Why should I support Veterans Raffle instead of another lottery?
Veterans Raffle allocate ~95% of all the lottery proceeds to charity & prizes. Most charities don't run their own lotteries, the majority use a 3rd party commercial External Lottery Manager (ELM) who undertake this role on the charity’s behalf. Veterans Raffle is totally independent and non-profit which means that it doesn’t engage an ELM which is why it's able to apportion a UK leading contribution to charity & prizes combined. No other UK veterans’ lottery can match Veterans Raffle or even come close. So, in summary, no one is telling you what you should or shouldn’t do however, Veterans Raffle do retain the lowest percentage in the UK for total operational costs, do have the very best jackpot winning odds, do not operate a rollover, guarantee a winner every single draw, no prize is ever shared, and you get to support a UK veterans' charity of your choosing.
Are you the Official Veterans Lottery?
Veterans Lottery and Veterans Lotto are 2 of the companies registered by our parent company YES Society however, we prefer to use our Veterans Raffle brand as it better reflects our unique lottery process. Veterans Foundation are currently also using the term Veterans' Lottery however:
- We are totally independent and therefore totally non-profit
- We have set raffle inclusion at £10pcm to everyone
- We apportion a UK leading ~95% to charity & prizes
- We have ZERO staff being paid a salary
- We give all our entrants 24/7 access to their online account
- We give all accounts a ‘Holiday’ break facility
- We allow entrants to cancel their account without notice
- We Guarantee a Jackpot winner every month
- We have the unique potential of multiple Jackpots
- We do not spend on marketing or advertising
- We support charities every single month
- We fund fairly according to subscriber numbers
- We operate on just 5% total operational costs
How many people currently participate in Veterans Raffle?
We never know exactly how many will be entered into a monthly draw until all the payments have been collected a few days before each draw. The current maximum number would be 416,666 however, regardless of entrant numbers, our Jackpot winning odds will always remain the same due to our unique draw software and operational platform.
What is the cost to me?
A fixed donation of £10 per calendar month in support of a veterans’ charity of your choosing. No one can register more than once which eliminates gambling addiction. The draw is on the last day of each month and cut-off for inclusion is @ 15th, with payment taken approximately 4 working days later. There is the option to take the occasional ‘Holiday' break or completely deactivate your account at any time without any notice period or financial penalty. There is no annual payment option.
How many prizes are there each month?
The winners page is located on our website header under WINNERS. To respect winners’ privacy, we only display first name, town and partial Membership Number. Respecting people’s right to privacy is especially important to us which is why their awarded prize value is not disclosed by us. So, we respect their wish but if some choose to disclose what they have won publicly then that is totally their decision.
What are your prize values?
The minimum prize value is now £120 and the maximum potential £25,000. What is in the proceeds pot is distributed each month. As entrant numbers grow so does the proceeds pot, as does the value of our contribution to UK veterans' charities and the number & value of our prizes accordingly. We lead the UK lottery industry with a staggering ~95% going to charity & prizes combined. No lottery being promoted by a 3rd party will ever come even close to that figure!
What are the odds of winning a prize?
We have the best Jackpot winning odds of any UK lottery! Unique to Veterans Raffle are Jackpot winning odds of 10,000 to 1. Such prize-winning potential is only achieved by maximising the efficiency of our fundraising platform and minimising total operational costs, which means managing everything ourselves.
Why do you only offer raffle entry by direct debit?
Our platform was built to protect the young & vulnerable, to eliminate risk of crime association and to be open & fair. Not allowing children to participate by restricting participation to 18+ protects the young, not handling cash, cheques, credit, or debit cards eliminates theft and money laundering risk and protects the vulnerable too. Online Direct Debit is the safest & most secure payment method available today and by setting a fixed monthly donation amount of just £10 per person keeps things fair to everyone. Unlike other UK lotteries no one can register on the street, in a shop or over the phone. Operating electronically means that every single pound is fully accounted for and because we don't create and post any totally unnecessary plastic membership cards our operational costs are kept to an industry low of only 5%. We also don't waste any of your donation on funding any other membership complimentary benefit schemes and that is how we are exclusively able to apportion ~95% to charity & prizes combined!