These Rules, together with any specific terms or conditions explained or notified by the Society as relevant to this lottery (whether displayed in promotional materials for this lottery or otherwise) apply to your participation in the Lottery.

By entering the Lottery, you agree to these Rules, the Privacy Policy and, where applicable, the Social Responsibility Guidelines. Each entrant should retain a copy of these Rules for their reference. If you do not agree to comply with these Rules, Policies or Procedures please do not enter the Lottery.


BWHC Logo sunburst icon Introduction

BWHC Logo sunburst icon Eligibility

BWHC Logo sunburst icon Lottery Draw

BWHC Logo sunburst icon Entries

BWHC Logo sunburst icon Defining a winner

BWHC Logo sunburst icon Prizes

BWHC Logo sunburst icon Gambling

BWHC Logo sunburst icon Liability

BWHC Logo sunburst icon Players closing their account

BWHC Logo sunburst icon Disputes

BWHC Logo sunburst icon Law

BWHC Logo sunburst icon Severence



The Lottery is promoted by Bristol & Weston Hospitals Charity - UK Registered Charity Number 1170973. The Bristol and Weston Hospitals Charity is licensed by the Gambling Commission to promote and operate the Lottery in accordance with the provisions of the Gambling Act 2005 with Gambling Commission account number: 59772. Responsible persons: Katie Walker, Director of Fundraising & Marketing and Sue Perrott, Director of Finance & Operations.

The Society reserves the right to suspend, cancel or amend the Lottery or these Rules at any time without prior notice. Any such changes will be posted on the ( website before they take effect.

The Bristol & Weston Hospitals Charity lottery is operated by The Fundraising Foundry Ltd, an External Lottery Manager (ELM) licensed by the Gambling Commission, account number: 57455. The Fundraising Foundry is a company registered in England and Wales with company number 12391987 and whose registered address is 157 Bedford Road, Letchworth Garden City, UK, SG6 4DY.

The Lottery is a weekly lottery. The guaranteed weekly prizes are:

  • One top prize of £1,000
  • Two prizes of £100
  • Five prizes of £10

In addition there will be seasonal superdraw prizes with the chance of winning up to £5,000. An entry to the seasonal superdraw will be given to existing direct debit ticket holders at no additional cost if they have credit in their account to play in that week’s normal Lottery.



Entrants to the Lottery must be resident in Great Britain. It is not open to residents of Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man. Entrants are required to provide to the Society their name, date of birth, address and email address. To enter the Lottery you must be aged 18 (eighteen) or over. Any entrant found to be under 18 years of age at the time of entry automatically forfeits the right to any Prize and will have their stake refunded. Checks will be carried out to verify the age of participants. This may include references to credit agencies.

The eligibility of any entrant is at the sole discretion of the Society, which reserves the right to disqualify or decline to accept the entry of any entrant if it has reasonable grounds to believe the entrant has breached any of these Rules or otherwise acted fraudulently. Ineligible entrants will not be entitled to receive a Prize, and any Prize awarded to an ineligible entrant may be revoked (if not received) or must be returned (if already received).


Lottery Draw

In order to comply with the 2005 Gambling Act only those Chances for which payment has been received are eligible for entry into the Draw.

In the event that the random number generator draw does not occur or is declared void on a single occasion then the Winning Number shall be determined in the same way but from an alternative method. Details of such an occurrence will be published on the Lottery website.

In the event that the Draw process below ceases to occur or is subject to fundamental change which prevents a Winning Number being selected then The Fundraising Foundry Limited reserves the right to select an alternative Draw process. Such an alternative Draw process would be selected on the basis that the basic principles of the Draw as described would continue and the basic principles of how winners would be selected would continue as described. Such changes will be published on the Lottery website.

The approximate winning probabilities are summarised below. The draw ensures guaranteed winners every week so the odds of winning are 1/number of entries. As at 2022-07-20 the odds of winning a prize are 1 in 9,119. The approximate probabilities will change each week depending upon the number of tickets that are entered into the draw.



  • The Lottery is held each week.
  • A six-digit Game Number will be issued to entrants by post, mail or SMS.
  • The six-digit Game Number is unique to each individual chance purchased.
  • Tickets (entries) are £1 and can be purchased by Direct Debit.
  • No participant may purchase more than 5 tickets in any week.
  • All ticket (entry) sales are final and no refunds shall be made at any time.
  • Only tickets for which full payment has been received are eligible for entry.
  • Direct Debit payments are taken one month in advance, and take a minimum of 14 days to process; you will be entered into the first available draw after the collection has been made from your bank account. You will be notified of your first draw date by email or post.
  • If the player has enough credit in their account between 24:00:00 GMT on a Thursday and 23:59:59 GMT on the following Thursday they shall be included in the draw that is held on the following Saturday. The Society shall decide whether or not an entry was received in time for inclusion in any lottery draw.
  • Lost, delayed or incomplete entries (caused by corruption of data transmission or otherwise) will not be accepted and the Society does not take responsibility for entries that are lost, delayed or not received for any reason.
  • All participants acknowledge that their payment of £1 per ticket to enter the Lottery does not guarantee that they will win any Prize.
  • Information (including personal information) submitted in an entry will, unless specifically stated otherwise, be used by the Society in accordance with the Privacy Policy. By entering the Lottery, entrants’ consent to the use of their name being supplied in accordance with additional rules below.


Defining a winner

Prize winners will be determined by whether a player’s Game Number relating to an entry in the Prize Draw matches the Winning Numbers as described below and dependent that the entry relating to the Game Number in question complies with the Gambling Act 2005 regulation of payment already being received.

(a) If all six digits of the Game Number match the Winning Number in the same positions then this is a “Number Match”. e.g. if the Game Number is 123456 and the Winning Number is 123456 this is a “Number match.”



The guaranteed weekly prizes are:

  • One top prize of £1,000
  • Two prizes of £100
  • Five prizes of £10

In addition there will be seasonal super draw prizes with the chance of winning up to £5,000. When a super draw takes place it will be awarded to the first 6 number match with the rest of the prizes adjusting accordingly:

(a) For the first 6 Number Match, the prize will be £5,000 to the player
(b) For second 6 Number Match, the will be prize will be £1,000
(c) For the third 6 Number Match, the prize will be £50
(d) For the fourth 6 Number Match, the prize will be £50
(e) For the fifth 6 Number Match, the prize will be £10
(f) For the sixth 6 Number Match, the prize will be £10
(g) For the seventh 6 Number Match, the prize will be £10
(h) For the eighth 6 Number Match, the prize will be £10
(i) For the ninth 6 Number Match, the prize will be £10

  • Each Game Number shall only be entitled to win one prize in one Draw. The prize won will relate to the order in which the winning numbers are drawn.
  • The results of each Draw will be published on the website.
  • The names of prize winners may be announced on the website.
  • Prize winners will be notified by email or post (using the details held by the Society or, if different, the details supplied by the entrant in his or her entry) within 28 days of the relevant draw date.
  • The Society reserves the right to amend the prizes at any time. Any such changes will be published on the Website, at least one month prior to a change being made.
  • Winners of prizes of £1,000 and under may collect their prizes in one of the following means:

(a) by BACS

(b) by any other payment means that may become available to the participating Society

  • Prizes in excess of £1,000 shall be paid on behalf of the Participating Society to the Prize-winner by cheque or BACS.
  • We will make all reasonable efforts to identify and contact winners, however, if a prize winner fails (for whatever reason) to claim their Prize within 60 days of receipt of the Society’s notification, the ticket will expire and the Prize will be forfeited.




Entering this Lottery is a form of gambling. Entrants are encouraged to gamble sensibly. Please read the Social Responsibility Guidelines. Our social responsibility policies cover our commitment to a fair and open draws policy and contain the procedures of how we handle players’ queries and complaints. It is our commitment to follow all guidelines for responsible gambling and best practice problem gambling procedures.



The Society cannot accept any liability (other than for death or personal injury or other liabilities that cannot, as a matter of law, be excluded) for any damage, loss, costs, expenses or disappointment, whether direct or indirect, caused to or suffered by entrants in connection with this Lottery or as a result of entrants’ accepting or making use of any Prize. In particular, all entrants are solely responsible for providing and (where necessary) updating the Society with their accurate and up-to-date contact details and the Society will be in no way be liable for any failure or inability to contact any entrant due to any errors, omissions or inaccuracies in the contact details that the entrant has provided.


Players closing their account

If a player cancels their payments/account then they will continue to play in the lottery/draw whilst they have sufficient balance in their account to play, unless they specifically request that the balance be returned. If a player closes their account with less than £1 remaining, the remaining balance will be transferred to the Charity. If you would like any balances under £1 to be returned to you please email us at [email protected] or call 0117 927 7120 to make this request including your name, address, ticket number and contact details.



In the event of any dispute regarding the Lottery, if the dispute cannot be resolved by the parties within 90 days, it will be referred to the Independent Betting Adjudication Service Limited, an independent third party.



These Rules and any non-contractual obligations connected to them shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and, failing satisfactory resolution of any dispute in accordance with Dispute handling policy, the English and Welsh courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute which may arise under or in connection with them.



If any provision of these Rules is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of that provision will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of those terms, which shall remain in full force and effect.


If you have any further questions about playing our weekly lottery, please contact us on [email protected] or call 0117 927 7120.

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