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Why is the lottery restarting?

Loteri Cymru made a promising start, creating winners across Wales and raising vital funds for Welsh charities. During its time the lottery gave out more than £350,000 in prize money as well as £120,000 to good causes in Wales. We have a chance to keep this fantastic game going, create even more winners, and raise even more money for Welsh charities!

How can the game keep going?

The previous setup wasn’t working out, so in order to keep the game running we’ve made some changes. This includes reducing the running costs and switching up the prize structure. We’ll also be spreading the word about the lottery, the charities it supports and the great work they do in Wales.

Who’s behind the new game?

Sterling Lotteries and Charities Trust have teamed up to relaunch Loteri Cymru. Sterling help over 400 charities across the UK run charity lotteries and raffles, and have been running lotteries for over 30 years. Charities Trust are a leading donations management organisation committed to growing charitable giving since 1987.

When we heard that Loteri Cymru was in trouble, we knew we needed to help! Our Unity game platform is a secure and trusted lottery platform that’s been running since 2007, and it’s the ideal platform for Loteri Cymru.

How do I play with Unity?

1. Just like the old game, you can pay for your lottery entries by Direct Debit or credit/debit card payment.

2. Pick how many numbers you’d like – it’s still just £1 per weekly entry.

3. Receive your own, unique 6-digit lottery number.

4. A six-digit winning lottery number is drawn.

5. Match up your numbers in the correct place in the sequence to win prizes.

- 6 digits in the correct place wins £25,000
- 5 digits in the correct place wins £1,000
- 4 digits in the correct place wins £25
- 3 digits in the correct place wins 5 entries into the next draw

6. Prizes are sent out straight to you, so you don’t even need to claim!

The beneficiary charities

The new game setup guarantees a minimum of 20% of all lottery proceeds going to charitable causes. We are engaging with a number of charities throughout Wales to secure them as lottery beneficiaries. We plan to change the beneficiaries over time in order to distribute lottery funds more widely and evenly to charities in Wales. In future, it may even be possible for lottery players to nominate a beneficiary!


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