How does the Lottery work?

You will receive a 6-digit lottery number when you enter. Every Friday you will be entered into the draw. The winning numbers are chosen at random.

Tickets for the Weekly Lottery are £1 per ticket. You can have up to 20 chances per draw each for a £1, giving you even more chances to win one of our fantastic prizes.

Prizes are issued and posted to the winner directly; there is no need to claim.

How old do I have to be to enter?

You must be 18 years old to play the lottery.

Can I choose my own lottery tickets?

When you enter the lottery, you will be sent a unique 6-digit number. This number will be chosen at random and will be your number for as long as you play our lottery.

How can Cornerstone offer these prizes?

The prizes for our Weekly Lottery are covered by the Unity prize pot. Different charities run their lottery with Unity, and all of our supporters contribute to the prize pot by entering. Everyone has an equal chance of winning. That’s why we can offer a £25,000 jackpot and smaller prizes.

How much does Cornerstone make from each £1 played?

For each £1 we raise through our Lottery Cornerstone receives 50p (50%). The rest is to pay for the prizes (18%), and the cost of administration (32%).

Why is the price £4.34 per month when paying by Direct Debit?

Each chance in the lottery costs £4.34 a month. This is based on you paying £1 a week over a 52-week year.

Your Direct Debit will be collected monthly. Some months will have five weeks and some months will have four. The additional 34p will build up credit to cover the months where there are five weeks.

How will I know if I’m in the draw?

Within 21 days of signing up you will receive a letter of confirmation which includes your unique lottery number(s). You will also be given the date you will first be included in the draw.

How will I know if I’ve won?

When the draw takes place, all winners will be sent notifications by post or email. You will not need to claim your prize.

If you match 4 digits or more, you will be sent your winnings automatically, either directly into your bank (if playing by Direct Debit), or via a cheque sent in the post.

If you match 3 digits you will be sent an email to confirm your win and your temporary 5 prize entry lottery numbers for the following week's draw.

How much does it cost Cornerstone if I win?

There is no cost to Cornerstone if you win. Cornerstone does not pay for any of the prizes, this comes from the Unity prize pot.

Can I support Cornerstone in other ways?

Yes! As well as playing the Cornerstone Weekly Lottery there are lots of ways you can be involved from challenge events to volunteering at a local Cornerstone service. We receive funding from local authorities to provide our care, and support but its not enough to fund all of our vital work. We need you to join our Caring Community to ensure that people living with learning disabilities, autism and complex needs have the best possible life with their choices and voices at its heart.

Visit our website at: us on: 0300 131 3333Email us at:

I think I may have a problem with gambling, how can I get help?

If you are worried about your own gambling or about a friend or a family member we recommend that you contact Be Gamble Aware’s confidential helpline on 0808 8020 133 or visit their website for further information.If you would like to find out how to exclude yourself from being able to play the Cornerstone Weekly Lottery, click here.

Why is Cornerstone running a weekly lottery?

This weekly lottery helps us to raise vital funds so that we can ensure people with learning disabilities, autism and complex needs in Scotland have the best possible lives with their choices and voices at its heart.

I want to cancel my Lottery Number. How do I do this?

You can cancel your entry in the Weekly Lottery at any time. To cancel contact our helpline on 0370 050 9240 or you can notify us in writing to:

Cornerstone Unity Lottery, Furness Gate, Peter Green Way, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 2PE

Is my data secure?

At Cornerstone we are committed to respecting your privacy and protecting your personal information. Where we use external companies to collect or process personal data on our behalf, such as Sterling Unity who manage our Lottery, we undertake comprehensive checks before we work with them and put a contract in place that sets out our expectations and requirements, especially regarding how they manage the personal data they have access too.

Sterling (Unity), and Cornerstone are both committed to storing your data safely and securely, to use it only to communicate with you about playing our Lottery (unless we hold other permissions from you), and to never sell or share your data with anyone else unless this is a legal requirement for example: the Gambling Commission.

I have more questions how can I get in touch?

If you would like to contact us regarding the lottery you can use our contact form or contact the Unity Lottery Helpline on 0370 050 9240.