Age Limit for House Raffle Ticket Buyers


Hello All,

I hope everyone had a great weekend. Our weather here in New Mexico warmed up — Sunday was glorious. BUT, today it’s windy windy.

Why must a person be at least 18 years old to purchase a house raffle ticket? You don’t have to be 18 to buy a home. All raffles are considered to be a game of chance, and, therefore, a form of gambling. So you must be at least 18 to buy a ticket for a chance to win a house.

The entry form should clearly state “You must be 18 years of age and have a valid Social Security number to purchase a ticket. Proof will be required upon claiming prize.” In-person ticket sellers should be made aware of this also because sometimes parents purchasing a house raffle ticket want to put the entry in the name of their under age child. Grandparents will want to do this too. The winner must be 18 or older.

To your success

Diane Giraudo McDermott


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