These Rules are subject to change and were last updated on 16th October 2018.
These Rules, together with any specific terms or conditions explained or notified by the Society as relevant to this lottery (whether displayed in promotional materials for this lottery or otherwise) apply to your participation in the Lottery.
1.1 This Raffle is being promoted by and on behalf of Acorns Children's Hospice ("the Society"), Drakes Court, Alcester Road, Wythall, Birmingham, B47 6JR; Telephone: 01564 825037 ; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org . A charity registered with the Charity Commission No 700859 (“the Society”).
1.2 This Lottery is promoted by Noel Cramer on behalf of Acorns Children's Hospice, licensed by Bromsgrove District Council, licence no. 17/06270/LOTLIC. (“the Promoter”).
1.3 This Lottery is managed externally by Capen Limited, a company registered in England and Wales with company number 08141955 and whose registered address is c/o Wem & Co, Savoy House, Savoy Circus, London, W3 7DA and whose head office is at Unit 512, The Print Rooms, 164 to 180 Union Street, SE1 0LH. (“Capen”).
1.4 Capen is licensed by the Gambling Commission to promote and operate the Lottery in accordance with the provisions of the Gambling Act 2005 as an external lottery manager with licence number (Type F, Remote) (000-036257-R-317724-007).
1.5 The Society reserves the right to suspend, cancel or amend the Lottery or these Rules at any time without prior notice. Any such changes will be posted on the Website before they take effect.
1.6 The Lottery is a weekly lottery in which players can win cash prizes of £25,000, £1000, £100 and £10. Each month there will be a Second Chance draw to win £25,000 with a further £25,000 to the Society. In addition there will be a monthly draw to win a bonus prize.
2.1 Entrants to the Lottery must be resident in the United Kingdom. Entrants are required to provide to the Society their name, date of birth, address and email address
2.2 To enter the Lottery you must be aged 16 (sixteen) or over. Entrants may not buy an entry in this lottery on behalf of anybody under the age of 16. Any entrant found to be under 16 years of age at the time of entry automatically forfeits the right to any Prize and will have their stake refunded. Checks will be carried out to verify the age of participants. This may include references to credit agencies.
2.3 Directors or employees of Capen, or any Trustees or Directors of the Society or members of the Society who are directly responsible for managing the Lottery are ineligible to enter.
2.4 The eligibility of any entrant is at the sole discretion of the Society, which reserves the right to disqualify or decline to accept the entry of any entrant if it has reasonable grounds to believe the entrant has breached any of these Rules or otherwise acted fraudulently. Ineligible entrants will not be entitled to receive a Prize, and any Prize awarded to an ineligible entrant may be revoked (if not received) or must be returned (if already received).
3. Lottery Draw
3.1 The Draw process is based upon the results of the first six digits of Germany’s Spiel 77 lottery which is drawn every Saturday at 18:45 CET and the results are published on the website (http://www.lotterypost.com/game/326). The Winning Number for each weekly draw shall be the six-digit number generated as follows:
(a) the Winning Number shall be the first six digits (in the same order) of the Germany’s Spiel 77 lottery which is drawn every Saturday at 18:45 CET.
3.2 In order to comply with the 2005 Gambling Act only those Chances for which payment has been received are eligible for entry into the Draw.
3.3 In the event that the German Spiel 77 lottery as described in Rule 3.1 does not occur or is declared void on a single occasion then the Winning Number shall be determined in the same way but from an alternative lottery game. Details of such an occurrence will be published on the Lottery website.
3.4 In the event that the Draw process in Rule 3.1 ceases to occur or is subject to fundamental change which prevents a Winning Number being selected then Capen reserves the right to select an alternative Draw process. Such an alternative Draw process would be selected on the basis that the basic principles of the Draw as described in Rule 3.1 would continue and the basic principles of how winners would be selected would continue as described in Rule 5. Such changes will be published on the Lottery website.
3.5 Capen and the Lottery are not related in any way to Germany’s Spiel 77 lottery or any other organisation involved in the operation of the Spiel 77 lottery.
3.6 The approximate winning probabilities are summarised below
(a) Six Number Match 1 in 1,000,000
(b) Five Number Match 1 in 55,556
(c) Four Number Match 1 in 5,556
(d) Three Number Match 1 in 556
4.1 The Lottery is held each week
4.2 A six digit Game Number will be issued to entrants and, if an email address is available, an electronic ticket sent to the player. If no email address is available the player’s ticket will be sent by post. The six digit Game Number is unique to each individual chance purchased, and is yours for as long as you continue to play.
4.3 Tickets (entries) are £1 and can be purchased by credit/debit card or, if available, Direct Debit from the Website.
4.4 No participant may purchase more than 100 tickets in any week.
4.5 All ticket (entry) sales are final and, subject to Clause 2.2, no refunds shall be made at any time.
4.6 Only tickets for which full payment has been received are eligible for entry.
4.7 Direct Debit payments are taken one month in advance, and take a minimum of 14 days to process; you will be entered into the first available draw after the collection has been made from your bank account. You will be notified of your first draw date by email or post.
4.8 Debit/credit card payments will be debited on the day you sign up for the lottery. If you choose to play 4-weekly, you’ll be charged every 4 weeks from the date you signed up, unless you cancel your membership; if you pay quarterly, your payment will be taken every 3 months from the original payment date, unless you cancel your membership; if you pay annually, your payment will be taken every 12 months from the original payment date, unless you cancel your membership.
4.9 Each week tickets purchased by debit/credit card between 17:01 pm on a Friday and 17:00 pm on the following Friday shall be included in the draw that is held on the following Saturday. The Society shall decide whether or not an entry was received in time for inclusion in any lottery draw.
4.10 Lost, delayed or incomplete entries (caused by corruption of data transmission or otherwise) will not be accepted and the Society does not take responsibility for entries that are lost, delayed or not received for any reason.
4.11 All participants acknowledge that their payment of £1 per ticket to enter the Lottery does not guarantee that they will win any Prize.
5.1. Prize winners will be determined by whether a player’s Game Number relating to an entry in the Lottery matches all or some of the Winning Number as described in Rule 3.1 and dependent that the entry relating to the Game Number in question complies with Rule 3.2.
(a) If all six digits of the Game Number match the Winning Number in the same positions then this is a “6
Number Match”. e.g. if the Game Number is 123456 and the Winning Number is 123456 this is a “6 number match”
(b) If five digits of the Game Number match the first or last five digits of the Winning Number and their positions in the Game Number match their positions in the Winning Number then this is a “5 Number Match” e.g. if the Game Number is 123456 and the Winning Number is 123452 this is a “5 number match” as follows 12345X; if the Game Number is 123456 and the Winning Number is 523456 this is a “5 number match” as follows X23456
(c) If four digits of the Game Number match the first or last four digits of the Winning Number and their positions match then this is a “4 Number Match” e.g. if the Game Number is 123456 and the Winning Number is 123465 this is a “4 number match” as follows 1234XX; if the Game Number is 123456 and the Winning Number is 213456 this is a “4 number match” as follows XX3456
(d) If three digits of the Game Number match the first or last three digits of the Winning Number and their positions match then this is a “3 Number Match” e.g. if the Game Number is 123456 and the Winning Number is 123654 this is a “3 number match” as follows 123XXX; if the Game Number is 123456 and the Winning Number is 321456 this is a “3 number match” as follows XXX456
5.2. Prizes are issued as follows;
(a) For a 6 Number Match, the prize will be £25,000 to the player
(b) For a 5 Number Match, the prize will be £1,000
(c) For a 4 Number Match, the prize will be £100
(d) For a 3 Number Match, the prize will be £10
5.3. Each Game Number shall only be entitled to win one prize in one Draw. The prize won will relate to the highest Number Match to which the Game Number matches.
5.4. The results of each Draw will be published on the Website.
5.5. The names of prizewinners may be announced on the Website.
5.6. Prizewinners will be notified by email or post (using the details held by the Society or, if different, the details supplied by the entrant in his or her entry) within 28 days of the relevant draw date.
5.7. Capen reserves the right to amend the prizes at any time. Any such changes will be published on the Website, at least one month prior to a change being made.
5.8. Winners of prizes of £100 and under may collect their prizes in one of the following means
(a) by BACS
(b) by any other payment means that may become available to the participating Society
5.9. Prizes in excess of £100 shall be paid on behalf of the Participating Society to the Prize-winner by cheque or BACS.
5.10. We will make all reasonable efforts to identify and contact winners, however, if a prize winner fails (for whatever reason) to claim their Prize within 60 days of receipt of the Society’s notification, the ticket will expire and the Prize will be forfeited.
6. Second Chance Monthly Draw
6.1. Who will be entered in the Second Chance Draw:
(a) Players who have a recurring payment and are in the draw every week of a given calendar month, will qualify for one Second Chance Draw entry, which will be automatically redeemed on the first Wednesday of the following month using the same number.
(b) Players will only be eligible to win a maximum of £25,000 in respect of each ticket held; players who have won one or more £25,000 weekly jackpots in a given calendar month will not be eligible to win the Second Chance jackpot; Players who have won smaller weekly cash prizes will be eligible to win the Second Chance jackpot minus the value of the cash prizes they have won in that month.
6.2. The winning Second Chance Number will be drawn at random on the first Wednesday of the calendar month.
6.3. The holder of the winning Second Chance Number will win £25,000 provided they are eligible under the terms set out in clause 6.1; the good cause for which the player bought their winning ticket will also win £25,000, regardless of whether the player was eligible to win the £25,000 player jackpot
6.4 The Second Chance Monthly Draw process is based upon the results of the first six digits of Germany’s Spiel 77 lottery which is drawn every Wednesday at 18:45 CET and the results are published on the website (http://www.lotterypost.com/game/326). The Winning Number for each Second Chance monthly draw shall be the six digit number generated as follows:
(a) the Winning Number shall be the first six digits (in the same order) of the Germany’s Spiel 77 lottery which is drawn on the Wednesday before the first of every calendar month at 18:45 CET.
6.5. In the event that the German Spiel 77 lottery as described in Rule 6.4 does not occur or is declared void on a single occasion then the Winning Number shall be determined in the same way but from an alternative lottery game. Details of such an occurrence will be published on the Lottery Website.
6.6. In the event that the Draw process in Rule 6.4 ceases to occur or is subject to fundamental change which prevents a Winning Number being selected then Capen reserves the right to select an alternative Draw process. Such an alternative Draw process would be selected on the basis that the basic principles of the Draw as described in Rule 6.4 would continue and the basic principles of how winners would be selected would continue as described in Rule 5. Such changes will be published on the Lottery Website.
6.7. Capen and the Lottery are not related in any way to Germany’s Spiel 77 lottery or any other organisation involved in the operation of the Spiel 77 lottery.
7. Monthly Bonus Draw
7.1. Who will be entered in the Bonus Draw:
(a) Players entering the lottery will get one monthly Bonus Draw entry per weekly Lottery entry played, multiplied by the number of Saturdays within each month.
7.2. The winning Bonus Game Number will be drawn at random on the first day of the month from all eligible players across all of Capen’s Zaffo lottery clients.
7.3. The holder of the winning Bonus Game Number will win that month’s bonus prize, which will be detailed on the Website.
7.4. Additional bonus prizes may from time to time be available to win by qualifying players. These additional bonus prizes and their draw dates will be advertised on the Website.
8.1 Gambling. Entering this Lottery is a form of gambling. Entrants are encouraged to gamble sensibly. Please read the Social Responsibility Guidelines, which can be found on the Website. Our social responsibility policies cover our commitment to a fair and open draws policy and contain the procedures of how we handle players’ queries and complaints. It is our commitment to follow all guidelines for responsible gambling and best practice problem gambling procedures.
8.2 Liability. The Society cannot accept any liability (other than for death or personal injury or other liabilities that cannot, as a matter of law, be excluded) for any damage, loss, costs, expenses or disappointment, whether direct or indirect, caused to or suffered by entrants in connection with this Lottery or as a result of entrants’ accepting or making use of any Prize. In particular, all entrants are solely responsible for providing and (where necessary) updating the Society with their accurate and up-to-date contact details and the Society will be in no way liable for any failure or inability to contact any entrant due to any errors, omissions or inaccuracies in the contact details that the entrant has provided.
8.3. Players closing their account. If a player closes their account with less than £1 remaining, the remaining balance will be transferred to the Charity.
8.4 Disputes. In the event of any dispute regarding the Lottery, if the dispute cannot be resolved by the parties within 90 days, it will be referred to the Independent Betting Adjudication Service Limited, an independent third party. For further information please refer to the Complaints Policy, which can be found on the Website.
8.5 Law. These Rules and any non-contractual obligations connected to them shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and, failing satisfactory resolution of any dispute in accordance with Rule 8.4, the UK courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute which may arise under or in connection with them.
8.6 Severance. If any provision of these Rules is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of that provision will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of those terms, which shall remain in full force and effect.
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