Q: What is the Veggie Lotto?

A: Veggie Lotto is a new weekly lottery brought to you by the Vegetarian Society. When you buy a ticket for £1 you will be entered into a draw to win cash prizes. By playing Veggie Lotto you'll be helping to influence, inspire and support people to embrace and maintain a vegetarian lifestyle.

More information about how your support will help can be found here

Q: How do I play?

A: Simply visit the Veggie Lotto website at veggielotto.org and click on 'Buy Tickets' then follow the instructions. You can pay for tickets by Direct Debit or debit card.

Q: How much do tickets cost?

A: Each ticket costs £1 / week. You can buy more than one ticket for each draw. 50p from every £1 ticket you buy will go to support the Vegetarian Society (click here for more information). 30p will go to prizes. The remainder is spent on administration of the lottery.

Q: What information will I need to sign up?

A: Signing up is easy. We just need your name, email address, and postal address. We also need your date of birth to validate you are over 18.

Q: What prizes can be won?

A: Match all six numbers and you will win £25,000! In addition there will be seven guaranteed cash winners chosen at random every week with the cash-prizes they win being calculated as a percentage of the total ticket sales bought for that week's draw:

  • 1x 1st Prize = 15% of the value of live tickets (up to a maximum of £25,000)
  • 2x 2nd Prize = 7% of the value of live tickets
  • 4x 3rd Prize = 2% of the value of live tickets

e.g if there are 10,000 £1 tickets in the draw then the guaranteed prizes would be £1,500, 2x £350 and 4x £50.

Q: How does the draw work?

A: The jackpot number is chosen randomly by a third party. The guaranteed prizes are drawn as a raffle, whereby the selection of winning tickets is based upon the selection of a ticket at random from all the eligible tickets for that draw.

Q: What are the odds of winning a prize?

A: The odds of winning the jackpot are one in a million. The chances of winning the guaranteed prizes vary according to the number of tickets bought and entered in the lottery each week. The fewer tickets sold in one draw, the greater the chances each ticket has of winning. The more tickets sold in another draw, the bigger the cash prizes that can be won. The more tickets a player has in any draw, the better their chances of winning.

Q: When will the first draw be?

A: The first draw will be on Sat 13 May 2017 and then every week thereafter.

Q: How do winners find out that they've won?

A: Every week, all winners will be advised by e-mail. The winning number will also be published on our website, Facebook and Twitter each week following the draw.

Q: How will I receive my winnings?

A: Your winnings will be paid directly into your nominated bank account or you can choose to donate your winnings back to the Vegetarian Society.

Q: If at least 50p per entry goes to support the good causes, where does the other 50p go?

A: 30p goes to prizes and the remaining 20p is for administration of the lottery and VAT.

Q: How do I pay?

A: You can either set up a monthly recurring payment plan via Direct Debit or payment card, or pay for a block of 1, 3, 6 or 12 months of weekly tickets on a non-recurring basis.

There is no commitment to stay in the lottery and players can choose to leave at anytime.

Unfortunately we can't accept payments for a single week as payment processing costs would impact the amounts we could provide to prizes and the lottery fund.

Q: Who deals with any questions I may have?

A: We do. We have a dedicated support number (0300 30 20 111) that deals directly with any queries you may have.

We also have a dedicated email address [email protected]

Q: Can we play as a syndicate?

A: You can play as a syndicate. We provide more information on playing safely as a syndicate here: Syndicates