Play make a smile lottery
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How To Play Our Lottery
It costs £1 per game and you choose which cause you want to support. There are lots of different options to play:
Set up a subscription to play and pay by Direct Debit. With this option you will be given a unique 6 digit number. By setting up a regular Direct Debit with us, you will be giving your chosen cause a regular and reliable income.
Pay by card for a set period of weeks in the draw, select how many entries you would like to play per week. With this option you will be given a different unique number each week. Please click Standard tab for this.
Play whenever you want to, with our single ticket facility, purchase up to 100 tickets per draw. Please click Standard tab for this
All of this can be done online, or if you would prefer to speak to somebody please call our team 0300 303 4500.
Please note, your play numbers will be sent to you on completion of payment.
We allocate you a unique lottery play number for each draw you have paid to enter.
1 x £1000 1 x £250 125 x £10 Plus a rollover jackpot of £500 that is not won each week rolls over to a maximum of £25,000
How To Win
The make a smile draw usually takes place on Friday, automatically by our system which has been independently tested, using a variety of industry-standard statistical tests carried out by a Gambling Commission approved test house.
Entries will close every Friday (with exception when this is a Bank Holiday, when it will take place the working day prior). Tickets must be purchased before the draw takes place for guaranteed entry into the weekly draw. Please check the countdown on the website for specific cut off. If you purchase after this time, you will be entered into the following draw.
When you join, we will allocate you with a lottery play number. Our draws are randomly drawn each Friday. You don’t need to check the results every week, although you can if you want to. If you win, we will contact you to let you know. If we have your email, your prize winnings will automatically go into your make a smile account; where you can withdraw these to your bank account, or if you don’t have an email with us, a letter and cheque will be sent via post (please make sure that we have your up to date address).
Where Does the Money Go?
From your first draw with us, you will be making a difference to the cause that you have chosen to support. In the last financial year (April 2021 - March 2022):
- Lottery Income that went towards charitable causes = £533,923.00 (43.3%)
- Lottery income that went on expenses = £555,918.00 (45.1%)
- Lottery income that went on prizes = £117,000.00 (11.6%)
Chances Of Winning
In the last financial year (April 21 – March 22) there were an average 23,710 weekly plays across our charity partners, with 5,307 prizes being given away over the year.