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KERA’s Alaskan Cruise Raffle 2024 – Details and Official Rules

2024 Alaskan Cruise Raffle ticket sales have ended.



PRIZE: Celebrity Cruise for two people, the value of which covers a veranda stateroom on a 7-day cruise to Alaska. The full selected itinerary can be found here.

The trip includes roundtrip airfare from D/FW International Airport. Trip is for the 2024 season (May-September), and must be booked by March 30, 2024.  Cruise is subject to availability; if no longer available KERA will provide a substitute itinerary of equal value. 

ENTRY: Tickets are $100, and only 2,000 will be sold. To enter call (214) 740-9225 or go to Ticket sales begin at 10am CT on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, and end Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2024 at 11:59pm CT, or when tickets sell out, whichever comes first.  The drawing will be held Friday, Jan. 12, 2024 at noon CT, and the winning number will be posted at by 11:59pm on Jan. 12.   


Cruise value not transferable and may not be exchanged for cash. Additional add-ons, such as air fees, transfers, hotels and other restrictions may apply. 

Employees of North Texas Public Broadcasting (NTPB) and RCCL/Celebrity Cruises and any immediate family members residing with employees are not eligible to participate. Also, members of the NTPB Board of Directors and NTPB Community Advisory Board and any immediate family members residing with them are not eligible to participate. 

Must be 21 years of age or older to enter. Holder of the winning ticket will be required to present the ticket receipt and positive identification for verification. 

All taxes are the responsibility of the winner. Winner must complete Form W-9 and sign W-2G prior to receiving the prize. Raffle ticket price is not tax deductible or refundable. The trip has a value of up to $10,000. This amount, less $100 cost of winning raffle ticket, is taxable income to the winner. Prior to delivery, winner must remit payment of $2,376.00 to satisfy 24% of U.S. income tax withholding. Winner must claim prize within 10 days of being notified and make tax payment within 30 days of being notified. 

In the event a winner elects not to accept or claim the prize NTPB will conduct a second drawing to determine a winner.