With the help of the Chattanooga Times, Engel once raffled off a house to a lucky ticket holder.
Every morning some new object was on view in the lobby to be raffled that evening.
"I raffled that bed off," he continued, low and reminiscently.
The duchess of Snarleyow is dressing a doll that is to be named by Senator Defew and raffled at five dollars a guess.
But Mrs. Church made Alanna very unhappy about the raffled desk.
Great was the excitement every evening when I raffled old tins and bottles.
Everything, from motor-cars to potatoes, was auctioned and raffled.
“Wee drappies” grew so wee as to be almost invisible, and when a case of whisky was raffled for it fetched 107, 10s.
He sent her a statuette to be raffled off for his aunt's Chinese paintings.
Grosvenor square centre house valued at 10,000, was raffled for and won by Mrs. Hunt, a grocer's wife in Piccadilly.
late 14c., "dice game," from Old French rafle "dice game," also "plundering," perhaps from a Germanic source (cf. Middle Dutch raffel "dice game," Old Frisian hreppa "to move," Old Norse hreppa "to reach, get," Swedish rafs "rubbish," Old High German raspon "to scrape together, snatch up in haste," German raffen "to snatch away, sweep off"), from Proto-Germanic *khrap- "to pluck out, snatch off." The notion would be "to sweep up (the stakes), to snatch (the winnings)." Dietz connects the French word with the Germanic root, but OED is against this. Meaning "sale of chances" first recorded 1766.
"dispose of by raffle," 1851, from raffle (n.). Related: Raffled; raffling.