Seasonal raffle

Win up to £5,000 in our Spring, Summer, and Winter prize raffles – every year!

Enter our next raffle by requesting a Skylines magazine for a fun way for people to support North West Air Ambulance Charity and the chance of winning one of eight cash prizes!

Tickets cost £1 each and will be included with our Skylines magazines in January, May, and September.

T&Cs apply, view them here. These T&Cs were last updated on Wednesday 21st July 2021.

Friends of the NW Air Ambulance Lottery Community Interest Company is licensed and regulated in Great Britain by the Gambling Commission under account number 5227.

Our next raffle will take place in January 2022

Want to request a Skylines magazine and tickets for our next raffle?

I couldn’t believe I’d won – and the money couldn’t have come at a better time!

Our latest raffle winners

30/07/2021

£5,000

1016676 – Clitheroe

£1,000

1010505 – Leyland

£500

1048424 – Cheshire

£250

1113942 – Lancashire

£75

1054116 – Merseyside

£75

1061887 – Lancashire

£75

1043165 – Lancashire

£75

1096406 – Cheshire

 

View our 2021 raffle winners PDF

 

Frequently asked questions

How do the raffles work?
Tickets will be sent out in each of our Skylines magazines three times a year. To request to be included to receive the next Skylines magazine with tickets, please contact us online or call us on 0800 587 4570.

When are the draws made?
The draws for our Raffle take place in the spring, summer, and winter each year. The actual draw and closing dates will be published in the Skylines magazines and on your tickets at the time.

What are the prizes?
Our top prize is £5,000! Runner up prizes are: 1 x £1000, 1 x £500, 1 x £250 and 4 x £75.

How much is a ticket?
Tickets cost £1 and equate to one chance within the draw.

How do I pay?
We accept cash, cheque, and debit card payment for our Raffle tickets and donations. Please fill out the payment slip that you’ll receive along with your tickets in Skylines magazine. Make sure you return your payment slip, cash/cheque (if this is your chosen method of payment) and ticket stubs in the freepost envelope included.

Can I round my payment up with a donation?
Yes! If you wish to make a donation as well as payment for your tickets, simply fill out the payment slip that will come with your tickets and let us know how much you are donating.

Can I gift aid my payment to the Raffle?
You cannot gift aid your Raffle payment as it is part of a lottery. However, if you have made a donation along with payment for your tickets then that additional amount can be gift aided. Simply tick the Gift Aid selection on the payment slip before you send it back to us.

How many entries can I have?
We restrict entries to 50 tickets per person to encourage responsible gambling.

Do the proceeds of the lottery go to NWAA?
In the 2020-2021 financial year, the lottery passed 69.33% of Prize Draw income back to the charity. This amount is after expenses such as the costs for us to recruit new players, administration costs (marketing, staff, etc), and prizes.

How will I know if I am a winner?
All results are posted on our website on the day of the draw. We will always endeavor to call all our lucky winners to let them know, and if we do not have a number, a letter confirming your win will be sent to you.

How do I cancel?
If you wish to stop taking part in our Raffle or stop receiving our Skylines magazine, you can contact us via telephone, email or in writing.

Am I eligible to play in the raffle?
You must be aged 16 and over to take part in any of our lotteries. If someone who lives in your home is an employee of the charity, then, unfortunately, you cannot take part either.

What do I do if I think I may have an issue with gambling?

Are you gambling more than you really want to? Please give us a call and we can provide support.

Alternatively, learn more about self-exclusion and what this means by clicking here.

If you feel you need to self-exclude yourself from the Raffle, we would encourage you to extend your self-exclusion to any other gambling arrangements you may have.

Is there a complaints policy?
Yes, should you have any complaints to do with the Lift Off Lotto or our Raffle – please view our complaints and disputes procedure here.

Tickets will be sent out in each of our Skylines magazines three times a year. To request to be included to receive the next Skylines Magazine with tickets, please contact us online or call us on 0800 587 4570.

Tickets cost £1 and equate to 1 chance in the draw.

If you have any further questions, please contact us at Head Office and we will be happy to help. Lottery subscriptions can be cancelled at any time.

Our Raffle results are drawn three times a year using a random number generator to select winning numbers, allocating one prize per number drawn.

You must be aged 16 years or over and live in Great Britain to participate in our Raffle.

For more information on how our raffle works, please read our terms and conditions here.

Chances of winning in our tri-annual Raffle: If we sold 50,000 tickets in our next draw and have 8 prizes in total, this would mean you have a 1 in 6,250 chance of winning a cash prize.

In 2020/21, Friends of North West Air Ambulance (FONWAA) received  £5,154,324 in ticket sales for its Lift Off Lotto of which £4,857,950 (94.25%) of this figure went straight back to the charity. Furthermore, FONWAA received £109,361 in ticket sales for its two Prize Draws with £75,816 (69.33%) returning to the charity, helping us fly around 2500 flight missions annually.

£70,200 (1.36%) was spent on prizes for our Lift Off Lotto and £14,100 (12.89%) for our two Prize Draws. In terms of expenses, this was £226,316 (17.78%) for our Lift Off Lotto and £19,445 (17.78%) for our two Prize Draws.

The costs incurred by FONWAA for our Lift Off Lotto and Prize Draws were lower than normal due to the Covid pandemic, therefore the income passed back the the charity was higher but costs were significantly lower.

The following information provides income to the charity versus costs for lotteries operated and promoted by FONWAA for the period 2019/20:

Lift Off Lotto

  • How much was returned to the good causes and what good causes they’re supporting?
    • In 2019/20, FONWAA received £5,286,246 in ticket sales for its Lift Off Lotto of which £4,485,285 (84.85%) of this figure went straight back to the charity.
  • How much was spent on prizes?
    • £71,565 (1.35%) was spent on prizes for our Lift Off Lotto.
  • How much was spent on expenses?
    • £729,396 (13.80%) on expenses for our Lift Off Lotto.

Prize Draw

  • How much was returned to the good causes and what good causes they’re supporting?
    • In 2019/20, FONWAA rreceived £126,149 in ticket sales for its raffle. £74,154 (58.78%) went straight back to the charity.
  • How much was spent on prizes?
    • £21,254 (16.85%) was spent on prizes for our Prize Draw
  • How much was spent on expenses?
    • £30,741 (24.37%) on expenses for our Prize Draw

Friends of North West Air Ambulance Lottery adheres to the practice outlined in our Social Responsibility in Gambling policy and is regulated by The Gambling Commission www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk.

You must be aged 16 or over and be a resident in Great Britain to take part in any of our lottery activities. If you are concerned about the amount you are gambling please refer to our Gambling Responsibly Information or call our supporter engagement team on 0800 587 4570

As a member of the Lotteries Council, Friends of North West Air Ambulance Lottery makes an annual donation to GambleAware.

If you feel you have a problem with any form of gambling please read how we can help provide support. You can also find information about self-exclusion and a self-exclusion form.

FONWAA aim to ensure that any issue you may have regarding the Lift off Lotto and our Raffle is dealt with promptly, efficiently, and in confidence. If you wish to make a complaint regarding our Lift Off Lotto or Raffle, please refer to our complaints and disputes procedure.

 

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