A small society lottery is promoted on behalf of a non-commercial society for:
a) charitable purposes;
b) the purpose of enabling participating or supporting sport, athletics or cultural activity;
c) any other non-commercial purpose other than private gain.
The total value of tickets for sale in a single lottery cannot exceed £20,000 and the aggregate value of tickets on sale in a calendar year cannot exceed £250,000. Anything above would be a large society lottery and a licence would be required from the Gambling Commission.
The society must be registered with the local authority where they are based. A statement of return must be submitted within three months of any draw taking place.
Application and guidance notes
Processing and timescales
10 working days
For more detail on this topic you can visit the Gambling Commission guidance page
Validity and renewalsWe will send invoice for the annual fee of £20 to the correspondence address we hold.
Please contact Premise Licensing in the first instance.