About the EyUp! community lottery

The EyUp community lottery is open to anyone aged 16 or over.  The lottery provides both the chance for people to win substantial cash prizes and to raise money for the Trust’s charity.

How much will it cost?

Each chance costs £1 per month. People may purchase up to a maximum of 10 chances each month. Once we have processed your application you will be entered into the next monthly draw.

The charity may change the entry fee at any time and will notify lottery members in advance if entry fees change.

How much can I win?

The main prize is £500 and smaller prizes are also paid out each month.

In the event of less than 700 chances being sold each month, the charity committee reserves the right to amend the prizes accordingly.

How many chances do I get?

You can buy up to 10 chances each month. The more chances you have the more likely you are to win a prize. If you want to increase or reduce the number of chances you purchase each month please contact the finance team on 01924 316208.

Who can enter the lottery?

Anyone who is aged 16 or over.

How do I play the lottery?

It could not be easier. Just apply. Once the finance team have received your form, we will process your application and enter you into the next lottery draw.

When can I join?

You can join the lottery at any time. Your entry into the lottery will be activated by submitting an online form. You can post your completed form to the address on the form or email it to EyUp.Charity@swyt.nhs.uk

If I win how will I receive the money?

All winners will receive their prize by cheque in the post therefore please remember to let us know if your address changes.

Will I be taxed on the winnings?

You will not be taxed on any prize money.

What are my chances of winning?

The chances of winning depend on the number of tickets sold. Current estimates are that approximately 1 in 370 will win a prize as opposed to 1 in 30,000,000 for national lottery.

When do the draws take place?

Each monthly draw will be held in the first week of the month.

Who makes the draw?

A representative, or representatives, of the charity will undertake each draw with an additional independent witness.

How is the draw made?

At each draw, the appropriate number of winning numbers will be drawn and allocated in order of prize value.

What if a prize isn’t claimed?

If any prize remains unclaimed for a period of six months after it is drawn, and all reasonable attempts have been made to locate the winner, the prize will be deemed void. The prize will then be redrawn at the first suitable draw after the six-month period has expired.

How do I find out if I’ve won?

All winners will be notified via email. Winners will be listed on the website. Winnings will be posted to your home address.

How does the lottery support the charity?

Half of the proceeds from the lottery each month goes towards the EyUp charity and to be used by the Trust’s charity to enhance the lives of service users, improve service user experience and enhance our wards.

What amount of money will go to Charitable Funds?

Half the money collected from the staff lottery goes to the charity and half goes on prizes.

If I win can I donate the winnings to EyUp!?

Absolutely and the charity would welcome the donation, but just by entering the lottery you are supporting the EyUp charity and therefore service users and carers across the Trust.

How do I leave the lottery?

You need to write to finance at: Finance Department, Fieldhead Hospital, Ouchthorpe Lane, Wakefield, WF1 3SP to tell them you want to stop playing the lottery. Withdrawal from the lottery will be by one month’s written notification. Members must have paid the full amount due in any month to be eligible for that month’s draw. Where any member ceases to participate in the lottery and has not paid the full amount due in any month then such amounts paid will be reimbursed.

What happens if I’ve not paid?

If any subscription is not received on the date the draw falls, the individual will not be entered into the draw until subscription recommences. The onus will be on each individual to ensure that his or her subscriptions are paid by the date due.

If any subscription is not received we will, at the earliest opportunity,  inform you that a subscription has not been received.

Can I collect the winnings on behalf of someone else?

No. Prizes will not be paid or delivered to any person other than the person to whom the winning number was allocated.

Is the lottery legal?

Yes. It is a small lottery which fulfils the conditions for a small society lottery and is administered under the terms of the Gambling Act 2005.

The charity is not running any other lotteries in conjunction with this lottery. As per the small society lottery rules the maximum prize of any draw will not exceed £25,000.

In the event of a dispute regarding the interpretation of the Lottery Rules or conduct of the draw the decision of the charity shall be final.

How is the lottery managed?

The conduct of the lottery is regulated by the Charity Committee.

Who is in charge of picking the number?

A random number machine is used which works on a similar principal to the national lottery machine and randomly chooses the winning number.

Can I opt out at any time?

Yes. Just let us know in writing to: The EyUp Charity, Finance, Block 9, Fieldhead, Ouchthorpe Lane, Wakefield, WF1 3SP.

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