Q: What is South Downs Lottery?

A: South Downs Lottery is a new weekly lottery brought to you by South Downs National Park Trust. When you buy a ticket for £1 you will be entered into a draw to win cash prizes.

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Q: How do I play?

A: Simply visit the South Downs Lottery website at https://www.southdownslottery.co.uk and click on 'Buy Tickets' then follow the instructions. You can pay for tickets by Direct Debit or debit card.


Q: How much do tickets cost?

A: Each ticket costs £1 / week. You can buy more than one ticket for each draw. At least 50p from every £1 ticket you buy will be spent on supporting the good causes of the lottery (click here for more information). The remainder is spent on prizes, and on the administration of the lottery.


Q: What information will I need to sign up?

A: Signing up is easy. We just need your name, email address, and postal address. We also need your date of birth to validate you are over 16.


Q: What’s the purpose of picking numbers?

A: Many people have favourite or memorable numbers and some feel particular numbers are luckier than others. We allow you to choose a cherished set of numbers, whether that be your telephone number, date of birth or other number important to you. If you don’t want to choose your own numbers you can click the 'choose for me' button.

You can buy additional tickets for inclusion in the same draw and choose different numbers or the same six digit “Game Number” for your additional tickets. Each ticket and additional ticket you buy will be unique when entered into the draw and has an equal chance of winning.


Q: What are the odds of winning a prize?

A: Each ticket has a 1 in 50 chance to win a prize each week.


Q: When will the first draw be?

A: The first draw will be on 23 November 2019 and then every week thereafter.


Q: How do winners find out that they've won?

A: Every week, all winners will be advised by e-mail. The winning number will also be published on our website, Facebook and Twitter each week following the draw.


Q: How will I receive my winnings?

A: Your winnings will be paid directly into your nominated bank account or you can choose to donate your winnings back to the good cause fund.


Q: How do I pay?

A: You can either set up a monthly recurring payment plan via Direct Debit or payment card, or pay for a block of 1, 3, 6 or 12 months of weekly tickets on a non-recurring basis.

There is no commitment to stay in the lottery and players can choose to leave at anytime.

Unfortunately we can’t accept payments for a single week as payment processing costs would impact the amounts we could provide to prizes and the lottery fund.


Q: Who deals with any questions I may have?

A: We do. We have a dedicated support number (01730 631632) that deals directly with any queries you may have.

We also have a dedicated email address [email protected]


Q: Can we play as a syndicate?

A: You can play as a syndicate. We provide more information on playing safely as a syndicate here: Syndicates