Before organising a raffle, please make sure that you read our legal factsheet as there are very strict and complex laws relating to raffles and lotteries, and the information in the factsheet will help you ensure that you're doing things properly.

Your local community is likely to be the most generous when you are looking for raffle prizes.  Contact all your local businesses, theatres and cinemas to ask for donations or walk round in person to ask shops if they would like to donate in support of a local event. 

Raffles can be held in your workplace or local club or within a group of friends or family with no problems. Likewise, you are complying with the law if the sale of tickets and the draw are carried out on the same day and at the same venue as part of an event (eg a pub quiz or fete). If you are holding a lottery or raffle under any other circumstances, such as selling tickets in advance or at a different venue, please contact us for advice by emailing [email protected]