What is a charity lottery?

GOSH Patient Amelia-Rose

A charity lottery is a great way to support a charity you care about, while being in with the chance of winning some great prizes.

The Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSH Charity) weekly lottery is a new way to raise funds to support seriously ill children from across the UK cared for at the hospital. Entries cost £1 a week to enter. Every entry gives you the chance of winning one of 12 guaranteed cash prizes each week, with the top prize of £1,000; and by taking part you’re helping patients at the hospital at the same time as being in with a chance to win a prize.

A lottery draw takes place every Friday apart from when it falls on a bank holiday. If the date of the Draw is a bank holiday, the Draw will take place on the closest most convenient day.

How does the Great Big Lottery work?

There are three simple steps to play:

  1. Visit our lottery page and select the amount of entries you would like and how you would like to pay.
  2. Fill in your details for your Direct Debit or debit card payment.
  3. Sit back and relax. We'll send you your unique lottery numbers and welcome info.

How our lottery supports children that need us most

Your support is life-changing. You’ll be helping to fund state-of-the-art medical technology; pioneering research programmes into treatments and cures for rare conditions.

You'll be supporting patient and family support services; and new child-focused environments that help children feel safe and calm during their appointments, treatments, and recovery.

As well as your chance to win, the money raised from the Great Big Lottery goes towards changing the lives of seriously ill children.