Yes, it would be easier in NV as NV does not have a strict percentage like CA, but bear in mind that the fundamental premise of your contemplated venture is inconsistent with charitable raffle laws as the primary purpose of your raffle is personal gain (i.e. reimbursement of expenses related to the vehicle and the remainder, if any, would go to a charity). To illustrate, if 80% of the raffle revenue goes to you (your family) and 20% goes to charity, this would not be deemed a charitable raffle, it would be deemed an unlawful lottery. The relevant NV laws on charitable raffles are: NRS 462.190 Limitations on compensation for prizes and supplies and compensation of persons for services; exceptions. A qualified organization shall not:
1. Compensate any person for the provision of prizes and supplies used in the operation of a charitable lottery, except to pay the fair market value of the prizes and supplies necessary for the operation of the charitable lottery.
(a) Any compensation to a person who is not a regular employee of the organization; and
(b) Any additional compensation to a person who is a regular employee of the organization,
Ê for his or her services in organizing or operating a charitable lottery or assisting in the organization or operation of a charitable lottery. This subsection does not prohibit a qualified organization from compensating a person for the fair market value of services that are ancillary to the organization or operation of a charitable lottery.
(Added to NRS by 1991, 2260)
NRS 462.200 Limitation on expenditure of net proceeds of charitable lottery; annual financial report required.
1. A qualified organization shall expend the net proceeds of a charitable lottery only for the benefit of charitable or nonprofit activities in this state.
2. A qualified organization approved by the Executive Director shall, after the completion of a charitable lottery and no later than the end of the same calendar year, submit to the Executive Director a financial report on the charitable lottery. The financial report must include a statement of:
(a) The expenses incurred in the operation of the charitable lottery; and
(b) The amount and use of the net proceeds of the charitable lottery.
(Added to NRS by 1991, 2261)