Florida State Council

Knights of Columbus

Raffle Rules and Information

The Florida State Council will conduct a raffle to raise funds for Council charities as well as for Florida K of C Charities, Inc.

Raffle book containing 12 raffle tickets will be distributed directly to Councils in September by the FSC.  The number of books each Council receives will be based on 75% of the Council’s membership.  Tickets are $1.00 donation each. Council member’s collect donations for tickets and the Council turns $6.00 per book to Florida K of C Charities, Inc. while retaining the other $6.00 designated for the council’s charitable programs.

For example, if a Council collects donations for 300 books over the 8-month period, the Council keeps $1,800 and sends $1,800 to K of C Charities.   There are no out-of-pocket costs to the Council.  The Florida State Council will handle all the marketing and ticket costs, along with the prize money.

In addition to the final drawing, there will be “Quick Start” and “Early Bird” drawings for book solicitors only.  To be eligible for these drawings, book solicitors must return the back cover, tickets and donations by the dates indicated. 

Councils cannot be named as the solicitor or donor of a ticket.  The Council can purchase tickets in the name of their parish or in the name of a charity.  Only an individual’s name can be put on as book cover seller.

In Quick Start, one ticket solicitor in each region will win $250 in the drawing to be held during the Mid-year meeting on December 9, 2017.  Ticket books with backs must be returned by November 25, 2017 with donations to be eligible

The Early Bird drawing will take place at the FSC Board meeting on March 10, 2018.  One winner in each region will be awarded $400.  Ticket books with backs must be returned February 22, 2018 with donations to be eligible.   Quick Start tickets will be included in the Early Bird drawing.

Raffle ends May 6, 2018.   All tickets, donations and raffle tickets must be in by May 12, 2018.  Final drawing will be held at Annual Convention Dinner May 26, 2018 in Orlando, Fl.

Prizes: Total Prizes $45,000

1st Prize $25,000     

2nd Prize $10,000      

3rd Prize $5,000       

4th to 8th Prize $1,000 each

Solicitors/Sellers Prizes: 1st prize winning ticket gets $1000.

                                          2nd prize winning ticket gets $750.

                                          3rd prize winning ticket wins $500.

                                          4th through 8th winning tickets get $100 each.

Official Rules

·         Donations made for tickets

·         Random drawing of tickets received

·         Need not be present to win

·         Contributions to the Florida State Council Knights of Columbus Charity Raffle are not deductible as a charitable donation for federal income tax purposes.

·         Florida K of C Charities, Inc., office address 829 Grovsmere Loop, Ocoee, FL 34761

·         All prizes paid by Florida K of C Charities, Inc.

Return raffle books and checks to

Mike Gizewski, Vocations Chairman

9292 Pineville Drive

Lake Worth, FL. 33467