1. These terms and conditions are the lottery rules. By entering the lottery, entrants agree to be bound by these rules.
2. This lottery is promoted by and on behalf of Amnesty International UK Section Charitable Trust. Monies raised by this lottery will support the human rights work of Amnesty International UK Section Charitable Trust, registered charity no. 1051681 (England and Wales) and SC039534 (Scotland).
3. For the purpose of the Gambling Act 2005, this lottery is defined as a ‘Society Lottery’.
4. Amnesty International UK Section Charitable Trust is licensed and regulated in Great Britain by the Gambling Commission under account number 4969.
5. You must live in mainland Great Britain (England, Scotland or Wales) to enter this lottery.
6. You must be aged 18 or over to enter this lottery. UK law states that it is a criminal offence for lottery entries to be sold to, or bought by or on behalf of a person under 16 years of age. The Amnesty Weekly Lottery and Amnesty Superdraw rules state that players must be 18 or over to enter. If an entry is sold to, or bought by or on behalf of a person under the age of 18, they will be exempt from the lottery, their entry money will be returned and they will not be awarded any prize.
7. You must confirm you are 18 or over before buying any tickets for the weekly lottery or Superdraw. If entering the Superdraw through the post, you must tick the box on the entry form to confirm you are 18 or over and agree to these terms and conditions. Failure to tick this box will result in your entry money being treated as a donation, and your intended entries being excluded from the draw.
8. You agree that pursuant to Amnesty International UK Section Charitable Trust’s obligations under the Gambling Act 2005, we may process your personal data for the purposes of age verification.
9. 15 cash prize winners are selected in each lottery draw. The top prize for regular weekly draws is currently £1,000. The top prize for the annual Superdraw is £10,000. Non-cash prizes could also be offered from time to time.
10. Each lottery entry costs £1 and has an equal chance of winning.
11. You may buy up to five £1 entries per weekly lottery draw.
12. You may buy up to 50 £1 entries for our annual Superdraw. Any amount given beyond £50 will be treated as a donation and will not purchase further entries into the draw.
13. Any Superdraw ticket payments received after the closing draw will be considered donations to Amnesty International UK Section Charitable Trust.
14. You accept that this lottery is regulated by the Gambling Commission and that in certain circumstances we may be unable to provide refunds or replacements once you have purchased your entries.
15. All entrants acknowledge that their payment of £1 per ticket to enter the lottery does not guarantee they will win any prize.
17. When a cash prize is awarded, this will be made by cheque in the name of the entrant only.
18. Amnesty International UK Section Charitable Trust reserves the right in exceptional and unforeseen circumstances to substitute any non-cash prizes for a similar prize at their absolute discretion.
19. Full payment for each entry must be received either in the form of cash or cleared funds before that entry can be included in the draw. Only entries for which full payment has been received are eligible to win a prize.
20. The winners of the lottery prizes will be notified within seven days of the draw.
21. All entrants are solely responsible for providing Amnesty International UK Section Charitable Trust with their accurate and up-to-date contact details. Amnesty International UK Section Charitable Trust 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. In the event that an entrant changes their contact details, they will be solely responsible for advising Amnesty International UK Section Charitable Trust of the change. Prizes which we cannot deliver because we do not have accurate details, or which remain uncashed, will go to supporting the work of Amnesty International UK.
22. All winners are required to co-operate with Amnesty International UK Section Charitable Trust’s requirement to publish their win as and where deemed appropriate, and to provide proof of age when requested.
23. Each entry number is unique. When signing up to the Amnesty Weekly Lottery, you will receive a randomly selected entry number in your confirmation letter.
24. Weekly lottery membership can be cancelled at any time by notifying Amnesty International UK Section Charitable Trust in writing or via email sent to the Supporter Communications Team at email@example.com
25. Amnesty International UK Section Charitable Trust shall not be liable to the lottery player for any loss or damage suffered or arising from:
- any delays or failures in the postal service or other delivery methods used by Amnesty International UK Section Charitable Trust or the player from time to time;
- any delays or failures in any software or other systems used by Amnesty International UK Section Charitable Trust for the administration of the lottery;
- any delays or failures in the banking system used by Amnesty International UK Section Charitable Trust or the player;
- any refusal by Amnesty International UK Section Charitable Trust to accept registration of an individual as a player;
- any failure to enter a chance into the draw;
- any event beyond the reasonable control of Amnesty International UK Section Charitable Trust.
26. Nothing within these terms and conditions shall create or should be construed as creating any form of contract between any entrant and Amnesty International UK Section Charitable Trust.
27. Any complaints relating to the lottery should be sent in writing to Amnesty International UK Section Charitable Trust giving full details of the complaint and supporting documentation. You can find out more about our complaints procedure here.
28. In the event of any dispute regarding the rules, the decision of Amnesty International UK Section Charitable Trust shall be final and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into.
29. Amnesty International UK Section Charitable Trust reserves the right to amend these rules at any time. If Amnesty International UK Section Charitable Trust does this, it will publish the amended rules on its website.
30. Amnesty International UK Section Charitable Trust reserves the right to disqualify any entrant if it has reasonable grounds to believe the entrant has breached any of these rules.
31. Amnesty International UK Section Charitable Trust is licensed with the Gambling Commission to operate this lottery under licence numbers 004969-N-100270-014 and 004969-R-326836-004. These licences are issued under the Gambling Act 2005. Registered license holders and responsible people at Amnesty International UK for this lottery are Joanna Dunstan and Hester McTurk.
32. Neither Amnesty International UK Section Charitable Trust nor our lottery management company 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 chance of winning a prize).
33. Each entrant should retain a copy of these terms and conditions for their reference.
34. This lottery is a form of gambling. Participants are encouraged to gamble responsibly. If you feel gambling is becoming a problem, we recommend you contact the GamCare helpline on 0845 6000 133 or visit their website gamcare.org.uk.
35. A copy of these rules may be obtained by sending a stamped addressed envelope to the Amnesty International UK Supporter Communications Team and requesting a printed copy. They can be contacted at 17-25 New Inn Yard London EC2A 3EA, or via email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
36. The Laws of England and Wales shall govern the interpretation and/or enforcement of these terms and conditions and Amnesty International UK Section Charitable Trust and all entrants hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
37. Amnesty International UK Section Charitable Trust reserves the right to stop the Amnesty Weekly Lottery by giving one month’s written notice to all registered players.
38. Employees of Amnesty International UK who work directly on the production of the lottery, and members of their households, are ineligible to enter this lottery. Any entries bought in the name of such Amnesty International UK employees or members of their households will be rejected from the draw and considered as donations to Amnesty International UK Section Charitable Trust
Last updated: 18 April, 2023