All raffle drawings shall be held in public.
The purchaser of a ticket must be present at the drawing to win a prize, unless the purchaser gives the ticket to another person who may claim the prize on behalf of the purchaser, but only if that other person is present at the drawing. If the purchaser of the ticket gives the ticket to another person to claim a prize on behalf of the purchaser, the organization conducting the raffle and the department shall not be held responsible or liable in any dispute regarding the ownership of the ticket.
The date, time, and place of each drawing, the prizes to be awarded, and the prize amount or the methodology used to determine the prize amount shall be posted or announced before each drawing.
If a raffle game is canceled, the organization shall refund the receipts to the ticket purchasers.
A raffle that is of the type described in s. 563.908 (1)
and that is conducted under a Class B license to which all of the following apply is one raffle for purposes of s. 563.91
More than one drawing is held and more than one prize is awarded on the same date and at the same location.
Drawings for each prize or group of prizes are made from a container specific to each prize or group of prizes.
The raffle ticket purchaser places his or her ticket in the container of his or her choice.
All profits from raffles shall be used by the organization conducting the raffles to further the organization's purpose for existence and no salaries, fees or profit shall be paid to any other organization or individual in connection with the operation of a raffle. This section does not prohibit the printing of raffle tickets or calendars or the purchase of equipment or prizes for a raffle.
History: 1977 c. 426
; 1983 a. 222
; 1989 a. 147
; 1991 a. 269
; Stats. 1991 s. 563.94.
Denial of application; hearing.
Within 30 days after receiving written notification of a denial by the department of a license to conduct a raffle, an applicant may demand in writing a hearing before the department upon the applicant's qualifications and the merit of the application. At the hearing, the burden of proof shall be on the applicant to establish eligibility for a license. If, after the hearing, the department enters an order denying the application, the order shall set forth in detail the reasons for the denial. Upon entry of such an order or upon expiration of the 30-day period during which a hearing may be demanded, the applicant's license fee shall be refunded. If the department approves the application, the department shall issue the license within 14 days after approval.
Each organization licensed to conduct raffles shall maintain a list of the names and addresses of all persons winning prizes with a retail value of $100 or more, and the prizes won, for at least 12 months after each raffle is conducted. The list shall be available at reasonable times for public examination and shall be provided to the department upon request.
History: 1983 a. 222
; 1991 a. 269
; Stats. 1991 s. 563.97; 1995 a. 27
s. 9123 (6pp)
; 1997 a. 27
Annual financial reports; renewals. 563.98(1)
Each organization licensed under this subchapter shall, on or before the last day of the 12th month beginning after the date on which the license is issued and on or before that same date in each subsequent year, report the following information in writing to the department regarding the raffles which it has conducted:
For raffles of the type described in s. 563.908 (2)
, an accounting of all sold and unsold tickets for each raffle.
Upon request of any organization that conducts a raffle during the month in which the report under sub. (1)
is due, the department may extend by not more than 30 days the deadline for submitting the report.
An organization licensed under this subchapter may renew the license by submitting a $25 renewal fee with the report under sub. (1)
. All moneys received under this subsection shall be credited to the appropriation account under s. 20.505 (8) (j)
Any organization that reports to the department under sub. (1)
and that had total receipts from the conduct of raffles of more than $50,000 during the reporting period shall include in its report a list of the names and addresses of all persons winning prizes with a retail value of $100 or more, and the prizes won, during the reporting period.
If a copy of the financial report is not filed or is not fully, accurately and truthfully completed, or if the fee specified in sub. (1g)
is not paid, the department may refuse to renew a license or may suspend a license until the report in proper form has been filed or the fee is paid.
Any person who violates this subchapter shall be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned not more than 30 days or both.
The district attorney of a county of an actual or potential violation may commence an action in circuit court in the name of the state to restrain any violation of this subchapter. The court may, prior to entry of final judgment, make such an order or judgment as necessary to restore to any person any pecuniary loss suffered because of the acts or practices involved in the violation.
History: 1977 c. 426
; 1979 c. 34
; 1991 a. 269
; Stats. 1991 s. 563.99.