These Rules refer to “My Club Wins” Lottery (“the Lottery”) and are subject to change from time to time. The Rules were last updated on 5th April 2023.
These Rules apply to all Entrants’ participation in the Lottery.
The Society may offer adhoc discretionary prize promotions from time to time.
1.1 The Lottery is being promoted by and on behalf of SportSupport CIC (“the Society”), a registered Community Interest Company (No: 11251772), whose registered address is 39 Blenheim Way, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 9NA. The lottery is conducted for the benefit of recreational sports clubs and sports-related charities in England, Scotland and Wales to advance amateur sport and/or for other exclusively charitable purposes.
1.2 The responsible persons are Tim Lamb, Nick Gandon and Richard Peel on behalf of SportSupport CIC (“the Promoter”). SportSupport CIC is licensed and regulated in Great Britain by the Gambling Commission under account number 52702.
1.3 The Lottery is administered by Sterling Management Centre Ltd (“Sterling”).
1.4 Sterling is licensed and regulated in Great Britain by the Gambling Commission as an External Lottery Manager under account number 3137.
1.5 The Society reserves the right to suspend, cancel or amend the Lottery or these Rules at any time with prior notice. Any such changes will be posted on the Website before they take effect.
1.6 The Lottery is a monthly society lottery in which prizes can be won by Entrants who have purchased Tickets.
1.7 50% of the proceeds generated from Ticket Sales will be returned on a monthly basis to the relevant recreational sports club or sports-related charity as good cause funding for the purposes of advancing amateur sport and/or for other exclusively charitable purposes. Each club or charity will receive 50% of the proceeds raised by that club’s or charity’s supporters.
2.1 All Entrants must register their details on their nominated recreational sports club’s web-page in order to purchase Tickets in the Lottery. Entrants must be resident in Great Britain. (For the avoidance of doubt, this excludes Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, the Channel Islands and BFPO addresses). Entrants are required to provide the Society with their name, their email address and to confirm they are over 16 during the registration process.
2.2 To participate in the Lottery, Entrants must be aged 16 (sixteen) or over. Any Entrant under 16 years of age automatically forfeits the right to any Prize and will have the associated Ticket price refunded.
2.3 By signing up to the Lottery entrants agree that their personal data may be processed for the purposes of age verification.
2.4 Directors and employees of Sterling, and any members of the Society who are directly responsible for managing the Lottery, are ineligible to participate in the Lottery.
2.5 The eligibility of any Entrant is at the sole discretion of the Society, which reserves the right to disqualify or decline to accept participation by any Entrant if it has reasonable grounds to believe the Entrant has breached any of these Rules or otherwise acted fraudulently. Ineligible Entrants will not be entitled to receive a Prize, and any Prize awarded to an ineligible Entrant may be revoked (if not previously paid) or reclaimed from the Entrant (if already received).
3. The Lottery Draw
3.1 The winners of all prizes shall be selected by Sterling using a Gambling Commission approved test house certified random number generator which will ensure that the Lottery is operated in a fair and open manner in accordance with the requirements of the 2005 Gambling Act.
3.2 In order to comply with the 2005 Gambling Act, and subject to Rule 4.9, only those Tickets for which payment has been received in advance of the Draw are eligible to participate in the Draw.
3.3 The Lottery is a subscription lottery, meaning that probabilities of winning a prize are variable and depend on the total number of Tickets purchased for the Lottery. The chances of winning the top prize are one divided by the overall number of Tickets purchased for each monthly Draw. For instance, if 2,000 Tickets are purchased the odds of winning the top prize will be one in 2,000 and the odds of winning any prize will be one in 667; if 30,000 Tickets are purchased the odds of winning the top prize are one in 30,000 and the odds of winning any prize will be one in 10,000.
3.4 Once a winning Ticket is drawn for a prize, the winner of that prize will be ineligible to win further prizes in the same monthly Draw.
4.1 The Lottery Draw is run at Sterling’s offices on the final Friday of each month. If the Friday falls on a bank holiday, the draw will take place on the Thursday before or the next most convenient working day.
4.2 The price of a Ticket is £5 and purchases are only possible through a recreational sports club’s or a sports-related charity’s Web-page. Each completed Ticket purchase will be recorded electronically by Sterling. A unique six-digit number will be allocated for each Ticket purchased and this number will be sent electronically to the Entrant prior to the Draw in accordance with Rule 4.9.
4.3 Tickets can be purchased by direct debit or other payment methods offered by Sterling through the recreational sports club’s or sports-related charity’s web-page.
4.4 All monies received from Ticket Sales are held in trust by Sterling to ensure separation from Sterling’s own trading income. This protects customer funds in the event of insolvency. This meets the Gambling Commission’s requirement for the segregation of customer funds at the level: medium protection. Please see: Gambling Commission - Medium Protection.
4.5 No Entrant may purchase more than 20 Tickets for a single monthly Draw.
4.6 All Ticket sales are final and subject to Clause 3.2. Sterling will only facilitate refunds at the request of the Society. No refunds will be made in respect of Draws that have been completed.
4.7 Only Tickets for which payment has been received in full in advance are eligible for entry into monthly Draws.
4.8 Direct Debit payments will be entered into the first available draw 3 working days after the collection has been made from your bank account.
4.9 The Society and Sterling cannot be held responsible, and will not accept liability, for incomplete purchases (caused by corruption of data transmission or otherwise) and these shall not be eligible for participation in the Draw.
4.10 Entrants acknowledge that a purchase of a ticket to participate in the Lottery does not guarantee that they will win any Prize.
5.1. Prize winners will be determined as described in Rule 3.1.
5.2 The Prize Fund will be a minimum of 20% of all revenue generated through Ticket Sales.
5.3 The Prize Fund is distributed as follows:
5.3.1 A minimum of 20% of Ticket sales is allocated to the Prize Fund. Each month there will be three prizes: a top prize equating to 10% of total revenues generated in the previous month, a second prize equating to 7.5% of total revenues generated in the previous month, and a third prize equating to 2.5% of total revenues generated in the previous month.
5.3.2 The value of each month’s prizes will be published in advance on the Website at the beginning of each new month.
5.4 The Society reserves the right to amend the value of the Prize Fund at any time. Any such changes will be published on the Website, at least one month prior to the change being made.
5.5. The results (winning numbers) of the Draw will be published on the Website within one week of the Draw and may also be published in any other manner determined by the Society.
5.6. Cash prizes shall be paid by Sterling on behalf of the Society to prize winners by direct credit.
6. Promotional Prizes
6.1. Additional promotional prizes (cash or otherwise) may from time to time be available to clubs to win subject to criteria that will be published in advance from time to time on the Website or by other means. Promotions are run on an adhoc basis at the discretion of the Society and do not form part of the Lottery Prize Fund.
7.1 Social Responsibility and Self-Exclusion
Should Entrants feel they have a problem with gambling and wish to be self-excluded from the Lottery, a self-exclusion form can be downloaded from the Website, completed and returned by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a minimum period of 6 months for self-exclusions. Sterling will take steps to remove the name and details of a self-excluded individual from any marketing databases used by Sterling and third-party providers and will not target a self-excluded individual with marketing material at any time during the self-exclusion. Any one self-excluding will need to make contact after the period of self-exclusion to re-instate their lottery membership if they wish to rejoin. Anyone needing to talk to someone about problem gambling should contact GambleAware. BeGambleAware is a registered charity that provides free confidential telephone support and counselling to those affected by problem gambling. BeGambleAware can be contacted on 0808 8020 133 (Freephone) or by visiting the BeGambleAware website.
The Society cannot accept any liability (other than for death or personal injury or other liabilities that cannot, as a matter of law, be excluded) for any damage, loss, costs, expenses or disappointment, whether direct or indirect, caused to or suffered by Entrants in connection with this Lottery or as a result of Entrants’ accepting or making use of any Prize. In particular, all Entrants are solely responsible for providing and (where necessary) updating the Society with accurate and up-to-date contact details and the Society 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.
Entrants may cancel their subscription at any stage by emailing email@example.com . No refunds will be made for draws that have been completed. Sterling will only facilitate player refunds at the request of the Society which has sole responsibility for determining eligibility for a refund.
7.4 Entrants closing their account
If an Entrant closes their account with less than £5 remaining, the remaining balance will be transferred to the Society and be treated as a donation.
Every complaint will be taken seriously and fully considered by The Society in order that a satisfactory resolution can be achieved. Any complaints regarding the Lottery can be made directly by emailing SportSupport at firstname.lastname@example.org. All complaints will be acknowledged and an initial response will be provided within 10 working days of receiving it. While The Society expects to be able to resolve most complaints within this timeframe, if there is a need to conduct a more detailed investigation, it will aim to provide a full response within 20 working days. If The Society is unable to meet that deadline due to exceptional circumstances, it will advise the complainant accordingly. If a satisfactory resolution cannot be reached within eight weeks of receiving a complaint, and in line with Gambling Commission regulations, the matter can be referred to an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) entity at no cost to the complainant. The Society uses ADR Group for this purpose. ADR Group acts as an impartial dispute resolution service between gambling operators and their customers.
Its contact details are:ADR Group, 1st Floor, 83 High Street, Rayleigh, Essex SS6 7EJ020 3600 5050 www.adrgroup.co.uk
The outcome of ADR Group’s dispute resolution will be reported to the GamblingCommission. The Society’s decisions made pursuant to the Rules shall be final andbinding. Save where the Rules expressly provide otherwise, the Society shall not beobliged to enter into any correspondence.
5 April 2023