Register as a lottery promoter

Register with HMRC as a lottery promoter using form BD601.


Apply online (sign in using Government Gateway)

Apply by post


Read Excise Notice 458: Lottery Duty before completing the form.

To register as a lottery promoter (but not as an agent):

  • use the online service
  • fill in the form on-screen, print it off and post it to HMRC

If you do not have a Government Gateway user ID and password, you can create a user ID when you register.

Partnerships or corporate bodies that apply will need to provide details of their partners and directors.

If you hold a promoter’s license under section 5 of the National Lottery Act 1993, you should upload a copy of this as an attachment to the form.

You’ll get a reference number if you use the online service. Use this to track the progress of your form.

Email HMRC to ask for this form in Welsh (Cymraeg).

Before you use the postal form

If you’re using an older browser, for example, Internet Explorer 8, you’ll need to update it or use a different browser. Find out more about browsers.

You’ll need to fill in the form fully before you can print it. You cannot save a partly completed form so gather all your information together before you start to fill it in.

Excise Notice 458: Lottery Duty
Guidance on Lottery Duty, including how to register, what records you must keep and how to calculate the duty and make returns and payments.

Published 12 August 2014
Last updated 6 April 2017 + show all updates
  1. Register online (sign in with Government Gateway) form available.

  2. First published.