These Terms and Conditions are the rules of the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance (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.

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 in accordance with the Gambling Act 2005 and for this purpose is defined as a “Society Lottery”.

Non-Remote Licence No. 000-004838-N-100338-013

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.

The responsible person is Caroline Guy who may be contacted at the address at the end of this document. The responsible person is not eligible to play the ‘Charity Lottery”.

Each chance in the weekly lottery cost £1. Each chance in the Superdraw costs 66p and only participants who have paid the subscription before the commencement of the draw will be eligible and have equal chance to win a prize.

Each weekly draw consists of 5 cash prizes of £1,000, £250, £150, £125, £100 and 10 £10 voucher prizes. and the Superdraw has a jackpot prize of £2,500.

Membership will begin upon receipt of a members’ first Direct Debit payment. Members will commence entry into the weekly draw two weeks after their initial Direct Debit is received.

Entry is open to all residents of the UK (including the Charity’s volunteers) but excludes: The Charity’s trustees or directors; or the Charity’s employees or third parties each directly involved in the administration or management of the Lottery or with the ability to influence the lottery results.

To promote responsible gambling, we will only allow any individual to purchase up to 20 tickets per week.

To enter the draws, you must be aged 18 years of age or over. It is an offence for anyone under the age of 18 years to participate in a lottery. 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.

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.

Only members who have subscribed in advance to both the weekly draw & Superdraw by a monthly £5 Direct Debit will qualify for the Superdraw. Upon receipt of the regular monthly £5 payment, members will automatically purchase one ticket in the Superdraw for that calendar year, subject to available funds. Payments received after one year’s Superdraw will purchase one ticket per month in the Superdraw for the following year.

Existing subscription members who only play the weekly draw may increase their direct debit to include the Superdraw by contacting the lottery office on 01202 849530 or by email on [email protected].  Existing standing order payers may convert to direct debit and increase their subscription to include the Superdraw in the same way.

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 information to be able to satisfy legislation.

The draws will take place at Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance Lottery Office every Friday and on the second Wednesday in September utilising a Random Number Generator that has been tested and approved by an independent, Gambling Commission approved, third party house. The first Superdraw takes place on 13th September 2023. The results of the draw are final.

The winning numbers will be published on the charity website: 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 01202 849530.

Winners will receive their prizes by bank transfer no later than ten working days after the draw has taken place, credited to the bank details of the player held by the lottery 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.

All participants in the draw are responsible for providing the charity with up-to-date 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.

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:

Any uncashed or unclaimed prizes will be deemed as a donation to the Charity after the period of six months.

Payments can be made by direct debit or advance cheque. We do not accept cash as payment for lottery chances. 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.

The Charity will comply with all 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.

The Charity cannot accept liability for the loss of, delays in or theft of any communication sent by post or email nor for any delays in the banking system.

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 on 01202 849530 or email us on [email protected]. Following cancellation of your lottery membership, you may request a refund of the left-over monies remaining on your account. Otherwise, any credit on your individual ticket(s) will continue to be used to pay for draw entries until such time as the credit drops below £1. Thereafter the remaining amount below £1 will be treated as a donation to the charity.

All monies received as advanced payments will be held in a ring-fenced bank account prior to each draw being made and will not be applied to any other use than that of funding entries into the draw. In the event of the society becoming insolvent no guarantee is implied or given that refunds will be made. This covers the ‘Basic’ Risk rating as identified by the Gambling Commission. Further information can be found at:

If we are notified that a participant in the lottery is deceased, we will freeze the associated membership immediately. The Charity will use reasonable efforts to contact the personal representatives or executors of the entrant, in order to establish their wishes in relation to any outstanding funds. If the charity is not able to make any contact 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 refund the funds to the Estate. No interest will be payable in respect of monies refunded.

We reserve the right not to accept an application, or to cancel an existing subscription without giving reason and at our absolute discretion.

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, by calling the lottery office on 01202 849530 or via email at [email protected]

The Charity’s complaints procedure forms part of the Lottery Complaints Policy and Procedures document which is available via the charity website and which will be made available to customers upon request by calling our lottery office on 01202 849530 or by writing to the responsible person at the address below. The document can also be viewed here Complaints Policy

Last year, a fantastic 90% of the ticket sales in our lottery, just over £4m, was used to fund the work of the Charity. 2% was spent on prizes and 8% was spent on other expenses including administration and marketing.

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 that the chance of a single ticket winning any prize in the weekly draw is roughly 1:5500 and in the Superdraw 1:19000.

The Charity would like you to gamble responsibly. If you feel that you have  problem with gambling, visit or call the National Gambling Helpline on 0808 8020 133.

This lottery is subject to the laws of England and the jurisdiction of the English courts.

All profits from the Charity Lottery are used to fund the charity’s work.

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.