Lottery licences

You need this licence if you wish to run a lottery competition.

You do not need a licence for:

  • small one-off events such as fetes or dinner dances, where a raffle is incidental to the main event taking place and the tickets are sold and drawn on the same day
  • not-for-profit private lotteries run by private societies, work places or residential premises

Permits last for up to one year and a fee is payable. All lottery licences expire on 31 December each year.

For failed applications or any other issues, contact the team.


Gambling Act 2005

licensing team
Licensing, Town Hall, Walliscote Grove Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1UJ

01934 426 800

Last reviewed: Monday 15 February 2016