Lottery FAQs

Is this part of the Health Lottery?

No. The Health Lottery is made up of 51 Community Interest Companies (CICs) based on geographical areas which in total cover the entire UK. They share the profits on a rotating basis and distribute it to charities in their particular area. The aim of the Health Lottery is to raise money for health related good causes across Great Britain.

20p of every £1 played is donated by the Health Lottery to the People’s Health Trust who then work with the CICs to distribute to health-related good causes across Great Britain that meet their criteria.

If Friends of Airedale gets 50p, what happens to the other 50p?

The 50p is split into 2 parts. 25p goes into the prize fund and the remaining 25p pays for the lottery administration.

What are the odds of winning a prize?

The odds of winning any prize are 1 in 63.

What is the money used for?

We buy those things the NHS doesn’t fund to improve the patient experience. This includes therapy exercise equipment, comfy chairs and TVs for ward lounges and waiting areas and many other things.

What are the prizes?

You can win prizes for matching 3,4,5 and 6 of the digits up to a prize of £25,000, if your numbers are in the same sequence as they are in the winning number. If you match 5 numbers, the prize is £1,000, for 4 numbers, £25 and for 3 numbers, 5 free entries in the next week's draw.

How is the money paid?

It is paid directly into your bank account.