Why do many players prefer to play by Direct Debit?

Ever since the 1960s, Direct Debit has been one of the most straightforward and flexible payment options for consumers. When it comes to online lottery subscriptions, the very nature of the Direct Debit Mandate makes life simpler, as it provides peace of mind for players worried about missing their weekly draws.

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With today's busy lifestyles and increasing popularity in digital and subscription services, Direct Debit continues to grow.

If you choose to play by direct debit, you will experience no delays or issues such as expiry or lost cards, everything is seamless.

Playing The Health Lottery by direct debit is straightforward.

Choose your favourite numbers or opt for a random Quick Pick, select which of the regular draws you want to play, and voila!

From there on out, you can just forget about the process, and just hope for your numbers to come up!

Nervous about Direct Debit?

Don't be! Direct Debit was invented to give people absolute control of their finances and is protected by strict banking regulations. Direct Debit provides peace of mind and ensures your payments are extremely secure and protected by bank guarantees.

Payment by direct debit provides players with a method of payment that is secure and automated.

The gaming industry uses reputable payment service providers to ensure these payment processes and security mechanisms are cutting edge, providing continually updated resilience against malware and cyberattacks.

Online players with a Direct Debit can be sure that their private and confidential inforrmation has the full protection of strict regulations.

These have been laid down by data protection regulators including financial authorites in the form of direct debit guarantees.

Private and confidential information is also protected under similar strict safeguards, and the industry's robust security, compliance and confidentiality software, which is continually updated.

If you decide you no longer wish to play via direct debit, cancel without prejudice by contacting your bank at any time with the request, and please also contact us to update us on any changes.

A clear explanation as to how Direct Debit works is as follows:

Complete a form called a Direct Debit Mandate and, provided you have a bank or building society account; you instruct your bank to debit a fixed amount on a fixed date and fixed period, usually monthly. There are typically no charges to pay.

You will be provided with advance notice of collections dates and amounts, which you will be able to check on your bank statement once the Direct Debit payment is made.

A Direct Debit payment method allows for better planning of finances. It also saves time as, once set up, there is no further admin or running around required, and it is very secure due to robust security systems and direct debit guarantees. 

It is important to make sure you have enough funds in your account to cover the Direct Debit payment.

Direct debit is the quickest and easiest way to play

Direct debits can be set up online using our online form. The service is free, and we run exciting and special promotional offers and savings when you opt for this method of play.

Direct Debit payment is also our preferred method for payment of winnings, due to the smooth process it offers; keeping administrative overheads and running costs to a minimum, thus allowing us to ensure more funds raised through lottery sales goes towards good causes .

If you are keen to join us to play our games online , take advantage of our interest-free direct debit option and pay for your online lottery ticket through regular and affordable monthly payments.

Join us and other winners who have won through their direct debit subscriptions while supporting charity funding!

What is VIP?

If you choose to play The Big Win by Direct Debit, you may want to do so as a Health Lottery  VIP - it's our new subscription programme that gives you a better than 20% discount for playing every Big Win draw, or just the Wednesday and Saturday Superdraws, for a knock-down monthly price. You can read all about it here .

The current society benefitting from funds raised is EWA Health CIC T/A HL Wales

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.