50-50 Lottery

Simply pledge a small amount each month to help Reading Mencap and be in with a chance of winning a cash prize!

How the Reading Mencap 50:50 Lottery works

To enter our monthly draw simply sign up to pay £5 each month, you'll then be allocated your unique number. You can have as many unique numbers as you like - each number is £5. For example, if you want to donate £20 each month you would have 4 unique numbers.

You must be 16 years or over to enter.


How does Reading Mencap benefit?

Half of the proceeds raised by the lottery is allocated to Reading Mencap and will help us to support people with a learning disability and their families. The other half is retained as the prize fund. The more members we have the bigger the prize fund, and the more charitable donations are received towards Reading Mencap's services.


How can you win?

There will be 3 winning numbers picked at random on the last working day of each month. 50% of the monthly subscriptions will make up the prize fund and 50% shall remain with the charity. For example, if the prize fund is £500 it's split as follows:

  • 1st prize = £300
  • 2nd prize = £150
  • 3rd prize = £50

Please complete the application form and we can allocate you your unique numbers to get you started! If you prefer, you can set up a standing order yourself via online banking or in person at your bank, using our bank details on the application form. When asked for a reference, please use the number 50 followed by your first and last names. Please still complete and send us the top half of the form, so we know you are joining.

If you don't have a printer, email us at partnerships@readingmencap.org.uk and we can post out a form. The rules are here.


It really is that simple. You'll be making a donation to Reading Mencap with the chance of a cash prize each month!


Good luck!