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Play the Magpas Air Ambulance Lottery to win prizes save lives

The Magpas Air Ambulance Lottery provides supporters with the chance to win up to £1,000 in our weekly draw and £5,000 in our yearly Superdraw, all while supporting the charity to help provide lifesaving care 24/7.

The Magpas Air Ambulance Lottery is £5 per month, which includes entry into each weekly draw and one ticket per month for our annual Superdraw. Weekly prizes are worth between £10 and £1,000! Join thousands of people in your community who keep our air ambulance flying by playing the Magpas lottery.

Are you ready to play to save lives? Join us and play now!

FAQs

It’s quick and easy to sign up to our lottery online, or, if you prefer, you can ring our office at 08701 624858 to request for an application pack to be sent in the mail.  

The weekly lottery prizes are:

1st prize: £1,000 
2nd prize: £100 
3rd prize: £25 x 4 
4th prize: £10 x 10 

And, don’t forget, there’s also an annual Superdraw of £5,000 once a year!

Our lottery partners, LFS, employ fundraisers who encourage people to join the lottery.
 
They can be found at various venues and events in the East of England, and visit door-to-door. Our fundraisers wear Magpas Air Ambulance branded orange uniforms and all carry ID badges, and do not visit door-to-door after 9 pm. 
 
Head over to our ‘Meet our fundraisers’ webpage to help identify Magpas Air Ambulance representatives.

The Lottery draw takes place every Friday. If you’re one of our lucky winners, you’ll receive your cheque in the post. We also post the winning numbers on our website. 

Once you’ve completed your online registration, you will receive an email confirming that your lottery subscription is being processed, and then a follow-up welcome email within three working days, with details for you to access your ticket details via our online portal. 

If you have signed up online and do not receive a confirmation email within 48 hours, please check your spam mail in the first instance. If it’s not in your spam then please get in touch.

Whether you’ve signed up online or in-person/by mail, you will receive a welcome pack either by email or in the mail. If you do not receive this within 10 working days from registration, please get in touch.

Contact the Magpas Air Ambulance supporter care team by email, magpas-lottery@computerlottery.co.uk, or phone, 08701 624858. 

It is against the law for anyone under the age of 16 to take part in any form of gambling. We are unable to permit anyone under the age of 18 to take part in our lottery—anyone under the age of 18 who buys a lottery ticket will have their entry forfeited and will not be entered into the draw. 

Magpas Air Ambulance is not able to sell lottery tickets to anyone living outside of Great Britain (Scotland, Wales and England). This is to comply with current Gambling Commission guidelines, who we are registered to run our lottery with. There are different regulations in place in Northern Ireland. 

Donations to our charity, such as those from our lottery, help keep Magpas Air Ambulance saving lives 24/7 for people across the East of England. Every ticket bought will help keep our air ambulance flying, our rapid response vehicles on the road, and our medics responding to critically ill or injured people when they need us most. 

We have found that running a lottery is an excellent way of raising vital funds to support Magpas Air Ambulance and raise awareness for the charity. For some supporters, this is the only way they choose to donate to Magpas Air Ambulance. Every lottery raises more in donations and ticket sales than is spent on the prizes and production of the lottery itself. The lottery brings in over £3.5million a year and accounts for 60% of the charity’s income. This is a significant amount of funding that we simply could not have achieved alone. 

We are registered with the Gambling Commission under the Gambling Act 2005 LOT 150/1630/1. If you would like more information about how raffles and lotteries are regulated please go to the Gambling Commission website www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk. 

More information about the terms and conditions of our prize draws can be found on the Terms and Conditions dropdown at the bottom of this web page. 

Unity4

Throughout the year we may call or speak to our supporters regarding their support. Calls for Magpas Air Ambulance are in partnership with Unity4, who fundraise on our behalf. The number that will come up when we call is 01425 561144. Unity4 are currently calling existing lottery players to see if they are interesting in joining the Superdraw for an extra chance to win £5,000. 

If you choose to call us back you will be greeted with a message from us informing you that we have called you with a non-urgent message and that we may call back. If you do not wish to be contacted again please enter the phone number you were called on after the tone – please include your area code if entering a landline number.

LFS

Our lottery partner, LFS, administers our lottery, helping us to make sure it is fair, transparent and complies with gambling legislation. For any queries relating to your lottery membership, please contact the friendly team at LFS either by email at magpas@computerlottery.co.uk or call them on 01480 371060 (option 2).

LFS also employ fundraisers who encourage people to join the Magpas Lottery, including at door-to-door visits, public events and in town centres. If you’re concerned about someone who says they are collecting for Magpas Air Ambulance, you can see who currently works as a Magpas Lottery fundraiser or call us on 01480 371060 (option 2) to check.

Magpas is licensed and regulated in Great Britain by the Gambling Commission under Licence Numbers, 033615-N-315046-008 and 033615-A-332719-001 and Account Number 33615. View our current licensed status.

  1. These Terms and Conditions are the rules of the Charity Lottery (herein known as the “Charity”) Lottery. By joining and playing the lottery, the entrant is bound by these rules.  You may not accept all or any part of these rules, and your participation in the lottery will be cancelled if you reject any or part of the following.
  2. By playing the Charity lottery, participants help contribute 80% of total funding. This allows our specially trained doctors and paramedics to continue saving lives
  3. The Society runs a lottery on behalf of the Charity with the sole beneficiary after prizes and expenses being the Charity. The lottery is licensed and regulated by the Gambling Commission under the Gambling Act 2005 in accordance with the Gambling Act 2005 gamblingcommission.gov.uk.
    Non Remote Licence No. 033615-N-3150-46-003
    Ancillary Remote Licence No. 033615-A-332719-001
  4. The Charity wishes to conduct its lottery in a fair and socially responsible way, and to endorse responsible gambling. We will review the terms and conditions six monthly as well as updating them as required by law from time to time.
  5. The responsible person is Daryl Brown and Debbie Florence who may be contacted at the address at the end of this document. The responsible person is not eligible to play the Charity Lottery.
  6. Each Chance in the weekly lottery cost £1. Each chance in the Superdraw costs 66p and only all participants who have paid the subscription before the commencement of the draws will be eligible and have equal chance to win a prize.
  7. Membership will begin upon receipt of a members first Direct Debit payment.
  8. Members will commence entry into the weekly draws two weeks after their initial Direct Debit is received.
  9. To promote responsible gambling, we will only allow any individual to purchase up to 20 chances per week.
  10. To enter the draws you must be aged 18 years of age or over. As of June 2021, in line with the National Lottery, Magpas Air Ambulance will not be selling lottery to any individual under the age of 18 years. The Charity will, where appropriate, carry out checks to verify this requirement, if necessary including seeking confirmation from relevant agencies that can provide such information.
  11. Should a prize winner be found to be under the age of 18 we will refund their money and withhold the prize, additionally the charity reserves the right to reclaim any prizes issued in error.
  12. The weekly prize fund will be 30% of total proceeds up to a maximum of £1500 per draw.
  13. The Superdraw prize fund will be 30% of total proceeds up to a maximum of £5000 per draw.
  14. Only members who have subscribed in advance to both the weekly and Superdraws by a single monthly £5 Direct Debit will qualify for the Superdraw.
  15. Upon receipt of each regular £5 monthly Direct Debit, members will automatically purchase one ticket in the Superdraw for that calendar year, subject to available funds.
  16. Direct Debits received after the cut-off date will purchase one ticket per month in the Superdraw for the following year.
  17. Existing weekly only subscription members may increase their direct debit to include the Superdraw by contacting the lottery office on 08701 624858 or by email on magpas-lottery@computerlottery.co.uk.
  18. Existing standing order players may convert to direct debit and increase their weekly only subscription to include the Superdraw by contacting the lottery office on 08701 624858 or by email on magpas-lottery@computerlottery.co.uk.
  19. Entry is open to all residents of the UK (including the Charity‘s volunteers) but excludes: The Charity trustees or directors; or the Charity employees or third parties each directly involved in the administration or management of the Lottery, or with the ability to influence the Lottery results.
  20. New members will be sent a welcome letter advising them of their randomly selected draw number(s) and a personal membership number. This communication will also include if relevant details of the Direct Debit guarantee and any other relevant information to be able to satisfy legislation.
  21. The draws take place at Magpas Lottery Office, Cumulus House, Shortcut Way, New Milton, Hampshire BH25 6ED every Friday and on the first Thursday in February utilising a Random Number Generator that has been tested and approved by an independent, Gambling Commission approved, third party test house. The results of the draw are final.
  22. The winning numbers will be published on the charity website magpas.org.uk/magpas-lottery-results no later than 5 working days after the draw has taken place. To request a list of winners please contact the responsible person named at the end of this document or the lottery office on 08701 624858
  23. Winners will receive their prizes by cheque or bank transfer no later than ten working days after the draw has taken place, addressed to the details of the player held by charity on the day of the draw. Winners do not have to make a claim and all prizes will be paid automatically. All winners will be notified by post.
  24. Any uncashed or unclaimed prizes will be deemed as a donation to the Charity after the period of six months.
  25. Payments can be made by direct debit or advance cheque We do not accept cash as payment for lottery tickets. If we receive any cash by mistake, we must:
    – Inform the customer that we do not accept cash
    – Return the cash to the customer by special delivery
    – Record the date received and date returned.
  26. The charity operates a strict no ‘cash policy’ to prevent the risk of crimes such as money laundering, to avoid the giving of illicit credit and to provide assurances that gambling activities are being conducted fairly. Please contact Magas Air Ambulance for a copy of the society Cash Handling and Money Laundering procedures.
  27. The Charity reserves the right to postpone any lottery draw for a period of no longer than 14 days; in the event of an emergency. Details of any postponement will appear on the charity website magpas.org.uk
  28. All participants who join the draw are responsible for providing the charity with an up to date and correct email address and contact details. The charity will not be liable for any loss incurred by the entrant caused by the failure of the entrant to inform the charity of any changes or errors to their details.
  29. The Charity cannot accept liability for the loss of, delays in or theft of any communication sent by post, email or fax; nor for any delays in the banking system.
  30. Membership may be cancelled at any time, although those received after 12:00 hours on a Thursday may not be actioned until after the weekly draw. To cancel please contact the lottery office on 08701 624858 or email us on magpas-lottery@computerlottery.co.uk Following cancellation of your lottery membership, you may request a refund of the left-over pennies remaining on your account. After a period of 6 weeks any remaining monies left on a player’s account will be deemed as a donation to the Charity.
  31. If we are notified that a participant in the lottery is deceased, the charity will use all reasonable efforts to contact the personal representatives or executors of the entrant to establish their wishes in relation to any unclaimed prizes. If the charity is not able to contact the personal representatives or executors of the entrant, it will hold the funds for six months from the date we became aware the entrant was deceased. After this time, the funds will be deemed a donation to the charity.
    The personal representatives or executors may contact the charity to claim the funds at any time during the six month period and, as long as they can provide any information the charity reasonably requires, the charity will then refund the funds. No interest will be payable in respect of monies refunded.
  32. All monies received as advanced payments will be held in a ring fenced bank account prior to each lottery draw being made and will not be applied to any other use than that of funding entries into the draw prior to the draw. In the event of the society becoming insolvent no guarantee is implied or given that refunds will be made. Further information can be found at https://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/public-and-players/guide/page/what-it-means-if-your-money-is-not-protected
  33. The Charity will comply with all of the Data Protection Act 2018 (GDPR) requirements to protect your personal data. Any individual has the right to request information held about them. To gain access to this information, please contact the responsible person for the lottery at the end of this document.
  34. The Charity’s Complaints and Disputes Procedure forms part of the Charity Social Responsibility Policy which can be made available to customers upon request by calling our Lottery Office on 08701 624858 or by writing to the responsible person at the address below.
  35. We reserve the right not to accept an application, or to cancel an existing subscription without giving reason and at our absolute discretion.
  36. Members wishing to self-exclude can do so by contacting the Lottery Office but will not be able to re-join the lottery for a period of 6 months from the date of self-exclusion. Further details and a self-exclusion request form can be found on the charity website magpas.org.uk, by calling 08701 624858 or via email at magpas-lottery@computerlottery.co.uk.
  37. For a full copy of our Weekly Lottery Policies please click here: Magpas Social Responsibility Policy.
  38. The Charity would like you to gamble responsibly. The Charity’s Responsible Gambling Guide is included in its Lottery Policy and Procedures online at www.magpas.org.uk.
  39. If you feel you have a problem with gambling, visit begambleaware.orgor call the National Gambling Helpline on 0808 8020 133.
  40. The Charity reserves the right to make changes to these rules and will publish any changes 28 days in advance on the charity website, as required by law.
  41. This lottery is subject to the laws of England and the jurisdiction of the English courts.
  42. In 2022 we expect to raise approximately £4m from ticket sales in our lottery, with 2% spent on prizes, 9% spent on expenses and a fantastic 89% being used to fund the work of the Charity.
  43. The exact likelihood of winning a prize in the lottery is dependent on the eventual number of participants and will therefore change each draw.
    We estimate the chance of a single ticket winning any prize in the weekly draw is roughly 1:4300
    We estimate the chance of a single ticket winning any prize in the Superdraw is roughly 1:25000  
  44. All profits from the Charity Lottery are used to fund the charity’s work.
  45. The Charity reserves the right to make changes to these rules and will publish any changes 28 days in advance on the charity website, as required by law.

Responsible Person & Promoter:
Daryl Brown and Debbie Florence

Registered address:
Magpas Lottery
Centenary House
St Marys Street
Huntingdon
PE29 3PE Telephone 08701 624858

Registered Charity Number 1119279

Magpas is licensed and regulated in Great Britain by the Gambling Commission
Non Remote Licence No. 033615-N-3150-46-003
Ancillary Remote Licence No. 033615-A-332719-001
Account Number 33615