Our lottery is a fun and easy way of supporting your local air ambulance.
Between April 2019 and March 2020, the GNAAS weekly lottery raised £837,800 to support our charitable activities. This represents 88% raised from ticket sales following prize fund deductions and expenses totalling £34,462. We have compiled some of our frequently asked questions for you below.
The GNAAS lottery is a fun way of raising funds for your air ambulance. Players register to play from just 50p a week and are entered into a draw on Wednesdays.
The lottery costs just 50p per chance per week, and players can sign up for multiple chances (to a maximum of 15 a week). We offer a range of payment methods to suit everyone – monthly or annual Direct Debits, card payments or cheques. You can register online, by phone on 0800 1777 035 or by post – find the form on the joining page. Once signed up, we will send you your numbers.
The lottery provides vital funding for the service. All of the profits go directly to the charity. In fact, lottery players raise 12 per cent of the £5.2m needed to run the service annually.
Your unique play number is automatically generated and allocated to you. We limit each player to a maximum of 15 play numbers.
There are 61 guaranteed prizes every Wednesday: 1 x £500, 10 x £50, 50 x £10. f you win we automatically send your cheque out in the post. You can also check your number on our winning number page each week.
If you win we automatically send you a cheque out in the post – there is no need to claim. Just make sure we have the right address! You can check your number on our winning number page each week.
You need to be 18 or over to play. An age verification check is in place on sign up. You also need to be a UK resident.
As some months have four weeks and some have five weeks, this ensures your play number is entered each week and the payment is averaged out across the year.
Yes, when joining online there is a section on top up donations. These are donations surplus to your lottery payment. If you have already set up your payment let us know and we can ensure the payment is applied how you would like.
No, raffle/lottery payments are not eligible for gift aid. However, any additional donations with your lottery payment are eligible for gift aid.
The odds to win average 1 in 578 over the last 6 months.
Winning numbers are selected using a Random Number Generator within Donorflex, by Care Data Systems. The system has been verified by the Centre for Advanced Software Technology (CAST) for fairness and compliance with applicable sections of the Gambling Commission’s Technical Standards. All play numbers with at least 50p credit are entered into the draw.
Our full terms and conditions can be found on the website at https://www.greatnorthairambulance.co.uk/support-us/lottery/lottery-terms-conditions/ or call the lottery support team on 0800 1777 035 to request a copy.
If you have a problem with gambling or a concern about it, please visit www.begambleaware.org or contact the National Gambling Helpline on freephone 0808-8020-133.
Please call our lottery support team on 0800 1777 035.