Frequently Asked Questions
How do I enter the lottery?
To enter Pride in Penrith Lottery’s weekly draws, you join as a member and pay a subscription of £2 a week – collected by standing order monthly, quarterly or annually. It’s not possible to buy a ticket to enter occasionally, like the National Lottery.
You can join here on our website by filling in the online form, or download a form to fill in and post back to us. You can also pick up a membership form from Maggie’s Bakery on Sandgate in Penrith or at Robinson Udale on King Street.
How do I pay?
Your lottery subscription will be collected by standing order or occasionally by cheque made payable to the Pride in Penrith Lottery. We do not accept cash payments.
Can I cancel my membership?
Yes, you can cancel at any time. If you are paying by standing order through your bank, you must notify your bank to stop the payments. If you have a credit balance in the Pride in Penrith Lottery account, it will be refunded if you notify us in writing. However, we hope that you’ll stay with us and continue to support your local lottery.
How do I know if my numbers have been entered correctly?
When you sign up to join the lottery, your details are recorded on the Pride in Penrith Lottery computer, including the numbers that you have selected or been issued (if you have chosen to use the Lucky Dip facility). You will then receive a confirmation letter by post showing your numbers that have been entered into the computer. You can then check that they are the correct ones.
Can I pick my own numbers?
Yes, all you have to do is pick four numbers between 1 and 31 and write them on the application form. There is also a Luck Dip facility where the computer will select four random numbers for you if you do not want to pick your own.
What if someone else picks the same numbers as me?
If you match all four numbers the jackpot prize would be shared, like the National Lottery. If you match three numbers, you’ll receive the full prize of £20.
How will I know if I have won?
The winning numbers in each week’s draw will be published on our website and social media. Unlike the National Lottery, there is no need to claim. You do not need to check your numbers, because we will automatically send you any £20 winnings in the post. Just remember to let us know if you move house. If you win one of our special draws or a jackpot, we will contact you by telephone to arrange to present your cheque to you