Terms and Conditions

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Lottery Rules 


  1. This lottery (“the Lottery”) is being promoted by and on behalf of Dogs Trust, a Charity registered in England (number 227523 –England & Wales, SC037843 -Scotland) which operates as Dogs Trust (“Dogs Trust”), 17 Wakley Street, London, EC1V 7RQ.
  2. Dogs Trust is licensed and regulated in Great Britain by the Gambling Commission under account number 4639, https://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/.
  3. The registered Responsible Person for the Weekly Lottery is Catherine Charles.
  4. The Lottery is open only to residents of England, Wales and Scotland. No entrants are allowed from Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands, or the Isle of Man.
  5. Underage gambling is an offence and legally players must be aged 16 or over to enter lotteries. The rules for this lottery require entrants to be over the age of 16, therefore players will be required to provide their DOB and to affirm that they are of legal age. Dogs Trust reserves the right to require proof of identity and age. Any person who has entered and/or participated in the Lottery who is subsequently found to be underage will:
    • Forfeit any prize and will be excluded from any future entries.
    • Receive a full refund
    • Not receive any prizes that might have been due to them, and if prizes have already been paid out, all reasonable attempts will be made to recover them.
  6. Based on predicted sales in 2022 of £1 entry per week, the likelihood of winning a prize is 1 in 71.
  7. The prizes for the lottery are:
    • First prize £1000
    • Second prize £350
    • Third prize £150
    • Fourth prize 100 winners £5
  8. The cost of each chance is £1 per week. Players can take a maximum of 10 chances per week and payment must be received (and cleared) before entry to the weekly draw. Entry will be paid by monthly Direct Debit, £4 or £5, or multiples of these amounts if you have more than one chance. Payment will be collected directly from your bank account, dependent on the number of draws in between your payment dates. This will enable entries to be made into every draw.
  9. The lottery draw will take place every Friday, where the draw date falls on a bank holiday the draw will take place the following working day.
  10. The draws are conducted using a random number generator (RNG), tested and approved by a Gambling Commission certified test house. To produce the winning numbers for each weekly draw 5 numbers from 1 to 49 will be selected at random and all the eligible chances checked for any 5 number matches, in any order. If a player has more than one line of numbers (chances) each line of numbers has to be unique. Players not wishing to choose their own numbers will be given randomly allocated numbers generated by the system. Different players may be able to have the same set of numbers as another player. If the first prize is drawn and more than one player has that set of numbers, the prize value will be shared equally between each winner. If the second prize is drawn and more than one player has five of the winning numbers, the prize value will be shared equally between each winner. The draw is over once all prizes have been won. There are no rollovers.
  11. These Terms and Conditions are the Lottery Rules. By entering the Lottery, players agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions, which are available at www.dogstrust.org.uk/lottery. Where a request is made to change a player’s chance numbers, the change will be made within 7 days of receipt of the request. Players will have no claim on any prize until our ELM has made the necessary update. Similarly, players will have no claim to any prize awarded to the original randomly selected numbers after the ELM has made the change to a player’s chance numbers.
  12. Prizes are subject to availability and Dogs Trust reserves the right to substitute any prize with another prize of equal value. There are no alternatives to the cash prizes and no interest is payable.
  13. Cash will be paid by cheque, sent to the winner by post. Any prize not claimed or banked within 6 months of the draw will be classed as forfeited and treated as a donation to Dogs Trust.
  14. Dogs Trust and its’ ELM employees involved in the Lottery operations and licensees are excluded from playing the Lottery. No detail in the lottery application may be changed in any way once it has been submitted except for change of address or name, whether by reason of marriage or by deed poll or other. Dogs Trust may amend these terms and conditions at any time. Dogs Trust will notify all participants of any significant changes to these terms and conditions via this website or by contacting you directly using the contact details provided on entry to the Lottery. Dogs Trust reserves the right without notice or reason to cancel or refuse entry to the Lottery and to modify, cancel or terminate the Lottery in whole or in part at Dogs Trust’s sole discretion.
  15. Dogs Trust reserves the right without notice or reason to suspend the Lottery for any period of time at Dogs Trust’s sole discretion. During such period Dogs Trust shall:
    • Suspend Direct Debit payments from your bank or building Dogs Trust account as soon as practicable, and;
    • Retain any amounts which were paid prior to such suspension taking effect that have not been used to pay for Chances in previous Draws. You will be notified of further details regarding the resumption of the lottery or otherwise as soon as reasonably practicable after the date of suspension in writing.
    Dogs Trust’s decision on all matters affecting the draw is final and legally binding. No correspondence regarding the results of the draw will be entered into.
  16. The Lottery is intended to be a fun way to support the charitable aims and vital work of Dogs Trust. If you feel that you have a problem with gambling and wish to be self-excluded from the Lottery, please to speak to a member of our team on 0330 002 0897.
    • You will be opted out from Dogs Trust’s lotteries for a minimum period of 6 months. Any self-exclusion period may, on request, be extended for one or more further periods of at least 6 months.
    • During your self-exclusion your direct debit will be cancelled, and any funds held on your behalf will be returned to you.
    • If you wish to opt back into the Lottery after the minimum period of self-exclusion you will need to telephone 0330 002 0897 to re-enable your account.
    • You will also be opted out of all marketing material during the self-exclusion period to ensure you are not sent any gambling related marketing material during this period.
    • If you need to talk to someone about problem gambling, then please contact BeGambleAware who provides confidential support and counselling to anyone who is affected by problem gambling. Visit BeGambleAware’s website where can get help and advice (www.begambleaware.org ) or contact the National Gambling Helpline on 0808 8020 133, lines or live chat are open every day of the year, 24 hours a day.
  17. This lottery is managed and provided by our External Lottery Manager (ELM), Woods Group Limited trading as Woods Valldata. Registered in England and Wales No. 3665861. VAT number 991 2313 22. Registered office: The Woods Group Limited, Lansdowne House, Bumpers Way, Chippenham SN14 6NG Woods Group Limited is licensed and regulated in Great Britain by the Gambling Commission under account number 3586.
  18. Dogs Trust is committed to protecting the privacy of participants. Dogs Trust will use your personal information for the purposes of administering the Lottery and as described in our Privacy Policy.
  19. Complaints will be handled in line with Dogs Trust’s Complaints Procedure. Complaints that cannot be resolved by Dogs Trust or its ELM will be escalated to a third-party Alternative Dispute Resolution entity approved by the Gambling Commission, such as IBAS. 
  20. Winners will be notified by either post, email or telephone within 14 days. A list of the winning ticket numbers, initial, surname and town of winners’ will be published on the website e.g. J Bloggs from Swindon. A list of winners will also be available by post on request. We reserve the right to use these winners information for promotional purposes.
  21. Dogs Trust or its’ ELM shall not be liable for:
    • Any entries or communications which are damaged, lost, stolen or delayed in the post;
    • Any late bank payments;
    • Any failure or inability to award a prize due to any errors or omissions in the data provided or due to any failure by the participant to update Dogs Trust with any changes to the contact data provided;
    • Any delays or failures in any software or other systems used by Dogs Trust or its ELM for the administration of the Lottery;
    • Any refusal by Dogs Trust to accept an entry or the cancellation of an entry
    • Any failure to enter a Chance into the draw;
    • Any event beyond the reasonable control of Dogs Trust or its ELM; and
    • Any loss or damage incurred by a participant in connection with their entry to the Lottery or use of any prize.
  22. In line with Gambling Commission requirements we cannot accept credit card payments for lottery sales made via the telephone, debit cards are permitted. Only Direct Debit is permitted via the website.
  23. As of 1st April 2020, credit card transactions will not be accepted for online or phone payments for this lottery. We will accept debit payments.
  24. Direct debits for the weekly lottery are covered by the Direct Debit Guarantee. This is offered by all Banks and Building Societies that accept instructions to pay Direct Debits. You can cancel a Direct Debit at anytime by simply contact your Bank or Building Society. Written confirmation may be required.

Any questions about the lottery please call 0330 002 0897 or email: dogstrust@weeklylottery.org.uk

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