Seasonal raffle

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

Our raffles will soon be available to play online! Until then, if you’d like be included in our mailout to receive physical tickets, contact our Supporter Services Team to be included.

Playing in our Summer and Winter Raffles is a fun way to support North West Air Ambulance Charity, and give you the chance of winning one of eight cash prizes.

Tickets cost £1 each and there’s a top Prize of £5000 up for grabs!

T&Cs apply, view them here. These T&Cs were last updated on Friday 6th May 2022.

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 August 2022

Want to be included in our next raffle mailout? Contact our Supporter Services Team who will be happy to help you.

0800 587 4570
enquiries@nwairambulance.org.uk

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

Our latest raffle winners

17/4/2022

£5,000

1140229 – Wigan

£1,000

1042585 – Rossendale

£500

1264509 – Ellesmere Port

£250

1195186 – Greater Manchester

£75

1040115 – Blackburn

£75

11120842 – Sandbach

£75

1139225 – St Helens

£75

1238935 – Warrington

 

15/12/2021

£5,000

1159813 – Wigan

£1,000

1057971 – Wirral

£500

1057873 – Wirral

£250

1037140 – Stockport

£75

1179286 – Wigan

£75

1055128 – Birkenhead

£75

1044267 – Crewe

£75

1016977 – Barrow-In-Furness

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 physical mailings twice a year. To request to be included in the next mailing, 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 summer and winter each year. The actual draw and closing dates will be published 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. 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 2021-2022 financial year, the lottery passed 45.09% 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, 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 a physical mailing twice a year. To request to be included to receive tickets for the next draw, 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 twice 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.

Our raffles were previously held three times a year, from April 2022 onwards, we made the decision to reduce our raffle draws to twice a year instead.

Chances of winning in our 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 2021/22, Friends of North West Air Ambulance (FONWAA) received  £5,227,533 in ticket sales for its Lift Off Lotto of which £4,136,556 (79.13%) of this figure went straight back to the charity. Furthermore, FONWAA received £133,929 in ticket sales for its three Prize Draws with £60,397 (45.1%) returning to the charity, helping us fly around 2,500 flight missions annually.

£97,200 (1.86%) was spent on prizes for our Lift Off Lotto and £21,150 (15.79%) for our three Prize Draws. In terms of expenses, this was £993,777 (19.01%) for our Lift Off Lotto and £52,382 (39.11%) for our three Prize Draws.

The following information provides income to the charity versus costs for lotteries operated and promoted by FONWAA for the period 2021/22:

Lift Off Lotto

  • How much was returned to the good causes and what good causes they’re supporting?
    • In 2021/22, FONWAA received £5,227,533 in ticket sales for its Lift Off Lotto of which £4,136,556 (79.13%) of this figure went straight back to the charity.
  • How much was spent on prizes?
    • £97,200 (1.86%) was spent on prizes for our Lift Off Lotto.
  • How much was spent on expenses?
    • £993,777 (19.01%) 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 2021/22, FONWAA received £133,929 in ticket sales for its Prize Draw of which £60,397 (45.1%) of this figure went straight back to the charity.
  • How much was spent on prizes?
    • £21,150 (15.79%) was spent on prizes for our Prize Draw
  • How much was spent on expenses?
    • £52,382 (39.11%) 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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