Jun 27, 2016 8:29 AM

Nonprofit that sold raffle tickets wasn't registered charity

CONCORD (AP) — The New Hampshire attorney general's office is reminding consumers that nonprofit charitable groups have to register with the state, after getting complaints about a group selling raffle tickets.

The Charitable Trust Unit says people bought tickets from a nonprofit called Smile God Loves U Foundation, which said it was helping people get treatment for heroin addiction. It wasn't registered.

It sold tickets to benefit a substance abuse treatment center. A $50 ticket offered a chance to win two snowmobiles with a trailer or $12,500.

There was no drawing. The attorney general's office suggests that ticket buyers contact the organization for a refund.

The group, shown as dissolved on the Secretary of State's website, is listed in Hopkinton with a contact of William Morello. A phone number was disconnected.

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