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The legislation regarding lotteries is covered by the Gambling Act 2005.

There are several sorts of lotteries - but the one we are concerned with here is a Small Society Lottery.

To qualify it must be:

  • Promoted for a non-commercial society
  • Be a small society (the proceeds must be less than £20,000).

To promote a Small Society Lottery, the society must first register with us. There is a fee of £40 to register and an annual renewal fee of £20. You will be informed before the renewal date that the renewal fee is due.

After the completion of every lottery the society should send a completed form to us.

Here's a list of documents and forms that will be of assistance to societies wishing to promote fund raising lotteries:

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