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Tickets on sale for United Way Home Sweet Home raffle

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

This is a news release from The United Way

April 27, 2015 will mark the kick-off of ticket sales for the 13th Annual Home Sweet Home Raffle. United Way of Southeast Mississippi is eager to offer another exciting home raffle event. Participants will be able to purchase a ticket for the chance to win a new home valued at $275,000 or $100,000 cash (pre-taxes). Tracie Fowler, CEO/President of United Way of Southeast Mississippi noted the success of last year by saying, “Last year was the first year that the winner had the choice between the home and cash, and we feel it was a huge success so we wanted to continue the incentive”.

This year's home is being built by D.R. Horton in one of Hattiesburg's newest subdivisions, The Preserve, at 8 East Yellowstone. This year's home will be 2,323 square feet featuring three bedrooms, one bonus room, two and half baths, dining room, living room and family room with a fireplace. There will be a two car garage with stair access to the bonus room on the second floor. Construction has already begun on the house.

The community can begin purchasing tickets on April 27, 2015. Tickets can be purchased online, in-person at the United Way office located at 210 West Front St. Suite 400, local area banks and grocery stores and by mailing in a brochure. Brochures will be mailed to the community and available at local businesses once tickets are being sold.

Tickets will be sold from April 27, 2015 until June 21, 2015 with the drawing for the grand winner on June 29, 2015. Ticket holders do not have to be present to win. Throughout the sale of tickets, additional drawings for prizes for local businesses will take place. The prizes and dates of additional drawings will be featured on the United Way SEMS website and social media channels.

United Way of Southeast Mississippi is a local non-profit organization that strives to make a positive impact in Forrest, Lamar and Perry counties. By providing funds to partnering agencies, United Way addresses community issues in the impact areas of education, financial stability, health, and support services. For more information about United Way of Southeast Mississippi or

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