Deadline draws near for Acadiana Mega Raffle Early Bird drawing

Midnight Wednesday is the deadline for buying a ticket for the first Acadiana Mega Raffle Early Bird Drawing.
Community Foundation of Acadiana is holding the Acadiana Mega Raffle fund-raising event which will have more than 1,000 prizes and a 1-in-30 chance of winning with the purchaser of one $100 ticket.
Each ticket has a chance to win a grand prize of  $500,000 in cash, and other prizes such as vehicles, boats, jewelry, electronics and around the house and outdoor items. 
Aafter each individual prize drawing, each winning ticket remains in the draw for all subsequent prize drawings!
The Acadiana Mega Raffle will hold three drawings:
Early Bird Drawing - Friday, July 18;
Bonus Drawing - Friday, Aug. 15;
Grand Prize Drawing - Friday, Sept. 12.
The draws will be conducted electronically via a random number generator and the process will be monitored by an independent public accounting firm. Tickets may be purchased through the secure ticket ordering system online at
Winners of the Early Bird drawing will be announced at Lee Michael’s Fine Jewelry at the Mall of Acadiana on Tuesday, July 22 at 6:00 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased exclusively online at Participants must be at least 21 years old at the time of purchase to participate.
The Acadiana Mega Raffle is a public, online raffle whose proceeds benefit Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA) and its civic leadership and parish affiliate initiatives to the 8 south-central Louisiana parishes in its primary service area.
Community Foundation of Acadiana is a nationally-recognized tax-exempt, donor-centric, entrepreneurial foundation whose core purpose is to connect all generous people to the causes they care about. 
Raymond J. Hebert is president & CEO; Kevin Moody is chairman of the board.
CFA’s service provision is three-fold: (1) stewardship of charitable resources, (2) expert services and (3) trusted civic leadership. Established in 2000, CFA has cumulatively attracted over $130 million in gifts and made over $70 million in donor-directed grant distributions.  Nationally recognized, CFA’s partners can include individuals, families, groups, corporations, other foundations and nonprofits, as well as federal, state and local governments. Learn more at

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