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Lotteries Act, 1997 (Act No. 57 of 1997)

Part II : Other Lotteries

Chapter 2 : Society lotteries

38. Society lottery

 

 

A society lottery shall not be unlawful if-

a) it is conducted only in the Republic;
b) the society for whose benefit the lottery is run or to be run, is authorised to collect contributions from the public in terms of the provisions of the Fund-raising Act, 1978 (Act No. 107 of 1978);
c) the society lottery is conducted in accordance with a scheme approved by that society and the board;
d) that society is registered with the board in terms of section 41;
e) the total value of the tickets or chances sold or to be sold and the total or individual value of the prizes in the lottery does not exceed the prescribed amounts;
f) the total proceeds of the society lottery, after deducting sums lawfully appropriated on account of expenses, including the expenses in respect of an audit contemplated in section 46, or for the provision of prizes, not exceeding the prescribed amount or percentage, are applied solely to-
i) recognised charitable purposes in respect of which that society is authorised to collect contributions in terms of the Fund-raising Act, 1978;
ii) participation in or support of sport or cultural activities in respect of which that society is authorised to collect contributions in terms of the Fund-raising Act, 1978; or
iii) other purposes which the board approves and which are not purposes of private gain nor purposes of any commercial undertaking;
g) the society lottery is conducted strictly in accordance with the rules referred to in section 53;
h) the society lottery is conducted for members of a society established and conducted for purposes not connected with lotteries, gambling or betting;
i) tickets for the society lottery are not advertised, marketed, promoted or sold other than in the prescribed area; and
j) the lottery is not advertised, marketed or promoted jointly with another society lottery and the funds for prizes are not combined with those of another society lottery.