1st Prize£1,000
2nd Prize£250
3rd Prize£100
4th Prize30 x £5

Welcome to our weekly lottery

Do you love donkeys? What if we said you could support them while also being in with a chance of winning cash prizes? Now you can with our new weekly lottery.

When you play it’s fun and rewarding too, because as well as giving you a chance to win, the money we raise goes towards making the world a better place for donkeys.

It’s the perfect way to make a donkey’s day! And if you’re lucky enough to scoop the top prize of £1,000, it’ll make your day too!

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How to play our weekly lottery

Playing is simple. When you join, you’ll pick how many entries you would like each week. The more entries you play, the more chances you have to win!

We’ll send your lottery numbers in the post – your number is unique to you and yours for as long as you keep playing our lottery. You’ll even receive a cute and colourful fridge magnet to write your numbers on and keep them safe.

Every week, we put all the entries into the lottery draw and a random number generator picks out the winners. The first picked receives the jackpot of £1,000, the second receives £250, and so on. We send out all the prizes on the day of the draw, so if you win you don’t need to claim – you’ll just receive a cheque in the post.

You can pay for your entries in advance by Direct Debit. If you choose to pay monthly, for each entry you play we’ll take either £4 or £5 depending on how many Fridays there are in the month. That means you’ll play in all of those draws for your chance to win.

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How you make a difference by playing the lottery

Running a lottery is a fun and exciting way for us to raise funds for donkeys. As a charity we have to fundraise in as many different ways as possible, to maximise the money we can spend caring for donkeys across the world. Playing our lottery is one way you can make a real difference!

For every £1 you play a small portion will go towards our weekly prize fund. Another small part will pay for administration. What’s left goes towards our charity and growing our lottery.

Our first draw took place on Friday 6 November. As a licenced lottery operator, we are required to share with our supporters the breakdown of how each £1 entry is spent. We do not know yet how many people will be playing in that first draw to be able to calculate the breakdown accurately. Once we have a better idea, we’ll be sharing this breakdown here on our website, so please check back.

Our lottery was launched in 2020 and we have big plans for it over the next few years. We’ll initially spend the funds we raise on growing the lottery, which in turn will help us generate more funds and make an even bigger difference for donkeys in the future.

If you choose to support donkeys by playing our lottery we’ll keep you updated on how your money is being spent and the difference you're making.

© 2020 The Donkey Sanctuary
The Donkey Sanctuary is a registered charity under registration number 264818 (England and Wales) - Registered office: Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 0NU.
The promoter of The Donkey Sanctuary Weekly Lottery is Marianne Steele, Slade House Farm, Sidmouth, EX10 0NU.
The Donkey Sanctuary is licensed and regulated in Great Britain by the Gambling Commission under account number 9471.
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