What is an Illegal Lottery?

Posted by Jennifer Hibbs on April 9, 2014 in Articles, compliance, Consultation, Legal, Promotion Planning, Sweepstakes | 4 Comments

4 Responses to What is an Illegal Lottery?

  1. Joe says:

    I’ve been trying to find the exact statute that states this. i know it is out there, just not sure where. Every site just says “federal and state laws prohibit private lotteries”

  2. Anne Kealing says:

    According to my research so far, federal laws only prohibit lotteries that are organized through specific means (e.g., mail or phone), which leaves other ways open. Is that not true? Like Joe, I am having a hard time finding a blanket ban on the three elements you described above in all circumstances (except state-run ones). I realize each state has its own laws, but maybe some states do allow private lotteries?

    • Jennifer Hibbs says:

      If you have specific questions about your state and an idea for a promotion you can contact us at 516-365-3999 and we can research the feasibility.

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