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The Health Lottery: supporting more local charities in 2024

It’s always been our mission to support as many grassroots projects as possible across the 12 regions we serve, and 2024 looks set to be better than ever.

Where The Health Lottery money goes

Since the launch of The Health Lottery in 2011, over £130 million has been raised for good causes across Great Britain, but where exactly does that money go?

Make 2024 a very happy New Year!

The New Year is always a time full of potential, with plans being made and goals being set for the year ahead. Here at The Health Lottery HQ we’re excited about what 2024 will bring.

Cost-effective lottery strategies: joining a lottery syndicate

Lottery syndicates are a great way to play a lottery. With so many big jackpots on offer, it's easy to understand why some players prefer syndicates. 

The six best movies about winning the lottery

The lottery captures our imaginations. Winning a jackpot - and deciding how to spend it - makes a fascinating film plot. We've listed the all-time best movies about winning the lottery, so you can feel the thrill of picking a winning ticket (that is, until it really happens to you). 

How to pick lottery numbers: does astrology really work?

Astrology has been used for centuries to divine secrets, but can it really tell you how to pick lottery numbers, or when and where to buy your lottery tickets?

Celebrities' lucky charms

Whether it's a rabbit foot keychain, a favourite undergarment or a shiny penny, most of us have a lucky charm.  That's no less true for your favourite celebrities, actors, musicians and athletes. 

Donate to charity at Christmas

It’s no secret that while most of us look forward to the festive season, it can be a tough time for others. With the cost of living continuing to rise and many families struggling to make Christmas special, donating what you can to the charities that can help will make a big difference.

Christmas Scratch Cards from The Health Lottery

As we fast approach the big day, you might be looking for ways to spread some extra joy. Instant games and scratch cards from The Health Lottery could bring in some bonus cash, letting you treat your loved ones and making the season extra special.

The current society benefitting from funds raised is SEW Health CIC T/A HL South West

The Health Lottery operates on behalf of 6 Community Interest Companies (CICs), managing 6 society lotteries that operate in 12 geographical regions across Great Britain. These exist to help tackle health inequalities in their respective areas. People’s Health Trust (PHT) is an independent charity that assesses grant applications and award funding across the 12 regions. Read about some of the good causes HERE. For information regarding all funded projects or to submit a grant application visit PHT HERE. 20.34% of every lottery draw ticket and online scratchcard purchased is donated to good causes. 36.02% is spent on prizes. 43.64% is spent expenses (actual expenses exceed this figure). Our average annual proceeds from lotteries are £12.5m. The odds of winning The Big Win jackpot are (1 in 2.1m) and the odds of winning any Big Win prize is (1 in 9.7). The odds of winning the All or Nothing jackpot is (1 in 1.35m) and the odds of winning any All or Nothing prize is (1 in 4.5). The odds of winning a QuickWin jackpot is (1 in 2.1m) and the odds of winning any QuickWin prize is (1 in 6). All winning lottery numbers are selected using an approved random number generator (RNG). Click on the links below for full T&Cs and FAQs for each of our games.

Please help us to support vital health causes in your community. Each of the 6 society lotteries is licensed by the Gambling Commission.