Small Society Lotteries
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 include:
- incidental non-commercial lotteries - commonly held at charity fund raising events;
- private society lotteries - only members of the society and those on society premises can participate in the lottery;
- work lotteries - only people who work together on the same premises may participate;
- residents' lotteries - only people who live at the same premises may participate; and
- customer lotteries - only customers at the business premises may participate
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