Two from Carlsbad early winners in McDonald Dream House raffle

COAST CITIES — Dan Ucker and Brad Grimm, both of Carlsbad, were among the eight lucky winners in the Ronald McDonald House of San Diego second early bird drawing of the seventh annual Dream House Raffle fundraiser.
Ucker won $15,000. Grimm won $1,000. The eight winners purchased their $150 raffle tickets in time for the second early bird drawing and will be eligible for subsequent drawings, as well as the grand prize. To be entered into the final and third early bird drawing for $18,000, tickets must be purchased by April 22.
The grand prize drawing for the Dream House Raffle is set for June 4. Entrants have a chance to win a $1.8 million dream home. The home is a 7,300-square-foot custom mountaintop estate with five bedrooms and five baths on nearly an acre of sweeping ocean and mountain views. All proceeds help Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego provide a “home away from home” to families with hospitalized children.
The grand prize drawing deadline is May 20. To enter the raffle, call (888) 824-9939, or go to and print out a registration form. Forms can be mailed or dropped off at Ronald McDonald House of San Diego at 2929 Children’s Way, San Diego, CA 92123. Entrants may also fax ticket forms to (619) 916-3888. Ticket purchasers must be 18 years or older, have U.S. residency and meet other requirements in the rules and regulations as specified on
Any individual who buys more than one ticket will be entered into an additional, exclusive multi-ticket drawing to win a 2011 Porsche Boxster or $30,000 cash; a European vacation or $10,000 cash; or a Hawaiian vacation or $5,000 cash. Multi-ticket purchasers will receive an entry into this drawing with each ticket they purchase. If ticketholders refer a friend to purchase a ticket, they will be included in the Refer-a-Friend drawing and given the chance to win $15,000 cash.
Proceeds from the raffle will help support the operation of the Ronald McDonald House of San Diego, a 65,000-square-foot “home away from home” for families with hospitalized children. With 47 bedrooms for families to stay in overnight and a Family Care Center that’s open during the day to anyone with a child in a local hospital, the House serves 20,000 family members per year.
For more information, visit or call (858) 467-4750.


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