Terms and Conditions
Last updated January 30th, 2019
1.1. “Terms and Conditions” – The terms and conditions written in the clauses of this document
1.2. “Act” – The Gambling Act 2005
1.3. “Lottery” – Unite Lottery
1.4. “Draw” – The process by which winners are selected
1.5. “PPS” “We” “Our” – Prize Provision Services Limited of Suite 3, 20 Market Hill, Buckingham, MK18 1JX
1.6. “Application Form” – A form which a person completes to register as a Player of the Lottery
1.7. “Player” “You” “Your” – An individual who has, or will, register to enter into the Lottery
1.8. “Rules” – The rules of the Lottery as set out below and amended from time to time
1.9. “Unite” – Unite the Union of Unite House, 128 Theobolds Road, Holborn, London, WC1X 8TN
1.10. “Promoter” – The registered or licensed promoter of the Lottery
1.11. “Lottery Proceeds” – Money which a Player pays to PPS for entry into the Lottery
1.12. “Lucky Numbers” – The six digits used to identify individual entries into the Lottery
1.13. “Entry” “Entries” – A Player’s entry put into a Lottery Draw with a chance of winning a prize
1.14. “Winning Number” – The six digits made up which make up the winning number in a Lottery. See 7.3.
1.15. “Good Cause Fund” – A fund used by PPS to support current Societies in the promotion of their lottery from time to time
1.16. “Administration Fees” – Fees charged to Unite by PPS for services provided in relation to managing their Unite Lottery
1.17. “Website” – Unite Lottery Website unitelottery.org
2.1. The Lottery is administered by PPS, regulated by the Gambling Commission under the licence numbers in the footer of this page.
2.2. The Lottery is promoted by the Promoter and conducted for the benefit of Unite.
2.3. When you enter the Lottery, you enter and support the Unite Lottery of your choosing and Lottery Proceeds will support Unite only.
3.1. You can register for the Lottery by the completion of an Application Form which will be published in a variety of forms from time to time.
3.2. It is an offence for anyone under the age of 16 years to participate in a Lottery. The Gambling Act 2005 states that PPS has a statutory duty to verify that a Player or potential Player is 16 or over.
3.3. PPS will, where appropriate, carry out checks to verify this requirement, including seeking confirmation from relevant agencies who can provide such information if necessary.
3.4. Registration will require you to provide the following information:
3.4.1. Your name and address, so that we can write to you to confirm your entry into the Lottery and contact you if you have won a prize.
3.4.2. Confirmation that you are over 16 years of age, in order to ensure compliance with the Act.
3.4.3. The number of Entries in the Lottery you wish to purchase
3.5. PPS will also ask you to provide the following information;
3.5.1. Your contact telephone number
3.5.2. Your date of birth
3.5.3. Your mobile phone number
3.5.4. Your email address
3.6. Payment may be made via the following methods and the relevant information will vary depending upon the payment method. You will also be required to provide information relating to the purchase of your Entries.
3.6.1. Direct Debit – Bank or Building Society details together with an instruction to your bank to make Direct Debit payments.
3.6.2. Standing Order
3.6.3. Standing orders may only be set up using a written mandate. This mandate is available on the back of our leaflets.
3.6.4. Your written authority is required to set up a regular payment using your debit card unless you submit your authorisation via our website. Your authority or the website transaction record will be retained for a minimum period of seven years following your final payment whenever that might occur.
3.6.5. Cheque – A completed cheque would be required when you register
3.6.6. Card – Information required will include card number, expiry date and card security number.
3.6.7. Any other made method made available by PPS from time to time – The information required will depend upon the payment method
3.7. Randomly selected Lucky Numbers will be issued to you with your confirmation of Entry. You may subsequently request alternative Lucky Numbers at any time and these will be issued to you providing they have not already been allocated to an existing Player.
3.8. Following registration PPS will send you confirmation of your entry. The confirmation will specify the date of the first Draw into which you will be entered, your Lucky Numbers, your name, address and any other relevant details provided to PPS as part of your registration.
3.9. It is your responsibility to ensure that the personal information you provide to us is accurate.
3.10. No application is deemed to have been accepted unless and until players have submitted a valid, legible and properly completed Application Form; payment has been received in cleared funds for the full amount (and by one of the methods) stipulated on the Application Form.
3.11. PPS reserve the right not to accept an application or to cancel an existing subscription at our absolute discretion. Any such rejection or cancellation may be reconsidered on submission of a written appeal to us acting on behalf of Unite within 7 days.
3.12. The Promoter or PPS may reject any application without giving a reason at their absolute discretion.
4. Changes to Player Details
4.1. It is your responsibility as the Player to advise us of any change of address or any other Player details deemed necessary.
4.2. If you discover any error in your name, address or any other details provided to PPS as part of your registration when you receive your confirmation then you must correct this by notifying PPS in writing or by e-mail.
4.3. PPS will make any required corrections as soon as reasonably possible.
4.4. PPS shall not be liable for any loss or damage (including loss of the opportunity to enter the Lottery and / or the right to receive a prize) suffered by you until such correction has been made.
4.5. Any correction notified to PPS shall only become effective once the correction has been made.
4.6. Changes to the bank or building society specified during registration will require the completion of a new Standing Order mandate. Further information regarding this can be obtained from PPS upon request.
5. Entry and Verification
5.1. Only registered players can be entered into the Lottery
5.2. Members and officers of Unite are not precluded from playing the Lottery.
5.3. PPS employees and their partners and persons living in their same household, are not eligible to participate in the Lottery.
5.4. Entries that have been purchased and entered into a Draw for which they were intended are prohibited from being subsequently refunded.
5.5. By entering into the Lottery, you agree to be bound by the Rules, and applicable provisions of the Act and any relevant regulations made thereunder from time to time. PPS shall not be liable for any loss or damage (including loss of the opportunity to enter the Lottery and / or the right to receive a prize) suffered by you if you have not complied with the Rules.
5.6. The Rules may be amended by PPS from time to time.
6.1. The price for each Entry is £1 or such other sum as PPS may from time to time notify to you.
6.2. Payment for entries may be made by the following methods:
6.2.1. Direct Debit
6.2.2. Debit Card
6.2.4. Any other method made available by PPS from time to time
6.3. Payment for Entries are made directly to PPS. Therefore:
6.3.1. Direct Debit payments will be referenced as either Unite Lottery or The Unite Lottery on your bank statement.
6.3.2. Cheques must be made payable to Prize Provision Services Limited.
6.3.3. Card payments will be referenced either as PPS or Unite Lottery on your card statement.
6.4. In order to comply with the Act only those entries for which payment has been received in advance are eligible for entry into the Draw.
6.4.1. Your entries and therefore associated Lucky Number(s) will not be entered into a Draw unless PPS has received all cleared funds relating to your Entries by 5:00pm on the Thursday of that week’s Draw.
6.4.2. If there is a dispute regarding whether entries have been paid for, then such dispute shall be resolved by reference to details included in official statements from the bank with which the Lottery’s bank accounts operate.
6.4.3. It is a Player’s responsibility to check that payments being made are correct from time-to-time.
6.5. Entries will cease when no further payments are received, and your Lottery Proceeds are not sufficient to pay for the entry of 1 week’s entries.
6.6. If the amount remains insufficient to pay for entries into a Draw for 26 draws or greater any remaining Lottery Proceeds will be donated to the Good Cause Fund.
7.1. The Draw will normally take place each Monday.
7.2. PPS will endeavour to conduct a Lottery every Monday. Where this is not possible, it will be conducted as soon after as possible.
7.3. The Winning Number shall be comprised of last published digit taken from the temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit for the locations listed below as published in “The Daily Mail” or such other newspaper as PPS may (at their discretion) select from time to time:
7.4. If one or more of the six cities chosen are not printed in the selected newspaper, back up cities will be used in this order:
7.5. In the event of any disparity between the temperatures published by the selected newspaper and the Met Office, the temperatures in the selected newspaper shall prevail.
8.1. Prize winners will be determined by whether a Player’s Lucky Numbers that have been entered into a Draw match the Winning Number.
8.2. To match, a digit of the Lucky Number must match the relevant city of the Winning Number in the relevant Draw.
8.3. Prizes are issued as follows:
8.3.1. Matching 6 numbers, the prize will be £25,000.
8.3.2. Matching 5 numbers, the prize will be £250.
8.3.3. Matching 4 numbers, the prize will be £20.
8.3.4. Matching 3 numbers, the prize will be two bonus entries into the Unite Lottery using your bonus number supplied in your welcome letter.
8.4. There is a limit of one prize per entry which will be the highest possible prize awardable for the applicable entry.
8.4.1. The winning probabilities are:
8.4.2. Six Number Match 1 in 1,000,000
8.4.3. Five Number Match 1 in 18,518
8.4.4. Four Number Match 1 in 823
8.4.5. Three Number Match 1 in 69
8.4.6. Prize winners are notified by post within 28 days of the Draw taking place which will include the relevant cheque.
8.5. Weekly Winning Numbers are published on the Website and are also available from the PPS office on request within one week of the Draw
8.6. All prizes will be paid by means of cheque although PPS may elect to pay prizes in cash, or by payment direct into a player’s bank account if this facility is available.
8.7. PPS reserves the right to amend the prizes at any time. Any such changes will be published on the Website at least one month prior to a change being made.
8.8. PPS reserves the right to withhold the payment of any prize until it is entirely satisfied that the Player who has won the prize has fully complied with the Rules.
8.9. Upon winning any prize in the Lottery, you may be required to prove you have met the criteria specified in these Terms and Conditions, in order to claim your prize.
8.10. There are no alternatives to the prizes offered from time to time and no interest is payable.
8.11. Prize cheques must be cashed within 6 months of the Draw date. Any unclaimed prizes will be re-credited to the PPS main account after a period of six months has elapsed from the date of the Draw.
9. Entry Cancellation
9.1. You may cancel your entry into the Lottery by notifying PPS in writing via
9.1.1. Post to the Registered Office
9.1.2. E-mail to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org;
9.1.3. Form on the Website
9.2. Upon receipt of your cancellation, PPS will;
9.2.1. Cancel future Direct Debit payments as soon as practicable
9.2.2. Cancel future card payments as soon as is practicable.
9.2.3. Inform you of your last Draw date via a written return communication to either your registered postal or e-mail address.
9.3. If you pay by Standing Order, you must cancel your payment with your bank. PPS is unable to cancel Standing Orders on behalf of Players. If you continue to pay, will you will continue to be entered into draws.
9.4. You may request a refund of payments made prior to the cancellation notice being received but which have not been used to pay for Entries. PPS will refund by Bank Transfer to the Player’s bank account.
9.5. Other than the reimbursement of Lottery Proceeds, PPS shall not be liable for any loss or damage (including loss of the opportunity to enter the Lottery and / or the right to receive a prize) suffered by you in relation to such cancellation.
9.6. If you wish to rejoin a lottery at a future date, you must complete a new registration.
10. Lottery Cancellation by PPS or Unite
10.1. The Promoter or PPS on its behalf may, without giving reason or notice, decline to accept an application; terminate or suspend the scheme or cancel an existing subscription in any of which events neither the Promoter nor PPS shall be liable to the applicant or subscriber for any actual or perceived loss, damage or liability thereby arising other than for the return of any monies held on account of future Lotteries and the award of prizes for Lotteries conducted prior to such termination or suspension of Unite Lottery or cancellation of a subscription.
10.2. The Promoter’s decisions required to be made pursuant to these Terms and Conditions shall, once made, be final and binding.
10.3. Save where the Terms and Conditions expressly provide otherwise, the Promoter or PPS shall not be obliged to respond to or to enter into any correspondence.
10.4. PPS will write to inform you of the last Draw date and outline options and actions you may wish to take.
10.5. Where you continue to pay into PPS after the final draw which you will be entered into has occurred, your money will be donated to the Good Cause Fund, minus the Administration Fees equal to the amount previously charged to Unite whose lottery you were playing. Therefore, the Good Cause Fund will receive no less than 50% of this money.
11. Suspension of the Draw
1.11. PPS may (at its absolute discretion) suspend the Lottery for any period of time. During such period, PPS shall retain all Lottery Proceeds that have not been used to pay for entriesin previous Draws in a Segregated bank account status. This is considered medium rated protection by the Gambling Commission.
11.2. You will be notified of further details regarding the resumption of the Lottery or otherwise as soon as reasonably practicable after the date of suspension in writing.
12.1. An instruction to be self-excluded, as defined in the Gambling Act 2005, from Lotteries may be submitted in writing, faxed or telephoned through to the PPS office or completed via our website.
12.2. Customers wishing to use this facility will not be able to rejoin the Lottery for a minimum of 6 months from the date of exclusion.
12.3. A copy of the self-exclusion procedure is available on the Website or by request from PPS.
13.1. Neither PPS nor any Society participating in the Lottery from time to time shall be liable to you for any loss or damage suffered by you arising from:
13.1.1. Any delays or failures in the postal service or other delivery methods used by PPS or you from time to time.
13.1.2. Any delays or failures in any systems used by PPS or you to transmit e-mails.
13.1.3. Any failure in any software or other systems used by PPS for the administration of the Lottery.
13.1.4. Any delays of failures in the banking system used by PPS or you.
13.1.5. Any refusal by PPS to accept registration of an individual as a Player or the cancellation of a Player by PPS.
13.1.6. Any failure to enter your entry into the Draw.
13.1.7. Any event beyond the reasonable control of PPS.
13.2. Neither PPS nor any Society promoting the Lottery from time to time shall be liable to you in contract, tort, negligence or otherwise for any indirect or consequential loss suffered by you in relation to your participation in the Lottery (including loss of the opportunity to enter the Lottery and / or the chance of winning a prize).
14.1. Any complaints relating to the Lottery should be sent in writing to PPS using the address at the bottom of this webpage, giving full details of the complaint and supporting documentation.
14.2. The Promoter’s decisions made pursuant to the Rules shall be final and binding.
14.3. Save where the Rules expressly provide otherwise, the Promoter or PPS shall not be obliged to enter into any correspondence.
14.4. All complaints and disputes will be dealt with in accordance with our procedure, a copy of which is available from the PPS office or the Website. In the event a dispute cannot be resolved then it may be referred to Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). As a member of the Lotteries Council the ADR entity will be The Independent Betting Adjudication Service (IBAS). IBAS is a free to use service.
IBAS contact details:
Independent Betting Adjudication Service
PO Box 62639
Telephone: 020 7347 5883
16. Funds Protection
16.1. Customer Funds are protected from the insolvency of PPS by being kept in a Segregated bank account to maintain a separation from PPS own trading income and to protect those funds in the event of insolvency. This is considered medium rated protection by the Gambling Commission.
17.1. PPS reserves the right to amend or modify these terms at any time. You will be notified of material changes. Minor changes will be displayed on the Website, you are therefore advised to regularly check the Terms and Conditions for such amendments or alterations.
PPS Head Office:
Suite 3, 20 Market Hill