Violet_Skye wrote:So you can just walk in, and buy a raffle ticket for a dollar? Do you have to wait around to see if you won? Do you have to buy anything else? Googling and the Villa Tap facebook page didn't give me those details...
Ususally the bar has 20-30 "packages" of meat to raffle off, which takes several hours. For each package, a set quantity of numbers is sold at a predetermined price (which covers the cost of the meat plus bar profit or charitable contribution). Once all the numbers are sold, a drawing of some sort determines the winning number and, therefore, the winner of that package. Some raffles allow the winner to pick which package they'd prefer- others raffle a specific package at a time.
The raffles I "grew up" with involved 10 numbered paint sticks (the kind they give you at the hardware store to stir your gallon pf paint), each sold for 1 dollar. A second numbered set of sticks was used to determine the winning number (kind of like "picking a card" for a card trick). Once the winner for that round was determined, all the sticks were collected and resold for the next drawing.
And, oh yeah, you tend to drink a bunch of cheap beer while all this is happening.