The 16th Annual Gold Rush Raffle is set for Feb. 23

Posted from Thursday, January 17, 2019 through Saturday, February 23, 2019

Tickets are now available for the 16th annual Mustang Gold Rush Raffle, sponsored by the Mustang Booster Club, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 23, at the the R/A Facility on the campus of Southwest Minnesota State University.

The Mustang Gold Rush Raffle is a unique and fun event to help support a great cause. Individuals have a chance to win up to $5,000 along with other great prizes, all while supporting SMSU student-athletes! All proceeds from the exciting event go towards student-athlete scholarships at SMSU.

Make sure and purchase your tickets as soon as possible before all 700 are sold! To purchase or sell tickets, contact the SMSU athletics office at 507-537-7271 or contact a Mustang Booster Club member.

The Mustang Booster Club would like to remind individuals for the first time in 16 years the Gold Rush Raffle will be held on a Saturday evening.

A ticket costs just $75 and includes a chance to win the grand prize of $5,000. The price of a ticket also includes free beverages and appetizers during the social hour from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The reverse raffle will begin at 7 p.m., and that's when the fun begins. Once the raffle starts, all the ticket numbers that have been sold will be displayed on the board and will be called out with lucky individuals winning great prizes. The first ticket, along with the 100th, 200th, 300th, 400th, 500th and 600th ticket drawn each win $100, while the 350th ticket drawn wins $500. Other great prizes will also be given away for every 20th ticket drawn throughout the night.

The raffle gets real interesting when five lucky individuals are left. These individuals, who are in attendance or have selected to split on their ticket, can walk away with $1,000 each or hold out for the grand prize of $5,000!

There are other great events going on throughout the evening for everyone's entertainment as well as a great silent and live auction along with a chance to win the mystery prize.

Help support Mustang student-athletes by purchasing a ticket from anywhere in the world! Your presence is requested but not required at the event.

Individuals do not need to present to win prizes, including the grand prize.

For more information, including purchasing a ticket, purchasing a table or to view the live and silent auction items (announced in February), go to

— Kelly Loft

Category: Fundraiser