Terms & conditions

These terms and conditions are the Demelza Lottery rules and by entering the Demelza Lottery which encompasses the weekly Lotto and weekly Superdraw, entrants agree to be bound by these rules.

This Lottery is being promoted on behalf of Demelza Hospice Care for Children, registered address Rook Lane, Bobbing, Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 8DZ, as a Society Lottery under the Gambling Act 2005.

This Lottery is licensed by the Gambling Commission under Operating Licence No 000-004802-N-100267-012.

Demelza Hospice Care for Children Registered Charity No 1039651.


Each entry costs £1 a draw.  The member will be entered into the draw for which a subscription has been received in advance of the draw taking place, and credited upon receipt of the relevant amount of draws in advance.

Persons eligible may apply to play the regular Lottery by completing an application which will include the following information:
Telephone number

Details of credit/debit card

On receipt of the welcome letter, if there is an inaccuracy on personal details, Demelza Hospice Care for Children should be notified immediately.

Members should note the date and frequency of payments. Demelza Hospice Care for Children cannot be held responsible for any charges incurred by the member unless as a result of our negligence.


Any complaints pertaining to the Lottery should be made by email to Paul Booth at paul.booth@demelza.org.uk or in writing to Paul Booth, Head of Lottery and Gaming, Demelza Hospice Care for Children, Rook Lane, Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 8DZ

The Lottery comprises of the weekly Lotto and Superdraw. Both draws will take place weekly on a Friday and winners will be notified within seven working days of the draw.

The following people may enter the Lottery

Any individual over the age of 16 years of age and resident in the UK.

The maximum amount of chances in either of the draws is 20 a week.

How to Play

Under the Gambling Act 2005 we have a legal duty to verify that members and potential members are 16 years or over.

Should a prize winner be found to be under the age of 16 we will refund their money and withhold the prize.

Members wishing to self-exclude can do so by contacting the lottery office, but will not be able to rejoin the Lottery for a period of six months from the date of self-exclusion.


The Lotto will provide 53 weekly guaranteed cash prize winners. Prizes range from £5 to £1,000.

The weekly Superdraw

The Superdraw has no guaranteed weekly prize money as it is a rollover draw. The prize money offered each week is currently 40% of all paying members’ weekly income in the draw. The remaining 60% of the weekly income goes back to Demelza Hospice Care for Children. If no winner is selected in any week the prize fund will rollover up to a maximum of £25,000 when a winner will be guaranteed.

New Lotto members will be sent a unique Lotto number. Superdraw members can either choose their own four numbers between 1 and 39, or like the Lotto, can have them selected by our random generator.

All membership for each draw will be priced at £1. To play our Superdraw, you must be a Lotto member.

Both draws will be made weekly (every Friday) at Demelza Kent, Sittingbourne and winners will be notified through the post. No claiming is required.

Results will be published on our website weekly.

All winnings will be made payable by cheque in the name of the entrant only. If winner cheques are not cashed within six months of date issued then the money will be treated as a donation to Demelza.

Entry to both draws can be made by debit or credit card. Both draws need to be the same method of payment.

It is the responsibility of the entrant to ensure that payment is made in advance of each draw date.

It is the responsibility of the entrant to provide Demelza Hospice Care for Children Lottery with their accurate and up to date contact details and the Demelza Hospice Care for Children Lottery will in no way be liable for any failure to contact any entrant due to any errors, omissions or inaccuracies in the contact details that the entrant has provided. In the event of an entrant changing their contact details, they will be solely responsible for advising Demelza Hospice Care for Children Lottery of the change.

Lottery membership can be cancelled at any time by notifying Demelza Hospice Care for Children Lottery in writing to Demelza Hospice Care for Children, by telephoning 01795 845222 or via email at tricia.gambell@demelza.org.uk

As of January 2016, from the total income received from the Lottery, 68p in each pound goes into providing care for the children and families.  The remaining 32p covers prize money and essential costs.

Demelza values your support and promises to respect your privacy. The data we collect and hold is managed in accordance with the Data Protection Act (1998). We do not disclose or share personal information supplied by you with any other third party or organisation.

Demelza Hospice Care for Children reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions at any time.

The Demelza Lottery should be a fun way of supporting your local children’s hospice. If you feel that you may have a problem with gambling please contact Gamcare on 0845 6000 133 or visit their website at www.gamcare.org.uk

Registered Charity No: 1039651
Promoters: Ryan Campbell and Lavinia Jarrett
Responsible Manager: Paul Booth