United Way Raffle is ‘Payday’ for Community


Ticket Sales End March 7th!


One person will win $100,000, ticket proceeds benefit numerous area nonprofits

After a year like 2020, having an extra $100,000 could be life-changing for so many people. United Way of Southeast Mississippi is making that dream happen for one lucky person on Tuesday, March 16, and anyone over the age of 21 can have a chance to be that person. 

For $100, you can purchase a ticket to enter the United Way $100K Payday Raffle, and because a limited number of tickets are sold, the odds are better than the lottery. Plus, you can boost your chances of winning, because when you purchase three tickets at once, you get the fourth ticket free.

You may be thinking, “$100 is a lot for just a chance to win something.” You’re right. For many of us, a hundred bucks is a big deal. But that $100 goes so much further than you think. 

At United Way of Southeast Mississippi, we fight to improve the quality of life for neighbors like you by creating community-driven solutions. We do it by investing in and partnering with local organizations that are making a difference in the areas of education, health, financial stability, and support services. United Way works with many organizations here in the Pine Belt like the DuBard School for Language Disorders, the Shafer Center for Crisis Intervention, Habitat for Humanity of the Pine Belt and Edwards Street Fellowship Health Clinic.

As we continue to navigate this pandemic, there is still so much to be done. That’s why we need you.

When you purchase a United Way $100K Payday Raffle ticket, the $100 you spend goes beyond just a chance to win $100 Grand. Your purchase also helps kids with learning disorders…provides meals to the homebound and elderly…helps adults and children escape abusive homes…and a long list of other crucial needs in our community. So every ticket you buy turns into a payday for the community. (Hear what our Board member Celeste Brown says about why you should consider participating in the raffle.)

Please consider making an investment in our community by participating in the United Way $100K Payday Raffle. But don’t wait, tickets are only available until Sunday, March 7. The drawing will take place on Tuesday, March 16, at 6 p.m., at Keg & Barrel and will tentatively air live on WDAM. You do not have to be present to win.

For more information or to purchase a ticket, text PAYDAY to 91999 or click HERE.

United Way of Southeast Mississippi is a local non-profit organization that strives to make a positive impact in Forrest, Lamar, Marion and Perry counties. By providing funds to partnering agencies, United Way addresses community issues in the areas of education, financial stability, health and support services. For more information about United Way of Southeast Mississippi or to learn more about supporting United Way’s work, visit www.unitedwaysems.org or call 601-545-7141.