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 Superdraws, you will also need to be 18 or over.
How the draw is made
For all draws except 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 rollover 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:
£1,000 = 36,650 to 1
Rollover = 999,999 to 1
Any Prize = 269 to 1
£5,000 = 129,700 to 1
Any prize = 948 to 1
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
In the last financial year, we received £2.1m in income (£2 million from lottery ticket sales and the rest from donations) with 58% donated to our Owner Partner Charities (55% was donated to our Associate Partner Charities); 8% went into the prize fund, 15% was spent on sales & marketing (including recruiting new players), and 20% 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