Gaming and Lotteries Act, 1956

Lottery licence.

28.—(1) The District Court may grant a licence for the promotion, during such period, not exceeding one year, as shall be specified in the licence, of periodical lotteries in accordance with this section.

(2) Each series of lotteries shall comply with the following conditions:—

(a) it shall be for some charitable or philanthropic purpose or purposes;

(b) the licensee shall derive no personal profit from it;

(c) the total value of the prizes on any occasion shall be not more than five hundred pounds, and, if more than one lottery is held in any week, the total value of the prizes for the week shall be not more than five hundred pounds;

(d) the value of each prize shall be stated on every ticket or coupon;

(e) not more than forty per cent. of the gross proceeds shall be utilised for the expenses of promotion, including commission, and any free entry for the lottery shall be deemed to be a payment of commission to the extent of its value.