The Worcestershire Hospices Lottery is your local lottery, offering you an excellent chance to help *St Richard’s Hospice, Acorns Children’s Hospice Trust and Primrose Hospice to raise much needed funds, whilst at the same time providing you with an opportunity to win a cash prize of up to £1000 each week, or our roll-over prize which can reach £3000.
Money raised will be used for the sole benefit of the hospices to contribute towards their day to day running costs.
Lottery office personnel, directors and their immediate household do not participate in the Hospices Lottery.
How much does it cost and how do you ‘pay & play’
There is a weekly prize fund of £1,700 and it costs £1 per week to play. You can pay by cheque, standing order or credit/debit card. (Please note it has been brought to our attention that some Credit Card providers have started making a charge to process Lottery payments, we therefore advise that you check your provider’s terms and conditions)
We also have cash collectors in some areas.
When you join you are issued with a five digit unique number. Providing you have paid in advance of the draw, your number will be entered into the draw for the number of weeks you have paid.
The draw takes place every Friday morning,winners are selected at random using a random number generator. The draw itself is run by our lottery provider.
How do I claim if I have won?
There is no need to claim; if you win one of the top prizes we will contact you by telephone. However, all the prizes are sent out automatically. The full list of winners is available from the lottery office in Worcester. Top numbers are published on this web page and in the local press (space allowing).
Where does all the money go?
All the profits are divided equally between the three hospices. Last year we raised a profit of over £317,000. Since our first draw in 1999 we have raised over three million for Worcestershire’s hospices. We couldn’t do it without the support of our loyal members.
So why not join us today. Call us on 01905 760909/10 or email SWHLottery@strichards.org.uk.
Please note players must be aged 16 or over. We actively promote responsible gambling.
How your £1 is spent
Approximately: 50%+ goes to the hospices,17% in draw prizes,33% in admin and promotion costs
Year end March 2018. 58% of the money raised from draw ticket sales was distributed to the three participating hospices.
Worcestershire Hospices Lottery is a member of the Hospices Lottery Association.
Both organisations are committed to using Lotteries to fundraise responsibly and work together to encourage responsible gambling and access to support if needed. Contact thegambleaware.org.uk
Or telephone The National Gambling Helpline on 0808 8020 133
The Worcestershire Hospices Lottery is a limited company, separate from any of the hospices that promote the lottery. The lottery company will hold your personal and payment details to run the lottery. This will include managing payment details, reminders and occasional contact by post and/or phone for developments related to the lottery. We do not share your data with any other organisation. The three hospices do not have access to data you provide to participate in the lottery.
Donovan Pain (pictured) from Lottery Fundraising Services is currently canvassing in the WR14 & WR8 area to recruit new members to the Hospices Lottery. We also have a canvasser Dennis Jones (pictured) at various venues in Worcestershire.
We also have our canvasser Lydia who is operating in St John’s area of Worcester.
Our canvassers carry ID and are not allowed to accept cash.
The Lottery winners for draw date Friday, 17th May 2019
£1000 prize lottery no 29942 Worcester
£50 prize lottery no 017252 Droitwich
£25 prizes lottery no 28033 Worcester and 947883 Bromsgrove
Next week’s rollover prize will be £1,200.
GIFT IDEA – What to give the person who has everything? Why not give the gift that carries on giving – a lottery subscription presented in a gift card.(Suitable for anyone over 16 years) .
Ring the office on 01905 760909 or 760910 (Tues – Fri) or email SWHLottery@strichards.org.uk
IMPORTANT INFORMATION – Our current scratch card game will finish on 28th February 2019, please be sure to send any winning scratch cards in before the end of March 2019.
Please send to the lottery office & not direct to your bank