Unfortunately we cannot claim Gift Aid on funds raised through the lottery.
The CHSW lottery uses lottery software licenced and regulated by the gambling commission. Players receive a unique randomly selected draw number(s) created by this software.
All lottery numbers paid in advance are entered into a computerised randomly selected weekly draw which normally takes place every Friday. Once a number is drawn it is removed from the draw therefore it is not possible for one number to win more than one prize. Prizes are allocated in the order of prize value.
The CHSW Lottery is a weekly lottery which helps to raise funds for Children's Hospice South West to provide hospice care and support for children with life-limiting conditions and their families.
It's one of the simplest ways of supporting CHSW regularly and each ticket gives you the chance of winning one of our 14 fabulous weekly prizes. Weekly draws normally takes place every Friday.
The prize fund for each weekly draw is £1,425. This is made up of 14 guaranteed prizes totalling £1,225 and a £200 rollover prize which if not won, roll over to the next draw.
The guaranteed weekly prizes are first prize: £1,000, second prize: Bonus Rollover which could reach £10,000, third prize: £100, 2 prize of £25, 5 prizes of £10 and 5 prizes of £5
Only persons aged 18 years or over and resident in Great Britain are eligible to play the CHSW Lottery including CHSW Staff and their families. However, CHSW staff who are directly involved with running the CHSW Raffle and CHSW Directors are not eligible to play.
The cost of each CHSW Lottery ticket is £1. Tickets may be purchased on a regular play basis or a one-off play basis. There is a maximum purchase of five (5) ticket numbers per weekly draw. One-off play tickets purchased after Thursday 5pm will be entered in the following week's draw. You can join online here.
A computerised randomly selected weekly draw takes place every Friday. Should the Friday fall on a bank holiday, the draw will be run the day before or the next working day.
Based on 2019/20 financial year, the likelihood of winning the guaranteed weekly First Prize of £1,000 is one in 13,414. The chances of winning any of the other 13 prizes in a draw is one in 958.
The CHSW lottery is a weekly draw so there are 52 draws per year, £52 divided by 12 months gives equal monthly payments of £4.34
CHSW Lottery tickets can be purchased through the CHSW website by regular play Direct Debit or by debit card payment only. One-off play tickets are available from CHSW Charity Shops. One-off play tickets purchased after Thursday 5pm will be entered in the following week's draw.
In the 2019/20 financial year net proceeds from the CHSW Lottery were £537,313, raising a minimum of 72p in every £1 directly for CHSW and the care it provides. The remaining 28p split between expenses (18p in every £1) and prizes (10p in every £1).
If you would like to check your tickets, please call 01271 313 311, Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 4.30pm. At all other times please leave a message on our answerphone or complete our online enquiry form.
Winners must verify their details and claim their prize within six (6) months of the draw date, after which CHSW will treat the prize as a donation.
Regular play winners will be notified by their preferred method of contact and a cheque sent by post. One-off play ticket winners will need to CHSW Lottery on 01271 313 311 where their tickets and details will be verified. Once verified a cheque is sent by post. Weekly winning numbers are also published on the CHSW website here.
It is important the CHSW Lottery and CHSW Raffles are a fun way to support CHSW, but that they never have a detrimental effect. CHSW is committed to ensuring the CHSW Lottery and Raffle are operated in a secure, fair and socially responsible way. For more information please read our Social responsibility in gambling Guide.