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Jun 29, 2010 6:02 PM by Zach Thaxton

Raffle for $1.3M Teller Co. Home Comes Up Short

A 5-month effort to sell 18,000 raffle tickets for a chance to win a $1.3 million Teller County home has come up far short of its goal, only selling around 1,800 tickets at $100 apiece as of Tuesday afternoon, prior to the deadline of midnight Thursday. 

An additional 1,200 tickets need to be sold to reach a minimum goal of 3,000 in order to give away cash prizes.  The 6,300 square foot home is the centerpiece of a 20-acre parcel of property along the north slope of Pikes Peak.  The owners are forced to leave the custom dream home they built in 1999 because of health issues that require them to live at a lower elevation.  While it's highly unlikely the Pikes Peak Rotary Club will be able to sell the 16,200 raffle tickets to qualify someone to win the home, they're still hoping to sell at least 1,200 tickets by midnight July 1 in order to hold a "grand prize" raffle of cash prizes. 

All proceeds will be distributed equally to seven local charities.  CLICK HERE for a link to the page where you can buy raffle tickets.

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