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Big Brothers Big Sisters raffling a home in a competitive housing market

This June kicks off of the 27th Annual Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois House Raffle.

Only 4,500 certificates will be sold at $100 each for a chance to win 46 cash prizes with the grand prize of a Fulford Homes “Whitney Farmhouse” style home valued at $254,356 or $125,000 in cash.

With the housing market being as volatile as ever, it has never been harder and more competitive to acquire a new home. Big Brothers Big Sisters is offering a unique chance to win a home while supporting local children, President and CEO Heather Freed said.

“Last year further widened the opportunity gap for our region’s most vulnerable children. Now more than ever kids need the support of positive adult role models to help them learn the skills and tools they need to succeed in school, in relationships and in life,” she said.

Each raffle certificate sold directly supports one-to-one mentoring of youth in the community. The Big Brothers Big Sisters program is proven to keep kids in school, out of trouble and on the path to post-graduate success.

A $1,000 Early Bird drawing will be held on July 15 and the drawing for the grand prize will be on Aug. 26 at noon on the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois’ Facebook page. All winners will be posted on no later than 24-hours after the drawing.

To purchase a house raffle certificate and for official rules and details go to

This event is sponsored by Fulford Homes, 97.5 The Rock, and Ameren Illinois.


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