How to play2022-10-27T11:32:12+00:00

How to play

Join today and choose to pay by Direct Debit, or by using your debit card. Each weekly entry costs just £1 and we’ll give you a unique six-digit Wings Lotto number for every entry that you purchase. You can increase your chances* of winning any time, by purchasing more numbers.

*Up to five chances per player.

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Your numbers will go into the draw automatically every Friday. When you win, there’s no need to claim. We’ll send you a cheque in the post.

We’ll update the list of winners on this site every Friday so you can check back here to find out if you’re a lucky winner.

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Helping you play responsibly

Playing Wings Lotto should always be fun. If you feel you’re gambling more than you want to, we’ve put together some advice and support to help.

Your questions answered

How does the rollover work?2020-11-15T08:01:00+00:00

Every paid chance (an individual person may have more than one paid chance each week) is issued a unique six digit playing number.

Each Wings Lotto draw has a lower and upper number limit – i.e. 000001 to 999999.

During each draw, the lottery computer randomly picks a number between these limits. If the number drawn belongs to an active member who is in credit, they win the prize.

In the case of our guaranteed prizes (1st, 3rd and 4th – 12th) the computer will continue to select numbers until an active member who is in credit wins every week. In the case of our rollover prizes (2nd and 13th) if the number drawn has no matching member number the prize will rollover to the following week. Each time a rollover prize is not won, the prize money is ring-fenced in the prize bank account and is added to next week’s prize fund. This process will continue each week until either the prizes are won or the rollover prize builds to the maximum of £10,000.

When the maximum rollover prize limit is reached, the computer will be allowed to continue to select numbers until an active member who is in credit is selected to win the £10,000 jackpot.

Why £4.34 per month?2020-11-15T08:01:17+00:00

The monthly cost breakdown of £4.34 for playing the lottery is based on paying £1 per week over a 52-week year. Direct debits are only collected once month. An additional 34p is collected to build up credit to cover the fifth week on five-week months.

Can I play if I live in Northern Ireland?2020-11-15T08:01:29+00:00

In accordance with The Law on Lotteries in Northern Ireland, Wings Lotto cannot be promoted or sold by any person who resides in Northern Ireland and the RAF Association does not promote or advertise Wings Lotto in Northern Ireland. However, it is legal for someone who lives in Northern Ireland to take part in the Wings Lotto if they have purchased tickets by telephone or post and the sale transaction takes place on mainland UK.

What percentage of money goes to the charity?2022-02-28T08:46:09+00:00

This figure depends on the number of people playing the lottery each month along with the monthly administration/ running costs.

In 2021, 51% of all proceeds raised by Wings Lotto were donated to provide welfare support for our RAF community. 33% of proceeds were used as prize money and 16% as administrative costs/ expenses.

What if I want to make a complaint about Wings Lotto?2020-12-14T20:06:24+00:00

The RAF Association is committed to providing excellent levels of service. We are constantly striving to meet the rising expectations of our members and supporters, and we welcome feedback on where our services can be improved or where your expectations have not been met.

Issues of concern to our members and supporters can usually be resolved by talking them through with one of our staff. We actively encourage our members and supporters to use our complaints procedure so that issues and concerns can be raised with management and addressed appropriately. The following explains how the complaints procedure works, what you need to do and what you can expect.

If we haven’t reasonably met your expectations or you wish to make a complaint relating to services or facilities provided by one of our staff you should write or email in the first instance to Elaine Williamson, Supporter Marketing Manager, The RAF Association Atlas House, 41 Wembley Road, Leicester LE3 1UT. Email [email protected] or telephone 0800 018 2361 .

In expressing concerns it is helpful to include all relevant details such as nature of the complaint, date, people contacted and the other circumstances relating to your complaint. This helps us to quickly and fully understand the nature of your complaint and begin our investigations.

Once we have received your complaint the Head of Department or one of his/her colleagues will acknowledge receipt of your letter in writing within one week – weekends and bank holidays not included. You can normally then expect a full written response within 10 working days of this acknowledgement. Our aim is to resolve the complaint to your complete satisfaction at this level.

If, after receiving our response at the first level you feel that your concerns have not been fully addressed you can ask for your complaint to be referred to Senior Management. This will be moved on to a Director.

Once we have received your request to escalate the complaint to a Director we will acknowledge receipt of your letter in writing within one week – weekends and bank holidays not included. You can then normally expect a full written response within 10 working days of the acknowledgement. It may be necessary for additional information to be sought from an external source. When this is necessary and we feel it may not be possible to respond to your complaint within 10 working days, we will contact you again. We will explain our reasons for asking for a time extension and seek your approval.

If a satisfactory resolution cannot be reached then the matter can be referred to an independent arbiter. We use IBAS (Independent Betting Adjudication Service) for this purpose – www.ibas-uk.com

What are the terms & conditions?2023-09-20T11:08:29+00:00

You must be aged 18 or over to play the lottery. Underage gambling is an offence.

To play the Wings Lotto you must be a resident in the UK (not including Northern Ireland). No tickets to be sold to persons in a street. Tickets sold on doorsteps and private property are permitted.

Wings Lotto supports the welfare work of the RAF Association. Download the full terms and conditions here.

For details of our complaints procedure, please refer to the specific answer in this section.

Wings Lotto is the official lottery of the Royal Air Forces Association (RAF Association) and is promoted by the RAF Association, Headquarters, Atlas House, 41 Wembley Road, Leicester, LE3 1UT. Registered Charity no. 226686 in England & Wales, SC037673 in Scotland.

The lottery is licenced by the Gambling Commission under the 2005 Gambling Act – www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk. The responsible individuals are Rachel Louise Huxford and Ruth Brutnall.

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