The Health Lottery is a philanthropic initiative launched in October 2011 to raise money for targeted support to communities and local charity groups.
Over the past decade, the lottery has raised more than £121 million and directly improved the lives of more than 600,000 people across Great Britain.
Each ticket sold contributes towards local health related good causes in Great Britain. The Health Lottery raises money on behalf of 12 local community interest companies which tackle deprivation and health inequality. Grants allocated by The People’s Health Trust have supported more than 3,200 local health projects and charities like Carers Trust, The Conservation Volunteers, Royal Voluntary Service, Dementia UK, Mencap, The Youth Sports Trust, Children’s Food Trust, and thousands of other grassroots projects.
The Health Lottery has five draws a week, from Tuesday to Saturday, each with a minimum jackpot of £25,000 and on Wednesday and Saturday, The Health Lottery has a free second prize draw to win £100,000.
Every month, a different community interest company benefits from lottery sales for all draws in that month. This rotation system ensures that every region gets an equitable share of the sales.