Small Society Lotteries

The Gambling Act 2005 authorises the conduct of small society lotteries by societies established for permitted purposes.

Societies must be established for:

  • charitable purposes;
  • to enable support or participation in sports;
  • cultural activities for any other non-commercial purpose other than that of private gain.

The proceeds of any lottery must be devoted to these permitted purposes. 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. Further information and application forms are available from the right of the page.