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Fundraising and lotteries

Information and guides on ensuring lotteries, raffles, prize competitions and free draws are run legally.

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Are you a charity or other good cause?  

 Are you looking to run a raffle or a lottery and sell tickets to the general public or tickets online?

To run lotteries or raffles that will have ticket sales of more than £20,000 each, or £250,000 in a calendar year, you’ll need to apply for a licence from us. 

If your lottery or raffle is smaller than this, you can register with your local authority.

The type of licence you need depends on the type of lottery you want to run and whether or not it is held online, which includes lotteries on social media.

Find out more about lottery licences (opens in a new tab)

Report a scam

There are many types of scams that you may encounter whilst gambling.

Before you begin to gamble, make yourself aware of the potential for scams and what they may look like.

If you think you have found a scam, or have been a victim of one, then you can report it.

Report a scam
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