Unfortunately, due to lack of support this year, the Hulse hall Committee have had to make the decision to reduce the prize money each month to 2 prizes, £40 and £20. This is having to be done to prevent the lottery running at a loss, which we are not allowed to do under the Rules of the Gambling Act 2005 which regulates society lotteries.
“The purpose of permitted lotteries as set out in the Act is so that societies can raise money for causes that are non-commercial and therefore the Act requires that a minimum of the money raised by the lottery is channelled to the goals of the Society that promoted the lottery. If a small society lottery breaches these limits, it will be in breach of the Act and will be liable to prosecution”.
We apologise to everyone who has signed up for the lottery this year and thank them for their support.
Trudi Broughton, Secretary of Hulse Hall Committee