Who is Veterans Raffle?
Veterans Raffle is a totally independent not-for-profit fundraising platform established to help specialist UK charities that support ex-forces & emergency services veterans who are suffering from mental health-related conditions such as PTSD, complex injuries such as loss of limb and those who find themselves out of work & homeless. This is a veterans lottery like no other; in the UK it apportions the highest combined percentage to charity & prizes, it has the best jackpot winning odds, is the only UK lottery to have the potential to award up to 8 jackpots per month, (when entrant numbers permit), has the lowest operating costs in the UK due to being one of the only lotteries not to have a 3rd party profiting from or promoting their lottery, unlike any other veterans lottery!
Who benefits from the Veterans Raffle facility?
There are currently twenty associated charities that utilise this free additional fundraising platform however, that figure will grow as awareness of Veterans Raffle increases. The public select their preferred charity to support during the online registration process. Charity funding is attributed according to supporter preferences, so the more support a charity receives the greater their monthly funds. Veterans Raffle have no affiliation to any UK charity which means that every charity is treated equally. The National Veterans Raffle provides charities regular unrestricted funding to help secure their future services. Unlike other potential funding options, such as a grant application, this Veterans Raffle platform guarantees funding every month. Grants, on the other hand only offer periodic funding, and the drawn-out and complex application process doesn’t guarantee that an application will be either approved or that the total value of the application will be approved either. So, the old grant system gets a big ‘thumbs down’ from us!
How much of my money goes to charity?
No other veterans’ lottery currently apportions a greater combined percentage to charity & prizes than Veterans Raffle and this is due to the National Veterans Raffle not having any 3rd parties with financial interests. The simplicity of the Veterans Raffle funding platform keeps both security and costs to an absolute minimum. Operational costs are capped at an industry leading 5%. As a result, no other UK lottery can apportion anything close to our figure of up to 95%. These are all-round exceptional figures when compared to any other UK veterans’ lottery, some of whom retain anything from 20% to @50% for their operational costs but aren't comfortable with the public knowing that!
Is Veterans Raffle different to other lotteries?
Oh Yes! Apart from Veterans Raffle it would appear to be a common practice for lotteries to encourage participation by extensively highlighting a growing jackpot. There are those who even suggest to the public that their odds of winning a jackpot are greatly improved with additional entries! Such encouragement bolsters the lottery profits however, it may also lead to harming those with a disposition to addictive behaviour such as gambling. Veterans Raffle also very intentionally only offers donation payments via monthly direct debit subscription. This chosen payment method eliminates any associated theft, money laundering or potential harm to anyone who may be otherwise encouraged to pay for a year in advance, which isn’t always a wise thing to do.
Here is a summary of Veterans Raffle conditions:
- 18+ so no child participation
- Online only access
- Direct debit only payment
- A monthly donation that is equal to all & capped at £10
- £10 pcm equates to only £2.30 pw (52 weeks per year)
- Holiday breaks available at any time
- If your payments fail 3 times in a row = You're excluded
A financially vulnerable person would therefore struggle to be included in Veterans Raffle based on the strict registration/payment process. However, they could very easily choose to participate in most other UK lotteries from as young as 16yrs old and with hardly any significant protection to prevent/deter them from participation beyond their means!
The important thing to recognise is that the Veterans Raffle platform is designed to provide a consistent funding stream for UK Veterans charities, which is why it's only attracting members of the public who can comfortably afford £10pcm.
Veterans Raffle guarantees that public support isn’t taken advantage of either by apportioning up to 95% of the total proceeds to charity & prizes combined. Clear evidence that no one is profiting from the public’s generosity other than charity & the public themselves - sometimes if lucky!
However, all the above is only achievable if people continue to support their chosen charity via Veterans Raffle. So, let's all work together to help spread awareness and encourage participation.
How do I Join Veterans Raffle?
The only way to participate in a Veterans Raffle draw is by registering online and completing a £10pcm Direct Debit subscription. This method guarantees safe and secure payment and protects the vulnerable from exploitation as they cannot enter twice or be enticed into paying any additional amount to chase a rollover etc. Once you have completed the full registration process you are sent a confirmation email with a unique membership number. Your online account provides you with total control 24/7. You will then be automatically entered into all the monthly prize draws, which are drawn on the last day of every month.
Winners are automatically notified via our firstname.lastname@example.org email address. Your prize will only be transferred to you via BACS, so account details will be requested on your first draw win. If no email response is received, then an SMS is sent via 07982 617582. If no response is received via both notification methods, we will make daily attempts (for 30 days) to speak with the winner on the same phone number as provided during registration.
Were can I see the Veterans Raffle draw results?
All Veterans Raffle results are published on their website and accessed via the WINNERS heading on the top of the front page.
What if my contact details change?
You can update your contact details or put your account into 'Holiday' mode at any time by logging into your Veterans Raffle account. You have total freedom to 'come & go' as you please. There are no contracts to tie you down and restrict your movements and no notice periods if you choose to stop participating.