Is your Raffle Legal
Raffles are governed by State laws and sometimes County
and even City laws. Some states allow nonprofit organizations to raise money by
selling raffle tickets, but some states prohibit raffles of any kind. No
state allows individuals or for-profit groups to conduct raffles. Many
states, Counties and Cities require that a permit be obtained and printed on
the Raffle Ticket. Confused? We recommend that you consult your attorney prior
to ordering your raffle tickets. Once you know the legal requirements in your
area you can proceed in raising money for your organization knowing that you
are within the law.
You can search the internet for hours to determine the
selling price of your Raffle Ticket, but it will always depend on your unique situation.
A few things to consider when determining the selling price
of your raffle ticket.
How much money do you want to raise?
How many Raffle Tickets do you reasonably expect
Do your prospective Raffle Ticket buyers love
your organization, or are they sold to the public to win a nice prize?
Do you have a backup plan if you do not sell
enough Raffle Tickets to cover you costs?
Is your prize legal, or politically/ morally
correct for your area and your organization?
What is the cost of your main prize?
Is your prize appealing to your target
8. What are the operating costs of your Raffle,
including consulting with your attorney?
Your organization will want to invest considerable time into
the planning of your Raffle to get the best results.