Society lotteries are competitions organised to raise funds from the public for various non-profit organisations.
The Lotteries Act describes a society lottery as a lottery run by “any club, institution, organisation or association of persons, and any separate branch or section of such a club, institution, organisation or association”.
The requirements for the lawful operation of society lotteries are more stringent than those for private lotteries and lotteries incidental to entertainment and include registration with the National Lotteries Commission. This is because society lotteries are marketed to the general public and involve larger sums of money.
Any society wishing to organise a lottery must register with the NLC before any tickets are sold or chances offered.
See running a society lottery for details.