Lotteries

You can win both money and goods in a lottery. A permit is required regardless of if the lottery is free of charge or if it costs money. Only non-profit associations whose principal purpose is the promotion of objects which are of public benefit are allowed to organize a lottery. The association may not refuse anyone membership and it must be in need of an income from a lottery for their activities. There are both pre-drawn and post-drawn lotteries

Who grants permits for lotteries?

Lotteries conducted in more than one county (national lottery): The Gambling Authority.

Lotteries conducted in more than one municipality within a county (regional lottery): The County Administrative Board.

Lotteries conducted within a municipality (local lottery): the municipality in question.