What Is a Chinese Raffle?

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What Is a Chinese Raffle?
A Chinese auction is used to raise money for a charity or similar organisation. (red ticket image by Rick Sargeant from Fotolia.com)

A Chinese raffle, also known as a Chinese auction, is an activity used to raise money for charitable organisations, according to the Fundraiser Help website. A Chinese raffle includes elements of both a silent auction and a raffle.


Participants in a Chinese raffle purchase individual tickets for an established price, like a traditional raffle. Using these tickets, participants drop them into containers associated with a specific silent auction item. At the conclusion of the bidding period, someone draws a ticket from the container. The purchaser of that ticket wins the item.


Participants in a Chinese raffle can place many individual tickets in a container associated with an auction item. The silent auction period lasts for a specific period of time established by the organisation hosting the event.


The laws governing raffles and charitable fund raising vary from one state to another. Before embarking on a Chinese raffle, confirm what the law says in your state. A state's attorney general's office typically provides this type of information.

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