What are the rules for holding a raffle?
Many states tightly regulate raffles and failure to comply with raffle laws is considered a serious offense. Therefore it is very important for your charitable group to find out your state’s raffle laws, and whether or not you can hold a raffle at all.
Can a charitable group sell tickets for a raffle?
Therefore it is very important for your charitable group to find out your state’s raffle laws, and whether or not you can hold a raffle at all. Even if games of chance are not allowed in your state, there may be other ways in which your group can hold a fundraiser and sell tickets, so don’t give up.
Do you have to have a license to win a raffle?
Yes, but you must have a raffle license. If the firearm awarded is restricted from transfer by state or federal law, you must award the winner a certificate, redeemable by a licensed firearms dealer, for the prize (see related question below).
Who is the regulatory agency for raffle tickets?
NOTE: Raffle Ticket Software is not the regulatory agency. We provide this basic information and links to the to the actual state agency for your convenience. If you have questions or require more information please click on the state regulatory link, where such a link exists, or call your state offices (not us) and request information directly.
Where can I find list of raffle laws?
Click on the map for a summary of raffle laws and regulations on a state-by-state basis, where available. Keep in mind that these pages are only a summary. Raffle Ticket Software and Harvest American Inc are not the authorities on the regulations.
Can a qualified organization sell raffle tickets outside the Commonwealth?
B. A qualified organization may sell raffle tickets for a raffle drawing which will be held outside the Commonwealth, provided the raffle is conducted in accordance with (i) the regulations of the Board and (ii) the laws and regulations of the jurisdiction in which the raffle drawing will be held. C.
Can you sell raffle tickets on the Internet in Massachusetts?
A: Currently, Massachusetts has no law that allows raffle ticket sales over the Internet. Both the raffle ticket seller and purchaser must sign the raffle ticket. In addition, raffle activity conducted online may implicate both federal and state laws and some states expressly prohibit it.
What are the rules for Raffles in South Carolina?
Raffles are governed by the Nonprofit Raffles for Charitable Purposes Act found in S.C. Code of Laws Title 33, Chapter 57. Only qualified nonprofit organizations as defined in §33-57-120(A)are eligible to conduct raffles.