Weekly Lottery FAQ’s
What is the cost of each Weekly Lottery entry?
The cost of each entry is £1 per week. Players can take a maximum of five chances and payments must be made in advance.
Can I enter the Weekly Lottery over the telephone?
Yes, you can enter the Weekly Lottery over the telephone by calling on 0330 002 0285.
What are the prizes?
1st prize – £500 cash every week
2nd prize – £100 cash every week
3rd prize – 2 x £50 cash every week
Runner up prizes – 30 x £10 M&S vouchers every week
Plus entry into our £15,000 Superdraw! We run four Superdraws a year.
Can I use a credit card for raffle or Weekly Lottery ticket purchases?
We are no longer accepting credit cards to be used for raffle or weekly lottery ticket purchases. This is due to a new regulation introduced by the Gambling Commission. Please use a regular debit card, or feel free to contact our supporter care team on 0300 111 22 33, or send them an email if you have any further questions.
How does the Superdraw work?
Four times a year we will hold a Superdraw where one lucky winner will win the top cash prize of £15,000.
Why do you have such large cash prizes?
We feel these are competitive prizes, which enable us to draw in interest and increase our number of supporters. We run draws like these to spread awareness of the charity and they provide a fun and alternative way for supporters to get involved with our work.
Please be assured that we take care and attention to ensure funds are allocated appropriately. We also regularly review our prize structure to ensure it is affordable. This means that the vital funds raised are spent on providing rehabilitation and training as well as practical and emotional support to more than 6,000 beneficiaries and their families that the charity currently supports.
How much money is spent on blind veterans?
83p of every pound received by Blind Veterans UK goes directly to our work supporting blind and vision-impaired veterans discover a life beyond sight loss.
In addition, for every £1 we spend, we raise £3.95. The money is spent on providing rehabilitation and training as well as practical and emotional support to more than 6,000 beneficiaries and their families that the charity currently supports.
When are the winners notified?
Winners will be notified by post within seven working days of the draw taking place.
A list of winners will also be available on our website. You can find the latest list here.
How do you pay me my winnings?
Payment of prizes will be made by cheque and/or vouchers within 28 days of draw date.
Who cannot take part in the Draw?
All Blind Veterans UK staff, volunteers and members are permitted to play the raffle/lottery, except for those working within the engagement directory, finance and SLT. Our CEO and the named persons on our gaming licence are also prevented from playing.
Immediate family and those living with these individuals will also not be able to participate in the raffles or lottery. External agents involved in the production or promoting lotteries/raffles or selling lottery/raffle tickets face to face or via telephone will not be permitted to enter into the draw of any raffle/lottery they have been involved in.
For any other questions please contact us on 0300 111 22 33 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively you can write to us at Supporter Services, Blind Veterans UK, 12-14 Harcourt Street, London, W1H 4HD.