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Lottery submissions

A lottery submission must be made for each lottery operating under a licence from the Gambling Commission.

In the case of society lotteries, each lottery submission must detail:

  • total proceeds
  • amount applied directly to the society’s purposes
  • amount distributed between expenses and prizes (including amount deducted for rollovers). 

In the case of local authority lotteries, each lottery submission must detail:

  • total proceeds
  • amount applied directly to purposes for which the licensing authority has power to incur expenditure
  • amount distributed between expenses and prizes (including amount deducted for rollovers). 

Detailed information about the responsibilities of lottery operators, including lottery submissions, can be found in the Licence conditions and codes of practice. 

When are lottery submissions due?

Lottery submissions must be received by us within three months of the date of the lottery draw. In the case of an 'instant' (scratchcard) lottery, this should be within three months of the last date on which tickets in the lottery were put on sale. 

How do I make a lottery submission?

Lottery submissions should be completed through eServices. Guidance on how to complete your lottery submission is available throughout the online system. 

How do I make a correction to my online lottery submission?

If you have completed a lottery submission through eServices and wish to make a correction, you can do so, within the 24 hours following submission.

 If you wish to make a correction more than 24 hours after making a submission, you should send details of the changes to: licensing@gamblingcommission.gov.uk