Ticket sales for the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway are behind where they were this time last year.
Tickets sold are 1,300 compared to 1,500 in 2008.
Thursday is the deadline for ticket buyers to be eligible for the early bird drawing making them eligible not only for a chance at the $350,000 house but also $1,200 worth of groceries.
Money raised goes to help St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
Tickets are $100 and may be purchased at any Wachovia Bank or Action Buildings location.