Sweepstakes Winners

Thank you

We are grateful for the outstanding support we receive from caring individuals who respond to our mailings. To show our appreciation, it's our pleasure to award a $10,000 Grand Prize and $1,000 Early Bird Prize corresponding to each of our six sweepstakes during the year.

We know from many years of experience that our free, no-obligation Sweepstakes generates a much higher response which in turn benefits many more poor children.

There is no contribution required to be eligible for the Sweepstakes drawing. Your odds of winning depend on the number of entries received. The average number of entrants is 200,000. Winners are randomly selected from a pool of all received tickets, by the Mission Office Director or an assistant Salesian clergy member and witnessed by an employee. Cash prizes are awarded in one lump sum. We will notify you by telephone, or certified mail, if you have won. Winners are listed in our magazine, "Salesian” and on our website. To obtain a winners’ list, send us a stamped self-addressed envelope.

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Congratulations to our 2015 winners:

April 30, 2015
Georgia F. Doan - Laurel, DE
March 31, 2015
Mrs. Janet G. Rater - Cedar Rapids, IA
February 28, 2015
Ella Blair - Birmingham, AL  
January 31, 2015
Carolyn J Roberts - Gallipolis, OH


Congratulations to our 2014 winners:

December 31, 2014
Joanne Siegel Levittown, NY 
November 30, 2014
Sra Miriam Pacheco-Paris - Carolina, PR 
October 31, 2014
Mrs. Ann Crown - Milford, NJ
September 30, 2014
Janice Pinkerton - Sunnyvale, CA
August 31, 2014
Joseph N. Jacques - Jay, ME
July 31, 2014
Mr. Robert Martin - Clyde, OH
June 30, 2014
Elaine C. Sopko - Tamiment, PA
May 31, 2014
Diane Reese - Harlingen, TX
April 30, 2014
Boris Isaacson - Buckeye, AZ
March 31, 2014
Ms. Patsy Hewett - Louisville, KY
February 28, 2014
Mr. & Mrs. Ralph P. Edwards - Georgetown, SC
January 31, 2014
Carol J. Jones - Tampa, FL


FAQS About our Sweepstakes...


1.         Why do we engage in a sweepstakes?

            The sweepstakes is a means to raise more awareness and encourage giving for the poor in our missions. The goodwill and compassion from caring people like you, helps better the lives of children and families around the world. Thankfully, the generosity that is stimulated by the sweepstakes has been more than sufficient to cover the costs.

            This is just one way of participating and partnering with us to ultimately help make the world a better place. Simply put, including the sweepstakes in our fundraising efforts results in a more positive outcome. The better the results, the better it is for the youngsters in our Missions.

            We are your hands reaching out to the less fortunate…caring for the ill…feeding the hungry…sheltering the homeless and teaching vital job skills and trades. All these things are vital to help youth escape the misery and despair of poverty.

            You and other good people help make this all possible.

2.         Is it a “free” sweepstakes?

            Absolutely free!  No donation is required to be eligible for the drawing. Just return your tickets before the award date to be included in the drawing.

3.         How is the winner selected?

            On the award date, all tickets received are pooled together and delivered to the Director’s office. The Salesian Missions Director or other Salesian clergy member then randomly selects a winner from the pooled tickets. There is always at least one witness at the drawing. The average number of entrants is 200,000.

4.         Can I see a winners list?

            Yes. Winners are listed in our bi-annual magazine, “Salesian” and on our website.  To obtain a winners list, send us a stamped, self-address postcard or envelope, or email us at info@salesianmissions.org. If you are the winner, we will notify you by telephone or certified mail.