If you enter the St. Louis Dream House Raffle expecting the possibility of winning a million-dollar home, the Better Business Bureau wants to make sure you read the fine print. If enough tickets are not sold, the terms of the raffle states the winner will receive instead a portion of the money collected.
Investigator Bill Smith says that was the case in previous raffles conducted by the charity, the Hope Institute for Children and Families.
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The St. Louis advertisements contain disclaimers, in small print, that awarding the home or $1 million cash grand prize is contingent on the sale of 30,000 tickets, but BBB does not believe the ads go far enough in informing the public.