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    I'm 18 years old and want to make some money but don't want to get a job, i was thinking of doing a sort of raffle where i would approach people and ask for 1 pound to be assigned a number and then at the end of the day i will randomly pick a number, and give that person £50 or so and then i will keep whatever is left, maybe make a smallish charitable donation to encourage people to buy a number...
    I haven't thought through exactly how it would work but you get the idea... i was thinking of doing it in busy town centres etc. what do you think?
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    anyone?
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    (Original post by harry734)
    I'm 18 years old and want to make some money but don't want to get a job, i was thinking of doing a sort of raffle where i would approach people and ask for 1 pound to be assigned a number and then at the end of the day i will randomly pick a number, and give that person £50 or so and then i will keep whatever is left, maybe make a smallish charitable donation to encourage people to buy a number...
    I haven't thought through exactly how it would work but you get the idea... i was thinking of doing it in busy town centres etc. what do you think?
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    anyone?
    How much money do you think you can realistically make from this? Part-time on the minimum wage likely pays more.
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    I don't think you'd get many takers. If you're just some random, unofficial guy, most people are probably just going to assume you'll take their pound and wander off and never pick a number or assign a winner at all.
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    I don't think you'd get many takers. If you're just some random, unofficial guy, most people are probably just going to assume you'll take their pound and wander off and never pick a number or assign a winner at all.
    This is what you should do and keep all the money.

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    just get a job mate it's easier and less hassle
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    (Original post by harry734)
    anyone?
    http://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk...a-licence.aspx

    "Lotteries (also known as raffles, or draws) cannot be run for private or commercial gain"

    That page also says that it is a criminal offence under the Gambling Act 2005 to 'promote an unlawful lottery'. I cannot myself see which section of the Gambling Act makes that so, but no doubt they're right.
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    http://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk...a-licence.aspx

    "Lotteries (also known as raffles, or draws) cannot be run for private or commercial gain"

    That page also says that it is a criminal offence under the Gambling Act 2005 to 'promote an unlawful lottery'. I cannot myself see which section of the Gambling Act makes that so, but no doubt they're right.
    doesn't count as a lottery if you give the prize the same day
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    (Original post by harry734)
    doesn't count as a lottery if you give the prize the same day
    work 2 hours at apprentice wage of £2 point slave wage and you'll make more
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    (Original post by harry734)
    doesn't count as a lottery if you give the prize the same day
    What is your authority for that proposition? "Lottery" is defined by s 14 Gambling Act 2005 as follows:

    14Lottery

    (1)For the purposes of this Act an arrangement is a lottery, irrespective of how it is described, if it satisfies one of the descriptions of lottery in subsections (2) and (3).

    (2)An arrangement is a simple lottery if—

    (a)persons are required to pay in order to participate in the arrangement,
    (b)in the course of the arrangement one or more prizes are allocated to one or more members of a class, and
    (c)the prizes are allocated by a process which relies wholly on chance.

    (3)An arrangement is a complex lottery if—

    (a)persons are required to pay in order to participate in the arrangement,
    (b)in the course of the arrangement one or more prizes are allocated to one or more members of a class,
    (c)the prizes are allocated by a series of processes, and
    (d)the first of those processes relies wholly on chance...
    There is nothing in there which makes the date the prizes are awarded relevant, unless it is in some other section of the Act that I have missed, which is certainly possible. It doesn't strike me as a very likely distinction for the draftsman to make - why should something which would not be a lottery if awarded at 11:59 p.m. become a lottery if awarded at 12:01 a.m.?
 
 
 
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