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Prizes and lotteries

What is a lottery?

Not to be confused with the National Lottery, a lottery is the distribution of prizes by chance where the person taking part makes a payment or consideration in return for obtaining a prize.

The council is responsible for keeping a register for organisations that conduct small lotteries for charitable or educational purposes. Activities like domino cards, tombolas and raffles usually need registration unless they are conducted as incidental to an exempt entertainment. Like a raffle at a fete, or dinner or similar.

Registration can be granted after an applicant has satisfied certain criteria eg. they have no convictions for fraud, deception or other money matters.

The registration fee is £40 with an annual renewal fee of £20. There are currently over 100 organisations in South Tyneside registered to conduct small lotteries.

Application for a lottery licence

To apply for a lottery licence you must complete both forms.

Application for registration of non-commercial society lottery51.5KB

Promoter application86.5KB



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