I reside in United Arab Emirates and here they have a raffle draw scheme called Mahzooz, in which if we purchase a bottle of water, we get to enter a a draw for which we have to select a few numbers. If we get theŇ• numbers right, we can win a huge sum of money. Many of our shia brothers say that it is not haram since this isn’t gambling and we are buying a bottle of water. The company claims to donate that money collected from buying the bottle in Africa. Please let me know if this is halal since my husband also occasionally buys the bottle in the hope that we might get the winning prize.

Yes, it is permissible.