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How to Create Draw Tickets for a Charity Raffle

By Lance Trebesch March 27, 2018

Raffle tickets are, of course, essential to running a raffle.  Certainly, running out to get a roll of cloakroom tickets is a good idea for a tombola-style ‘do, but for everything else, bespoke draw tickets are best. We’re not just saying this because UK TicketPrinting happens to print raffle tickets! Time and again, our customers report how much easier it is to sell tickets and reach their fundraising goals when the ticket itself looks sharp and professional, as well as includes raffle and draw information.  Think of it this way—how much more likely are you to pay £10 to potentially win a night out at a local farm-to-table restaurant when the ticket looks official and includes all the draw information?

So, how do you make great-looking raffle tickets? Read our quick primer below!

Draw Tickets 101

The Actual Ticket

The physical aspects of a draw ticket are just as important as what is printed on its surface.

  1. The dimensions of a raffle ticket should measure 143mm x 50mm (that’s 14.3cm x 5cm for those in the US).
  2. Tickets should be equipped with clean-tearing,  pre-perforated stubs.
  3. Tickets should have unique numbering—what this means is that both the stub and body of each draw ticket share the same number that is unique to that ticket. When the smaller, perforated portion is removed and given to the buyer, it links them to the body which is used in the raffle draw. This is handy if they’ve forgotten to fill out the larger portion with their information (or if that is illegible).
  4. You want tickets that feel good in hand. Flimsy paper does not make a great impression. Instead, go for heavier card stocks, such as 300gsm cover stock—we offer this weight as a standard at UK TicketPrinting and as an option for other colours and stocks.

 

Information To Include on Your Raffle Ticket

Providing information about your raffle helps to sell tickets as it makes people feel more comfortable about participating. Imagine yourself standing before the messageboard at your grocer. What missives catch your eye and seem most legitimate? Those that appear professionally printed or those that are homemade (or, worse, hand-written) with not enough information? The most polished and clearly communicate relevant information win every time.

On the ticket body opposite the stub:

  1. The registered charity number and registration details
  2. The name/title of the raffle
  3. Prize information
  4. Your organization, the cause for which you are fundraising, and contact information
  5. Draw date, time, and location
  6. The ticket price

On the stub:

  1. The name of the raffle organiser
  2. The ticket price
  3. Blanks for participants to fill out with their information

 

Create Your Raffle Tickets

Though they sound spendy, custom printed raffle tickets are anything but! Ours are affordably priced and, depending on what sort of design you choose, can cost very little. Additionally, all formatting, graphic design, sizing, unique numbering, and perforation for stubs is already done with our tickets—that’s extremely convenient when you are trying to run a fundraiser and live your life!

Here’s how to create draw tickets personalised and printed especially for your benefit:

  1. Choose your template. Sport, dance, all-purpose, casino night, holiday…we’ve literally got hundreds of templates from which to choose! If you’re seeking to spend as little as possible, browse our budget black-and-white templates.
  2. On your chosen template’s page, you’ll see an image like the one below. Click on the “Customise” tab and use its text fields to add your raffle draw’s details. If you’ve chosen a template with an image upload, use it to showcase your raffle’s top prize or charity’s logo.
  3. We’ll automatically create a proof of your design. Simply approve it and move on to the next step!
  4. Choose your card stock, whether you’d like stapled booklets, and raffle ticket quantities.
  5. Order! Don’t forget we offer a 10% non-profit discount, and we’ll custom print and ship in 3 business days or less.