commissioner will conduct the permanent fund dividend raffle not later than
January 31 each year. The department will provide public notice of the date,
time, and location of the drawing on the Alaska Online Public Notice System
44.62.175) at least 15 days before the
drawing is scheduled to occur.
The commissioner will appoint a certified public accountant to serve as the
auditor for the dividend raffle. The auditor shall witness the raffle drawing
and certify in writing, within a reasonable time after the raffle is completed,
the department's compliance with the procedures set out under this section. As
the witness to the raffle drawing, the auditor shall
(1) watch as printed tickets are placed in
the dividend raffle drawing container;
(2) accompany the printed tickets to the
location of the dividend raffle draw;
(3) watch the drawing occur; and
(4) accompany the printed tickets being
returned to the department.
After all appropriated donations are
deposited into the dividend raffle fund, at least two department employees
shall together generate a consecutively numbered table of dividend raffle
tickets, representing one ticket for each entry into the raffle. The table must
include the name of each entrant, a ticket number, and the permanent fund
dividend applicant locator number. The completed table must be used to print
dividend raffle tickets for each entry. A raffle ticket must contain on its
face the same information contained in the table. The auditor appointed under
this section shall inspect and compare the table with the printed tickets and
(1) the dividend raffle tickets
are numbered consecutively;
number of entries in the completed table is equal to the number of printed
(3) a random
comparison of information on a ticket and in the table corresponds.
(d) In the presence of the
auditor, the department employees who generated the table shall place the
printed raffle tickets into a container designated for the permanent fund
dividend raffle drawing. The auditor shall accompany the container to the
location of the dividend raffle drawing.
(e) At the time and location of the drawing,
the commissioner or a designee will announce to the public the amount of each
prize and make available the calculation for each amount. After sharing this
information, a person who is not an employee of the department or the auditor
appointed under this section may draw the winning raffle tickets. Tickets must
be shown to the raffle auditor before the names are read aloud.
After the winning tickets are drawn, the
container must be secured and returned to the department. Remaining tickets
must be stored and retained as a public record. Winning tickets must be stored
separately and also retained as a public record. Within a reasonable time after
the drawing occurs, the department will post on the department's website
(1) the amount of each prize and the
calculation for each amount;
the names on the winning tickets;
(3) the procedure followed under this
(4) the auditor's
certification of compliance with these procedures.
(g) The department will provide the prize
amount awarded to the winners of the raffle drawing within a reasonable time
after the drawing occurs.