The NLC regulates the National Lottery, other lotteries and Sports Pools.
Competition organisers are encouraged to abide by the law and register their activities with the NLC.
The Lotteries Act defines a lottery as “any game, scheme, arrangement, system, plan, promotional competition or device for distributing prizes by lot or chance and any game, scheme, arrangement, system, plan, competition, or device which the Minister (of Trade and Industry) may by notice in the Gazette declare to be a lottery”.
A private lottery is distinguished by the following:
Private lotteries are essentially self-regulated. Organisers do not need to register with the National Lotteries Commission or report to the commission. But they do need to observe the following provisions.