Weekly Lottery rules

Terms & Conditions for the Labour Party Lottery and Superdraws

This document sets out the rules for the weekly Labour Party Lottery and any ad-hoc Superdraws that we may operate throughout the year.

The Labour Party Lottery operates under the trading name of Labour Lottery licensed by The Gambling Commission under account number 62517.

To take part, players must agree to the terms and conditions when they sign-up to join the Labour Lottery. Any updates to the terms and conditions are published on our website as and when required and notification is sent to the Gambling Commission as necessary.


  • “the Act” The Gambling Act 2005
  • “Draw” The process by which winners are selected those for individual draws which may be amended from time to time
  • “Chance” The entry into the Lottery
  • “Game Number” Players lottery numbers which are randomly assigned at sign up and stay with the player for the duration of their membership of the Labour lottery
  • “Labour” The Labour Party
  • “Lottery” The Labour Party Lottery
  • “Player” An individual who has registered with the Lottery
  • “Rules” The rules of the Labour Party Lottery as set out in these terms and conditions and in

1.0 Labour Lottery

1.1 The Lottery will be operated as a subscription-based Society Lottery under the Gambling Act 2005 (as amended) and is licensed by The Gambling Commission.

1.2 The Lottery is promoted by the Promoters and conducted for the benefit of The Labour Party

1.3 The persons responsible for the promotion of the Lottery are Angela Cartwright and Matthew Jackson.

1.4 By entering the Lottery, Players agree to be bound by the Rules and any subsequent amendments which may be made from time to time.

2.0 Entry into the Lottery

2.1 The Lottery is promoted in accordance with the Act, as amended, throughout Great Britain. In order to comply with the Act, during the purchase of Lottery Chances, Players will be required to confirm that

  • (a) They are at least 18 years of age and are a resident of Great Britain (for the avoidance of doubt, this excludes Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands, Isle of Man, BFPO addresses);
  • (b) They will not buy or claim to buy Lottery Chances on behalf of any other person.

2.2 If, upon winning any prize in the Lottery, Players are not able to prove that they have met the Criteria above then they will not be entitled to receive that prize.

2.3 In order to comply with the Act, Lottery Chances that have been purchased and entered into the draw for which they were intended are prohibited from being subsequently refunded.

2.4 By entering into the Lottery, Players agree to be bound by the Rules, and applicable provisions of the Act and any relevant regulations made there under from time to time. Labour shall not be liable for any loss or damage (including loss of the opportunity to enter the Lottery and/or the right to receive a prize) suffered by Players if they have not complied with the Rules. The Rules may be amended by Labour from time to time.

2.5 This Lottery is a form of gambling. Participants are encouraged to gamble sensibly. Should gambling become a problem, we recommend you contact the Gamble Aware helpline on 0808 8020 133 or visit the website on www.gambleaware.co.uk.

2.6 The maximum number of entries an individual will be permitted to purchase in any one Draw is £20.

2.7 Any person who is a Labour Party employee or who is employed by a Member of the Parliamentary Labour Party is not permitted to enter any Draw.

3.0 Registration with the Lottery

3.1 Players can only enter the Labour Lottery by the completion of an application form either online or by completing our lottery registration leaflet.

Registration will require Players to provide the following information:

  • (a) Their name and address, so that we can write to them to confirm their entry into the Lottery and contact them if they have won a prize.
  • (b) Confirmation that they are over 18 years of age, in order to ensure compliance with our terms and conditions.
  • (c) The number of Chances in the Lottery they wish to purchase.

Players will also be asked to provide the following information:

  • (a) Contact telephone number
  • (b) Date of birth
  • (c) Mobile phone number
  • (d) E-mail address
  • (e) Verified payment method to purchase chances

3.2 Labour shall be entitled to take any steps necessary to verify the above information and to process a Player’s registration. Labour may (in its absolute discretion) refuse to accept an application for an individual to become a Player of the Labour Lottery.

3.3 Following registration, Labour will send confirmation of entry. If a Player has chosen to pay by Direct Debit they will receive an Advance Notification Letter. The confirmation will specify their Lottery Number and the first draw into which they will be entered and will confirm their name, address and any other details provided to Labour as part of their registration.

3.4 It is the Player’s responsibility to ensure that the personal information provided to us is accurate.

3.5 If the Player discovers any error in their name, address or any other details provided to Labour as part of their registration when they receive confirmation then the Player must correct this by notifying Labour in writing or by e-mail (refer to contact details at end document). Labour will make any required corrections as soon as reasonably possible. Labour shall not be liable for any loss or damage (including loss of the opportunity to enter the Lottery and/or the right to receive a prize) suffered as a result of any error. Any correction notified to Labour shall only become effective once the correction has been made.

3.6 Each Labour Lottery Number is unique. A randomly selected Labour Lottery Number will be issued to each Player with confirmation of entry. A Player may subsequently request an alternative Random Labour Lottery Number if they wish at any time. We regret to advise that we are unable to facilitate requests for specific Lottery Numbers.

4.0 Payment

4.1 Payment for Chances may be made by the following methods:

  • (a) Direct Debit – information required will include the Player’s bank details together with an instruction to make payments by Direct Debit
  • (b) Cheque
  • (c) Continuous debit card authority
  • (d) Any other method made available by Labour from time to time

4.2 Payment for Chances are made directly to Labour therefore:

  • (a) Direct Debit payments will be referenced as Labour Lottery on the Player’s bank statement
  • (b) Cheques must be made payable to Labour Lottery
  • (c) Any debit card transaction will be referenced as Labour Lottery on the Player’s card statement
  • (d) Any other method made available by Labour from time to time would also be referenced as or be payable to Labour Lottery on any appropriate documentation
  • (e) Credit cards are not an accepted form of payment due to gambling regulations.

5.0 Chances

5.1 The price for each Chance is £2.

5.2 Please note that the odds of winning will vary each week depending on the number of Players. We will make this information available on our promotional materials.

5.3 Player’s Chances and associated Game Number(s) will not be entered into the Draw unless Labour has received all amounts payable (cleared funds) relating to the Player’s Game Numbers by Labour of that week’s draw. If there is a dispute regarding whether Chances have been paid for then such dispute shall be resolved by reference to details included in official statements from the bank with which the Labour Lottery’s bank accounts operate.

5.4 Direct Debit payments will be entered into the first available draw three working days after the collection has been made from the Player’s bank account. The Player will be notified of their first draw date in writing.

5.5 A Player may cancel their entry into the Lottery by notifying Labour in writing or by email (or via any other methods specified by Labour from time to time). Upon receipt of this notice Labour will:

  • (a) Cancel future Direct Debit payments as soon as is reasonably practicable.
  • (b) In accordance with the Act, any payments made prior to such cancellation taking effect but which have not been used to pay for Chances in previous Draws will be used to pay for entry for Chances into future Draws
  • (c) any balances under £2 will be gratefully accepted as a donation to the Labour Party.

5.6 Labour may cancel a Player’s entry into the Lottery (in its absolute discretion) at any time. Labour will notify the Player accordingly as soon as reasonably practicable and will reimburse any payments which have been paid related to future Draws. Other than the reimbursement of any such fees, Labour shall not be liable for any loss or damage (including loss of the opportunity to enter the Lottery and/or the right to receive a prize) suffered by the Player in relation to such cancellation.

5.7 Future lottery entry funds paid to the Lottery are held in a separate designated bank account to maintain a separation from Labour’s own trading income and arrangements have been made to ensure assets in the customer accounts are distributed to customers in the event of insolvency. This meets the Gambling Commission’s requirements for the segregation of customer funds at the level – medium protection. Please see https://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/public-and-players/guide/page/if-your-money-has-medium-protection if you require further details. Funds are only released for the Party’s use once the draws have occurred.

6.0 Changes to Member Details

6.1 Any changes to Player details as provided upon registration should be notified to Labour in writing or by e-mail. Changes to the bank or building society specified during registration will require the completion of a new Direct Debit Instruction. Further information regarding this can be obtained from Labour upon request.

7.0 Draws

7.1 The Draw will be run at our External Lottery Managers offices using a Random Number Generator that has been certified by a Gambling Commission approved test house.

7.2 The Draw is held every Friday and entries close on 5pm the Thursday before the draw every week. If the draw takes place on a Bank Holiday the draw will take place on the Thursday or the next most convenient working day.

7.3 In order to comply with the Act only those Chances for which payment has been received are eligible for entry into the Draw.

8.0 Prizes

8.1 Prizes are issued as follows:

  • (a) First Prize £1,000
  • (b) Second Prize £500
  • (c) Third Prize £250
  • (d) And 5 runner-up prizes of £50 each

8.2 Labour reserves the right to amend the prizes at any time. Any such changes will be published on the Labour website at least one month prior to a change being made.

8.3 Each Game Number shall only be entitled to win one prize in any one Draw.

8.4 The results of each Draw will be published on the Lottery website within one week of the date of the draw and may also be published in any other manner determined by Labour from time to time.8.5 Winners will be notified by post within one week of the date of the Draw. Such notification will include a cheque to the value of the prize won made payable to the Player.

8.6 Labour reserves the right to withhold the payment of any prize until it is entirely satisfied that the Player who has won the prize has fully complied with the Rules.

8.7 There are no alternatives to the prizes offered and no interest is payable.

8.8 Any unclaimed prizes will be re-credited to the Labour main account as a donation after a period of six months has elapsed.

8.9 Labour may contact winners from time to time to request consent for their participation in promotional activity. Labour will never use the names, address details or images of individuals for promotional purposes unless the individual in question has expressly consented to such use of their personal data.

9.0 Suspension of the Lottery

9.1 Labour may (at its absolute discretion) suspend the Labour Party Lottery for any period of time.

During such period, Labour shall:

  • (a) Suspend Direct Debit payments from Player’s bank or building society accounts as soon as reasonably practicable, and;
  • (b) Retain any amounts which were paid prior to such suspension taking effect that have not been used to pay for Chances in previous Draws

9.2 Players will be notified of further details regarding the resumption of the Lottery or otherwise as soon as reasonably practicable after the date of suspension in writing.

10.0 The Labour Superdraw

10.1 The Labour Party run Superdraws. The Superdraws are managed by the external lottery management company (Sterling Management Centre Limited).

10.2 All proceeds from the Labour Superdraw go directly towards the Labour Party General Election Fund.

10.3 The cost per entry into the draw is £2.

10.4 Labour will state clearly the closing date and draw date on all marketing materials, tickets and on our website.

10.5 Any tickets and payments returned after the closing date will be treated as a donation.

10.6 The prize funds for the Superdraw are as follows:

  • 1st prize - £5,000
  • 2nd prize - £1,000
  • 3rd prize £250, plus 5 runner-up prizes of £50 each

10.8 Prize winners are notified by post and receive their winners’ cheque within 7 days of the draw taking place. Winning numbers are published on the Labour website www.labourlottery.org

10.9 We reserve the right to refuse any application for Draw Entry. Any such rejection or cancellation may be reconsidered on submission of a written appeal to the Lottery Manager within seven days. The decision of the Lottery Manager will be final.

10.10 It is the responsibility of the purchaser to advise any change of address, or any other change of contact details deemed necessary.

10.11 An instruction to be self-excluded, as defined in the Gambling Act 2005, from the Labour Party Lottery, may be submitted in writing, emailed or telephoned to the Labour Lottery office.

10.12 The standard Labour Lottery Rules also apply to the Superdraw, excluding the Chances purchasing restrictions in that individuals may purchase up to £100 worth of Chances in any Superdraw. To view these Rules please go to www.labourlottery.org

10.13 Labour reserves the right to amend or modify these Rules from time to time. All amends will be published on our Lottery website. Members may obtain a copy of these Rules in writing by sending a stamped addressed envelope to the address above or by visiting the Labour Lottery website at www.labourlottery.org

11.0 Self-Exclusion

11.1 Should a Player feel that they have issues with gambling and wish to be self-excluded from our lottery please phone our customer service number and request a self-exclusion form on 0345 092 2299.

11.2 There is a minimum period of six months self-exclusion.

11.3 We will not send a Player any marketing material in relation to the Lottery during the self-exclusion period and will remove the Player’s name and details from any marketing databases used by Labour in relation to the Lottery. We will close the self-excluded player’s account and return any credit to them.

11.4 A Player will need to contact us after their period of self-exclusion to re-instate their membership of the Lottery, should they wish to do so. On contacting Labour to reinstate their membership of the Lottery following a self-exclusion period a 24-hour cooling off period will apply before their membership is reinstated.

11.5 If a Player needs to talk to someone about problem gambling then please contact Gamble Aware. Gamble Aware is a registered charity that provides confidential telephone support and counselling to anyone who is affected by problem gambling. Gamble Aware can be contacted on 0808 8020 133 (free phone number).

12.0 Liability

12.1 Labour shall not be liable for any loss or damage suffered by Players arising from:

  • (a) Any delays or failures in the postal service or other delivery methods used by Labour or Players from time to time
  • (b) Any delays or failures in any systems used by Labour or Players to transmit emails
  • (c) Any failure in any software or other systems used by Labour for the administration of the Labour Lottery
  • (d) Any delays of failures in the banking system used by Labour or Players
  • (e) Any refusal by Labour to accept registration of an individual as a Player or the cancellation of a Player by Labour
  • (f) Any failure to enter a Player’s Chance into the Draw
  • (g) Any event beyond the reasonable control of Labour
  • (h) Any errors in the personal data supplied by a Player in order to participate in any Draw

12.2 Labour shall not be liable to Players in contract, tort, and negligence or otherwise for any indirect or consequential loss suffered by Players in relation to their participation in the Lottery (including loss of the opportunity to enter the Lottery and/or the chance of winning a prize).

13.0 Complaints

13.1 Any complaint relating to the operation of the draw should be sent in writing in the firstinstance to Complaints Team, Labour Lottery, Labour Central, Kings Manor, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6PA. In the event that a complaint or dispute remains unresolved it will be referred to arbitration via the ADR Group, dispute resolution service providers.

13.2 The Promoter’s decisions made pursuant to the Rules shall be final and binding.

13.3 Save where the Rules expressly provide otherwise, the Promoter shall not be obliged toenter into any correspondence.

14.0 Proper Law and Jurisdiction

14.1 The Laws of England and Wales shall govern the interpretation and/or enforcement of these Terms and Conditions and all entrants hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

15.0 Contact Address

15.1 All correspondence should be sent to the following address:Labour LotteryLabour CentralKings ManorNewcastle upon TyneNE1 6PA

16.0 Data Protection

Labour is committed to protecting your privacy. Data that we collect from you is used lawfully in accordance with the UK General Data Protection Regulations and the Data Protection Act 2018 and is used solely for the purpose of administering the Lottery, processing your purchase of Lottery Chances, subsequent entry into the Lottery, and informing you if you have won a prize.

The support you give to the Labour Party by participating in these games really makes a difference and we’d like to keep you updated with our news, activities and appeals. If you provide your explicit consent for us to do so, we’ll use the details you give to us on your lottery application or draw entry form, to send communications to you by post, phone and/or email. You may withdraw your consent or unsubscribe from Labour marketing emails at any time.A copy of the Labour Party privacy policy is available to view here: https://labour.org.uk/privacy-policy/

You have the right to access the information we hold about you. To obtain this information, please contact Labour in writing. You may be asked to provide proof of your identity prior to personal information being disclosed to you.

Labour will not sell, rent or grant access to any of the personal data we collect about you to any third parties for marketing purposes without your express prior consent. In accordance with our privacy policy, Labour may share your personal data with our Lottery Manager for the sole purpose of administering the Lottery and any draws.

We may be obliged to disclose your personal information if required to do so by law, for example to statutory bodies such as the Gambling Commission or other government bodies.


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