Small Society Lotteries
Who needs a small society lottery licence?
Societies which run small lotteries (those in which no more than £20,000 worth of tickets are put on sale, and where the society's total proceeds from lotteries are not more than £250,000 a year) are required to register with their local authority.
If you put more than £20,000 worth of tickets on sale, or the society's total proceeds from lotteries are more than £250,000 a year, you need to apply for an operating licence from the Gambling Commission.
Registration costs £40 and lasts for 12 months. It costs £20 to renew your licence online for another 12 months. If you don't renew your licence before an existing licence expires, you'll have to make a new application and pay the full £40 fee.