The Gambling Act 2005 controls the conduct of small lotteries, raffles etc. by societies raising money for charitable, sports and other similar purposes, otherwise than for personal gain.
Please refer to The Gambling Commission for further clarification on the different types of lotteries, the licensing and registration of lotteries, and exempt lotteries. Please see the link at the right of this page for The Gambling Commission. The licensing authority licenses small society lotteries only.