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Staff Lottery

NHS Lothian Charity is excited to launch our brand-new Staff Lottery! Created exclusively for NHS Lothian Staff members, this lottery offers you a chance to win incredible prizes while helping to make healthcare better for everyone.

Sign up now for a chance to win

Join your NHS Staff Lottery for just £1 per ticket and be in with a chance to win the following guaranteed monthly prizes, from September 2024:

  • First prize is £1,000
  • Second prize is £200
  • The third prize consists of four £50 prizes!


It is simple to play, all you need to do is sign up today. Be in it to win it!

Sign up for a chance to win

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Every entry contributes directly to our collective efforts to drive positive change across NHS Lothian. Join us in championing the causes that matter and celebrating the spirit of giving back.

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Got questions? Explore our top FAQs to learn more about draw frequency, prizes and more.

Yes, you are more than welcome to enter more than once. Each ticket costs £1, and you can purchase up to ten entries per month.

Starting in September 2024, there will be a prize draw every month, on the Monday following the NHS Lothian salary payday, which is the last Thursday of every month. Due to Christmas, the December draw will take place earlier, typically in early December, aligning with the adjusted payment schedule.

The winner is selected electronically using a random number-generating tool. Your entry number is your payroll number. If you have purchased multiple entries, your number will be entered multiple times.

Winners will be announced on this page and the Charity page on NHS Lothian’s Intranet, if the winning participant gives us permission to do so. Winners will also be notified directly by NHS Lothian Charity’s fundraising team using the contact details you’ve provided us with. We will try and call you if we can, as we know you’ll want to know quickly, and that is a phone call we’ll take pleasure in making! The prize money will be distributed to the winners the following month, paid straight through their payslips.

Our current monthly prize pot is:

  • First prize is £1,000
  • Second prize is £200
  • The third prize consists of four £50 prizes

So, every month, there are 6 lucky winners guaranteed. NHS Lothian Charity aims to increase prize levels as and when the number of lottery participants allows.

Yes, every month, the day after the draw, the winning number will be announced on this page and the Charity’s pages on NHS Lothian’s Intranet, if they give us permission to do so. If they don’t, we’ll detail the area the winning participant is based.

Click the link, to explore the terms and conditions of our Staff Lottery. Learn about eligibility, prize details, draw procedures and more.

Are you a bank staff member? Then you are still eligible to take part! Signing up is still simple, but the process differs from other NHS Lothian staff.

  • Complete the Staff Lottery registration form, and make it known that you are a bank staff member on the appropriate question
  • The Charity team will contact you to inform you how to set up a Direct Debit instruction to purchase your monthly Staff Lottery entries. The first Direct Debit for entry payment will be set up for the 1st of September  2024, in advance of the first prize draw at the end of September
  • Any bank staff signing up to take part after the 1st of September must complete a Direct Debit instruction by the 14th of the month to ensure we can collect on the 1st of the following month to participate in the following month’s draw. The fundraising team will confirm to you in writing when your first month of participation will take place
  • Bank staff must cancel their Direct Debit for payment of participation if they leave their employment with NHS Lothian. If, for any reason, this doesn’t happen and the winning number belongs to an ex-employee, the win is null and void, and the prize money will roll over.

No, you don’t pay tax on lottery winnings in the UK. This applies to all lottery games, including the National Lottery, Euromillions, and scratch cards.

Lottery winnings are classified as gambling winnings by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). This means it is not considered income and therefore is not subject to income tax, capital gains tax, or National Insurance contributions.

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