Every sports club can raise money from a lottery to help generate extra money to help them grow. But running a lottery is time consuming and has to be done properly. We provide the easy, low risk and low administration solution to the normally costly and time consuming process of setting up and running a local lottery.
Decades of experience in administration, commercial operation and technical knowhow of local lotteries is combined to support your fundraising activities on a bespoke lottery portal.
Designed by experienced users, your own portal is branded to give the feel of your club and to operate in the most effective manner of balancing economic benefits with minimum effort.
Read some FAQs below and/or get in touch to find out more:
Do we need any regulatory approval to operate a lottery?
You need a small lottery licence available from your own local authority. This varies slightly from area to area but is normally a nominal cost in relation to the overall lottery activity. You might already have an appropriate licence if you are already involved in certain fundraising activities.
Do we require an online payment portal to manage card payments?
No, we provide this on your behalf and cover all of the costs for payment approval, fraud detection and payment handling.
What is the costs of operation?
Costs may vary slightly with volume but typically represent about 10% of turnover meaning that 90% of lottery proceeds are retained within the community for prizes and good causes. This covers normal payment processing costs for approved transactions.
Are there any set up costs?
A fee of £150 plus VAT will be payable for set up including the creation of your own branded online lottery play page. This fee will be deducted from online lottery proceeds so no advance payments are required to get up and running.
How is the lottery draw made?
The numbers for the lottery are drawn on Wednesday evening at 6pm in front of an official and independent witnesses and is recorded on video.
Would our lottery be part of a larger lottery?
No, your lottery is bespoke and involves only your community so that you shape what is needed for your circumstances. You can control jackpot, rollover increments and other prize levels as well as pricing and promotion.
When do we receive our money?
Payments are collected via the Lateral Payment Systems Ltd payment portal and are normally remitted to you via a partner company, net of all charges, within 10 days of each weekly lottery draw.
Are there any other costs?
There should in normal circumstances be no further costs arising from our service except in the rare event that fraud or card chargebacks for disputed or failed payments result in excess charges being levied on a partner company by our payment handling providers. In that event those costs will be notified to you on the first occurrence and may be charged at cost to you thereafter.
Is there a minimum age to play?
All players must be 16 years or older to play, any plays by a person under the age of 16 are void and no refund will be made.
Can the lottery be played from overseas?
In most instances a player can play from overseas although some countries do not allow gambling online and you need to be aware of the laws in the country you wish to play from if you are outside the UK.
Do players need to check their numbers each week?
Winners are checked automatically and will be notified directly to the club so that the club maintains the player relationship, there is therefore no need to check numbers or contact the club to claim a prize.
Are there any deadlines?
Entries close at midday Wednesday for that week’s draw, any entries after midday are entered for the following week.
Are there any limits to what a player can spend?
Each entry is limited to a maximum of 10 lines per entry. The minimum number of entries is one.
Can entries be made for multiple weeks?
A maximum of 52 weeks can be played at any one time.
Will players be reminded about expiry of a multi week play?
Players will be advised of the details of a multi play when they play, they will also be notified on expiry.
What happens to the jackpot when it is won?
Following a win, the jackpot will return to the club minimum jackpot level. The jackpot is set by the club and the jackpot for the current week of play is detailed on the club website.