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Are there any limits on society lotteries?

Yes. The Act sets out a number of important restrictions which are listed below.

  • at least 20% of the lottery proceeds must be used for the purposes for which the society has been set up.
  • no single prize may be worth more than £25,000.
  • there is a top limit of £20,000 on ticket sales.
  • 'rollovers' are only permitted where every lottery affected is also a small society lottery promoted by the same society.
  • every ticket in the lottery must cost the same and the society must take payment for the ticket fee before entry to the draw is allowed.