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".
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 Lucky Envelopes are not permitted to operate in the ACT.