IANAL (I always read that as I anal! lol..) but, according to : http://www.gcb.state.mn.us/AppExemptExc ... spend%2024
, if all prizes for raffles over the course of a year are less than 1500, no permit needed.
Also, silent auctions, pancake breakfast, spaghetti dinners, and door prizes are all allowed even if we're not a non profit.
We can't require a fee or donation to get in on the door prize drawing, but we should be able to have a "suggested donation" box or something.