Lottery

The Andover RFC Lottery Rules

In order to raise funds to support Andover Rugby Club, it has been decided to bring backa club lottery. The Rules of the Lottery are as follows:
1. The “Andover RFC Lottery” will be operated as a Small Society Lottery (https://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/public-and-players/guide/page/licences-for-small-society-lotteries) under the provisions of the Gambling Act 2005. The promoter will be the Executive Committee of Andover Rugby Football Club Limited
2. The Small Society Lottery is registered with Test Valley Borough Council – Registration Number LOTT/24/396

3. The Committee reserves the right to amend the rules of the “Andover RFC Lottery” from time to time, as may be necessary. A copy of the current rules will be available on the club website. – www.Andoverrfc.co.uk/Lottery and all paid-up participants will be notified of any changes via e-mail.
4. All profits made by the “Andover RFC Lottery” will be used to support Rugby Club activities.

5. The Lottery will be limited to those over the age of 16 years.
6. Participants may apply to join the Andover RFC Lottery by completing the Lottery Application Form. The subscription will be £10 per month, payable by standing order or direct debit within each calendar month in advance of the draw. Or, you can purchase an annual ticket, with entry to all 12 draws, for £110, Payable before the end of May each year.
7. On receipt of a single annual payment or a standing order form the applicant will be entered into the draw.  For each additional £10 paid per month or £110 per year in line with rule 6, an additional Draw entry will be allocated.
8. A lottery draw will take place every month by a web-based random selector such as https://wheelofnames.com/. The winners will be notified by email within 48 hours, and the results will be published on the club’s social media.
9. 50% of the total annual subscriptions, less direct debit fees where applicable, will be paid out in the form of cash prizes; for this purpose, the Lottery “year” will run from 1st June to 31st May each year.
10. The draws will be conducted by 3 members of the club committee, typically at a committee meeting but this may be at larger events such as Supporters Lunches. At least 2 members of the Executive Committee must be present.
11. No “Andover RFC Lottery” participant will be included in the draw if the appropriate subscription has not been received by the end of the month preceding the month in which the draw is taking place. 
12. Prizes will be paid by bank transfer to the winner.

13. Participants should notify the Promoter (Carl Sievewright) via E-Mail – Carl@AndoverRFC.co.uk of any change of email address.
14. Participants can cancel their entry in the Lottery at any time by giving one month’s notice via email to the Promoter (and if paying by Standing Order, they should also advise their bank).  Any decision by the Promoter to wind up the lottery will also be by one month’s notice via email to paying participants, prior to the end of a Lottery Year. E.g. Notification would be before the end of April that the following year’s lottery would not be run.  Under no circumstances can any payments be refunded.

15. The amount of entries is capped at 2,000 in any given month.
16. Andover Rugby Football Club Limited will not be responsible for any bank charges incurred by participants in the administration of their direct debit. It is the responsibility of each participant to ensure they have sufficient funds available when payment is due.

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