1. These Terms and Conditions are the Lottery Rules. By entering the lottery, entrants agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.
2. This lottery is being promoted by and on behalf of Sobell House Hospice Charity Limited (the Charity).
3. For the purpose of the Gambling Act 2005, this lottery is defined as a 'Society Lottery.'
4. This lottery is licensed by the Gambling Commission under the Gambling Act 2005
5. To enter the lottery, you must be resident in Great Britain and aged 16 (sixteen) or over. It is illegal for individuals under the age of 16 to enter into a lottery. We reserve the right to ask for proof of age from any player and player’s accounts may be suspended until satisfactory proof of age is provided. If for whatever reason, upon winning any individual is unable to prove that they are 16 or over, or are found to be under 16 then winnings cannot be paid. However we will return the player's stake money.
6. There will be 38 guaranteed weekly cash winners plus 1 rollover cash prize up to an amount of £25,000 although additional prizes could be offered from time to time.
7. All tickets shall be priced at £1.
8. All lottery entry sales are final and no refunds shall be made at any time. All entrants acknowledge that their payment of £1 per ticket to enter the lottery does not guarantee that they will win any prize.
9. The draw for the prizes will be made at our lottery management company’s premises to be held every Friday. You do not need to be present at the draw to win the lottery. However a list of winners will appear on our website, in our shops and is available by phoning us on 01865 857007.
10. If a cash prize is awarded, this will be made by cheque in the name of the entrant only.
11. The Charity reserves the right in exceptional and unforeseen circumstances to substitute any of the non cash prizes acquired for the lottery for a similar prize at the Charity’s absolute discretion.
12. Prizes are sent in the form of a cheque to winners at the earliest opportunity. These cheques are valid for a period of six months, after which time they will be considered as a donation to the charity. However if a player discovers that they may have had a win but have not recieved/cashed the cheque within that time the Sobell Lottery can choose to re-issue the winning cheque at their discretion.
If for any reason the Lottery is unable to send the cheque to a specific address, for example:
- A standing order may have come through and we were unable to distinguish who it belongs to
- A member may have sent an application form with no Address on it
- A member has moved and mail has been returned 'Not at this Address'
We reserve the right to mark the player c/o the lottery adminstrators (Sterling Management Ltd).
We will attempt to find the player via the charity database but if we are not able to find a valid address and the player does not claim any winners cheque we will assume that the cheque is to be treated as a donation.
13. Full payment for each ticket must be received either in the form of cash or cleared funds before the ticket can be entered into the draw. Only tickets for which full payment has been received either in the form of cash or cleared funds are eligible to win the prize.
14. The winners of the lottery prizes will be notified by letter.
15. All entrants are solely responsible for providing Sobell House Hospice Charity with their accurate and up-to-date contact details and the Charity 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 the Charity of the change.
16. By accepting the prize, the winner agrees to take part in promotional activity and the Charity reserves the right to use the name and address of the winner, their photograph and audio and/or visual recordings of them in any publicity unless prior notification has been received. However the charity will endeavour to make prior contact with the player to confirm they are happy for this to happen.
17. Each game number is unique. A randomly selected game number will be issued with the confirmation of entry. Any member may subsequently request an alternative game number if they wish at any time and this will be issued providing that it has not already been allocated to an existing member.
18. Lottery membership can be cancelled at any time by notifying Sobell House Hospice Charity in writing, by phone or via e-mail.
19. The Sobell Lottery Limited and the Sobell House Hospice Charity Ltd will not be held responsible for the following
- any delays or failures in the postal service or other delivery methods used by the Charity or the member from time to time.
- any delays or failures in any software or other systems used by the Charity for the administration of the lottery.
- any delays or failures in the Banking system used by the Charity or the member.
- any refusal by the Charity to accept registration of an individual as a member or the cancellation of a member.
- any failure to enter a chance into the draw.
- any event beyond the reasonable control of the Charity
20. Nothing within these terms and conditions shall create or should be construed as creating any form of contract between any entrant and Sobell House Hospice Charity.
21. Any complaints relating to the lottery should be sent in writing to Sobell House Hospice Charity Ltd giving full details of the complaint and supporting documentation.
22. The Charity is committed to protecting the member’s privacy. Data that is collected from the member is used lawfully in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and is used for the purpose of processing lottery chances, subsequent entry into the lottery draw, and informing winners that they have won a prize.
Players may be added to the Sobell House Hospice Charity Ltd database unless they expressly request otherwise via the opt-out tick box on Sobell Lottery application form.
23. Any member has the right to access the information held about them. To obtain this information, please contact the Charity in writing.
24. The Charity will never sell, rent or grant access of any personal data to any third party.
25. In the event of any dispute regarding the terms and conditions, the decision of the Charity shall be final However if you still feel that you have not been treated fairly we will pass on your grievance to a 3rd party arbiter, The Independent Betting Adjudication Service (IBAS) www.ibas-uk.com/
26. The Charity reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions at any time. If the Charity does this, it will publish the amended rules.
27. The Charity reserves the right to disqualify any entrant if it has reasonable grounds to believe the entrant has breached any of these terms and conditions.
28. The individual responsible for the promotion of the lottery is Mrs Sandra Nash.
29. Neither the Charity nor our lottery management company shall be liable to you in contract, tort, and 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).
30. Each entrant should retain a copy of these Terms and Conditions for their reference.
31. This lottery is a form of gambling. Participants are encouraged to gamble sensibly. Should gambling become a problem we recommend you contact the GamCare helpline on 0845 6000 133 or visit their website on www.gamcare.org.uk
32. A copy of these terms and conditions may be obtained by sending a stamped addressed envelope to the Charity at The Sobell House Hospice Charity, Sobell Lottery, Churchill Hospital, Headington, OX3 7LJ.
33. The Laws of England and Wales shall govern the interpretation and/or enforcement of these Terms and Conditions and the Charity and all entrants hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.