The NRAS Lottery – Rules and our Gambling Policy

NRAS is committed to responsible gambling.  Please read the full rules and frequently asked questions below.


Our Lottery provider’s rules can be found here

If you wish to exclude yourself from our lottery, you can download a self-exclusion form here.  For information about gambling responsibly, please visit Gamble Aware.

The Unity Lottery is a lottery platform which charities of all shapes and sizes can use to run their own fundraising lotteries. The Unity Lottery platform is administered by Sterling Management Centre Limited, a licensed External Lottery Manager (ELM) by the Gambling Commission. 

NRAS is registered with the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council to operate the lottery (registration number SL00029). 

When players win a prize, this is covered by the Unity prize pot. This means that charities using Unity for their fundraising lotteries can offer a £25,000 jackpot and smaller prizes to their players. 

Each £1 entry has a 1 in 63 chance of winning one of four fantastic prizes. Every entry in Unity has an equal chance of winning, no matter which charity is being supported or how many players that good cause has in their lottery. 

Yes, every entry has an equal chance of winning, and the winning numbers are drawn at random. 

For every £1 entry, players receive a unique 6-digit lottery number. 

Every Friday, a winning number is drawn at random. Players must match the digits to win up to £25,000! 

The lottery is a number match game. We generate a random 6-digit winning number sequence. If the player’s digits are in same positions as the digits in the winning number sequence, they win a prize! 

For example, if the winning number sequence was 123456, the lottery number 163057 would be a 3-digit winning match; because 3 digits are positioned in the same place in the sequence. 

3 digit match = 5 entries into the next draw 

4 digit match = £25 

5 digit match = £1,000 

6 digit match = £25,000 

As all lottery administration is handled by Sterling Management Centre Limited, who provide the Unity Lottery platform, all lottery communications come from Unity. 

You can contact one of the friendly members of staff at the Unity Lottery helpline on 0370 050 9240 to discuss the lottery or your lottery membership. (Lines are open 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday) calls are charged at your local rate. 

Alternatively, you can contact Unity through this contact form.