We've answered some common questions about the lottery. If your question isn't answered here you can also contact us.

1. What is the FOMH Monthly Lottery?

FOMH's Monthly Lottery is a draw which takes place every month. Each ticket gives you the chance of winning the full cash prize. Each entry costs just £1.

2. Why are you running a lottery?

A lottery is a fun and engaging way for us to raise funds. It is promoted and run to help raise essential funds to help the children of Mary Howard School, Edingale.

3. How much will you receive?

We receive 50p from every entry which goes towards the lottery administration and the remainder as profit. The remaining 50p goes towards the prize funds. This is an extremely cost effective way for us to raise funds for the school.

4. Is the lottery legal?

Yes, The Friends of Mary Howard are running this lottery under the Gambling ACt 2005 - Small Society Lottery, licence number: 19/00143/GASSLO.  The lottery is run in compliance with all Gambling Commission (the UK regulatory body concerned with lotteries) requirements and we adhere to the legal requirements of the Gambling Act 2005.

5. What can I win?

50% of the total money raised each month.  We will start with one draw per month initially and we may increase as more people join.

6. How do I buy tickets?

We only accept lottery subscriptions through our website. When you sign up, you will be entered for a minimum of 12 months on a yearly rolling subscription.  The total cost you will be charged is £12.50, this includes a 50p admin fee that our payment providers charge us.

7. How old do I have to be to enter?

You must be aged 18 or over to enter the Lottery.

8. How will I know if I've won a prize?

The draw will take place on the final Friday of every month and winners are notified by their prefered comunication method within 7 days of the draw taking place. The winning number(s) will be published on our website.

9. Are my entries eligible for Gift Aid?

Unfortunately, we cannot claim gift aid on funds raised through the lottery

10. Why is there a delay between registration and entry into the draw?

Following registration it is necessary to complete a number of administrative processes which include verifying your payment details with your bank, claiming the funds from your bank account and the funds being received.

11. What will you do with my personal information?

Your support means the world to us and we want you to be happy. We will not swap or sell your details with any third party. We may use your data for carefully considered purposes and send you postal mailings. If you'd prefer not to receive these or change the way we communicate, you can do so at any time by calling emailing contact@fomh.co.uk

12.  I've lost my numbers

If you would like us to resend your lottery numbers, get in touch with us


13. How do I cancel?

You can cancel your renewal at any time and the simplest and most effective way would be to cancel your direct debit with your bank.  Alternatively, please email us on contact@fomh.co.uk.  Unfortunately we are unable to provide any refunds on monies already paid and committed to if cancelled after 7 days of the subscription renewal.

14. What is responsible gambling?

Responsible gambling means staying in control of how much time and money we spend on gambling. Responsible gambling means not spending more money or time than we can reasonably afford on gambling activities, keeping in mind all our other responsibilities in life.


15. Where can I get advice on the effects of gambling?

To speak to someone about a gambling problem contact the National Gambling Helpline on 0808 8020 133 or visit Be Gamble Aware for more information.

16. Can I have more than one entry?
Each £1 entry buys you one 'chance' of winning in our lottery. You can buy as many entries as you like.

17. How long is the subscription?
A subscription is for 12 months from the month you sign up. We will notify you 30 days prior to your renewal that we will be processing payment for your subscription the following month. This can be done by either Paypal or Direct Debit. If payment fails, a further attempt will be made on or around 7 days later.  We will only provide refunds on payments if a cancellation is made at maximum 10 days after your renewal. After this time, your renewal will only be cancelled for the following year.  Contact us on contact@fomh.co.uk

18. Can I choose my lottery numbers?
No, we regret that you cannot. Your numbers are chosen randomly and will be your numbers for the duration of your membership. When you enter, you will be sent your unique numbers.