About Your Hospice Lottery

We are a fundraising lottery, raising funds for hospices in the UK.

We run a weekly lottery draw, where you can play to raise funds for the hospice charity of your choice. It’s easy, simple and it’s fun!

It costs just £1 per play and you can play regularly, weekly or whenever you want to.

Our aim is to provide hospices a regular and reliable income from the lottery and give them the chance to make a difference to the lives of the people affected by life limiting and life threatening conditions.

Your Hospice Lottery is owned and run by St Helena, a hospice charity based in Colchester, so we really understand how important it is to fundraise to make sure patients and their loved ones continue to receive the best hospice care possible, free of charge.

ALL of the profits of our lottery go back into the charity sector, and to where the money is needed the most. St Helena receives a small income towards hospice care from each lottery play for administering the lottery.

Lotteries can be expensive to run, and therefore with registered hospices all working together in this way, it means that we can combine resources and more money can go back to charity.

We have been running and administering lotteries for over 20 years, and have run the successful Your Hospice Lottery since 2001 with our first partner on board- Arthur Rank Hospice Charity. We now support many hospices throughout the UK, and we thank you for helping to support those by playing our lottery.

Together, we can make a huge difference.


Your Hospice Lottery provides a valuable, regular income to help run each hospice and we could not do this without our loyal players.

You choose who you support with your play/s. Take a look at our supported hospice charities here. You all go into the one weekly draw!

A snapshot of last year

In the last financial year (April 2021-March 2022), with thanks to the support of our lottery players, Your Hospice Lottery managed to achieve the following:

  • Lottery Income that went towards charitable causes - £2,595,533.00 – 67.8%
  • Lottery income that went on expenses - £1,046,531.00 – 27.3%
  • Lottery income that went on prizes - £169,200 – 4.9%

Chances of winning

In the last financial year (April 21 – March 22) there were an average 73641 weekly plays across our charity partners, with 9726 prizes being given away over the year.

How To Play Our Lottery

It costs £1 per game and you choose which cause you want to support. There are lots of different options to play:
Set up a subscription to play and pay by Direct Debit. With this option you will be given a unique 6 digit number. By setting up a regular Direct Debit with us, you will be giving your chosen cause a regular and reliable income.
Pay by card for a set period of weeks in the draw, select how many entries you would like to play per week. With this option you will be given a different unique number each week. Please click Standard tab for this.
Play whenever you want to, with our single ticket facility, purchase up to 100 tickets per draw. Please click Standard tab for this.
Please note, your play numbers will be sent to you on completion of payment.
We allocate you a unique lottery play number for each draw you have paid to enter.

All of this can be done online, or if you would prefer to speak to somebody then please do call our team 0800 285 1390

Prizes

1 x £1000, 1 x £250, 1 x £25, 200 x £10 Plus a rollover jackpot of £500 that if not won each week rolls over to a maximum of £25,000

How To Win

The Your Hospice Lottery draw usually takes place on Friday (with exception when this is a Bank Holiday, when it will take place the working day prior), automatically by our system which has been independently tested, using a variety of industry-standard statistical tests carried out by a Gambling Commission approved test house.

Tickets must be purchased before the draw takes place for guaranteed entry into the weekly draw. Please check the countdown on the website for specific cut off. If you purchase after this time, you will be entered into the following draw.

When you join, we will allocate you with a lottery play number. Our draws are randomly drawn each Friday (with exception when this is a Bank Holiday, when it will take place the working day prior). You don’t need to check the results every week, although you can if you want to. If you win, we will contact you to let you know. If we have your email, your prize winnings will automatically go into your Your Hospice Lottery account; where you can then request a withdrawal, after which monies are then transferred into your bank account, or if you don’t have an email with us, a letter and cheque will be sent via post (please make sure that we have your up to date address).

For more information visit our Terms and Conditions here. Over 18’s only, please gamble responsibly.

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