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How Does It Work

Joining is easy...

You must be 16 or over to play

Choose which charity you wish to support

You can pay online by direct debit from £4.34 per month which is easy as you keep playing in the draw and we let you know if you win!

By debit card from £10 for 10 weeks in the draw to £52 for 52 weeks in the draw! Or please call us to join over the phone 0300 303 4500.

You will receive a welcome pack via email or through the post within 10 days of joining, this will include your unique 6 digit lottery number. Please check your junk mail and mark us as a safe sender!

Winning is easy too...

The draw usually takes place every Friday and winners are chosen at random for the guaranteed prizes of 1st prize £1,000, and 50 x £10 prizes. Plus a rollover of £250 that if not won each week rolls over to a maximum of £10,000

The lottery system that we use (which is fully licensed by the Gambling Commission) uses a Random Number Generator (known as an RGN) to select the winning numbers from all of the unique numbers of players who are entering in the draw. It randomly selects winners for the £1000 prize and then the 50 x £10 prizes. The system then decides at random whether the £250 rollover will be won that week- there is a 5% chance that it will be won. It will do this by selecting a number at random from 1 to 100. If the number is between 1 and 5 it will be won, if it is between 6 and 100 it will not be won. If it is to be won, it will draw a unique random number from all those players entering into the draw to select a rollover winner. Every week it is not won it goes up by £250, up to a maximum of £10,000, where the system will automatically set the chance of winning to 100%.

We regularly review and increase the prize fund so keep looking on our website for the latest prize fund details

Don’t worry about remembering to check your numbers, if you win a prize there is no need to claim, we automatically post you out a cheque shortly after the draw takes place.

You may even receive an email or phone call from us informing you of your win!

If you can’t wait to find out then you can check your numbers here each week, just have your 6 digit lottery number handy.

Or we display all winning numbers at the locations of the charity you are supporting- reception desks and shops. In the last financial year (April 2019-March 2020) the average plays in each weekly draw was 12,409, and we gave away 576 prizes totalling £46,500!

It’s as simple as that! If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us!