Also known as draws or raffles, a lottery is often a good way to raise funds for charitable purposes although there are many restrictions covering these activities. Broadly, any distribution of prizes where the participants provide money to obtain the chance to win a prize where no degree of skill or judgement has to be demonstrated is a lottery. No lottery may be conducted for private gain. Apart from the National Lottery, there are only four types of lottery which are legal.
- Incidental Non-Commercial Lottery
- Private Lotteries
- Customer Lotteries
- Small Society Lotteries
Details of Lottery Returns must be submitted no later than three months beginning with the day on which the draw (or the last draw) in the lottery took place.
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