Lottery Licence

Everyone loves playing the lottery. Those 6 lucky numbers could be the difference between mundane and multimillionaire. But to organise a lottery or community raffle, you will need a licence.

LICENCE Name

Lottery Licence

AUTHORITY

Local Council

TIME TO GET LICENCED 4 weeks
COST £40
VALID FOR 1 year
ELIGIBILITY 18+ years
STEPS TO GET LICENSED
1

Application for Lottery Licence

Applications to be made via local council
2

After promoting a lottery, you must return details of that lottery to the local authority within three months of the date of the draw (or last draw). The details required include:

the proceeds of the lottery
the amounts deducted in respect of the provision of prizes
the amounts deducted in respect of other costs incurred in organising the lottery
any amount applied to a purpose for which the promoting society is conducted
details of any expenses that were paid for other than by deduction from the proceeds.
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What is a Lottery Licence?

If you plan to conduct small lotteries or raffles for the reason of raising money for charity, sports and other similar purposes, for non-personal or non-commercial reasons, you will need a lottery licence.

Lottery licences are only valid for small lotteries or raffles that are not for personal or commercial gain. The types of organisations eligible for a lottery licence include, charities, organisations that support athletic sports and cultural activities.

How to apply for a Lottery Licence

Lottery Licence applications must be made via your local council. You can find the contact details for your local council at the Official UK Government Website.

FAQs

The maximum proceeds from any one lottery is £20,000
If the maximum proceeds from any one lottery exceeds £20,000 you must then be registered with the Gambling Commission.
A lottery licence lasts up to 12 months and must be renewed at least 2 months before expiry date to continue using licence.
Any person can be sold a lottery or raffle ticket ensuring that person is over the age of 16 years old.
At least 20% of the proceeds of every lottery or raffle ticket must be used for a purpose for which the promoting society is established and conducted.
A lottery or raffle ticket must be sold for no more than £2 each.