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Is it a Lottery or Giveaway?! So I am a photographer, and

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Is it a Lottery or Giveaway?!

So I am a photographer, and run my own store with photography products. I am wanting to do a camera giveaway (camera costs 3k) but before I do this I want to make sure i'm making it as a giveaway and NOT a lotto.

There will be a prize: camera body

Way #1 to enter: Mail in a piece of paper with your information and a little paragraph on why you would like to win.

Way #2 to enter: Purchase something from the store (each purchase would give you ONE entry)

I know ONE of the option needs to be 'free' and open to anyone to do, so if I set it up like that am I ok? or would it still be considered a lotto since they can purchase additional entries??

If can I set it up to where it's a giveaway not a lotto??
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As long as there is no mandatory requirement that a purchase is necessary to enter and win, even though one way to enter is making a purchase, the giveaway is legal in FL. You just cannot have a giveaway where someone has to buy something as the only way to enter the giveaway.

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