Small society lottery

  1. Summary

    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.

  2. Fees


  3. Application and guidance notes

    Read the small society lottery guidance

    Apply for a small society lottery

    Make a return relating to a small society lottery

  4. Processing and timescales

    10 working days

  5. Legislation

    For more detail on this topic you can visit the Gambling Commission guidance page

  6. Validity and renewals

    We will send invoice for the annual fee of £20 to the correspondence address we hold.

  7. Register

    View the Gambling Licensing Public Register (external website)

  8. Complaints

    Please contact Premise Licensing in the first instance.

  9. Contact us

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