Winston’s Wish Weekly Lottery

Play our weekly lottery for your chance to win £25,000! And you’ll be helping us to support grieving children across the UK.

Winston's Wish Weekly Lottery

Play the Winston’s Wish charity lottery today

Pledge from just £1 a week and you could be in with a chance of winning £25,000 in our weekly Friday draw. 50p from every £1 entry will go directly towards supporting bereaved children and their families. The more entries you play, the more chances you have to win, and the more you’ll be able to transform a child’s life. Enter now and you could be celebrating next week!

How would you spend £25,000?

Buy a flashy car? Treat yourself to a holiday? Tuck it away for a rainy day? Or buy 2,500 cats?! Let your imagination run wild!

How does it work?

The Winston’s Wish Weekly Lottery is run by Unity Lottery, an external lottery manager. When you join the lottery, you are allocated a 6-digit lottery number. Each Friday, the weekly lottery is drawn – if more than 3 digits from your personal number match the draw, you’re guaranteed a prize. If you win, Unity will contact you so there is no need to collect your prize.

  • You must be 18 or over to play.
  • A minimum of 50% of the total lottery proceeds are spent on supporting the work carried out by Winston’s Wish, 18.4% on prizes and 31.6% on the running cost and administration of the lottery.
  • An individual’s likelihood of winning a prize, for Unity is 1 in 63.
  • For more information and a detailed breakdown of the odds click here.
  • Click here to see how winners are selected.
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How your support helps

By playing our weekly lottery you’re helping us to be there for more bereaved children across the UK.

Money raised through our lottery means we can fund vital services like our helpline and online support groups, to give children and young people support to help them cope with the death of a loved one.

Read more about the impact of our work and how your support helps here.

About our lottery

The Promoter of Winston’s Wish lottery is Paul Moore, Winston’s Wish, Conway House, 31-33 Worcester Street, Gloucester, GL1 3AJ. Our lottery is licensed by Gloucester City Council. Unity is operated by Sterling Management Centre Ltd, registered as an External Lottery Manager by the Gambling Commission under the Gambling Act 2005.

Winston’s Wish is committed to ensuring that its lottery activity is operated in a secure, fair and socially responsible way and to endorsing responsible gambling amongst its supporters.

Winston’s Wish is licensed to operate lotteries by Gloucester City Council. Our current lottery manager is Unity Lottery, part of Sterling Lotteries. View the terms and conditions of the lottery here. 

Any complaints regarding the draw can be made to Paul Moore on

The Draw takes place each week on a Friday at Sterling’s premises.

The Winning Number for each weekly Draw shall be the winning six-digit number generated by Sterling’s Random Number Generator.

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

The winning probabilities are summarised below:

  • Six Number Match: 1 in 1,000,000
  • Five Number Match: 1 in 18,518
  • Four Number Match: 1 in 823
  • Three Number Match: 1 in 69

Winston’s Wish does not promote the lottery to children under the age of 18.

Winston’s Wish has implemented the following procedures to prevent children under the age of 18 taking part in the lottery:

  • The minimum age for play is detailed on our website and lottery leaflets
  • Children under the age of 18 are flagged on our database
  • Where possible we check our database to ensure persons are above the legal age limit before data is supplied for the use of a lottery.

Winston’s Wish and Unity Lottery has in place policies to encourage people to gamble responsibly and seek help should gambling become a problem:

  • Players can request self-exclusion from Winston’s Wish database for further lottery mailings.
  • Players can call Unity helpline for a self-exclusion form. Self-exclusion is for a minimum of 6 months.
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