Guide Guide to small society lotteries

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3. Exemptions

If all of the tickets are sold on the same day as the draw, this is know as an incidental lottery. You do not need to hold a Small Society Lottery Registration with us to hold and an incidental lottery.

You can only run an incidental lottery to raise money for charity, not for private gain. The types of events where an incidental lottery can be held are:

  • fetes
  • fairs
  • fundraising dinners
  • festivals

Find out more about the types of lottery you can run without a licence