a form of lottery in which a number of persons buy one or more chances to win a prize.
verb (used with object)
to dispose of by a raffle (often followed by
to raffle off a watch.
verb (used without object)
to take part in a raffle.
dice game <
to snatch; cf.
a tangle, as of ropes, canvas, etc.
a. a lottery in which the prizes are goods rather than money
a raffle ticket
(often foll by
to dispose of (goods) in a raffle
[C14 (a dice game): from Old French, of obscure origin]
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But this did not deter ice-watch devotees, who turned the contest into a raffle instead.
Attendees supported local raffle for pair of native made snowshoes and one of their own won it.
Sound off in the comments below if you want your name thrown into the hat for the raffle.
Proceeds from the sale of single-species raffle tickets will be used for the management and benefit of that species.
Here you are able to search for information on charities, charity fundraising professionals, and raffle registrants.
They handed out raffle tickets for wise food choices.
The event also includes a craft show, bake sale, silent auction and raffle.
Their works are available to purchase through an art raffle.
Each admission automatically enters you in a raffle.
Chook raffle a type of raffle where the prize is a chicken.