Q: What is Your School Lottery?

A: Your School Lottery is a weekly lottery brought to you by Gatherwell Ltd. When you buy a ticket for £1 you will be entered into a draw to win cash prizes.

More information about how your support will help can be found on our about us page

Q: How do I play?

A: Simply visit the Your School Lottery website at https://www.yourschoollottery.co.uk and click on 'Play' then follow the instructions. You can pay for tickets by Direct Debit or debit card.

Q: How much do tickets cost?

A: Each ticket costs £1 a week. You can buy more than one ticket for each draw. At least 40p from every £1 ticket you buy will be spent on supporting the schools of the lottery. Find out more. The remainder is spent on prizes and on the administration of the lottery.

Q: What information will I need to sign up?

A: Signing up is easy. We just need your name, email address, and postal address. We also need your date of birth to validate you are over 18.

Q: What’s the purpose of picking numbers?

A: Many people have favourite or memorable numbers and some feel particular numbers are luckier than others. We allow you to choose a cherished set of numbers, whether that be your telephone number, date of birth or other number important to you. If you don’t want to choose your own numbers you can click the 'choose for me' button.

You can buy additional tickets for inclusion in the same draw and choose different numbers or the same six digit “Game Number” for your additional tickets. Each ticket and additional ticket you buy will be unique when entered into the draw and has an equal chance of winning.

Q: What are the odds of winning a prize?

A: There is at least one winner per school, per week. The odds of winning the guaranteed cash prize for a school vary, depending on how many people are supporting that school. The odds of winning the £25,000 jackpot are 1,000,000:1.

Q: How do winners find out that they've won?

A: Every week, all winners will be advised by e-mail. The winning number will also be published on our website, Facebook and Twitter each week following the draw.

Q: How will I receive my winnings?

A: Your winnings will be paid directly into your nominated bank account or you can choose to donate your winnings back to the school.

Q: How do I pay?

A: You can either set up a monthly recurring payment plan via Direct Debit or payment card or pay for a block of 1, 3, 6 or 12 months of weekly tickets on a non-recurring basis.

There is no commitment to stay in the lottery and players can choose to leave at any time.

Unfortunately, we can't accept payments for a single week as payment processing costs would impact the amounts we could provide to prizes and the lottery fund.

Q: Who deals with any questions I may have?

A: We do. We have a dedicated support number (01865 582828) that deals directly with any queries you may have.

We also have a dedicated email address [email protected]

Q: Can we play as a syndicate?

A: You can play as a syndicate. We provide more information on playing safely as a syndicate on our syndicates page