How Do Online Raffles Work?
How do online raffles work?
Online raffles have increased in popularity over the last few years, due to a rise in technological advances and the convenience of being able to enter a competition on-the-go! But, how do online raffles actually work? Are they different to the traditional raffle usually found at fundraising events such as schools? Let’s take a look.
A raffle is a form of gambling that involves participants receiving numbered tickets to win a prize or prizes. Each ticket is equal in weight to winning said prize and at a predetermined time, the winner will be chosen randomly by the host(s) picking a number. This is traditionally done in a container that holds one of each number sold, with the winning ticket drawn blindly. Whichever ticket is chosen eg. number 23, the entrant with the same ticket is the winner.
An online raffle is essentially the same, just with digital tickets rather than physical. At Raffolux, once you’ve signed up (for free), you can purchase Raffolux tickets. After buying your raffle tickets, you can then use these as entries to enter whichever raffle prize takes your fancy. For example, if our raffle is a ‘2 ticket entry’ you will use two Raffolux tickets as one entry to said raffle. All Raffolux raffles are between 1-5 tickets for entry.
At Raffolux, we also offer the chance to participate via post. More information, including our postal address can be found in our terms and conditions
What’s the difference between a raffle and a lottery?
Some raffles are legally classed as a form of lottery, however, the fundamental difference between the two is that a raffle will always have a winner whereas a lottery may not. When drawing a winner, a raffle only uses numbered tickets that correspond to the tickets purchased. A lottery can bring up a combination of numbers that have not been chosen by anyone, thus resulting in no winner.
Lotteries are commonly endorsed to be run by nations or states only and there are a number of government regulations that must be followed. Lotteries also allow participants to choose their own numbers, therefore as well as the chance of having no winner, there can also be multiple.
How do I win an online raffle?
Your odds of winning will depend on how many entries you have used: more entries = higher chance of winning. However, as the winners are chosen completely at random, anything can happen.
At Raffolux, our live draws are chosen by a ball machine and instant draws by random.org - an independent, third-party entity that does not use a mathematical formula, therefore keeping the results as random as possible.
The draw date for each raffle will be clearly stated in the raffle description, the raffle draw will take place within an hour of the raffle ending or after all the entries sell out. The draw will always be live and you can watch! Busy during the draw? Don’t worry, we always email or call the winner so you won’t miss out. Just make sure your contact details are up-to-date! You can also check our winners page
You can view your Raffolux tickets at any time in the ‘My Wallet’ section of your account.
Now you know how it works, why not try your chance to win a luxury prize at Raffolux
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