Those of you living in the US who would like a Tesla Model S but can’t afford one and are of the gambling persuasion may want to head over to the Illinois Solar Energy Association’s* website to purchase a raffle ticket while they’re still available.
There are only 2,000 tickets available in total for the raffle, so who knows how long they’ll be available. A 1-in-2000 shot at winning a Model S actually doesn’t sound that bad, does it? Those interested can find tickets at the association’s online store.
Those wanting a better than 1/2000 chance of winning can actually purchase 4 tickets for $300. Tickets are on sale until December 1, and the drawing is set for December 10, 2015, at 7:00 pm Central time, as part of the organization’s annual membership meeting. The board president of the association will be giving a phone call to the winner then.
Probably very much worth noting here is that the winner won’t simply be receiving a random Tesla Model S, but will rather be given the funds to buy their own customized version of the lauded electric sedan.
So, if one was so inclined, even a Tesla P90D could be purchased so long as the person in question is willing to plop down some of their own cash as well.
For some background here, the Illinois Solar Energy Association (ISEA) is the nonprofit Illinois chapter of the American Solar Energy Society (ASES). The association represents more than 400 different members. It advocates for solar energy, of course, but also wind energy, energy efficiency, and electric vehicles.
The ISEA is also raffling off a home solar photovoltaic (PV) system, but that raffle is only open to Illinois residents — as opposed to the Tesla raffle, which is open to all US residents.
*Full Disclosure: the Illinois Solar Energy Association kindly sponsored this article.