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The Betting and Lotteries (Northern Ireland) Order 1994

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Rules for societies' lotteries

7.  In Article 137 of the principal Order (rules for societies' lotteries)—

(a)in paragraph (3) (information to be given on every ticket and every notice or advertisement of the lottery) for the words from “and every notice” to “published” there shall be substituted “distributed or sold”;

(b)for paragraph (4) there shall be substituted—

(4) The Department may, by order subject to affirmative resolution, specify—

(a)the maximum number of lotteries that may be promoted on behalf of the same society in any year; and

(b)the minimum number of days that must elapse between the dates of any 2 lotteries promoted on behalf of the same society.;

(c)in paragraph (6) (the price of every ticket or chance in a lottery to be the same and to be stated on any ticket) after “any ticket” there shall be inserted “distributed or sold”;

(d)in paragraph (11) for the words from “10 per cent.” onwards there shall be substituted “in amount or value £25,000 or 10 per cent. of the proceeds of the lottery (whichever is greater)”;

(e)in paragraph (13) the words “be less than 30 per cent. nor” shall be omitted;

(f)after paragraph (15) there shall be inserted—

(15A) For the purposes of paragraph (14), the amount of any expenses that are met—

(a)by the society on whose behalf the lottery is promoted, or

(b)by any beneficiary of the lottery,

shall be treated as having been appropriated on account of expenses from the proceeds of the lottery.

(15B) In paragraph (15A) “beneficiary of the lottery” means a person (other than the society on whose behalf the lottery is promoted) to whom or for whose benefit any of the proceeds of the lottery, other than amounts appropriated in respect of expenses or prizes, are lawfully paid or applied.

(15C) The amount of the proceeds of a lottery appropriated for the provision of prizes and the amount of those proceeds appropriated on account of expenses (exclusive of prizes) shall not exceed in aggregate such percentage of the whole proceeds of the lottery as the Department may specify, by order subject to affirmative resolution..

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