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Some Charities Accidentally Breaking Law With Raffles

Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 12:42am

The Ventura County District Attorney’s Office says some charities are breaking the laws by not meeting legal requirements for raffles, which include registering with the State Attorney General’s Office, and setting it up so 90% of the proceeds go to the charity.   So-called 50-50 raffles, where the money is split between the charity and the winner are illegal in California.  KCLU’s Lance Orozco talks with a Ventura County prosecutor about the situation.

Click on link to listen to/download story: Raffle Laws

For more information on the state law, go to the following link with the State Attorney General’s Office:  http://ag.ca.gov/charities/raffles.php

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