Small society lotteries

Society lotteries (also known as raffles) are promoted for the benefit of a non-commercial society. A society is non-commercial if it is established and conducted:

  • for charitable purposes
  • for the purpose of enabling participation in, or of supporting, sport, athletics or a cultural activity
  • for any other purpose other than that of private gain

A large society lottery:

  • has proceeds that exceed £20,000 for a single draw
  • has aggregate proceeds from lotteries in excess of £250,000 in any one year

A small society lottery:

  • does not have proceeds that exceed £20,000 for a single draw
  • does not have aggregate proceeds from lotteries in excess of £250,000 in any one year

More information regarding society lotteriesĀ is available from the Gambling Commission.