Important lottery information

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Hospice Lotteries are subject to age limits

To enter the weekly lottery and play by subscription you must be 18 or over.
If you wish to purchase entries for our Superdraw Raffles, you will also need to be 18 or over.

How the draw is made

For all draws except the Rollover, randomly generated numbers are compared to allocated player and single ticket numbers and matched until the final prize is awarded.

For the Rollover draw, if the randomly generated number does not match a player or single ticket, the prize will roll over each week.

Information about prizes

Each week there is a first prize of £1,000, four prizes of £25, 130 prizes of £10, plus our Rollover prize of £500 which can increase by £500 a week up to £10,000.

The Rollover is a separate draw to the main prize draw and includes all players who have not won the first prize.

The prize allocated to this draw is currently £500 per week, accumulating in further £500 lots until won. If it reaches a total of £10,000, then the jackpot becomes a guaranteed prize and is drawn as per the process listed above. Our homepage will tell you what the current total stands at.

As a result of our supporters’ suggestions, in order to encourage a higher Rollover prize, we have a pre-set 5% chance of it being won. However, as the number is randomly selected, it can still be won any week.

There are also two Bonus Draws each year, with an additional prize of £5,000. The Bonus Draw replaces the weekly draw on the first Friday of May and November.

Your chances of winning

The chances of winning The Hospice Lottery, based on recent returns, are:

Lottery Draw
£1,000 = 39,796 to 1
Rollover = 999,999 to 1
Any Prize = 269 to 1

Bonus Draw
£5,000 = 129,700 to 1
Any prize = 948 to 1

Superdraw Raffles
First prize = 25,000 to 1

These figures are estimated using current player numbers and actual figures may vary slightly as it depends on the eventual number of participants. These approximate figures may change and will be updated at any time.

How our Lottery Proceeds are spent

During 2022/23, we received £2.1m in income (£2 million from lottery ticket sales and the rest from donations) with 58.4% donated to our Owner Partner Charities (55% was donated to our Associate Partner Charities); 7.5% went into the prize fund, 14.5% was spent on sales & marketing (including recruiting new players), and 19.6% was spent on administrative costs.

Our partner charities are:

East & North Hertfordshire Hospitals’ Charity in Hertfordshire

Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Harlington Hospice in Hayes

Hillingdon Hospitals Charity in Uxbridge

Michael Sobell House in Northwood

Rennie Grove Hospice Care incorporates a Hospice at Home Service (in Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire) and a Day Hospice in St Albans

South Bucks Hospice in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

The Hospice of St Francis in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire

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