Torbay Council

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Licence - Lottery

Also known as draws or raffles, a lottery is often a good way to raise funds for charities or for the supporting of, sport, athletics and cultural activities or for any other non-commercial purpose other than that of private gain.  
Apart from the National Lottery, there are only four types of lottery which are legal.
The following types of lotteries do not need a permit.
The following type of lottery needs a permit before they can be held.
New permits cost £40 and last 12 months from the date of issue. Permits can be renewed for £20.
The total value of tickets for sale for single lottery cannot exceed £20,000. The annual value of tickets for all lotteries per calendar year must not exceed £250,000.
If you plan to exceed either of these values, you must be licensed with the Gambling Commission opens in a new window.


You must register your small society lottery with the council.  Fees can be paid as part of your online application or you can send a cheque made payable to Torbay Council. Please write details of your application on the reverse of the cheque.

Apply - Lottery Licence (printable)


Every society must submit a returns form following each draw. The return must be submitted no later than 3 months from the date the last draw that took place.

Notify - Lottery Return (printable)

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