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Join our weekly £1 lottery for a chance to win up to £25,000!

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Want to book your dream holiday, or finally upgrade your car?

  • 1st prize: £25,000
  • 2nd prize: £1,000
  • 3rd prize: £25
  • 4th prize: five free entries into the next draw

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Why play our lottery?

Our weekly lottery is a great way to donate to World Cancer Research Fund with the added chance of winning cash prizes! Play today for your chance to win some fantastic cash prizes, while helping us fund our crucial cancer prevention work.

How does the lottery work?

We’ve teamed up with Unity’s national charity lottery scheme. Each entry into our lottery costs just £1 per week, of which 50p is guaranteed to go straight towards our cancer prevention projects. So, while you’ve got to be in it to win it you will also be donating to our great cause!

How do I enter?

  1. Click on the ‘Play today!’ button and fill in your details. For as little as £1 a week, you’ll be allocated a six-digit lottery number which is entered into the weekly draw. You can buy as many numbers as you like for £1 each.
  2. Once you’ve filled in your details, you’ll be sent your number(s) along with payment confirmation and the date of your first lottery draw.
  3. Every week your numbers will be entered into the draw for your chance to win amazing prizes.
  4. You can set up a direct debit so you never miss a week, or you can pay as an when you’re feeling lucky!

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Who can enter?

Anyone in mainland Britain who is 16 or over can play. Unfortunately, due to the Gaming Board legislation, we’re unable to offer this opportunity to people living outside of mainland Britain, including Northern Ireland.

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How do I know if I’ve won?

If you are one of our lucky winners, we’ll let you know how much you’ve won by letter and will automatically send you your cheque. So, you can start planning that dream holiday or buying that car you’ve always wanted! You can also call the lottery hotline on 0370 050 9240, or check the winners’ page at Unity Lottery Winning Numbers.

If you are a lucky winner – please get in touch, we would love to hear from you!

Who are Unity? 

Unity is the nation’s fundraising lottery platform. It is designed to give good causes both large and small, the chance to raise money through their own weekly lottery.

When you play our lottery using the Unity platform, you will be helping to fund our essential cancer prevention research which focuses on the links between diet, weight, physical activity and cancer, as we receive a minimum of 50p out of every £1 played. Any money remaining goes towards the £25,000 prize fund and Unity’s administration costs. Once you sign up to our lottery you will be sent a confirmation email by Unity. All of your information is protected by GDPR regulations.

What are my chances of winning?

The odds of winning a prize through our lottery is 1 in 63. Not convinced? Let’s look at some other odds which may change your mind. The odds of winning the National Lottery Jackpot is 1 in 45 million! The odds of being struck by lighting is 1 in 114,195! And the odds of winning an Oscar is 1 in 11,500.

So why not sign up today to play our lottery and help us continue our cancer prevention and survival work.

World Cancer Research Fund – a registered charity, 1000739. We are licensed by the Islington Local Authority. Promoter: Marilyn Gentry

World Cancer Research Fund is committed to ensuring that our lottery is operated fairly and in a socially responsible manner. For more information, including advice on responsible gambling, please visit No one under the age of 16 may enter the lottery.