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What is a charity lottery?

what is charity lottery- shutterstock_1448702978 (1) (1).jpgA charity lottery (Society Lottery) is a fun way to donate money to a great cause with the added bonus of having the chance to win a cash prize each week.

The Age UK Weekly Lottery costs just £1 per week to enter and profits go towards supporting Age UK’s charity work. Each week there are 1,000 prizes, 5,000 quarterly Superdraw prizes. What’s more, there are no rollovers in our charity lottery! That means that every week one of our players wins a guaranteed £2,000, and 999 players win between £10-£250 in runner-up prizes.

How our lottery helps the older people that need us most

Since 2005, over £51 million* has been raised, making a significant difference to the help and support available for vulnerable older people in the UK.

Age UK work tirelessly to tackle loneliness, give expert information and advice 365 days a year through our Advice Line, deliver tailored community programmes through our network of 130 local Age UKs. to campaign for the rights of older people, and much more. By playing our charity lottery you enable Age UK to support people in later life throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland for many years to come.

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*Source: Age UK January 2005 – November 2019

Age UK, Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9NA, registered charity in England and Wales (1128267), wholly owns three subsidiary companies, each of which promotes a society lottery to raise funds to support different areas of Age UK’s work for older people.

The three subsidiary companies, all registered at 1-6 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9NA and also known as ‘Promoters’, are each licensed and regulated in Great Britain by the Gambling Commission (www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk):

Age UK Information and Advice Lottery CIC Registered Company No.11335248, is licensed and regulated in Great Britain by the Gambling Commission under account number 52373; provides funding for information, advice and related services provided by Age UK and local Age UKs for older people in the UK

Age UK Local Programmes Lottery CIC Registered Company No.11335613, is licensed and regulated in Great Britain by the Gambling Commission under account number 52413; provides funding for local programmes to assist older people – i.e. the work of local Age UKs.

Age UK Education and Research Lottery CIC Registered Company No.11372685, is licensed and regulated in Great Britain by the Gambling Commission under account number 52417; provides funding for research activities that advance education in relation to issues affecting older people in the UK.

The responsible person for all Promoters is: Steph Harland, who can be contacted at the above address.

£1 per entry. You must be 18 or over to enter. Entries not to be sold to or by anyone under 18 years of age. All proceeds from the Age UK Weekly Lottery go to the relevant Promoter and all profits are donated to Age UK.

All the money from each Lottery ticket goes to that months designated area of support (Information and Advice, Local Programmes and Education and Research) the Age UK Charity then allocates the profits from these lotteries against that months area of support.

The % of proceeds raised and declared as profit from each of the society lotteries promoted in 2019 by each of the three subsidiaries and the likelihood of winning a prize, can be found on the Society Lotteries web page.

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Are you gambling more than you really want to?
If you feel you have a problem with gambling please visit BeGambleAware’s website for help and advice at www.begambleaware.org, or contact GamCare via the National Gambling Helpline between 8am and midnight on 0808 8020 133.

 

Last updated: Dec 07 2020

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