It's the moment your purchasers have been waiting for - the draw!
When finalizing your campaign plans, there are two major things to keep in mind when you've decided when and where to choose your winner:
1) Sales End Date and Time
2) Final Draw Date and Time
...yes, there is a difference!
Sales End Date and Time
This date is not flexible once the raffle is launched and determines the date and time when sales for your raffle will be deactivated. After this time, no more purchases can be made. If you're not completely decided on an end time, go ahead and throw in a ballpark date. You can change this date anytime before you submit to the LGCA.
Important Note: Give yourself time between sales end and when you perform your draw. This will allow you the opportunity to ensure any outstanding issues (such as voids) are resolved before performing your draw.
Final draw date
The date that you will perform your final draw.
Important Note: You are legally required to allow ticket purchasers to witness the draw. With the exception of draws that are held at special events, we recommend holding your draw at your office location during business hours.
Final draw time
This can be as early as 5 minutes after ticket sales end but can be anytime afterwards. With that being said, give yourself some time to reconcile your sales. A good way to structure your sales end time and draw time is to end ticket sales at midnight and hold the draw on the next business day during your regular business hours.
Questions about how to structure your draw dates and times? Please feel free to reach out to us!