They have been living in a rented house for over a decade, avoiding mortgages. They have come across a charity that donates to a cancer fund. The charity is doing a prize draw where the first prize is a house (which is why this family is interested).
In this prize draw you can either pay for multiple entries, or get a free entry through post . The money they collect will go to the cancer trust after costing the prizes. Free entries will have an equal chance of winning as a paid entry.
The question is, would entering the prize draw be a Halal thing to do?
Yes because if as you said, someone got the choice between a free entry and paying. Then who ever chose to pay for the entry, it would be their responsibility not yours.
Again, this is valid if the scenario is as you have described.
The same can apply to some of the draws offered by tv channels, where you can either pay and send a text or chose to register your entry by post or something for free.
Of course in all the above, the prize must be halal in itself.
I understand the post is quite old but i would appreciate if you can clarify one more thing regarding this.
If free entry and paid entey both carry equal chances then if the person who decides to pay for it, is it not permissible/haram for them??
Inunder free entry would be ideal way and is halal but my question is about paid entry in a competition where there still is an option of free entry
I would really appreciate it if you can answer this query.