The rules of Firefighters 100 Lottery
1.1 Firefighters 100 Lottery ("the Lottery") will be operated as a Society Lottery under the Gambling Act 2005 as amended ("the Act")
1.2 The Lottery is promoted by Fire Brigades Union and conducted for the benefit of the good causes listed from time to time as participating good causes.
1.3 The Lottery is administered by Gatherwell Ltd, PO Box 888 Oxford OX1 9PS, acting for Fire Brigades Union as the participating Society.
1.4 Gatherwell is certified as an External Lottery Manager ("ELM") by the Gambling Commission (Account No: 36893)
"Act" The Gambling Act 2005
"Lottery" Firefighters 100 Lottery
"Draw" The process by which winners are selected
"Gatherwell" Gatherwell Ltd
"Member" An individual who has registered with the Lottery
"Rules" The rules of the Lottery as set out below and amended from time to time
"Ticket" The unique entry into the Lottery
"Society" Fire Brigades Union which participate and promote the Lottery from time to time
"Promoter" The registered promoter of the lottery for Fire Brigades Union
"Game Number" The six digit number chosen and applied to each individual ticket purchased by a Member as explained in Rule 4.9
"Winning Ticket" The selected ticket as explained in Rule 8.1
3. Entry into the Lottery
3.1 The Lottery is promoted in accordance with the Gambling Act 2005 as amended ("the Act"). In order to comply with the Act, during the purchase of Lottery Tickets you will be required to confirm that:
(a) You are at least 16 years of age
(b) You are resident in the United Kingdom
(c) You will not buy or claim to buy lottery tickets on behalf of any other person
3.2 If, upon winning any prize in the Lottery, you are not able to prove that you have met the criteria specified in Rules 3.1 (a), (b) and (c) above then you will not be entitled to receive that prize.
3.3 In order to comply with the Act, lottery tickets that have been purchased are prohibited from being subsequently refunded.
3.4 By entering into the Lottery, you agree to be bound by the Rules, and applicable provisions of the Act and any relevant regulations made there under from time to time. The Society shall not be liable for any loss or damage (including loss of the opportunity to enter the Lottery and / or the right to receive a prize) suffered by you if you have not complied with the Rules. The Rules may be amended by Gatherwell from time to time.
4. Registration with the Lottery
4.1 You can only enter the Lottery by registering with the Lottery via the completion of an application form which will be published in a variety of forms from time to time.
4.2 Registration will require you to provide the following information:
(a) Your name and address, so that we can write to you to confirm your entry into the lottery and contact you if you have won a prize
(b) Confirmation that you are over 16 years of age, in order to ensure compliance with the Act
(c) The number of Tickets in the Lottery you wish to purchase
4.3 You will also be asked to provide the following information:
(a) Your date of birth
(b) Your e-mail address
4.4 You will also be required to provide information relating to the purchase of your Tickets. Payment may be made via the following methods and the relevant information will vary depending upon the payment method.
(a) Direct Debit - Information required will include your bank or building society details together with an instruction to such bank or building society to make payments by Direct Debit
(b) Debit Card - Information required will include card number, expiry date and card security number
(c) Any other method made available by Gatherwell from time to time - The information required will depend upon the payment method
4.5 Gatherwell shall be entitled to take any steps necessary to verify the above information and to process your registration. Gatherwell may (in its absolute discretion) refuse to accept an application for an individual to become a Member of the Lottery.
4.6 Following registration Gatherwell will send you confirmation of your entry. If you have chosen to pay by Direct Debit you will receive an Advance Notification email.
4.7 It is your responsibility to ensure that the personal information you provide to us is accurate.
4.8 If you discover any error in your name, address or any other details provided to Gatherwell as part of your registration, when you receive your confirmation, then you must correct this by notifying Gatherwell in writing or by e-mail. Gatherwell will make any required corrections as soon as reasonably possible. Gatherwell shall not be liable for any loss or damage (including loss of the opportunity to enter the Lottery and / or the right to receive a prize) suffered by you until such correction has been made. Any correction notified to Gatherwell shall only become effective once the correction has been made.
4.9 Game Number selection - When registering for tickets, you will have the choice of selecting a 6 digit number yourself or allowing a randomly generated number to be allocated to you. You may purchase 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 will be unique when entered into the draw, as explained in Rule 8.1. You may subsequently amend your Game Number(s), if you wish, at any time. For the avoidance of doubt ticket numbers amended after 23.59 on the Friday prior to a draw will not become effective until after the next draw has concluded.
5.1 Payment for Tickets may be made by the following methods:
(a) Direct Debit
(b) Debit Card
(c) Any other method made available by Gatherwell from time to time
5.2 Payment for Tickets are made directly to Gatherwell. Therefore:
(a) Direct Debit payments will be referenced as either Gatherwell or FF100 Lottery on your bank statement
(b) Any other method made available by Gatherwell from time to time would also be referenced as or be payable to Gatherwell or FF100 Lottery on any appropriate documentation
5.3 The price for each Ticket is £1 or such other sum as Gatherwell may from time to time notify to you.
5.4 Your Ticket(s) will not be entered into the Draw unless Gatherwell has received all amounts payable (cleared funds) relating to your Tickets by 23:59 on the Friday of that week’s draw. If there is a dispute regarding whether Tickets have been paid for, then such dispute shall be resolved by reference to details included in official statements from the bank with which the Gatherwell’s bank accounts operate.
5.5 Direct Debit payments will be entered into the first available draw 3 working days after the collection has been made from your bank account. You will be notified of your first draw date by email.
5.6 You may cancel your entry into the Lottery by notifying Gatherwell in writing or by e-mail (or via any other methods specified by Gatherwell from time to time). Upon receipt of this notice Gatherwell will;
(a) Cancel future Direct Debit payments as soon as is reasonably practicable
(b) In accordance with the Act and as described in Rule 3.3 any payments made prior to such cancellation taking effect but which have not been used to pay for Tickets in previous Draws will be used to pay for entry for your Tickets into future Draws
5.7 Gatherwell may cancel your entry into the Lottery (in its absolute discretion) at any time. Gatherwell will notify you accordingly as soon as reasonably practicable and will reimburse any amounts which have been paid but relate to future Draws. Other than the reimbursement of any such amounts, Gatherwell shall not be liable for any loss or damage (including loss of the opportunity to enter the Lottery and / or the right to receive a prize) suffered by you in relation to such cancellation.
6. Protection of customer funds
6.1 Gatherwell transfer customer funds within 14 working days of receipt into a separate client account on behalf of the societies we act for and these funds are transferred to the Society on a regular basis. All remote operators licensed by the Gambling Commission have an obligation to hold separate accounts for proceeds. This is to protect the player in the event of an insolvency incident. Gatherwell have assessed that they offer a ‘Medium’ rated level of protection as classified by the Gambling Commission
7. Changes to Member Details
7.1 Any changes to your details as provided by you upon registration should be notified to Gatherwell in writing or by e-mail. Changes to the bank or building society specified during registration will require the completion of a new Direct Debit Instruction. Further information regarding this can be obtained from Gatherwell upon request.
8.1 The draw process is a raffle, whereby the selection of winning tickets is based upon the selection of a single ticket at random from all the eligible tickets for that draw (see Rule 8.2). Each ticket is unique and has an equal chance of winning, irrespective of the game numbers chosen. This ensures only one winning ticket will be randomly selected to win each of the guaranteed prizes specified in Rule 9.2. The winning ticket will be selected at random using the online resource http://www.random.org/ who are independently verified for their random number generation using atmospheric noise.
8.2 In order to comply with the Act only those tickets for which payment has been received are eligible for entry into the Draw.
8.3 In the event that the online resource http://www.random.org/ as described in Rule 8.1 is not available on a single occasion then the winning ticket shall be determined in the same way but from an alternative random number generating resource. Details of such an occurrence will be published on the Lottery website.
8.4 In the event that the online resource http://www.random.org/ as described in Rule 8.1 ceases to be available or is subject to fundamental change which prevents a winning ticket being selected then Gatherwell reserves the right to select an alternative Random number generating process. Such an alternative process would be selected on the basis that the basic principles of the Draw as described in Rule 8.1 would continue and the basic principles of how winners would be selected would continue as described in Rule 8. Such changes will be published on the Lottery website.
8.5 Gatherwell and the Lottery are not related in any way to Random.org
9.1 Prize winners will be determined by the drawing of winning tickets as described in rule 8.1 dependent that the ticket in question complies with rule 8.2.
9.2 Prizes are issued as follows, based on a % of the ticket revenues for that draw:
|Prizes||Individual Prize % Share|
|Guaranteed 1st Prize (up to max £25,000)||20%|
|Guaranteed 2nd Prize||2%|
|Guaranteed 3rd Prize winners of £5 each||7%*|
* If the guaranteed 3rd prize share does not split evenly into £5 winners, the remaining funds will be added to the tier one prize up to a maximum of £4.99.
9.3 The promoter reserves the right to amend the prize structure at any time. Any such changes will be published on the Lottery website at least one month prior to a change being made.
9.4 Each ticket shall only be entitled to win one prize in one Draw.
9.5 The results of each Draw (including winners) will be published on the Lottery website within one week of the date of the draw and may also be published in any other manner determined by Gatherwell Ltd from time to time.
9.6 Winners will be notified by email within two weeks of the date of the draw. Such notification will include a link to claim the prize to the value of the prize won by the Member.
9.7 Gatherwell reserves the right to withhold the payment of any prize until it is entirely satisfied that the Member who has won the prize has fully complied with the Rules.
9.8 If, upon winning any prize in the Lottery, you are not able to prove that you have met the criteria specified in Rules 3.1 (a), (b) and (c) above then you will not be entitled to receive that prize.
9.9 There are no alternatives to the prizes offered from time to time and no interest is payable.
9.10 Any unclaimed prizes will be credited to the good causes after a period of six months has elapsed.
10. Suspension of the Lottery
10.1 The promoter may (at its absolute discretion) suspend the Lottery for any period of time. During such period, Gatherwell shall:
(a) Suspend Direct Debit payments from your bank or building society account as soon as reasonably practicable, and;
(b) Retain any amounts which were paid prior to such suspension taking effect that have not been used to pay for tickets in previous Draws
You will be notified of further details regarding the resumption of the lottery or otherwise as soon as reasonably practicable after the date of suspension in writing.
11.1 Neither Gatherwell nor any of the Societies participating in the lottery from time to time shall be liable to you for any loss or damage suffered by you arising from:
(a) Any delays or failures in the postal service or other delivery methods used by Gatherwell or you from time to time
(b) Any delays or failures in any systems used by Gatherwell or you to transmit e-mails
(c) Any failure in any software or other systems used by Gatherwell for the administration of the Lottery
(d) Any delays of failures in the banking system used by Gatherwell or you
(e) Any refusal by Gatherwell to accept registration of an individual as a Member or the cancellation of a Member by Gatherwell
(f) Any failure to enter your Ticket into the Draw
(g) Any event beyond the reasonable control of Gatherwell
11.2 Neither Gatherwell nor any of the Societies participating in the lottery from time to time shall be liable to you in contract, tort, negligence or otherwise for any indirect or consequential loss suffered by you in relation to your participation in the Lottery (including loss of the opportunity to enter the Lottery and / or the ticket of winning a prize).
12.1 Any complaints relating to the Lottery should be sent in writing to Gatherwell, giving full details of the complaint and supporting documentation.
12.2 The Promoter’s decisions made pursuant to the Rules shall be final and binding.
12.3 Save where the Rules expressly provide otherwise, the Promoter shall not be obliged to enter into any correspondence.
14. Contact Address
14.1 All correspondence should be sent to the following address:
Firefighters 100 Lottery
PO Box 888