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 2 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. If the prize fund is £100, for example, it’s split as follows:

  • 1st prize = £65 (65% of prize pot)
  • 2nd prize = £35 (35% of prize pot)

How to join

Please complete the online application form and we can allocate you your unique numbers to get you started! You can pay either by a monthly standing order or by an annual cheque. A standing order can be set up most conveniently by online banking, or otherwise you can do it in person at your bank. In both cases, use Reading Mencap’s bank details, as supplied on the application form. When asked for a reference, please use the number 50 followed by your first and last names.

Download a copy of the rules.

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!