Small society lotteries

Information about small society lotteries and your requirements to run one


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.

Apply to register a non-commercial small society lottery (pdf 345KB)

To apply, you will also need to:

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.

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