How the Lottery works

Current players in the Frome Community Lottery are registered with one of two lottery providers: Weather Lottery or Unity Lottery.

New players (May 2021 onwards) will be registered with the Unity Lottery only.

The number of players is currently approximately 200.

A breakdown of proceeds from each Lottery is shown below.

Unity Lottery: 50% of the total lottery proceeds are spent on prizes (18.4%) and on running costs and administration (31.6%). 50% of the stake is returned to local lotteries, such as Frome Community Lottery, for distribution to good causes. Winning numbers are randomly generated, and players have a 1 in 63 chance of winning a prize.

Weather Lottery: 63% of the total lottery proceeds are spent on prizes (15%) and on running costs and administration (48%). 37% of the stake is returned to local lotteries, such as Frome Community Lottery, for distribution to good causes. Players have a 1 in 69 chance of winning a prize. The winnings numbers are from the Fahrenheit temperatures of six European cities.

In addition, Frome Community Lottery spends £20 annually for its Lottery Licence with Mendip District Council, and an average of £85 per annum on promotional material. All the remaining Lottery proceeds are distributed annually to local groups and organisations for community benefit.

Sign up to the Frome Community Lottery

To join, simply complete the online form via the Unity website here or pick up a Frome Community Trust joining form, available at the information point in the Frome Library.

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