They say all you need is to just buy one ticket.
Well, I REALLY wanted to win a cue at BCAPL Nationals when I was there in July and here were my chances:
(yes, I bought more than one)
The raffle girls loved me! Usually players turn away when they approach them, I would instead almost flag them down. "Hey, I want to buy a ticket, come here!"
They would remember my name and say hello, too, because I would buy tickets from them more than once, lol.
But alas, I did NOT win a new cue! Dang it...