You really can get free raffle tickets if your state law specifies that the fundraisers meet certain legal requirements. California residents, for example, have the advantage of strict laws surrounding raffles.
1. Read the fine print on the ticket. Most raffles in states must provide free tickets are set up as a donation not directly associated with the ticket. However, most participants don’t bother reading this information.
- 2. Check the local laws and call the organization to find out how to get your free raffle ticket. If they protest, be prepared to cite the law to support your position.
3. You may need to pick up your ticket in person and at the specified location. For compliance, the charitable organization usually only has to give one ticket to each person.