I’m not much of a gambling man (anymore), but I will buy a ticket for the 8th Santa Barbara Million Dollar Home Raffle. The grand prize is either an ocean and island view Santa Barbara home, or $1 million. There are tons of other prizes, like an exotic trip to Cuba, $2,000 Nordstrom Gift Cards, 16GB ipads, and cash prizes. But what makes the entry ticket ($150) easier to swallow is knowing where the money is going. This year the partner is Village Properties Teacher’s Fund, which helps local teachers in desperate need of supplies and educational tools (learn more at www.teachersfund.org). $50 of every ticket will be given directly to the teachers, and for this reason, I can rationalize buying a ticket. And who knows, I might even win something cool…like a million dollars!! But I’d be stoked on an ipad, too. Anyhow, it’s a great event and a much deserving beneficiary. Click Here to print out an entry form. And may the odds be ever in your favor.