogspot.com/p/win-tesla.html. The winner can choose the car (available immediately) or a certified check for $50,000. Tickets will also be drawn for additional prizes of $1,500, $1,000, and $500. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE PRESENT TO WIN THE CAR, but you do need to be present to win the additional prizes. A separate ticket is required for admission to the Auction/Gala. You can purchase tickets to the auction on the Garfield PTSA website,https://garfieldptsa.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/RaisetheWoof2014/tabid/507896/.... If you would like to purchase a raffle ticket, please contact the president of the PTSA, Phil Sherburne at [email protected], or you may send a private message to me here at TMC. I have seen some comments suggesting that you must be a Washington resident to win. That is not the case. If you are from outside of Washington, the only restriction is that the U.S. mail cannot be used to send the money or the ticket. You could send the money via private carrier and have a friend hold the ticket for you. Or I would be able to hold it for you. Payment can be made by cash, check, or credit card. Good Luck! Mods: Sorry if this is not the correct forum for this thread. Please move if appropriate.