By playing the East Anglian Air Ambulance lottery, you will be helping us to save lives across East Anglia
How it works
What is the lottery?
The EAAA lottery is a weekly lottery run to raise funds for East Anglian Air Ambulance. Members register to play for £1 a week (or more) and are then entered into a prize draw on Fridays.
Proceeds from the EAAA charity lottery make up 45% EAAA’s total fundraising, so it is incredibly important for the work we do.
How to play
Membership of the weekly lottery game is just £1 per chance per week, and players can sign up to more chances.
Players can pay monthly, quarterly or annually by direct debit, cheque, debit/credit card or by cash via newsagents. You can register online, by phone on 03450 669 999 or by post by clicking here.
When we have your completed membership application, we enter your details onto our lottery system. You will be sent a membership card and details of your lucky number.
How it helps
By playing the lottery you are helping us to provide the best possible outcomes for people who are unfortunate enough to be involved in life-threatening incidents or medical emergencies
Supporting our lottery is one of the easiest and most sustainable ways to keep us flying and saving lives.
There are 18 guaranteed prizes available to win in our lottery draw every week:
1 x £1000 1 x £250 5 x £100 11 x £50
All our lottery players are also automatically entered in an accumulator prize every week. The prize increases by £500 until it’s won, up to a maximum of £25,000!
There is no need to make a claim as we automatically send out all the winners’ cheques by 1st class post on Friday afternoons.
A list of winners is published on our website every Friday.
You must be 18+ to play. Please view our Social Responsible Gambling Policy, Cash Handling and Money Laundering Policy and Lottery Terms and Conditions below.
When you pay £1 to play our lottery, 75p of this goes directly to the charity. The law states that at least 20p of every £1 raised on lotteries should be returned to the charity, so we’re extremely pleased we’re heads and shoulders above this!
We work hard to make sure that running, promoting and staffing our lottery costs as little as possible.
How we get to our figures:
The overall amount returned is the official amount returned as per our Gambling Commission return documents for 2017.
The spend breakdown percentages shown in the chart are an average of our monthly spend from the last 3 available financial reports (March 2018 to May 2018), which is why they are slightly different with a higher amount donated to the charity. Figures accurate as of 11 July 2018.
If you are unsure if a caller claiming to be from our Charity is genuine, please call us on 03450 669 999. Our lottery canvassers cover Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. They all carry identification. They never collect cash or take donations. Anyone who signs up to the lottery will be invited to pay by direct debit or cheque. They usually operate Monday to Friday between the hours of 10am and 8pm and occasionally at weekends.
Click here to see a current list of our canvassers, accompanied by pictures and their ID numbers.
Click here to read our top tips to stay safe on the doorstep and identify genuine canvassers.
If you receive a call from 01480 802200 or 01603 294803 this is a genuine call from our partner agency, Unity4. If you have any questions about the call, please contact Carolyn Causton on firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
The easiest and most cost effective way for you to pay for, and for the charity to administer, your lottery membership is by Direct Debit.
The regular monthly Direct Debit amount is £4.34 per number . This is calculated by dividing £52 (one play per week) by 12 months.
The monthly amount is dependant on the number of plays you purchase per week. For example, 2 plays per week would be £8.68 per month, 3 plays per week would be £13.02 per month.
For all new Direct Debit payments, the first payment taken will be £5 per number. This is to ensure that you have enough in your account for the first month should you start in a 5 week month.
This first monthly payment is also dependant on the number of plays you purchase per week. For example, 2 plays per week would make the first payment £10, 3 plays per week would be £15 for the first payment.
If you have any questions regarding your Direct Debit, please contact us on 0345 669 999 or by emailing email@example.com
Due to changes in the Gambling Commission regulations. From the 14th April 2020, you will no longer be able to use credit cards for any form of gambling. To be compliant, and also to be most cost effective with our website development costs, we are bringing this forward and from 30th March 2020 you will no longer be able to use credit cards to play our weekly lottery or purchase raffle tickets.
You will still be able to play by using your debit card or via direct debit, which would always be our preferred method as it is the most cost effective method for the charity.
Results are drawn every Friday using a random number generator to select winning numbers, allocating one prize per number drawn. Prizes are allocated in turn to the combinations matched against the details of individual lottery players and will be distributed to the winners by means of cheque. Members have a 1 in 6,480 chance of winning a prize in the weekly lottery draw and a 1 in 120,500 chance of winning the accumulator draw each week. In 2019, EAAA received £5,766,116 in ticket sales, of which 78.59% went straight back to the charity, 2.16% was spent on prizes and 19.25% on expenses. Members must be aged 18 years or over.
The EAAA lottery is promoted by East Anglian Air Ambulance (Trading) Ltd. Responsible persons: C Causton, C McGeown, EAAA, Lottery Office, Hangar E, Gambling Close, Norwich, NR6 6EG. Tickets cost £1 and the draw is held every Friday. Licensed by the Gambling Commission: www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk. Licence number: 003319-R-327830. Click here to view our terms and conditions and responsible gambling policy. Click here to visit the GamCare website.
Save lives and win cash weekly! You could win one of 18 weekly cash prizes for just £1 a play