The Big Nottingham Lottery

Play to win up to £25k and support patients and staff in Nottingham's NHS hospitals

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1 in 63 entries win a prize

The Big Nottingham Lottery is the official weekly Nottingham Hospitals Charity lottery, where you can play to win big while supporting Nottingham's NHS hospitals.

Every lottery number has an equal chance of winning a prize!

  • Six number match (1 in 1,000,000) - £25,000
  • Five number match (1 in 18,518) - £1,000
  • Four number match (1 in 823) - £25
  • Three number match (1 in 69) - 5 prize entries
  • Winning any prize! (1 in 63)
Because it’s a number match game, the odds are fixed, and 1 in 63 entries will win every single week. By playing The Big Nottingham Lottery, you'll also be making a real difference to patient care, right here in Nottingham's NHS hospitals.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much could I win?
The top prize is a staggering £25,000! What would you do with the money?
What are the odds?
1 in 63 entries wins a prize every single week! Winners start with a three number match, and range up until a six-number match to win a whopping £25,000.
How do I play?
It’s really easy to play. Just visit our page on the Unity lottery website and start your registration today.
How do I cancel?
If you decide to stop playing, just get in touch with us and we can cancel your subscription.
How are the winning numbers chosen?
The numbers are chosen every Friday, using our Random Number Generator. Because the odds are fixed, you have the same chance of winning every single week.
Can I play more than once?
Yes! You can play as many times as you like, and can have as many 6-digit sequences as you wish.
How do I pay for the lottery?
Our lottery is a subscription-based lottery, and the easiest way to pay is via Direct Debit either monthly, quarterly, bi-annually or annually. You can also pay by debit card online (minimum payment of £13), or offline with a cheque.
How do I claim my prize?
If you are a winner, you will receive a winners’ letter – you don’t have to do anything! Prize payments are paid automatically by cheque or Direct Debit.
Can I choose my numbers?

All numbers are generated automatically – so unfortunately it’s not possible to choose your own. This means that all numbers are unique so only one person can ever win, and no-one has to share the grand prize!

What about Bank Holidays?
Numbers are still drawn on a Friday even if it’s a Bank Holiday. We’ve even had winners on Christmas Day before!
How old do I have to be?
At Nottingham Hospitals Charity, our lottery is open to players over 18 years old.
Does it include gift aid?
We can’t claim Gift Aid on our lottery, but there are plenty of other ways to get involved!
Can I play with cash?
Unfortunately we can’t take cash payments for our lottery – but you can play via Direct Debit, debit card or cheque.
Where does my money go?
By playing The Big Nottingham Lottery, you are supporting Nottingham Hospitals Charity, and contributing towards hundreds of projects that support patient care in Nottingham’s NHS hospitals. Our lottery is administered through Unity, a national collective of Charity lotteries.

The promoter of this Unity Lottery is Nottingham Hospitals Charity, 2 Embley Road, North Road, City Hospital, Nottingham, NG5 1RE. Nottingham Hospitals Charity is licensed and regulated in Great Britain by Nottingham City Council under account number 157870. A minimum of 50% of the total lottery proceeds go to supporting the work carried out by Nottingham Hospitals Charity, 18.4% on prizes and 31.6% on expenses and administration of the lottery. Unity is a common brand lottery jointly promoted by Sterling Management Centre Limited and individual society lotteries. Each Lottery operated under Unity is a separate licensed lottery, operated by and supporting that particular good cause. Unity is administered by Sterling Management Centre Limited, licensed and regulated in Great Britain by The Gambling Commission under account number 3137. All registrants to the lottery will have their data processed by Unity Lottery.

Players must be 18 years old or older. Entries cost £1 per play, and all winners are drawn on a Friday. Players have 1 in 63 chance of winning a prize. For full rules and information visit the Unity lottery rules page. Winners are also listed on the Unity website. For help and advice visit BeGambleAware.

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