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ra fuhl

  • n  a lottery in which the prizes are goods rather than money
  • v  dispose of in a lottery
    We raffled off a trip to the Bahamas

  • Jerry Lampen Reuters Their latest gambit to help pay off the former presidential candidate's remaining debt might be familiar to anyone who has ever had to run a raffle for a kid .
  • He has held an online raffle in which those who gave at least $5 could win a chance to be part of a dinner for five with Obama.
  • To raise funds for a new science building, students at Maine's Unity College sold raffle tickets entitling them to throw pies at faculty members.
News & Articles

  • Raffle of Middletown home postponed; ticket sales slow
    MIDDLETOWN — Slow ticket sales have forced a group in Middletown to postpone a raffle drawing for a four-bedroom home valued at $475,000. The Frederick News-Post reported Friday that the Middletown High School Sports Club has sold just over 3,000 tickets at $100 each. The group says it had to sell at least 6,000 to [...]
    June 14, 2013 - The Daily Record
  • Raffle of Md. home postponed; ticket sales slow
    - Slow ticket sales have forced a group in Middletown to postpone a raffle drawing for a four-bedroom home valued at $475,000.
    June 14, 2013 - WTOP Radio Washington, DC
  • Rock River Artists raffle off cabin stay for Open Studios Tour
    The Rock River Artists have announced a raffle to win a free weekend for two in a cabin along the Rock River in South Newfane to coincide with their annual Rock River Artists Open Studio Tour. The tour takes place the weekend of July 20-21.
    June 14, 2013 - The Burlington Free Press
Quotes

  • Garth Tander in Stuff.co.nz
    I haven't even won the raffle here before,Tander joked. "So to get pole here this morning and then win the race was a good day after what was a pretty dark Clipsal weekend."
  • Jack Layton in Toronto Star
    Last year, there were more than 60 gun-related deaths in the GTA."It's the kind of thing you expect to hear south of the border ...... the fact you could pick one up in a raffle prize sends exactly the wrong message," Layton said.

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