What is the difference between Tombola and Raffle?

The difference between tombola and raffle

is that “tombola” is a lottery in which winning tickets are drawn from a revolving drum and “raffle” is a drawing, often held as a fundraiser, in which tickets or chances are sold to win a prize.

tombola

raffle

Noun

  • A lottery in which winning tickets are drawn from a revolving drum.

Exemple

  • He had been given no choice in the matter of sharing rooms. Gary and he were drawn out of the tombola together, so together they were.

Noun

  • A drawing, often held as a fundraiser, in which tickets or chances are sold to win a prize.
  • (obsolete) A game of dice in which the player who throws three of the same number wins all the stakes.

Examples

  • He entered a raffle to win a lifetime supply of toothpaste, but he did not win.

Verb

  • (transitive) To award something by means of a raffle or random drawing, often used with off.
  • (intransitive) To participate in a raffle.

Examples

  • They raffled off four gift baskets.
  • to raffle for a watch