Skip to content
Please donate

Age UK Society Lotteries

The Charity

Age UK, Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9NA (registered charity in England and Wales: 1128267), wholly owns three subsidiary companies, each of which promotes society lotteries to raise funds that help support different areas of Age UK's work for older people.

Lottery Promoters

The three subsidiary companies, all registered at Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9NA and also known as 'Promoters', are each licensed and regulated in Great Britain by the Gambling Commission (www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk):

  • Age UK Local Programmes Lottery CIC; Registered Company No.11335613. Gambling Commission Account No: 52413. Provides funding for local programmes to assist older people, via the work of local Age UKs. In 2020, the society lotteries promoted by Age UK Local Programmes Lottery CIC generated £3,901,467, with 7% spent on prizes and 38% spent on generating funds and running the Lotteries, meaning 54% – £2,115,100.14 was generated for Age UK Local Programmes*.
  • Age UK Education and Research Lottery CIC; Registered Company No.11372685. Gambling Commission Account No. 52417. Provides funding for research activities that advance education in relation to issues affecting older people in the UK. The Society Lotteries promoted by Age UK Education and Research Lottery CIC generated £3,699,870.00 with 8% spent on prizes and 34% spent on generating funds and running the Lotteries, meaning 58% – £2,136,809.02 was generated for Age UK Education and Research *.
  • Age UK Information and Advice Lottery CIC; Registered Company No.11335248. Gambling Commission Account No: 52373. Provides funding for information, advice and related services provided by Age UK and local Age UKs for older people in the UK. The Society Lotteries promoted by Age UK Information and Advice Lottery CIC generated £3,479,283.00 with 18% spent on prizes and 38% spent on generating funds and running the Lotteries, meaning 45% – £1,549,235.25 was generated for Age UK Information and Advice *.

The responsible person for all Age UK Lottery CIC’s is Laurie Boult, who can be contacted at Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9NA.

Lottery Games

All three subsidiaries promote society lottery draws in two separately branded, society lottery schemes:

  • Age UK Weekly Lottery (Friday Draws); and
  • Age UK Tuesday Treat.

Age UK Local Programmes Lottery CIC additionally promotes society lottery draws in a separately branded, society lottery scheme, referred to as:

  • Age UK Raffle.

All proceeds from the Age UK Lottery schemes go to the relevant Promoter and all profits are donated to Age UK.

Age UK Weekly Lottery (Friday Draws)

All society lottery draws are promoted by one of the subsidiary companies in accordance with the Lottery Draw Calendar.

In 2020:

  • Age UK Local Programmes Lottery CIC raised £3,203,898.00 from lottery sales, with 7% spent on prizes; 40% spent on expenses; and 54% - £1,723,756.98 being used to fund Age UK Local Programmes*; The likelihood of winning a prize was, on average, 1 in 188.
  • Age UK Education and Research Lottery CIC raised £3,594,192.00 from lottery sales, with 7% spent on prizes; 35% spent on expenses; and 58% - £2,089,051.02 being used to fund Age UK Education and Research*; The likelihood of winning a prize was, on average, 1 in 189 and
  • Age UK Information and Advice Lottery CIC raised £3,338,394.00 from lottery sales, with 16% spent on prizes; 39% spent on expenses; and 44% - £1,482,746.25 being used to fund Age UK Information and Advice*; The likelihood of winning a prize was, on average, 1 in 154.

Age UK Tuesday Treat

All society lottery draws are promoted by one of the subsidiary companies in accordance with the Tuesday Treat Draw Calendar.

In 2020:

  • Age UK Local Programmes Lottery CIC raised £106,140.00 from lottery sales, with 49% spent on prizes; 6% spent on expenses; and 45% - £48,220.00, being used to fund Age UK Local Programmes*; The likelihood of winning a prize was, on average 1 in 5.
  • Age UK Education and Research Lottery CIC raised £105,678.00 from lottery sales, with 49% spent on prizes; 6% spent on expenses; and 45% - £47,758 being used to fund Age UK Education and Research*;The likelihood of winning a prize was, on average 1 in 5
  • Age UK Information and Advice Lottery CIC raised £140,889.00 from lottery sales, with 47% spent on prizes; 5% spent on expenses; and 47% - £66,489.00, being used to fund Age UK Information and Advice*; The likelihood of winning a prize was, on average, 1 in 6.

Age UK Raffle

In 2020, Age UK Local Programmes Lottery CIC raised £591,429.00 from ticket sales, with 4% spent on prizes; 38% spent on expenses; and 58% - £343,123.16, being used to fund Age UK Local Programmes*.

The likelihood of winning a prize was, on average, 1 in 14,086

*Based on Lottery Submissions made to the Gambling Commission during the 2020 calendar year (% have been rounded)

We're here to help

If you have any questions about the lottery, we'd be very happy to help. Call us on 0800 849 6070 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm, excluding bank holidays) or email us on lottery@ageuk.org.uk.

Share this page

Last updated: Oct 13 2021

Age UK, Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9NA, registered charity in England and Wales (1128267), wholly owns three subsidiary companies, each of which promotes a society lottery to raise funds to support different areas of Age UK’s work for older people.

The three subsidiary companies, all registered at 1-6 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9NA and also known as ‘Promoters’, are each licensed and regulated in Great Britain by the Gambling Commission (www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk):

  • Age UK Information and Advice Lottery CIC Registered Company No.11335248, is licensed and regulated in Great Britain by the Gambling Commission under account number 52373; provides funding for information, advice and related services provided by Age UK and local Age UKs for older people in the UK.
  • Age UK Local Programmes Lottery CIC Registered Company No.11335613, is licensed and regulated in Great Britain by the Gambling Commission under account number 52413; provides funding for local programmes to assist older people – i.e. the work of local Age UKs.
  • Age UK Education and Research Lottery CIC Registered Company No.11372685, is licensed and regulated in Great Britain by the Gambling Commission under account number 52417; provides funding for research activities that advance education in relation to issues affecting older people in the UK.

The responsible person for all Promoters is: Laurie Boult, who can be contacted at the above address.

£1 per entry. You must be 18 or over to enter. Entries not to be sold to or by anyone under 18 years of age. All proceeds from the Age UK Weekly Lottery go to the relevant Promoter and all profits are donated to Age UK.

All the money from each Lottery ticket goes to that months designated area of support (Information and Advice, Local Programmes and Education and Research) the Age UK Charity then allocates the profits from these lotteries against that months area of support.

The % of proceeds raised and declared as profit from each of the society lotteries promoted in 2020 by each of the three subsidiaries and the likelihood of winning a prize, can be found on the Society Lotteries web page.

Are you gambling more than you really want to?

If you feel you have a problem with gambling please visit BeGambleAware’s website for help and advice at www.begambleaware.org, or call 24-7 the National Gambling Helpline on 0808 8020 133.

Become part of our story

Sign up today

Back to top