As used in this chapter:
   I. “Raffle” means a lottery in which each participant buys a ticket for an article or articles put up as a prize with the winner being determined by a random drawing.
   II. “Charitable organization” means the following:
      (a) Any person or entity that is determined by the Internal Revenue Service to be a tax exempt organization pursuant to section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, as that section now exists or may hereafter be amended; or
      (b) Any other person or entity that is or holds itself out to be established, in whole or in part, for any benevolent, philanthropic, patriotic, educational, humane, scientific, public health, environmental conservation, civic, social, sporting, recreational, or other charitable purpose which has been in existence for at least 2 years, or political committee or political party which has been in existence for at least 2 years, or any person who in any manner employs a charitable appeal as the basis of any solicitation or an appeal that suggests that there is a charitable purpose to any solicitation. “Charitable organization” is not limited to those organizations to which contributions are tax deductible under section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.
   III. “50/50 raffle” means a raffle conducted by a charitable organization whereby moneys collected by sale of raffle tickets are split evenly between the prize winner or winners and the charitable organization after the raffle drawing.