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Play our lottery

Playing our lottery is a fantastic way to support children with life-shortening conditions and their families. And there’s always the chance you could hit the jackpot!

What would YOU do with the money?

There are cash prizes to be won every Friday. If the second prize isn’t won, it keeps rolling over to a maximum of £10,000, when someone is guaranteed to win.

£750

First prize

£150

Second prize

£10

Each for 5 winners

It’s really easy to play!

You’ll be assigned a unique lottery number, which will be entered automatically into our weekly draw. You can enter as many times as you want, for just £1 per entry per week.

If your number comes up, a cheque will go straight in the post to you. Simple as that!

I started playing the Forget Me Not lottery a few years ago. I know the good work hospices do and I was particularly keen to help out local children and their families. It was a very nice surprise when I received the letter telling me I was a winner!

Marion, £750 Jackpot winner

I couldn’t believe it when I won! What a surprise! It has been spent on a new sofa and chair for our new house. I recommend everyone to join Forget Me Not’s lottery, it’s just a few pounds a year for an amazing charity, and who knows who may win next time?!

Anne, £750 jackpot winner

I am delighted to have won this – what a surprise! Forget Me Not do amazing and valuable work and I am very proud to support their efforts. I wish Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice well for the future.

John, £8,250 rollover winner

How is the money used?

Of course, a small part of what our lottery generates pays for the prizes, but the rest helps to fund our essential care and support, like this:

3 months costs £13

£13 could pay for a child’s food for a day at our hospice

6 months costs £26

£26 could fund a bereavement session for a sibling

12 months costs £52

£52 could fund an art therapy session, helping a child to express themselves

If you win a prize

You don’t have to check your numbers weekly as all winners are notified directly.

The winning numbers from previous lottery draws are available in our shops, at our head office or available to view here.

We hope to be sending you a prize soon – good luck!

A bit of small print

  • You must be over 18 years old to play our lottery. Remember that underage gambling is a criminal offence.
  • This lottery is promoted by Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, Russell House, Fell Greave Road, Huddersfield, HD2 1NH, telephone 01484 411040. The responsible person is Nicola O’Dowd.
  • Please read the terms & conditions.
  • Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice is licensed and regulated in Great Britain by the Gambling Commission under the account number 36360. For more information, please visit www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk
  • Please be gamble aware. For more information about responsible gambling, visit: www.gambleaware.org or The Responsible Gambling Trust – Gambling Therapy
  • To self-exclude from our lottery, you can complete this online form.

How are the lottery proceeds used and what are the odds of winning a prize?

Between March 2023 and April 2024, the proceeds of the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice lottery were £228,829. 64% of this was spent on our good cause work. 21% was spent on prizes and 16% on expenses.*

There is a 1 in 1005 chance of winning a prize in the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice Lottery every week.**

*Figures based on average between April 2023 and March 2024.

** Accurate as of March 2024

Twice a year you can play our raffles. Average odds of winning based on 2023/24 figures: Spring Raffle 1 in 3219. Christmas Raffle 1 in 1485.

In the Christmas 2023 raffle Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice raised £11,880. 51% of this was spent on our good cause work. 15% was spent on prizes and 34% on expenses.