Summer Car Raffle FAQs

How much are the tickets?  Tickets are $50 each.  However, we offer discounts on the purchase of multiple tickets:

1 ticket $50                                                                         9 tickets $300
3 tickets $100                                                                   10 tickets $350
4 tickets $150                                                                   12 tickets $400
6 tickets $200                                                                  13 tickets $450
7 tickets $250                                                                   15 tickets $500

Can I purchase a ticket if I live in Texas?  No.  The raffle is open to New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts residents only.

I live in Maine.  How come you won’t sell me a ticket?  The State of Maine will not allow us to sell tickets to their residents because we are not a Maine-based non-profit.

Does purchasing a raffle ticket renew my membership with NHPR?  No.  Though the purchase of a raffle ticket supports NHPR, it does not renew your membership.

Will I receive a MemberCard when I purchase a raffle ticket?  No.  The Summer Raffle is a fundraiser.  But it is not a membership fundraiser.

Is there an age restriction to purchase tickets?  You must be 18 years or older to purchase tickets.

What are the prizes?  First prize is $25,000 toward a new car at any one of Grappone Auto dealerships (Honda, Ford, Toyota, Hyundai, Scion and Mazda).  Second prize is a Vermont Castings Signature Series Grill (donated by Eastern Propane and Oil).  Third prize is a Trek Verve 2 bicycle and a Yakima Roof System (donated by S&W Sports).  Fourth prize is a Riot Edge 13 Kayak and a paddle (donated by Quickwater Canoe & Kayak LLC).  We also have an Early Bird prize of $2,000 worth of gas cards (donated by Irving Oil).

When does the raffle end?  The Early Bird raffle ends on Saturday, July 26th at Noon.  The first, second, third and fourth raffle prize ends on Saturday, August 2nd at Noon.

When will the winners be announced on air?  The Early Bird winner will be announced on the air on Tuesday, July 29th, during Morning Edition.  The 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th prize winners will be announced on the air on Saturday, August 9th, during Car Talk.

Do I need to be listening to the station to win?  No.  You do not have to be listening.  If you’re the winner NHPR will contact you.  Please see the Car Raffle Rules & Regulations for more information.

Where can I find the raffle rules and regulations?  Raffle rules and regulations can be found on our website at

How do I purchase tickets?  Call 1-888-805-6477 or you can go online at

Are tickets tax-deductible?  Tickets are not tax-deductible.  However, when you purchase a raffle ticket, you are supporting the programs you hear on NHPR.

What if I want to purchase a ticket for someone?  How do I do that?  If you wish to purchase tickets for someone else, please contact the NHPR Membership Department at 1-800-639-4131.  They will need the recipient’s name, address and phone number to process the tickets.