I'm just writing a fact sheet/flyer about Raffles and Lotteries and have been sourcing information from various places.
There seems to be some conflicting information out there and I just wanted to try and be as "helpful" as possible in providing information to our fundraisers.
I need some advice and clarification with regards small lottery/raffle i.e. an buy-your-ticket-at-the-event-and-find-out-same-day raffle. The one that you don't need to register and normally at a fete etc with the cloakroom style ticket.
I've read that this can only be held at an event where the raffle is not the main focus of the event eg fete, dance, dinner, sports day etc often using cloakroom style tickets
I'm especially concerned about the alcohol. I thought that alcohol could be a prize but that it couldn't be awarded to a person under 18? But I've read somewhere that alcohol can't be used if there are under 18's attending the event?
I understand that no cash prizes are allowed - does this include gift vouchers too?
What is the maximum price the raffle ticket can be sold for?
Are there any restrictions to who can buy a raffle ticket?
Does anyone know whether there are rules govening "tombolas" in the same way, in terms of alcohol as a prize, price of ticket and age of person that buys a ticket?
Sorry for so many questions...there is so much information out there and so much of it differs in terms of specifics like the above.
Thanks in advance.
Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity