Small lotteries guidance confirms that virtual tickets can be sold –Lotteries may involve the issuing of physical or virtual tickets to participants (a virtual ticket being non-physical, for example in the form of an email or text message). The purchaser of a small society lottery ticket must receive a document which identifies:
- the name of the promoting society;
- the price of the ticket (must be the same for all tickets);
- the name and address of the member of the society who is designated as having responsibility at the society for promoting small lotteries, or (if there is one) the external lottery manager; and
- either the date of the draw, or enables the date to be determined.
The guidance above speaks about email or text message, I would safely assume that a facebook message would also be fine. You will still need a licence that CVG can provide if you are selling tickets before the event, for further info on when a lotteries licence is required see below. Hope this helps but please get in touch if there are any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com