Small society lotteries
Society lotteries are lotteries promoted for the benefit of a non-commercial society (for example, if it is established and conducted for charitable purposes).
If you want to run a small lottery, such as a raffle, and your principal office is in the district, you will need to register it first with us.
To apply, you will also need to:
- pay a £40 application fee (and £20 every year to maintain the registration)
- read our guidance notes on small society lotteries (pdf 206KB)
The total value of tickets for sale for a single lottery can't exceed £20,000. The annual value of tickets for all lotteries per calendar year must not exceed £250,000.
If you plan to exceed either of these values, you must be licensed with the Gambling Commission.
- Notify us of a change of promoter for a small society lottery (pdf 32 KB)
- Small society lottery return (pdf 99KB)