Do you think this is a good idea for a fund raiser?

@reinydawn (11649)
United States
March 25, 2008 1:26pm CST
I'm trying to get a good start on the fundraising for the Breast Cancer 3-Day walk in October and I have an idea. I want to sell Lottery Tickets. I've bought fund raisers like this before, I was just wondering if you think it would be a good idea. How it works - you buy a "Lottery Ticket" for $5. The tickets are numbered 000 - 999. If your ticket matches my state lottery pick-3 number, any day during the calander month, you win $50. Each number is only given out once, so only one person will win each night. But as long as all the tickets are sold, someone will win every night. I'm trying to get with some printers to see if they will donate the tickets for me so that all the proceeds after the winners are paid goes directly to the charity. Would you participate in something like this if a co-worker, friend approached you? And on the other hand, would you want to approach people to buy the tickets for the fund raiser?
1 response
• United States
25 Mar 08
You have to have a license to be able to do a lottery or another "game of chance." Also, if you are raising money for a named cause, you may have to get permission from that organization to use their name if you are fundraising in way than they are asking for the event. Afterall, if someone feels cheated, etc, they can sue them. If you are to get people to pledge you for how many miles you walk, then stick to that.
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
25 Mar 08
I have all the correct verbage for the organization to use on any fundraising that I do. I do have a call in to my local authorities to make sure I am allowed to do this - but I think it falls under the same category as "BINGO" and I shouldn't have a problem. I've done a little research and from what I can see it's ok, but I wanted to talk with someone at the state to make sure first.