Lottery Hotline: 01628 200 683

(Lines open 9am - 5pm Monday - Friday)

The Freedom Lottery rules

1. The cost of each entry is £1. Players may purchase more than one entry and payment must be in advance. The maximum number of entries for an individual in each weekly draw is five. Entry is open to all UK residents excluding the Channel Islands, Scilly Isles & Isle of Man. Entry also excludes Freedom from Torture employees and third parties directly involved in the administration or management of the Weekly Lottery.

2. Not to be sold by or to anyone under 18 years of age. Any person found to be under 18 years of age automatically forfeits the right to any prize.

3. Your unique lottery number(s) will be generated and confirmed by post within 21 days. Your number(s) will remain the same each week. No ticket will be supplied.

4. The weekly draw will be conducted every Friday. The draw will be conducted by a random number generator which will select a six-digit number (the Winning Number). Only Lottery numbers for players with sufficient credit at the time of the draw will be eligible for prizes. Late or missed payments may result in a player’s lottery numbers not being eligible for every draw.

5. The Winning Number will be published on Freedom from Torture website ( and will be available from the Weekly Lottery Helpline on 01628 200 683. Results will be available from the Monday following the draw.

6. Winning combinations will be for players' lottery numbers which match three or more of the digits in the correct position within the Winning Number. There are no alternatives to any prize and no interest will be payable. If you pay by Direct Debit, prizes will be paid directly into your bank account, otherwise a cheque will be sent within 21 days.

7. Prizes are as follows: Match 6 numbers in correct order for prize of £10,000.  Match 5 numbers in correct order for prize of £1,000. Match 4 numbers in correct order for prize of £25. Match 3 numbers in correct order for prize of £5. Overall chance of winning a prize each week with one entry is 1 in 63.

8. All profits from The Freedom Lottery go to Freedom from Torture to continue funding the charity’s work. We anticipate that a fantastic 60% of the ticket sales in The Freedom Lottery in 2020 will come back to Freedom from Torture to fund our work. 20% will be spent on expenses and 20% on prizes.

9. Freedom from Torture is not responsible for any delays in bank payments.

10. No liability is accepted for loss, theft or delayed receipt of any communication sent by post.

11. Freedom from Torture or its External Lottery Manager may (without giving any reason or notice) decline to accept an application, cancel an existing subscription or terminate or suspend the lottery scheme. Freedom from Torture or its External Lottery Manager’s decisions made regarding the lottery and its rules shall, once made, be final and binding.

12. The rules are subject to change by Freedom from Torture or its External Lottery Manager. Copies of the latest rules will be published on (

13. Freedom from Torture will collect and process participants' personal information in order to conduct The Freedom Lottery and it will be shared with Freedom from Torture’s agents to the extent necessary for The Freedom Lottery to be administered and the prize to be delivered to the winner. Players’ names and other personal details from their entry to The Freedom Lottery will be collected and stored by Freedom from Torture and held in accordance with the applicable privacy policy in place from time to time (see Freedom from Torture will send participants marketing materials that they have consented to receiving.

14. Freedom from Torture maintains records of customer funds separately from general company / charity funds. This means that steps have been taken to separately account for customer funds from company / charity funds however those funds are not protected if Freedom from Torture becomes insolvent. This meets the Gambling Commission’s requirements for the segregation of customer funds at the basic level of protection.

15. These terms and conditions are governed by English law. The courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to hear any dispute or claim arising in association with the Weekly Lottery or these terms and conditions.

Licensed by the Gambling Commission under the Gambling Act 2005 - Licence No. 4625

Freedom from Torture is a charity registered in England 1000340, Scotland SC039632

Responsible Gambling

Please gamble responsibly. If you are worried about your gambling or that of someone close to you, BeGambleAware is the UK's leading authority on the provision of support, advice and counselling to people affected by gambling problems. If you or someone you know needs help or advice call the National Gambling Helpline on 0808 8020 133 (lines open 24 hours a day) or visit


If you have any concerns about your gambling and would like to exclude yourself from any future gambling with us or if you would like some assistance in whether your gambling is becoming a problem then please visit our problem gambling page here.


Direct Debit Guarantee

  • This Guarantee is offered by all banks and building societies that accept instructions to pay Direct Debits.
  • If there are any changes to the amount, date or frequency of your Direct Debit, Freedom from Torture will notify you 10 working days in advance of your account being debited or as otherwise agreed. If you request Freedom from Torture to collect a payment, confirmation of the amount and date will be given to you at the time of the request.
  • If an error is made in the payment of your Direct Debit, by Freedom from Torture or your bank or building society, you are entitled to a full and immediate refund of the amount paid from your bank or building society.
  • If you receive a refund you are not entitled to, you must pay it back when Freedom from Torture asks you to.
  • You can cancel a Direct Debit at any time by simply contacting your bank or building society. Written confirmation may be required. Please also notify us.