Let’s say there is a raffle. 200 people buy a raffle ticket for $1 each.
Let’s say right before the end of a raffle you find out that 200 people bought a raffle ticket for $1 each. What if you bought 200 tickets right on the spot? That would put 400 tickets in the raffle, with 200 in your hand. You’d have a 50/50 chance of doubling your money.
But then what if the raffle auction decided that half of the proceeds go to charity, then the $400 prize drops down to $200. You have 200 tickets. Other people have 200 tickets. Now you only have a 50/50 chance of winning your money back. That’s rather silly.
Looks like raffles are fun to participate in when you just buy a couple tickets for the fun chance of getting the huge multiplier prize.
(these were just some thoughts I was having at a recent raffle auction)