Register a society for lotteries

If you are a member of a non-commercial society that holds lotteries, you will need to register with us.

A lottery is defined as being a arrangement which involves the following:

This includes raffles where the tickets are sold in advance of the draw.

Only societies established for the following reasons can register for lotteries for:

To apply, please download the lottery registration form and return it to us completed with a payment of £40.

Once we have received and checked your application, we will notify the Gambling Commission.

We will also send you a lottery returns form, a guidance document and receipt for the fee. You must submit a return form no later than one month after each lottery you hold.

These types of lotteries do not need to be registered with us:

There is further information on the types of lotteries covered in our lottery registration guidance leaflet.

If you want the registration to continue after the first year you will need to pay an annual fee of £20.  We will send you an invoice two months before payment is due.

Laws and regulation

You are required to register under the Gambling Act 2005.  You can download a copy of the lottery regulations.