Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is a raffle?
A raffle is a form of gaming where the seller is raising money and the ticket purchasers pay for a chance to win a prize. Winner of the prize is selected randomly.
Q: What is a 50/50 raffle?
A Percentage raffle draw is commonly known as 50/50 raffle where it represents the percentage to be awarded as a prize and the gross raffle revenue. All licensed charity references to the raffle shall indicate the amount payout and expenses if possible. (e.g. percentage 40/60 draw or 30/70 draw)
Q: Do I need a raffle license?
Yes. Any time you pay a price for a chance to win a prize, a raffle license is needed.
Q: How do I get a raffle license and what is the fee?
Charitable, non-profit or religious organizations can apply for license through local registries and pay a service fee or online for FREE. If you need help with license application you can contact us.
Q: What are the steps to do online raffle?
There are 6 Easy Steps to do an online raffle:
- Create your profile in our website
- Get license from your regional lottery regulator
- Sell online – (Raffle event period)
- Print and mail tickets
- Draw the winner
- Report to the lottery regulator in your area
Q: How do I sell online raffles?
Every raffle will have their own dedicated online page that you share thru social media and email contacts. All purchases will be handled electronically online. You’re online store 24 hours a day and open every day!
Q: Do I need programming or technical skills to run my raffle?
No need to worry about programming or technical skills. We can help set up your online raffle from start to finish.
Q: When should we run our raffles and for how long?
Depending on your fundraising needs, there is no limit on how often you can have raffle and the duration of the raffle events. It’s all about your needs and schedules.
Q: Can I get help with advertising and marketing?
Connect with us and we can help you develop personalized strategies to maximize your raffle revenues.
Q: Where does the money go?
All raffle sales are directly deposited to the charity and non-profit organizations’ bank account. The use of proceeds is subject for approval under AGLC.
Q: How can I purchase tickets?
You have to be 18 years of age or older and a resident of the province in which the raffle is taking place to purchase ticket. Select the raffle of organization you’d like to support; enter the number of tickets, name, address, phone number, email and credit card information. Once payment transaction is completed you will receive an email for payment confirmation and your ticket will be mailed to you.
Q: How many tickets I can purchase?
There is no limit to how many tickets you can purchase. You can support all the raffles of any organizations even if you are not associated or member of the organization. The more tickets you purchase the more chances of you winning the prize.
Q: How do I know if I won the raffle and how do I collect the prize?
The charitable and non-profit organizations will contact the winner directly after the draw by email, phone or mail. The name of winner will also be available on the website for information. The organization will arrange the payment of prize to the winner.
If you have more questions and concerns please contact us:
Toll Free – 1-855-8-RAFFLE (1-855-872-3353)
Office – 780-940-1238
Mail – 14th Floor, 10665 Jasper Avenue NW Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3S9