Lotteries that exceed the small society lottery limit

If a society lottery has proceeds which exceed £20,000 for a single draw or aggregated proceeds exceed £250,000 in a calendar year then the organiser will need to apply for a licence from the Gambling Commission. 

Societies may employ an external lottery manager (ELM) to run all or part of their lottery. ELMs must also be licensed by the Gambling Commission. 

More information

Visit the Gambling Commission’s website for advice on organising and running a lottery