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Raising money for good causes

It is not the intention to allow society or local authority lotteries to be promoted for private or commercial gain although it is accepted that an ELM is a commercial business that usually exists to produce a commercial profit.

Each society or local authority lottery must return a minimum of 20% of the proceeds to the purposes of the society or local authority (the good cause).

They must provide consumers with information about the proportion of lottery proceeds (ticket sales) returned to good causes or for local authority expenditure, in a calendar year.

The fact that a society or local authority may employ a licensed ELM to manage all or part of its lottery does not absolve the society or local authority from its responsibility for ensuring that the lottery is conducted in such a way as to ensure that it is lawful and fully compliant with the Gambling Act 2005 (opens in a new tab), related regulations and all licence conditions and codes of practice.

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