Our lottery is the simplest way to help our families right now and in the future- and joining couldn’t be easier.  You can pay via direct debit, debit card or cheque and there are 23 cash prizes to be won every single week, including our £1,000 jackpot. 

Find out how to play your part in their care… 

Join our lottery

How does the draw work?

It costs a £1 per entry per week for each draw. Youll receive a unique membership number which will automatically be entered into our weekly draw provided you have at least £1 credit remaining on your membership.

Every Friday, 52 weeks per year, a computerised draw takes place. The draw computer enters the 6 digit draw numbers into the draw for each ticket that is in credit. The computer randomly selects one of these numbers for each of the prizes. The prizes are drawn in order of prize value. Once a number is drawn, it is removed from the draw for the remaining prizes that week.

What are the prizes and how will I know I've won?

If you are a winner, there is no need to claim your prize – cheques are automatically printed and posted to you. 

  • 1st  prize = £1,000 
  • 2nd prize = £250 
  • 3rd prize = £100 
  • 10 prizes of £10 
  • 10 prizes of £5

Winning numbers are published weekly on our results page.

Why is the monthly payment £4.34?

There are 52 draws in the year and in order to collect by Direct Debit in 12 equal monthly instalments we need to collect £4.34 per month per play.

Why was my initial Direct Debit payment for £6.34 not £4.34

Some years have 53 weeks in the year, the extra £2 on your first payment acts as a buffer ensuring your ticket remains in credit and does not miss any of the weekly draws.

Can I ever owe the Julia’s House Lottery money?

No – if you do not have any funds in your account you simply do not get entered into the draw. If you pay by Direct Debit your account is automatically renewed and in credit unless you cancel. If you cancel your Direct Debit your ticket will continue to be entered into the draw until any remaining funds run out.

If you pay by debit card or cheque, when your account gets down to £4, we will write to you to remind you to top up your membership to ensure you continue to be entered into the weekly draw.  

How much of my money goes directly to the hospice?

All profits from the Julia’s House Lottery go directly towards funding our service, which offers care for life-limited children and support for their families, at no cost to them.  

In 2019, 64% of lottery proceeds – that’s £403,342 - went back to the charity. That’s enough to cover the cost of 13 full-time nurses for a year. 

For every £1 lottery entry, 64p goes towards providing vital care and support for local children and families. 13p (13%) goes on prize money and 23p (23%) goes on other expenses such as administration and marketing the lottery. It all adds up to special times, to lives changed, thanks to you our amazing lottery players.

What is the likelihood of winning a prize?

You have a 1 in 559 chance of winning one of our weekly prizes (correct as of 06/08/2020).

Based on 23 prizes available each week, ave 12,857 tickets in the draw each week (July 2020 figure). Please note, this will fluctuate based on number of entries in each weekly draw

How can I buy a Lottery ticket?

It’s easy to join the Julia’s House Lottery. You can either join on our website by clicking here or call 01202 644220 to speak to our Lottery Team. They will be happy to take your details and go through the joining process with you over the phone.

How much does it cost to play?

It costs just £1 each week to play our hospice Lottery. The easiest way to pay is by Direct Debit and you can join on our website by clicking here.

Is there an age limit to play our Lottery?

Players must be 16 years old or over. See our full Terms and Conditions.

When does the Lottery draw happen?

Every Friday we draw 23 unique winning Lottery numbers at random. Unless this falls on a bank holiday at which time the draw will be carried out the next working day.

Can I pay by debit or credit card?

You can pay for the Lottery by debit card. We are not able to accept payment by credit card for our weekly lottery.

Can I pay by cheque?

Yes you can pay by cheque, you can download the cheque payment form here or contact us on 01202 644220 or via email lottery@juliashouse.org and we will send you the form in the post to complete and return to us with your cheque.

I’ve joined the Julia’s House Lottery, what happens next?

You will receive a welcome pack containing your unique six digit Lottery number(s) by post in the next few weeks. This will include full details of your Direct Debit payment plan if you have joined in this way.

How do I notify you that I’ve changed my contact details or address?

If you’ve moved house or changed your contact details please contact us on 01202 644220 or email us at lottery@juliashouse.org and we will update our records with your correct details.

How do I notify you of a change to my bank details?

If your bank details have changed please contact us on 01202 644220 or email us at lottery@juliashouse.org and we will update our records with your new bank details.

How many Lottery tickets can I buy?

Online you can purchase up to 2 lottery tickets. If you would like to purchase more than 2 lottery tickets, please contact us on 01202 644220 or email us at lottery@juliashouse.org and we will be able to help set you up with more tickets.

I’ve lost my lottery numbers, what should I do?

Your unique lottery number(s) are static and are allocated by our system when you join the lottery. You will have received your lottery number(s) in your lottery welcome pack. If you have lost your welcome pack letter with your lottery number(s) on and would like these to be re-confirmed, please contact the Lottery Team on 01202 644220 or email lottery@juliashouse.org. We will always contact you if you are a winner and the prize cheques are posted out on the day of the draw so there is no need to claim your prize.

Can I purchase gift vouchers for the lottery?

Yes lottery gift vouchers can be purchased; ideal for: birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, weddings, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or a just a simple thank you. If you would like to purchase a lottery gift voucher, please contact us on 01202 644220 or email us at lottery@juliashouse.org

Do you have canvassers promoting the lottery?

We have a dedicated team of canvassers working on our behalf across Dorset and Wiltshire helping to recruit new members to our lottery. We use specialist canvassing companies to provide skilled lottery fundraisers to represent us. You may see them at venues across Dorset and Wiltshire and they also carry out door-to-door canvassing across the two counties.

Is Julia’s House Lottery licensed?

Yes – The Julias House Lottery is licensed by the Gambling Commission – www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk

Social responsibility

Please view our social responsibility in gambling policy. If you would like to request a self-exclusion from gambling, please download our form.

Download Self-Exclusion Form

Terms and Conditions

Please click here to view our terms and conditions.

Will you pass my personal information on to anyone else?

At no time will Julias House pass your personal information on to any third party without your express permission other than when obliged to do so by legislation at that time in force and then only with the express authority of the Chief Executive. For more details see our privacy policy.

How do I update my communications preferences?

If you’d like to change the way we keep in touch with you please call our Lottery Team on 01202 644220 or email lottery@juliashouse.org and we will update our records with your chosen preferences.

Can I cancel my Lottery membership?

If you need to cancel your lottery membership, please call us on 01202 644220 or email us at lottery@juliashouse.org

More questions?

If we havent answered all your queries here, please contact us at the Lottery Office on 01202 644220 or email us at lottery@juliashouse.org, wed love to hear from you.