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Can raffle tickets be mailed No. Federal law prohibits

Customer Question

Can raffle tickets be mailed?

No. Federal law prohibits sending, receiving, or paying for raffle tickets using the U.S. Postal System. Alternatives might include private mail firms (UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc.)

I would like to know are the alternative methods of using private mail firms, UPS, FedEx, DHL are legal for mailing raffle tickets in Texas?

Also, is it required by law that the purchaser of the raffle ticket receive one part of the raffle ticket?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 6 years ago.
What is your actual question, since it appears you already have the correct answers to the questions you have posed above?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

 

Since federal law prohibits mailing raffle tickets through USPS, can we mail raffle tickets using private mail firms as UPS, FEDEX?

 

Also, is there a law requiring to give the purchaser one part of the raffle ticket?

thanks

 

Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 6 years ago.
Yes, you can use private carriers such as UPS or FedEx and there are no laws prohibiting that. There is no law requiring giving someone a portion of the ticket, but most all raffles do so as a receipt and proof they are the party entitled to the prize if they win.


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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Thank you very much.
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 6 years ago.
You are welcome.

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