2022 Reverse Raffle Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

$5,000 Cash Prize - Last Ticket Wins!


What is a Reverse Raffle? Just what it sounds like! In a traditional raffle, the first ticket pulled wins the prize. In a reverse raffle, the LAST ticket pulled wins the prize.


The Brown & Gold Club Reverse Raffle sells 200 tickets, and all 200 tickets are pulled until we get to the last, winning ticket. When there are only five remaining tickets, the Reverse Raffle Committee presents the representatives the opportunity to either split the pot or to choose to continue drawing tickets until there is only one grand prize winner. Those in possession of a 'raffle-only' ticket (non-attendee) are contacted via phone while those in attendance are called to the stage to make a decision. 


Prizes are also awarded to other tickets pulled throughout the raffle for even more opportunities to win! 


Rules of entry for the Reverse Raffle:


  • Winner need NOT be present to win. 

  • All entrants and winner must provide name, address, and contact information.

  • Winner is responsible for applicable taxes, if any. 

How do I get a raffle ticket and how much are they? Tickets can be purchased online here or by calling The Center for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement at 440.826.2104.

All raffle purchasers will be mailed their raffle tickets within 5-10 business days once payment is confirmed.

All other purchasers (Dinner-Only, BW Coach Special, and Table Tributes) will NOT be mailed a printed ticket but will still receive an email confirmation of their registration as well as event updates leading up to May 14, 2022. 

Costs vary depending on which ticketing option you select:

  • Vern Sharbaugh '69 All-American Table: $1,500
    • Reserved table of 8 (dinner & drinks)
    • 8 raffle tickets and $10 buy back when pulled.
    • 1 additional raffle ticket for the table.
    • One per person: one $5 sideboard ticket, one 50/50 ticket, one lottery raffle ticket, and one chance at an additional prize.
    • Table Tribute: Name your purchased table or honor a special team, teammate or coach.
    • Name Recognition: On day-of-event signage, on-screen presentation and announced during the event.
  • All-OAC Table: $700
    • Reserved table of 8 (dinner & drinks)
    • 4 raffle tickets
  • Raffle + Dinner & Drinks: $125
    • Class of 2020 and 2021 Special: Raffle, dinner & drinks: $100
  • Raffle Only: $100
  • Table Tribute: $100
    • Name your table of eight or honor a special team, teammate, coach, or someone who made an impact on you and BW.
  • Dinner & drinks only: $75
  • Current BW Coach Special: Dinner & drinks only: Complimentary


Can I get my number from last year? Yes, but it will be first-come, first-served so do NOT wait. Numbers 1 through 200 will be made available. In the event that your preferred number is not available, staff may contact you. 



Can I buy more than one ticket? Yes! You may buy as many tickets as you would like. 



Will there be other opportunities to win cash prizes besides the main raffle? Yes! We will have sideboards, a 50/50 and other chances to win prizes. 



Can I or my employer sponsor this event? Yes. We have developed sponsorship opportunities with a variety of benefits that are budget-friendly. Please contact us for more information. 


Can I get a refund? Refunds cannot be accepted after Friday, May 6, 2022. Raffle purchases are final. 


Additional Questions? Please contact Amanda Pacanovsky, Engagement Advisor, at apacanov@bw.edu or 440.826.3170.

Thank you for supporting the Brown & Gold Club. Go Jackets! 


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