Meaning of society and local authority lotteries
Society lotteries are lotteries promoted for the benefit of a non-commercial society. Such societies are organisations that have distinct aims and objectives and meet the definition of a non-commercial society set out in the Act.
A society is non-commercial if it is established and conducted:
- for charitable purposes
- for the purpose of enabling participation in, or of supporting, sport, athletics or a cultural activity
- for any other non-commercial purpose other than that of private gain.
Local authority lotteries
Local authority lotteries are lotteries promoted by local authorities themselves. These differ from society lotteries registered with a licensing authority. Authorities may use the net proceeds of such lotteries for any purpose for which they have power to incur expenditure.Previous page
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Last updated: 23 February 2021
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