Battersea raffle rules and procedures
- In addition to the weekly Pawdraw lottery, Battersea holds a raffle - called a ‘Superdraw’ each Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. All lottery players are entered into this as well as raffle players who have purchased tickets.
- Out of each pound donated to the Superdraw, over 66p goes directly to the dogs and cats that need our help. We could not do this without you, so thank you.
- In 2020, the total raised by the Superdraw was £1,281,854. This was distributed as follows:
- 66.44% - went towards fulfilling Battersea’s purpose
- 31.98% - went towards the promotion and running of the lottery
- 1.58% - went towards prizes
- All entries to the Superdraw raffle and the Pawdraw lottery are entered into a random electronic draw that is conducted 7 days after the closing date stated on each ticket.
- Any entries received after the closing date are treated as donations, there are no refunds.
- The draw is conducted by an independent party in front of two witnesses.
- The first number drawn wins the first prize, the second wins the second prize, and so on until all 23 prizes are assigned a winner. There are no rollovers.
- We contact the winners by phone and letter within 14 days of the draw date and provide the prizes to them within 7 days of receiving acknowledgement from the winners.
- Four Superdraws are held each year and the chance of winning a prize per entry is 1 in 13,933.
- We reserve the right to use winner’s names for promotional purposes, such as ‘Mrs Smith from London’.
- The Superdraw prizes are: 1st prize - £10,000; 2nd prize - £1,000; 3rd prize - £500; and, 20 runners up prizes - £25 M&S gift cards.
For the Christmas Superdraw, we will issue free Golden Tickets to a limited number of randomly chosen players. Those players, upon entry to the Superdraw and the return of their golden ticket, will also be entered into a separate, Golden Ticket raffle to win £200.
In the Golden Ticket draw process, all entries are entered into the separate random electronic draw, the first number drawn wins the £200. The Golden Ticket chance of winning per entry is estimated as 1 in 2000.
The Golden Ticket prize is: £200
- Each Superdraw entry costs £1.
- Players may purchase up to 50 tickets online and up to 40 tickets by post.
- No tickets should be sold by any individual in the street or on the internet.
- Raffle tickets must not be sold to anyone under the age of 18 years. Any entrants found to be under 18 years, will have their stake returned and automatically forfeit the right to any prize.
- Entrants must reside in Great Britain, we are not licensed to accept entries from Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man.
- As of 1st April 2020, credit card transactions will not be accepted for online or phone purchases of raffle tickets. This is in response to legislative changes by the Gambling Commission. Debit cards will continue to be accepted.
- Woods Group Limited manages this Superdraw Quarterly Raffle on the behalf of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. They are licensed and regulated in Great Britain by the Gambling Commission under account number 3586.
- Starvale Management and Technologies Limited manages the Paw Draw Lottery on the behalf of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. They are licensed and regulated in Great Britain by the Gambling Commission under account number 3273.
- Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is licensed and regulated in Great Britain by the Gambling Commission under account number 5084 www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/
- All profits from the raffle will be used to fund work by Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. A charity registered in England and Wales 206394.
- The name of the responsible person is: Maddy Eastwood, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, 4 Battersea Park Road, London SW8 4AA. The Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Lottery is licensed by the Gambling Commission under the 2005 Gambling Act www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/.
- Battersea Dogs & Cats Home supports responsible gambling. If you feel you have a problem with gambling please visit the BeGambleAware website for help and advice, or contact the BeGambleAware National Helpline on 0808 8020 133. Lines open 8am to midnight.
Please participate in a socially responsible way. BeGambleAware is the UK’s leading authority on the provision of support, advice and counselling to people affected by gambling problems. If you or someone you know needs help or advice, call their helpline on 0808 8020 133 or visit www.begambleaware.co.uk.
What should I do if I think I have a problem with gambling?
BeGambleAware is the UK’s leading authority on the provision of support, advice and counselling to people affected by gambling problems. If you or someone you know needs help or advice, call their helpline on 0808 8020 133 or visit www.begambleaware.org.
Battersea’s commitment to Responsible Gambling
Battersea has a limit on the number of entries an individual can have to both its Paw Draw Weekly Lottery product and its quarterly raffle product, this is to further promote responsible gambling. For our weekly Paw Draw, each entrant can enter a maximum of 5 lines per draw. For our quarterly raffle , entrants can enter a maximum of 50 tickets per draw. These ‘per person’ caps cannot be exceeded.
Can I exclude myself from all gambling products?
Please complete the online gambling exclusion form to exclude yourself from gambling related products and activities from Battersea which will include all gambling related communications. The exclusion will remain in place until you contact us and request for this to be lifted. By law, the self-exclusion must apply for a minimum period of 6 months. If you choose to self-exclude, we will refund any stake to you that has not yet been assigned to a draw. Alternatively, please call us on 0300 3231 216, email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us at Freepost RTLJ-ETCZ-SCCZ, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, 4 Battersea Park Road, London SW8 4AA.