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.

Apply for a Small Society Lottery Registration online

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.

How to pay

Pay for a Small Society Lottery Licence online

Last updated: 29 December 2015. Was this information helpful?

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