Lotteries Act, 1957
- Commenced on 1 November 1957
- [This is the version of this document at 31 December 1996.]
1. Short titleThis Act may be cited as the Lotteries Act.
2. InterpretationIn this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—"Board" means the Lotteries Control Board established under the provisions of section four;"controlling authority" means—(a)in respect of a lottery in which tickets or chances are to be issued for sale to a total value in excess of six hundred kwacha, the Board;(b)in respect of a lottery in which tickets or chances are to be issued for sale to a total value not exceeding six hundred kwacha, the officer commanding the Police Division in which the lottery is to be conducted;"lottery" means any scheme or arrangement whereby prizes in the form of money or other property or benefit are awarded to holders of tickets or chances acquired by prior payment and drawn by lot, or whereby the winners are determined by the incidence of chance from amongst the holders of such tickets or chances in any other manner except by means of a gaming machine as defined by the aming Machines (Prohibition) Act.[Cap. 92]"officer commanding the Police Division" includes such other police officer duly authorised in that behalf by such officer commanding:Provided that such other officer shall be the police officer in charge of the particular area in which the lottery is to be conducted.[As amended by Act No. 17 of 1975]
3. Unauthorised lotteries
4. Establishment of Board
5. Authorisation of lotteries
6. Powers of controlling authorities
7. Imposition of conditionsWithout prejudice to the generality of paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of section six, a controlling authority may, in respect of any lottery authorised by it, impose conditions under the said paragraph—
8. Utilisation of gross proceeds of a lottery for certain purposes
9. Prescribed fees
10. Invalid conditions by promotersFor the purposes of any civil proceedings brought in respect of any ticket or chance in any lottery authorised under the provisions of section five, a condition imposed by the promoters of such lottery that tickets or chances in such lottery shall not be sold, or prizes awarded, to any specified class or classes of persons shall be deemed to be null and void.
11. Power to require incorporation of promotersBefore authorising the promotion of a lottery under the provisions of subsection (1) of section five, the Board may require the promoters of such lottery to become a body corporate under any written law for the time being in force relating to incorporation.
12. Lotteries incidental to certain entertainments
13. Private lotteries
14. Offences by bodies corporateWhere a person convicted of an offence under this Act is a body corporate, every person who at the date of the commission of the offence was a director or officer of such body corporate shall also be deemed to be guilty of that offence unless he proves that the offence was committed without his knowledge.
15. Powers of President and Minister
History of this document
31 December 1996 this version
01 November 1957
|Lotteries (Procedure and Fees) (Amendment) Regulations, 1992||Statutory Instrument 8 of 1992|
|Lotteries (Procedure and Fees) (Amendment) Regulations, 1993||Statutory Instrument 6 of 1993|