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Guidance

LCCP Information requirements

Guidance for licence holders on the information requirements in the LCCP

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  2. 15 - LCCP notifications (society and local authority lotteries)

15 - LCCP notifications (society and local authority lotteries)

This section provides guidance to holders of lottery operating licences on telling us about the rules of lotteries they promote (and any amendments to these) and on how to submit audited accounts.

Licence condition 11.1.1

Lotteries – societies and local authorities

All lottery operating licences issued to non-commercial societies or local authorities

Para 11: Licensees must lodge with the Commission a description of, and a copy of the rules of, any lottery intended to be promoted in reliance on this licence, and any amendment to the rules of a lottery previously notified to the Commission, at least 28 days before any tickets in such lottery, or amended lottery, are put on sale.

Para 17: For any calendar year in which the cumulative proceeds of lotteries promoted in reliance on this licence exceed £1,000,000 the licensee must provide the Commission with written confirmation from a qualifying auditor confirming that the proceeds of those lotteries have been fully accounted for in their annual audited accounts. Such confirmation must be provided within ten months of the date to which the accounts are made up.

Lottery descriptions, rules and amendments

Before promoting a lottery, your company must send us a description of the lottery it intends to promote. You must also send us a copy of the rules that the lottery will apply.

Usually your company will have submitted this information with its original application for a licence but, if your company did not do this or if you if it has previously told us about a lottery, but changed the rules, you must send us a copy of the revised rules (referencing the lottery to which they apply).

In both cases, you must send us this information at least 28 days before any tickets in the lottery, or the amended lottery, are put on sale.

When reporting this information to us, you must include the following information:

  • Name of the lottery.

  • Name of any External Lottery Manager involved.

  • The frequency of the draw (if changed, in the case of amendments).

  • The prize structure (including the total expected proceeds and prizes) (if changed, in the case of amendments).

  • A copy of the rules (if changed, a copy of the new rules).

This information is to be reported to us via the LCCP notifications part of the eServices digital service (opens in a new tab) on our website. You must select the following type when entering this LCCP notification on eServices:

LCCP Notification: Lottery rules and amendments

You must upload a copy of the rules to be used for the lottery which you are telling us about.

Audited accounts

If, in any year, the cumulative proceeds of lotteries promoted by your company are more than £1 million, you must send us written confirmation that the proceeds of those lotteries have been fully accounted for in the company’s annual audited accounts.

This confirmation must be provided by a qualified auditor.

A qualified auditor is a statutory auditor who is approved to carry out the audit of annual financial accounts or consolidated accounts. The Register of Statutory Auditors (opens in a new tab) contains information on Statutory Auditors and Audit Firms in the U.K.

You must do this within 10 months of the date to which the annual accounts are made up.

This information is to be reported to us via the LCCP notifications part of the eServices digital service (opens in a new tab) on our website. You must select the following type when entering this LCCP notification on eServices:

LCCP Notification: Lottery audit confirmation

You must upload a copy of the written confirmation from the qualified auditor.

These reporting requirements apply to all holders of lottery operating licences issued to non-commercial societies or local authorities.

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