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Lotteries and Prize Draws

Lotteries and Prize Draws

What’s the difference? 

Our platform handles prize draws and lotteries equally so players and hosts receive the same protections no matter what draw type they’re taking part in. We use an independently certified Random Number Generator to ensure all draws are undertaken fairly.

Prize draws also differ from lotteries by providing alternative routes to entry, this may include SMS entry (e.g. Text ‘WIN’ to ‘72888’) or free entry via postal, in person or entry via a web form. For details of the alternative entry routes available for each individual prize draw, please review the ‘alternative routes to enter’ link on the draw page. Please note that using a free entry route will mean that no contribution is made to the cause or charity that are running the draw.  

 

How do I know what type of draw I’m entering? 

The simplest way to tell is that a prize draw will always include ‘Draw’ or ‘Prize Draw’ in the title, where as lotteries will include ‘lottery’ in the title.

Lotteries are a regulated activity so on each lottery draw page there will be details of the promoter of that lottery, this information will also be included on your tickets. 

Prize draws also differ from lotteries by providing alternative routes to entry, this may include SMS entry (e.g. Text ‘WIN’ to ‘72888’) or free entry via post, in person or via a web form. For details of the alternative entry routes available for each individual prize draw, please review the ‘alternative routes to enter’ link on the draw page. Please note that using a free entry route will mean that no contribution is made to the cause or charity that are running the draw. 

 

Why do we run both?  

Lotteries provide the best framework and protection for both players and hosts, however the process of setting up a lottery is a regulated activity and is more costly and complicated to create and manage. For this reason, we often recommend prize draws as these provide more flexibility and reduce setup times. Rest assured that both methods of entry use the same secure system and independently tested Random Number Generator. If you’d like to discuss which option would be best for your cause, event or club, please get in touch with us.

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