What Prizes Can/Can’t Be Given Away

Some things you may not be able to give as prizes:

– Smokes (MA, MI, VA)
– Gas (NJ, VA)
– Beer (many states)
– Milk (restricted in a number of states)
– iPad (formerly)
– Yankees tickets (because they may contain a no-transfer provision)
– Puppies (most states)

Some things you may be able to give as prizes:

AR-15 Assault Rifle
AK-47 Assault Rifle
AR-10 Assault Rifle (re: M&P®10 rifle that is based on the AR-10)
DDM4 Assault Rifle
– FN-15 Assault Rifle

I have not been able to confirm any sweepstakes giving away a “bump stock.”  But from recent published reports “bump stocks” are legal under current federal law, but not under a handful of state laws; so these can probably be given as prizes too.

Interestingly, there have been many calls to prohibit the giving away of goldfish as prizes:  http://bit.ly/2yL3bBh; http://bit.ly/2hPj8n4; http://bit.ly/2wzEU0l; http://bit.ly/2yKMKVC; http://bit.ly/2xlttZL; http://bit.ly/2xYFxlY; http://bit.ly/2kqtZ7L; http://bit.ly/2gfHDGu.


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