Hartlepool Borough Council


Small Society Lotteries

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Small Society lotteries are lotteries promoted for the benefit of a non-commercial society.  A society is non-commercial if it is established and conducted:

  • for charitable purposes;
  • for the purpose of enabling participation in, or of supporting, sport, athletics or a cultural activity; or
  • for any other non-commercial purpose other than that of private gain.

The total value of tickets to be put on sale per single lottery must be £20,000 or less, or the aggregate value of tickets to be put on sale for all lotteries in a calendar year must not exceed £250,000.

A Society must apply a minimum of 20% of the gross proceeds of each lottery directly to the purpose of the society.

Up to a maximum of 80% of the gross proceeds of each lottery may be divided between prizes and the expenses of the lottery.

Each ticket sold must: -

  • Include the name of the promoting society
  • State the price of the ticket
  • State the name and address of promoter
  • Include the date of the draw or a way of calculating the date of the draw
  • Be of the same value


Exempt Lotteries

Exempt lotteries include:


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