Good Causes

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projects funded with the help of Health Lottery players
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raised across these health-related projects
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people living healthier lives as a result

Making a real difference

Thanks to you playing The Health Lottery, over £132m has been raised for good causes. The money raised is used to give grants to thousands of small charities doing vital work at local level. They support the health and well-being of people living in some of the most disadvantaged communities in Great Britain right now. 

There are brilliant charities doing great work all over Scotland, Wales and England, tackling loneliness, building communities, supporting disability, helping minds and people of all ages to get active and creative. 

We love hearing about these projects and the difference they make to people’s lives. It’s truly inspiring to us, and we hope you agree. 

Here are some of their stories.

raised for communities across Great Britain

The current society benefitting from funds raised is LEW Health CIC T/A HL London East

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.