Lucky Envelope Raffles
A Lucky Envelope raffle is conducted for the purpose of fundraising for non-for-profit or charitable organisations. The use of Lucky Envelopes to determine a lottery is restricted to lotteries where the maximum gross proceeds are less than or equal to $5,000.
Lucky envelopes usually contain a hidden symbol or symbols which can be exposed by removing or scratching a covering of paper. The combination of symbols revealed determines whether a ticket is a prize-winning ticket or not. They are sometimes known as "break-open tickets", "bingo tickets" or "pull-tabs".
Most Lucky Envelope Raffles must be approved by the Commission prior to conducting the raffle.
The use of a vending machine to dispense Lucky Envelope Raffle tickets must be approved by the Commission. Approval will only be forthcoming if the vending machine is proposed to be installed within a gaming area approved under a gaming law (such as within an area approved for the operation of gaming machines).
Electronic vending machines that distribute electronic Luck Envelopes are not permitted to operate in the ACT.
Payment must accompany your application and may be made by cash, Visa or Mastercard, cheque or money order.
Application for Lucky Envelope Raffle
|Prize Value in the ACT||Fee|
|Less than or equal to $500*||Nil|
*For raffles where the total prize value is $500 or less the Commission requires a permit number to be issued. No fee is required with the application.
|Greater than $500 and less than or equal to $1,000||$62|
|Greater than $1,000 and less than or equal to $2,500||$119|
|Greater than $2,500 and less than or equal to $5,000||$179|
|Greater than $5,000 and less than or equal to $10,000||$257|
|Greater than $10,000 and less than or equal to $50,000||$497|
|Greater than $50,000||$711|
|If an application is withdrawn prior to commencement of its assessment.||Original fee refunded less $52|
|If an application is withdrawn or rejected following the commencement of its assessment.||Fee not refundable|
|Fee payable by the permit holder for a variation* to an approved lottery.||$52|
|*A "lottery variation" form needs to be completed and submitted with the amendment fee prior to any changes being approved|
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