The Royal British Legion Raffle Terms and Conditions

The Royal British Legion Licence details


Licenced by the Gambling Commission under account number 4294
Non-remote licence no 000-004294-N-102943
Remote licence no 000-004294-R-104539
Charity No 219279
Promoter The Royal British Legion, 199 Borough High St, London, SE1 1AA
Responsible Person Guy Upward, Assistant Director of Fundraising
Charity The Royal British Legion


Transparency Information:

1) All winning entries are selected by a combination of a computerised random number generator and manual draw of paper tickets as sent back by our supporters.

2) There are 400 prizes available to win in each quarterly Poppy Raffle Draw; 1 x £20,000, 1 x £5,000, 1 x £1,000, 2 x £500, 5 x £50, 45 x £25, 200 x £10, 145 x £5.

3) In 2020 the average odds of winning a prize were 1 in 1,489.

4) For the year of 2020, for our Poppy Raffle:

   a) 5.83% of the proceeds was spent on prizes  

   b) 0.5% of the proceeds spent on expenses related to promoting and running the lottery/raffle 

   c) 93.67% of the proceeds applied directly to the purposes of the society (the charitable cause)

   d) The total proceeds of all tickets sold was £2,269,272


Responsible Gambling

The Legion is committed to Responsible Gambling.

For information on how to Gamble Responsibly or how you can self-exclude from all our gambling products visit or give Supporter Care a call on 0333 011 4500

If you feel you have a problem with gambling, visit or call GamCare Helpline on 0808 8020 133

Poppy Raffle Terms & Conditions

  1. Purchase of entries to the Royal British Legion's Raffles must be from the Promoter, in accordance with the terms under which it promotes its lotteries.
  2. Entries will not be sold to or by any person in a street, unless sold from a kiosk or on the doorstep.
  3. Underage gambling is an offence and legally players must be aged 16 or over to enter lotteries or raffles. It is illegal for tickets to be sold to, or by, any person under 16 years of age, however the rules of this raffle require entrants to be over the age of 18. Any entrants found to be underage will forfeit the right to any prize and will have any monies paid in relation to the raffles returned to them.
  4. The Promoter reserves the right to use the data provided by entrants to verify against publicly available data sources that they are over the age of 18.
  5. Entrants must provide accurate entry information, including name, personal address and inform the Promoter of any changes to these details as soon as they arise.
  6. Residents of England, Scotland and Wales (Great Britain) are permitted to enter. Those residing outside Great Britain, in Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and overseas, are not permitted to enter.
  7. Select employees of the Royal British Legion and those employed by their External Lottery Manager are not permitted to enter.
  8. Entrants agree to the Promoter's use of the information they provide in accordance with the current data protection regulations.
  9. The cost of each entry is £1. More than one entry may be purchased and payment must be made in advance of the draw date by one of the methods permitted, subject to the controls stated below.
  10. the Royal British Legion is committed to operating a socially responsible lottery and as such will need to verify with customers purchases of more than 50 entries at £50.00 per quarterly draw.
  11. Subscriptions can be made continuous debit card authority using Mastercard or Visa.
  12. Entries can be purchased online at or over the phone by calling the Raffles Helpline on 0800 954 0256 or by returning an application form to: Raffle Subscriptions, the Royal British Legion, PO Box 1127, Maidenhead SL6 3LN.
  13. The subscription is for 4 draws that the Promoter operates per year. The draws take place on a Friday (or on the next working day if this falls on a public holiday) in January, April, June and September. The dates of the draws each year will be confirmed in writing to participants and a payment schedule will be provided to entrants when they first subscribe. The draw will be conducted by computer operated random number generator.
  14. Entries from subscribers are automatically included in the 4 draws providing that payments have been successfully received. The next two draws are on 10th June 2022 (Spring Draw) and 9th September 2022 (Summer Draw). The prizes are £20,000, £5,000, £1,000, 2 x £500, 5 x £50, 45 x £25, 200 x £10, 145 x £5.
  15. There are no alternatives to the prizes unless the Promoter states otherwise.
  16. Prize cheques are sent within 28 working days of a draw to the name and address of the registered owners of all the winning entries.
  17. Any prize cheques not banked by the recipient within 6 months of the date of issue will be cancelled and the value retained by the charity as a donation.
  18. No interest is payable on prizes and the Promoter is not responsible for any delay in bank payments.
  19. From time to time the volume and/or value of prizes may increase.
  20. No liability is accepted for loss, damage or disappointment in relation to non-cash prizes. Non-cash prizes may also vary slightly from the image/description shown.
  21. A list of the winning prize numbers with names and town/county of residence for the top 5 prizes is published on the Royal British Legion's website A Winners list may be requested by post, by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Raffle Subscriptions, the Royal British Legion, PO Box 1127, Maidenhead SL6 3LN or by emailing
  22. Entrants accept that they may be required to have their photograph taken should they win a prize for possible inclusion on our website and in marketing materials.
  23. No liability is accepted for the loss, theft or delayed receipt of any communication sent by post.
  24. The Promoter may (without giving any reason or notice) decline to accept an application, cancel an existing subscription, or terminate or suspend the raffle subscriptions scheme. Providing entrants have complied with the terms and conditions of the Draw, such cancellation will not affect their prior purchase of entries nor their rights as a holder of such entries.
  25. Raffle subscription payments will be held in a specific bank account and advance payments for future draws identified so that should the draw be cancelled, entrants may be refunded payments for those future draws.
  26. The Promoter's decisions made according to the Rules shall, once made, be final and binding.
  27. If you have an enquiry or a complaint about the Royal British Legion's Raffles, please call the Raffle Helpline on 0333 011 4566 or email A Complaints and Disputes Procedure is available on the Legion's website or can be provided by post on request.