We are hoping to organize a charity raffle for the workers. Basically we would sell tickets with the proceeds going to our chosen charity. The prizes are paid out of a fund to which private companies donate. Do we need a license to do this? Prizes are : car, holiday voucher, Tv, Computer console, Ipod…




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Yes, you need a licence. 

Yes, you need a licence. 

Raffles where people pay for entry as in this case are governed by the 1956 lotteries act (and subsequent amendments).
This was reviewed in 1987 which upped the limit on prizes, among other things. 

You get a permit for a once off lottery from the Gardai.

More information is here.