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Old 01-12-2018, 02:54 PM
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Hopefully, I'm not violating any rules here. I know God will forgive me, but I'm not so sure if the Mods will.

My church, St. Michael Roman Catholic Church of Beacon Falls, CT, is holding our annual Pot O Gold raffle. Only 2000 tickets have been printed, and the top prize is $10,000, so your odds of winning a significant prize are WAAAAYYYY better than any of the state lotteries. The cost of a ticket is $25. The drawing will be held at 4:00pm on March 11, 2018.

Tickets are available at my business, the Beacon Falls Pharmacy, and also before and after any Sat or Sun Mass. Masses are held at 5:00pm Saturdays, and at 7:30, 9:15. and 11:00am on Sundays. I also can take Paypal and mail you the ticket.

Stop in and take a chance, or better yet, join us for Mass. We'd love to see you!
Bob


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Old 01-12-2018, 08:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Tuna Guitar View Post
Hopefully, I'm not violating any rules here. I know God will forgive me, but I'm not so sure if the Mods will.

My church, St. Michael Roman Catholic Church of Beacon Falls, CT, is holding our annual Pot O Gold raffle. Only 2000 tickets have been printed, and the top prize is $10,000, so your odds of winning a significant prize are WAAAAYYYY better than any of the state lotteries. The cost of a ticket is $25. The drawing will be held at 4:00pm on March 11, 2018.

Tickets are available at my business, the Beacon Falls Pharmacy, and also before and after any Sat or Sun Mass. Masses are held at 5:00pm Saturdays, and at 7:30, 9:15. and 11:00am on Sundays. I also can take Paypal and mail you the ticket.

Stop in and take a chance, or better yet, join us for Mass. We'd love to see you!
Bob



Does one need to be present to win?
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Old 01-12-2018, 11:59 PM
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Does one need to be present to win?
If you don't have to be present to win and the funds can be transferred via PayPal if i was to win pm be the address to send the money i will buy one
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If you don't have to be present to win and the funds can be transferred via PayPal if i was to win pm be the address to send the money i will buy one

Ditto.

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OP, you have to register the raffle in every state that you offer it in, and there are requirements for federal registration for online raffles. In short, you're opening a door for your church that you probably don't want to...

Also, as of 1/1//18, your church may need a permit from your town. http://www.ct.gov/dcp/cwp/view.asp?q=483094

In short, don't ship any tickets...

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Originally Posted by rickboat View Post
OP, you have to register the raffle in every state that you offer it in, and there are requirements for federal registration for online raffles. In short, you're opening a door for your church that you probably don't want to...

Also, as of 1/1//18, your church may need a permit from your town. http://www.ct.gov/dcp/cwp/view.asp?q=483094

In short, don't ship any tickets...
OP: I am still in... I can pay via PayPal and you can USPS me the ticket.
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Old 01-13-2018, 06:06 AM
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Thanks for the interest and concerns. You do NOT have to be present to win - its printed on the ticket above. The ticket will be bought and paid for in CT. I will then mail the stub to anyone who wants one.

I will PM everyone who has indicated that they want a ticket. BTW, this is a legit raffle, permitted/licensed with CT, not an "online" raffle. I am just trying to get more widespread visibility to it.
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Im in, PM me.
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Old 01-13-2018, 09:49 AM
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Thanks, everybody. All pm's have been answered and tickets mailed as promised.
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Sending a pm
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Old 01-17-2018, 01:44 PM
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Received my tix today..

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Old 01-21-2018, 03:18 PM
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Im in. [email protected] for invoice
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Old 01-21-2018, 07:48 PM
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Tuna guitar- According to this below, Rickboat does appear to be offering helpful advice which could potentially save you legal difficulties regarding your lottery-related actions, but apparently you are already sending tickets interstate.

http://www.gambling-law-us.com/Feder...ottery-law.htm

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"Section 1302. Mailing lottery tickets or related matter

Whoever knowingly deposits in the mail, or sends or delivers by mail:

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...... Any lottery ticket or part thereof, or paper, certificate, or instrument purporting to be or to represent a ticket, chance, share, or interest in or dependent upon the event of a lottery, gift enterprise, or similar scheme offering prizes dependent in whole or in part upon lot or chance;
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......-- shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both; and for any subsequent offense shall be imprisoned not more than five years. "

Not intending to slam presumably well-intentioned you or the church benefit charity in any way, but have you definitely determined your mailing actions are exempt from these regulations.?

I'm certainly not a lawyer but this seemed like an interesting point to look into to be safe.

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Thanks for the heads up, TTaxi. Perhaps I'll consider just texting a pic of the filled out tickets. That said, I have to believe that my little church raffle would be the least of the fed's concerns these days.

Anyway, all PM's have been answered and tickets processed.
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25 days to the raffle... Can't wait to count my winnings
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Old 02-14-2018, 11:07 AM
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I sincerely hope that one of you wins!!!


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Are there any tickets left
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Old 02-15-2018, 10:33 AM
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Tickets are still available. PM me for Paypal details. Thanks.
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Old 02-23-2018, 08:23 AM
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Only 2 weeks left. Drawing is Sunday, March 11 at 4pm.
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