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According to state law, all raffle drawings must be licensed by the local city and/or county government. Any non-profit group that wishes to conduct a raffle drawing in the unincorporated area of Macoupin County must first obtain a raffle. Groups conducting a raffle inside other communities should contact the appropriate city or village clerk.

Raffle License Application

Who May Apply

Groups must comply with the Illinois Raffles Act and the Macoupin County Raffle License Ordinance.

Groups eligible include, but are not limited to:

  • Religious Organizations
  • Fraternal Groups
  • Veterans Organizations
  • Labor Organizations
  • Business Groups
  • Educational Organizations
  • Groups aiding those suffering extreme financial hardship

What Is Required

Raffle license applications are required to be filled out and returned to the County Clerk’s
office. The organization must complete the application and return it with the required $10 fee.

In addition to providing information about the group and its officers, each applicant must name
a raffle manager that will be responsible for the conduct of the raffle. The group must also provide
facts about the raffle, such as when tickets will be sold, the prizes to be given away, when and
where the drawing will be held, etc.

According to state law, the raffle manager named on the application must be bonded to group.
Proof of corporate fidelity bond or personal surety bond must accompany the application. However,
groups may waive the bond requirement by a unanimous vote of the organization. The president or
chairperson of the group must sign a certification stating the bond requirement was waived.

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