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For only £1 a week, you can support the work we do and be in with a chance to win £25,000.

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Play our weekly charity lottery for a chance to win £25,000

When you enter our £1 weekly lottery, 50p of each entry is donated to Sussex Community NHS Charity to enhance patient care at the heart of the community.

Help us to enhance support for patients, their families and the staff who care for them by signing up today. 

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Enter now to be in with a chance of winning a prize. 

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How does it work?

When you enter, you're allocated your own 6-digit Unity lottery number for each £1 entry. 

Every Friday, 6 digits are generated at random producing a winning number – the aim is to match as many digits as possible with this winning number. Your digits must be in the same place in the sequence as they are in the winning number. Each entry has a 1 in 63 chance of winning a prize. 

The prizes

If you match:

  • 6 digits you'll win £25,000 plus a £2,500 donation to Sussex Community NHS Charity
  • 5 digits you'll win £1,000
  • 4 digits you'll win £25
  • 3 digits you'll win 5 prize entries into the next draw
  • 0-2 digits, you do not win a prize

For example:

Winning number: 325764

Your lottery number: 326564

This example is a 4-digit match, meaning you'll win £25!

All winners are notified and prizes paid or posted automatically.

Weekly results


How your support helps

For just £1 a week, you can help fund life-changing care for our patients and direct funds to where they are needed most. Thanks to the funds raised through our lottery, the charity can make support projects such as:

  • Specialist sport and arts activities for children and adults with disabilities
  • Entertainment equipment to prevent patient loneliness
  • Patient-friendly care environments for more comfortable visits to hospital
  • Interactive software to reduce the impact of the unfamiliar environment and prevent deterioration of patients with dementia during hospital stays

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Frequently asked questions

Check out our frequently asked questions about our lottery and how it works.

Our lottery is facilitated by Unity Lottery. A lottery platform which charities can use to promote their own fundraising lotteries. The Unity Lottery platform is administered by Sterling Management Centre Limited, an External Lottery Manager (ELM) licenced by the Gambling Commission.

What is a lottery?

In simple terms a lottery is a kind of gambling that has three essential elements:

  • payment is required to participate
  • one or more prizes are awarded
  • those prizes are awarded by chance

It's simple to enter!

Click the button to 'play lottery' and select how many £1 entries you would like to play each week (up to a maximum of 20). You can play for a minimum of 4 weeks. 

Select to pay by Direct Debit or Debit Card.

Fill out all your details and submit your entry. You will receive confirmation by email, followed by your unique lottery number(s).

For every £1 entry, a minimum of 50p is donated to Sussex Community NHS Charity. The remainder is split between Unity's administration costs and prize pot. 

Each £1 entry has a 1 in 63 chance of winning a prize. When you play the Sussex Community NHS Charity lottery, you are entering Unity's weekly draw. Every entry has an equal chance of winning a prize, no matter which charity is being supported or how many entrants that charity has playing the lottery.

Each Friday, a 6-digit winning number is generated using a Gambling Commission approved Random Number Generator.  

No, your unique lottery number per entry is allocated at random when you sign up and stays with you throughout your membership.

You must be 18 or over to play our lottery.

You can read the Unity lottery rules on their website. These rules exist to make sure you are informed about the terms of playing the Sussex Community NHS Charity lottery and to promote responsible gambling.

Sussex Community NHS Charity operates the lottery compliantly under licence from Brighton & Hove City Council. All administration is handled by Sterling Management Centre Limited, a External Lottery Manager (ELM) licensed by the Gambling Commission.

Our lottery is facilitated by Unity Lottery. The Unity Lottery platform is administered by Sterling Management Centre Limited and all lottery communications will come from them. 

You can contact the Unity Lottery helpline on 0370 050 9240 to discuss the lottery or your membership. (Lines are open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday) calls are charged at your local rate.

Alternatively, you can get in touch with our charity team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01273 266040.

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

To speak to someone about a gambling problem, contact the BeGambleAware confidential helpline on 0808 8020 133 or visit their website at for further information.

Individuals are limited at purchasing a maximum of 20 entries per weekly draw. 

The winning numbers are available every Friday afternoon on the Unity website, check out the weekly results.

There's no need to claim any prizes if you win. If you play by Direct Debit, then your prize will be paid automatically into the account you use to pay for your lottery entries. If you play by another payment method, Unity will send any winning cheques directly to your registered address.

If you match 3 digits in the correct sequence for a prize of 5 additional entries, these will be automatically included in the next available lottery draw.