Frequently Asked Questions

Find the answer to many frequently asked questions regarding the Raffle

Why are Diabetes UK running raffles?

Our raffles raise essential funds for pioneering diabetes research as well as our work to care for and campaign on behalf of all people affected by diabetes in the UK.

How much are tickets?

Each ticket costs £1.

How will I know if I’ve won?

The first prize winner will be contacted by telephone and a full list of winners and runners up will be published on our website after the draw on the 10 May 2024.

How do I claim my prize?

There’s no need for you to do a thing. If you are one of the lucky winners, we will send your winning cheque to you in the post. Most major banks also accept scans of cheques through their mobile banking apps.

What prizes are up for grabs?

You can win one of the following prizes on offer:

  • 1st prize: £12,500
  • 2nd prize: £1,000
  • 3rd prize: £100 x 2
  • 4th prize: £50 x 3
  • 5th prize: £25 x 4
  • 6th prize: £10 x 5
  • 7th prize: £5 x 185*
  • Speed draw: £150 x1

* If you are a lottery player, you will receive 5 entries into the following week’s lottery draw rather than £5.

How do I enter?

You can buy your raffle tickets in a number of different ways. You can enter online and pay by debit card. Alternatively, you can telephone us on 0370 034 0783 and we would be happy to send you an entry form.

How old do I have to be to enter?

The law states that tickets must not be sold to, or by, those under the age of 16. In accordance with our license we must abide by this law.

From October 2023 we have made the decision to increase the minimum age required to enter our raffles. Therefore you must now be at least 18 or above to enter.

Any winners found to be under the age of 18 automatically forfeit any entitlement to any prizes won.

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.

The Gambling Commission has published codes of practice which help to ensure gambling is operated in a responsible manner. For further information on the Gambling Commission and the Gambling Act, please

If you would like to know more, then you can read our responsible gambling policy.

I think I may have a problem with gambling, how can I get help?

If you have questions or concerns about your own gambling, or about that of a friend or family member, we recommend you get in touch with the National Gambling Helpline on Freephone 0808 8020 133. Self-exclusion can be requested by contacting our Lottery Helpline on 0370 034 0783 (Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm). See our self-exclusion policy for further details.

Can Diabetes UK claim Gift Aid on my raffle tickets?

No, the money collected through sale of entries to lottery draws and raffles does not qualify for Gift Aid as it is a payment for your raffle number.

However, if you give us a goodwill donation on top of the raffle tickets, we can claim Gift Aid on just the donation. If you are eligible for and complete the Gift Aid information on your entry form we can claim Gift Aid on your behalf. Please read the declaration regarding Gift Aid carefully to ensure you are eligible.

What are the Raffle Terms and Conditions?

The Raffle Terms and Conditions are a list of rules we adhere to, to ensure you are completely clear about the terms of your entry. You can find the terms and conditions on our website or you can telephone us on 0370 034 0783.

By entering the Diabetes UK Raffle, you are helping to create a world where diabetes can do no harm.
© 2020 Diabetes UK Services Limited, a limited company registered in England and Wales under no.339181 with registered office at Wells Lawrence House, 126 Back Church Lane London E1 1FH.
Diabetes UK is the operating name of The British Diabetic Association a charity registered in England and Wales (no. 215199) and in Scotland (no. SC039136).
You must be a resident of Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) only. Residents of Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and The Channel Islands are excluded from entering as they are covered by their own gambling laws.
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