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Lottery submissions guidance

Guidance for information collected in the Lottery Submissions service.

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If you misrepresent or fail to reveal information that you are asked to provide, unless you have a reasonable excuse, you will have committed an offence under section 342 of the Gambling Act 2005 (opens in new tab). Anyone who provides information of a false or misleading nature risks prosecution.

Operators of non-commercial society lotteries and local authority lotteries must submit information to us about each lottery they have conducted.

These guidance notes explain what details are to be submitted to us and when.

We use the data provided to:

  • ensure lotteries are conducted in accordance our licence conditions
  • to provide us with vital information to ensure we regulate effectively
  • to publish bi-annual industry statistics.

The requirement to provide a regulatory return is contained within Licence condition 11.1.1 of our Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (LCCP).

These reporting requirements apply to all holders of lottery operating and external lottery manager licences issued to non-commercial societies or local authorities.


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