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A game of chance in which the participants buy numbered tickets and the prizes are distributed by drawing lots. Under the Lotteries and Amusements Act 1976, lotteries are usually illegal (see also gaming) unless they are:(1) on behalf of registered charities or sports;(2) restricted to members of a private club;(3) local lotteries, promoted in accordance with schemes approved by local authorities and registered with the Gaming Board;(4) small lotteries that take place as part of an entertainment (e.g. in a bazaar or at a dance).The National Lottery was established by statute (the National Lottery Act 1993).

(1) on behalf of registered charities or sports;

(2) restricted to members of a private club;

(3) local lotteries, promoted in accordance with schemes approved by local authorities and registered with the Gaming Board;

(4) small lotteries that take place as part of an entertainment (e.g. in a bazaar or at a dance).

Subjects: Law — Economic History.


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