Apply for a (non-commercial) lotteries and amusements licence
A Small Society Lottery Registration is required by any society organising a lottery where tickets are sold in advance in the run up to the draw date.
If ticket sales are likely to exceed £20,000 for any single lottery, or a total of £250,000 in a calendar year, the society must apply for a licence from the Gambling Commission instead.
Simple raffles involving books of cloakroom tickets sold on the day and drawn on the day do not need to be registered.
Alternatively, download a Small Society Lottery Registration Application Form (PDF)
The registration fee is £40 and it must be renewed every year. The annual renewal fee is £20.