We believe in ensuring The Health Lottery is run in a socially responsible way. We work to protect those who are vulnerable, such as people on low incomes or children under 16. There are a number ways we discourage excessive or underage Lottery playing.
It's important to be able to recognise if gambling is becoming a serious problem. Someone who has, or is developing a gambling problem may exhibit the following types of behaviour:
The Health Lottery operates a self-exclusion policy. This means that you can exclude yourself from using this website to purchase tickets for future Health Lottery draws.
You can make this change yourself in the self-exclusion section of your Health Lottery account, or by calling the Health Lottery Helpline 0844 375 5555*.
If you opt for self-exclusion, we will refund all the money in your Health Lottery account at that time. Your account will be suspended for at least six months. You can choose a longer period If you want. When the exclusion period ends we won't contact you to ask if you'd like to be reinstated. It's up to you. If you decide to sign up again, there will be a weeks cooling-off period before you can play, giving you time to consider if you have made the right decision. You can choose to suspend your account at any time.
You can also visit your Health Lottery retailer and ask to be self-excluded for a minimum period of six months. The retailer will take the appropriate action to register your self-exclusion and will notify The Health Lottery Head Office accordingly.
If you are considering self-exclusion, you may wish to register with GAMSTOP as well.
GAMSTOP is a free service that enables you to self-exclude from participating online gambling companies licensed in Great Britain.
To find out more and to sign up with GAMSTOP please visit www.gamstop.co.uk
Gamcare is the leading national provider of information, advice and practical help for people who have problems with gambling. Contact them for advice and assistance with gambling-related problems.
BeGambleaware is another excellent source of help. They aim to provide the facts about gambling in an accessible manner. They promote responsible gambling and support initiatives that help prevent gambling from becoming a problem.
Gamblers Anonymous is an organisation run by people have joined together to deal with their own gambling problems and to help other gamblers do the same.
*Calls to The Health Lottery Helpline will be charged at 7p per minute plus your telephone provider’s access charge.
If you wish to restrict access to gambling or lottery products from your computer, the below software can be used to filter and/or block gambling websites: