You need to register if you are a non-commercial society wanting to sell lottery or raffle tickets in advance of the date on which a draw will take place.
You must register with the local authority in the area where your principal office of the society is located.
A lottery is a game of chance which people pay to take part in to win prizes which are allocated by chance, including includes raffles and sweepstakes. For more information, view the Gambling Commission guide to running a lottery
A society is non-commercial if it is for:
A society must not be established for the sole purpose of facilitating lotteries. Visit the Gambling Commission website for information about society lotteries.
For details on the rules and regulations for lotteries, download the document below.
A small society lottery:
You can download the Gambling Commission's advice on society lotteries below.
In certain circumstances, you will not be required to register. These include:
You can download the Gambling Commission's advice on small lotteries below.
To register a small society lottery, download the application form below.
You will need to provide us with:
The society's terms and conditions or constitution are to establish that it is a non-commercial society.
The initial registration fee is £40.
The annual fee is £20.
A small society lottery registration lasts indefinitely unless:
We will send a reminder letter to you before your annual fee due date, detailing how to make payment.
You can pay your annual fee up to two months in advance. Failure to pay the annual fee on time will result in cancellation of the registration.
If you would like to pay your Lottery Annual Fee online, use the form below. You will need to have your annual fee letter to hand.
Within three months of the draw taking place, you need to send a Lottery Return Form to us.
This form needs to be signed by two appointed members of the society.
This form will be supplied with your registration. It can also be downloaded below.
We maintain a public register of all small society lottery registrations, which you can view using the link below.
You can contact us to ask a question about small society lotteries.
Phone: 023 8028 5505
New Forest District Council