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    founder97 is offline Junior Member
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    Lottery fundraiser

    What is the name of your state? New Jersey
    Our Organization held a fundraiser whereby a person purchased a ticket for 5.00 with a 3 digit number and the winner was determined by the NJ Pick 3 evening number (NJ has an afternoon drawing as well.) The person would win 50.00 or 100.00 as determined on the front of the ticket every day for the month of February. This is stated on the back of the ticket. Well, after the tickets were printed, the NJ Lottery decided to do what they call a "double draw" where they would draw another 3 digit number as a bonus. We were notified by a person who had the "double draw" number demanding to be paid. We explained that the ticket states the evening pick 3 not anything else and the person who had the regular pick 3 was paid for that day. Also it was a fundraiser for a girls sport organization and the girls appreciated the persons help. What a loser! no pun intended. Who knew the Lottery would come up with this 2nd drawing. Well anyway, the person said that they won and they will be taking us to small claims court. Do they have a case? Thanks!
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    JETX is offline Senior Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by founder97
    Do they have a case? Thanks!
    Yep.
    And, unless your little endeavor was registered, the state lottery commission may have one against you and/or your organization for illegal gambling.

    Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission Home Page
    The Commission oversees the operation of games conducted pursuant to the Bingo and Raffles Licensing Laws by approximately 12,000 charitable, educational, religious, patriotic, public-spirited organizations and senior citizen associations and clubs organizations currently registered to conduct legalized games of chance, such as bingo games and raffles, throughout the state. Along with determining an organizations eligibility to conduct legalized games of chanceand registering the organizations, the Commission is responsible for enforcing the laws that presently govern the $85-million-dollar-a-year industry, commonly known as charitable gaming.

    NJ Statute 2C:37-2. Promoting Gambling.
    a. Promoting Gambling Defined. A person is guilty of promoting gambling when he knowingly:
    (1) Accepts or receives money or other property, pursuant to an agreement or understanding with any person whereby he participates or will participate in the proceeds of gambling activity; or
    (2) Engages in conduct, which materially aids any form of gambling activity. Such conduct includes but is not limited to conduct directed toward the creation or establishment of the particular game, contest, scheme, device or activity involved, toward the acquisition or maintenance of premises, paraphernalia, equipment or apparatus therefor, toward the solicitation or inducement of persons to participate therein, toward the actual conduct of the playing phases thereof, toward the arrangement of any of its financial or recording phases, or toward any other phase of its operation.

    [url]http://www.gambling-law-us.com/State-Laws/New-Jersey/[/url]
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    danzman is offline Junior Member
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    What if the fundraiser does not involved the public, i.e. within the membership of an org only?

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