UNISON Lottery rules, terms and conditions
- The UNISON Lottery (“the Lottery”) will be operated as a subscription based Society Lottery under the Gambling Act 2005 as amended (“the Act”) and is licensed by The Gambling Commission
- The Lottery is promoted by the Promoter and conducted for the benefit of UNISON Welfare the charity registration number 1023552/SCO38305
- The person responsible for the promotion of the Lottery (the ‘Promoter) is Julie Grant, Head of UNISON Welfare, 130 Euston Road, London NW1 2AY
1.4 By entering the Lottery, Players agree to be bound by these rules.
“Act” The Gambling Act 2005
“Lottery” The UNISON Lottery
“Draw” The process by which winners are selected
“Player” An individual who has registered with the Lottery
“Promoter” Means the Promoter of the UNISON Lottery from time to time as authorised by UNISON Welfare.
“Rules” The rules of the UNISON Lottery as set out below and amended from time to time
“Chance” The entry into the Lottery
3 Entry into the UNISON Lottery
3.1 The Lottery is promoted in accordance with the Gambling Act 2005 as amended (“the Act”) throughout Great Britain. In order to comply with the Act, during the purchase of Lottery Chances you will be required to confirm and agree that:
- You are at least 16 years of age (the Promoter reserves the right to carry out age verification checks)
- In the case of a UNISON Branch, that you are the branch secretary.
- You will not buy or claim to buy lottery chances on behalf of any other person
3.2 If, upon winning any prize in the Lottery, you are not able to prove that you have met the criteria specified in Rules 3.1 above then you will not be entitled to receive that prize.
3.3 In order to comply with the Act lottery chances that have been purchased and entered into the draw for which they were intended are prohibited from being subsequently refunded.
3.4 By entering into the Lottery you agree to be bound by the Rules, and applicable provisions of the Act and any relevant regulations made there under from time to time. UNISON Welfare shall not be liable for any loss or damage (including loss of the opportunity to enter the Lottery and/or the right to receive a prize) suffered by you if you have not complied with the Rules. The Rules may be amended by UNISON Welfare from time to time.
3.5 This Lottery is a form of gambling. Participants are encouraged to gamble sensibly. Should gambling become a problem we recommend you contact the Be Gamble Aware helpline on 0808 8020 133 or visit the website on www.begambleaware.org
3.6 The maximum number of entries an individual will be permitted to purchase in any one draw is £10.
3.7 There is no limit to the number of entries a branch of UNISON will be permitted to purchase in any one draw.
4 Registration with the Lottery
4.1 You can only enter the Lottery by the completion of an application form which will be published in a variety of forms from time to time.
4.2 Individual Players:
Registration will require you to provide the following information:
- (a) Your name and address, so that we can write to you to confirm your entry into the lottery and contact you if you have won a prize.
- (b) Confirmation that you are over 16 years of age, in order to ensure compliance with the Act.
- (c) The number of Chances in the Lottery you wish to purchase
4.4 You will also be asked to provide the following information:
- (a) Contact telephone number.
- (b) Date of birth
- (c) E-mail address
4.5 Unison Branches:
Registration will require UNISON branches to provide the following information:
- Branch secretary’s name
- Branch address (including email), so that we can write to confirm entry into the lottery and contact you if you have won a prize.
(c) The number of Chances in the Lottery you wish to purchase
4.6 You will also be required to provide information relating to the purchase of your Chances. Payment may be made via the following methods and the relevant information will vary depending upon the payment method.
- (a) Direct Debit – applies to any individual or a Branch of UNISON. Information required will include your bank or building society details together with an instruction to such bank or building society to make payments by Direct Debit.
- (b) Payroll (applies to UNISON employed staff only although UNISON employed staff can opt to pay via direct debit). Information required will include your payroll number, office and department.
4.7 UNISON Welfare shall be entitled to take any steps necessary to verify the above information and to process your registration. UNISON Welfare may in its absolute discretion refuse to accept an application for an individual to play the Lottery.
4.8 Following registration UNISON Welfare will send confirmation of entry. If you have chosen to pay by Direct Debit you will receive an Advance Notification Letter. The confirmation will specify your Game Number and the first draw into which you will be entered and will confirm your name, address and any other details provided to UNISON Welfare as part of your registration.
4.9 You will provide accurate entry information and accept that it is your responsibility to keep us informed of any changes as soon as they arise.
4.10 If you discover any error in your name, address or any other details provided to UNISON Welfare as part of your registration when you receive your confirmation then you must correct this by notifying UNISON Welfare in writing or by e-mail. UNISON Welfare will make any required corrections as soon as reasonably possible. UNISON Welfare shall not be liable for any loss or damage (including loss of the opportunity to enter the Lottery and / or the right to receive a prize) suffered by you until such correction has been made. Any correction notified to UNISON Welfare shall only become effective once the correction has been made.
4.11 Each Game Number is unique. A randomly selected Game Number will be issued to you with your confirmation of entry. You may subsequently request an alternative Game Number if you wish at any time and this will be issued to you providing that it has not already been allocated to an existing Player.
5.1 Payment for Chances may be made by the following methods:
- (a) Direct Debit
- (b) Payroll
- Payment for Chances will be made directly to UNISON Welfare. Therefore
- (a) Direct Debit payments will be referenced as UNISON Welfare on your bank statement.
- (b) Payroll payments will be referenced as UNISON Welfare
5.3 The price for each Chance is £1.00.
5.4 Your Chances and therefore associated Game Number(s) will not be entered into the Draw unless UNISON Welfare has received all amounts payable (cleared funds) relating to your Game Numbers relating to your Chances. If there is a dispute regarding whether Chances have been paid for then such dispute shall be resolved by reference to details included in official statements from the bank with which the Lottery’s bank accounts operate.
5.4.1 Direct Debit payments and payments via Payroll will be entered into the first available draw 3 working days after the collection has been made from your bank account. You will be notified of your first draw date in writing.
- You may cancel your entry into the Lottery by notifying UNISON Welfare in writing or by e-mail (or via any other methods specified by UNISON Welfare from time to time).
Upon receipt of this notice UNISON Welfare will:
- Cancel future Direct Debit payments as soon as is reasonably practicable.
- In accordance with the Act and as described in Rule 3.3 any payments made prior to such cancellation taking effect but which have not been used to pay for Chances in previous Draws will be used to pay for entry for your Chances into future Draws.
UNISON Welfare may cancel your entry into the Lottery (in its absolute discretion) at any time. UNISON Welfare will notify you accordingly as soon as reasonably practicable and will reimburse any amounts which have been paid but relate to future Draws. Other than the reimbursement of any such amounts, UNISON Welfare shall not be liable for any loss or damage (including loss of the opportunity to enter the Lottery and/or the right to receive a prize) suffered by you in relation to such cancellation.
- All customer funds for use in future lottery entries paid to the Lottery are held in trustee status to maintain a separation from Sterling Lotteries own trading income to protect those funds in the event of insolvency.
6 Changes to Player Details
6.1 Any changes to your details as provided by you upon registration should be notified to UNISON Welfare in writing or by e-mail. Changes to the bank or building society specified during registration will require the completion of a new Direct Debit Instruction. Further information regarding this can be obtained from UNISON Welfare upon request.
7.1 The Draw will be run at our Lottery Management Company’s Offices to be held monthly.
7.2 In order to comply with the Act only those Chances for which payment has been received are eligible for entry into the Draw.
8.1 Prizes are issued as follows:
(a) First Prize £1000
(b) Second Prize £500
(c) Third Prize £250
(d) Other Prizes of £75
(e) Other Prizes of £25
8.2 UNISON Welfare reserves the right to amend the prizes at any time. Any such changes will be published on the UNISON Website at least one month prior to a change being made.
8.3 Each Game Number shall only be entitled to win one prize in one Draw.
8.4 The results of each Draw will be published on the Lottery website within one week of the date of the draw and may also be published in any other manner determined by UNISON Welfare from time to time.
8.5 Winners will be notified by post within one week of the date of the draw. Payment will be made either by cheque or BACs directly into your bank account to the value of the prize won.
8.6 UNISON Welfare reserves the right to withhold the payment of any prize until it is entirely satisfied that the Player who has won the prize has fully complied with the Rules.
8.7 If, upon winning any prize in the Lottery, you are not able to prove that you have met the criteria specified in Rules 3.1 (a), (b) and (c) above then you will not be entitled to receive that prize.
- There are no alternatives to the prizes offered from time to time and no interest is payable.
8.9 Any unclaimed prizes will be re-credited to the UNISON Welfare main account after a period of six months has elapsed.
- Winners may be contacted by UNISON Welfare to request their permission to take part in any promotional activity.
9 Suspension of the Lottery
9.1 UNISON Welfare may (at its absolute discretion) suspend the Lottery for any period of time. During such period UNISON Welfare shall:
- Suspend Direct Debit payments from your bank or building society account as soon as reasonably practicable, and;
- Retain any amounts which were paid prior to such suspension taking effect that have not been used to pay for Chances in previous Draws.
You will be notified of further details regarding the resumption of the lottery or otherwise as soon as reasonably practicable after the date of suspension in writing.
10.1 No liability is accepted for:
(a) Any delays or failures in the postal service or other delivery methods used by UNISON Welfare or you from time to time.
(b) Any delays or failures in any systems used by UNISON Welfare or you to transmit e-mails.
(c) Any failure in any software or other systems used by UNISON Welfare for the administration of the Lottery.
(d) Any delays of failures in the banking system used by UNISON Welfare or you.
(e) Any refusal by UNISON Welfare to accept registration of an individual or UNISON branch as a Player or, the cancellation of a Player by UNISON Welfare.
(f) Any failure to enter your Chance into the Draw.
(g) Any event beyond the reasonable control of Sterling Lotteries
10.2 UNISON Welfare shall not be liable to you in contract, tort, negligence or otherwise for any indirect or consequential loss suffered by you in relation to your participation in the Lottery (including loss of the opportunity to enter the Lottery and/or the chance of winning a prize).
11 Self Exclusion
11.1 Should you feel that you have issues with gambling and wish to be self excluded from
our lottery please phone our helpline number and request a self exclusion form
- There is a minimum period of 6 months self exclusion.
- We will not target you with any marketing material during the self exclusion period and will remove your name and details from any marketing databases used by ourselves.
- You will need to contact us after your period of self exclusion to re-instate your membership of the lottery.
- If you need to talk to someone about problem gambling then please contact Gamble
- Be Gamble Aware is a registered charity that provides confidential telephone support and counselling to anyone who is affected by problem gambling. Be Gamble Aware can be contacted on 0808 8020 133 (Freephone).
12.1 Any complaints relating to the Lottery should be sent in writing to UNISON Welfare, giving full details of the complaint and supporting documentation along with the complainant’s address for correspondence (postal or email.
12.2 The Promoter’s decisions made pursuant to the Rules shall be final and binding.
12.3 Save where the Rules expressly provide otherwise, the Promoter shall not be obliged to enter into any correspondence.
13.1 Subject to 13.3, UNISON Welfare is committed to protecting your privacy. Data that we collect from you is used lawfully in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and is used solely for the purpose of processing your purchase of Lottery chances, subsequent entry into the Lottery, and informing you if you have won a prize.
13.2 You have the right to request access to the personal information that we hold about you. To obtain this information, please contact UNISON Welfare in writing. You will be asked to provide proof of your identity prior to personal information being disclosed to you.
13.3 Neither UNISON Welfare or, its agent Sterling Lotteries Management, will sell, rent or grant access to any of the personal data we collect about you to any third parties without your express prior permission. We may however, be obliged to disclose your personal information if required to do so by law – for example to statutory bodies such as the Gambling commission, the police, other Government bodies.
13.4 We may share aggregated information to third parties. This will not contain personal information that can identify any individual person.
14 Proper Law and Jurisdiction
14.1 The Laws of England, Scotland and Wales shall govern the interpretation and/or enforcement of these Rules and UNISON Welfare and all entrants hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
15.1 These rules, terms and conditions may be amended at any time. Any significant changes shall be notified via the Website or by contacting you directly by using he contact details provided to us (such method to be determined by the Promoter at his/her discretion.
16 Contact Address
16.1 All correspondence concerning the operation of the lottery should be sent to the following address:
UNISON Welfare c/o
Sterling Management Centre Limited
Furness Business Park