I have looked in the Texas Grand Lodge Law book but cant find anything related to raffles put on by a local lodge. We are getting ready to have a Raffle and one of the items is going to be a Rifle by Savage in the caliber the winner chooses. The easiest way to do this is give them a certificate and let them go pick it up. The dealer we are using is good with this but our WM seems to recall that we must have the prize actually in hand before selling any tickets. Does anyone know were in the law book it mentions this so we can get on with the raffle as soon as possible. I told him the certificate should be suitable for representation of the prize since we would have already taken care of all moneys and all they would have to do is decide the caliber and go pick it up. Thank You in advance Brothers.