Lottery FAQ - Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity

Lottery FAQ

We’ve done our best to answer any queries you may have below. If you still need help or would like to sign up over the phone, you can call our Lottery Helpline on 0800 688 8406 or email

Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity is licensed and regulated in Great Britain by Edinburgh City Council under number 493473.


What is Unity?

Unity is a joint lottery run for small charities like us, by a company called Sterling Management Centre. They handle the ins and outs of running a lottery, so we don’t have to. By being part of the Unity Lottery, we are able to offer bigger prizes to our players.


What is Your Lottery?

Your Lottery is ECHC’s weekly charity lottery. It’s a fantastic way to support our work, whilst being in with the chance to win weekly cash prizes. There is a top prize of £25,000 and it’s open to all residents of Great Britain age 18 or over. Fancy your chances? Play now.


How much does it cost?

Each entry into Your Lottery costs £1 per week. You may sign up for as many entries as you like. If you choose to pay by Direct Debit, this will work out at £4.34 per month – which allows for 4 week and 5 week months.


How do I play?

It’s very easy! Simply sign up online by Direct Debit today.  If you’d prefer to sign up via a different channel, you can call our dedicated hotline on 0370 050 9240.


How are the winners selected?

Each Friday, random number software selects the winning numbers. All winners will be notified by post and automatically sent their cheque. If your address changes, please notify us on 0131 668 4949 so you don’t miss out!


How will you send me confirmation of my number(s)?

Once your entry has been processed, we’ll send you your welcome letter, with all the information you need including the date from which your unique player number(s) will be entered. Please note this may take up to 14 days…and remember to keep this letter in a safe place!


Where can I see the full Terms and Conditions of Your Lottery?

You can view the complete rules of Your Lottery online.