Licence - lottery
A licence is required from Maidstone council to conduct small
lotteries, raffles and so on by societies raising money for
charity, sports and other similar purposes, for non-personal or
The society on whose behalf the lottery is being promoted must
be registered with the local authority, if their head office is
within the local authority's boundaries.
- Eligible organisations include:
- organisations in or to support athletic sports or games
- organisations in or to support cultural activities
These must not be for personal or commercial gain.
The total amount of chances sold should not exceed £20,000 for
any one lottery or the total of all lotteries sold should not
exceed £250,000 in a calendar year.
If a society wishes to run lotteries which exceed these amounts
they must register with the Gaming Board and must promote
all further lotteries (of whatever size) held in that or the three
following calendar years under the Board's registration, and will
not be able to change to a local authority registration during that
For more information or to apply for a licence
call our licensing department on 01622 602000.
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