How does the lottery work?

You will receive a 6-digit lottery number when you enter. Every Friday you will be entered into the draw. The winning numbers are chosen at random.

Tickets for the Weekly Lottery are £1 per ticket. You can have up to 10 chances per draw, giving you even more chances to win one of our fantastic prizes.

Prizes are issued and posted to the winner directly; there is no need to claim.

What prizes can I win?

Every week you have the chance to win one of our guaranteed cash prizes of:

  • 1st Prize: £25,000
  • 2nd Prize: £1,000
  • 3rd Prize: £25
  • 4th Prize: 5 entries into the next draw

Can I choose my own lottery numbers?

When you enter the lottery, you will be sent a unique 6-digit number. This number will be chosen at random and will be your number for as long as you play our lottery.

How much does The Brain Tumour Charity make from each £1 played?

For each £1 we raise through the weekly lottery, the charity receives 50p (50%).

The remaining amount is used to cover the prizes offered (18.4%) and administration costs (31.6%).

Why is the price £4.34 per month when paying by Direct Debit?

Each chance in the lottery costs £4.34 a month. This is based on paying £1 a week over a 52-week year.

Your Direct Debit will be collected monthly. Some months will have five weeks and some months will have four. The additional £0.34p will build up credit to cover the months where there are five weeks.

How will I know if I am in the draw?

Within 21 days of signing up you will receive a letter of confirmation, which includes your unique lottery number(s). You will also be given the date you will first be included in the draw.

How will I know if I’ve won?

The draw takes place every Friday. Once it has taken place, winners are notified by post or email.

If you match 4 digits or more, you will be sent your winnings automatically, either directly into your bank (if playing by Direct Debit), or via a cheque sent in the post.

If you match 3 digits you will be sent an email to confirm your win and your temporary 5 prize entry lottery numbers for the following week's draw.

How can The Brain Tumour Charity offer these prizes?

The prizes for our Weekly Lottery are covered by the Unity prize pot. Different charities run their lottery with Unity, and all of our supporters contribute to the prize pot by entering. Everyone has an equal chance of winning. That’s why we can offer a £25,000 jackpot and smaller prizes.

I think I may have a problem with gambling, how can I get help?

The Brain Tumour Charity is committed to ensuring that all lottery and raffle activity is operated and conducted in a secure, fair and socially responsible way. All players can sign up to a maximum of 10 lines per week.

If you have any questions or concerns about your own gambling or about a friend or family member we recommend that you contact the Be Gamble Aware confidential helpline on 0808 8020 133 or visit their website for further information.

How can I self-exclude myself from playing your lotteries and raffles?

While most of our supporters gamble within their means, we recognise that gambling can be a problem for some. If you are worried about your gambling or that of someone close to you, GamCare can provide support and information.

To support problem gamblers, we operate a self-exclusion policy which means you will not receive any information about our raffles.

You can join the scheme by contacting the lottery support helpline on 0370 050 9240 or emailing

I have lost my numbers, what should I do?

No problem, we have a record of your number. If you would like us to re-send your lottery number(s) to you please contact us on 0370 050 9240.

I wish to cancel my entry into the Weekly Lottery. How do I do this?

You can cancel your entry in the Weekly Lottery at any time. To cancel contact our helpline on 0370 050 9240, or you can notify us in writing to:The Brain Tumour Charity Weekly LotteryFurness GatePeter Green WayhowBarrow-in-FurnessCumbriaLA14 2PE

Can The Brain Tumour Charity claim Gift Aid on my lottery ticket entry?

No, the money collected through sale of entries to the lottery draws does not qualify for Gift Aid, as it is a payment for your lottery number.

You can however donate directly to The Brain Tumour Charity on our donation page, where you can decide to further support us by choosing to boost your donation with Gift Aid.

What are my odds of winning?

The odds of winning a prize in our lottery is detailed below.

  • Six Number Match (£25,000) - 1 in 1,000,000
  • Five Number Match (£1,000) - 1 in 18,518
  • Four Number Match (£25) - 1 in 823
  • Three Number Match (5 Prize Entries) - 1 in 69

Why is The Brain Tumour Charity running a weekly lottery?

The weekly lottery helps us to raise essential funds so that we can invest in more forward-thinking research, more specialist support services, and passionately lobby for more urgent change.

It will help bring us closer to doubling the survival and halving the harm that brain tumours currently have on the quality of life in the UK.

Can I support The Brain Tumour Charity in other ways?

Yes! As well as playing the Win Big Weekly Lottery, there are lots of ways you can help! From running challenges to bake sales, we’d love for you to get involved.

You can visit our website for more information or call on 01252 749043.

Who do I contact if I have any complaints?

If you are not happy with any aspect of The Brain Tumour Charity Lottery and would like to make a complaint, please see our Complaints Policy page which details the steps you can take to make a formal complaint.

Who do I contact if I have any further questions?

For questions about the lottery or your lottery membership, please call our Lottery Helpline on 0370 050 9240.


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