Legal requirements for raffle tickets and draw tickets
All tickets intended for sale to the general public in advance of a Draw must be registered with your local Council to comply with the law.
Please contact your local council for guidance on whether your Draw needs to be registered or not and if it should comply with The Lotteries & Amusements Act 1976 or the Gambling Act 2005. It is an offence to order, print or distribute tickets that do not comply.
The following is a brief guide to the information that is required on your ticket.
As stated above it is the responsibility of the Organisation running the Draw to ensure that they are registered with their Local Authority
If the Organisation running the Draw is a registered charity the registered number must be shown on the ticket.
The Promoters name and contact information must be shown on the ticket.
The Place, Date and Time of the Draw must be shown on the ticket.
The Counterfoil must contain contact information and a date for the return of unsold tickets.
The ticket price must be shown and all tickets for each Draw must be sold at the same price. It is illegal to offer tickets below the printed price. A book of tickets must be sold for the full value of the tickets it contains