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Is it legal to raffle off a house?
Last Updated: 31st May, 2020
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Keeping this in consideration, can I raffle my house legally UK?
Lotteries – or raffles - cannot be run for any commercial gain or profit, such as selling your house or a car. But be careful, if the free draw or prize competition hasn't been set up correctly, you could be running an illegal lottery and breaking the law - make sure you seek legal advice!
do house raffles work? 'They can only be run for good causes – such as charities, hospices, air-ambulance services or other not-for-profit causes to support all the good work they do,' Young says. But a free draw or prize competition can be organised for profit. So often these 'raffles' will actually be free draws or prize competitions.
Similarly, you may ask, can you raffle off a business?
Most states prohibit raffles to entities other than nonprofit or exempt organizations. However, many nonprofits raise a lot of money and charitable interest by holding raffles. Review the business entity bylaws and structure. Determine the prizes you will raffle off.
What can you raffle off?
Wine and spirits, gourmet foods, beauty products, sports equipment and more all make good themes for gift baskets. If you can raffle off one big ticket item and multiple smaller prizes, like gift baskets, you'll have more satisfied winners. Electronics.