Frequently Asked Questions

Weekly Lottery

Why play the Weekly Lottery?

The Cats Protection Weekly Lottery is a fun way to help us provide unwanted and abandoned cats with the food, shelter and veterinary care they need until they find a loving forever home. The more you play, the more cats you'll help and you will have the chance to win one of our fantastic prizes!

How do I join?

Each entry costs £1 per week. You can enter online, call us on 01628 825 928

Where can I buy my entries?

By telephone: 01628 825 928

What happens once I've entered?

We will send you written confirmation within 14 days. The letter will contain your unique lottery number(s) and the date of the first draw you will be entered into. Hold on to this information for your records or if you want to check to see if you have won in the draws.

How many entries can I have in each weekly draw?

You can have a maximum of five entries per week.

For example, that's the equivalent of £21.70 per month on Direct Debit.

How will I know if I've won?

We notify all winners so there is no need to claim your cash prize. We will send you a cheque in the post within 14 days or pay by BACS to those who pay by Direct Debit. Winners will also be posted on the website

What could I win?

You could win one of 200 cash prizes each week. 1st prize £1,000, 2nd Prize £200, 3rd Prize £150, 4th Prize £100, 5th Prize £50 and 195 x £5 but don't forget our amazing £10,000 which you could win in our Quarterly Super Draw Raffles!

How old do I have to be to play the Weekly Lottery?

You must be over 18 years old.

Can I play if I live outside the UK?

The Cats Weekly Lottery is only open to residents of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Can I play without signing up to Direct Debit payment?

Yes, you can pay by cheque or postal order and by debit/credit card. Please call the Lottery Helpline for more details or to enter over the phone.

If I want to know how to support Cats Protection other than joining the Weekly Lottery where can I contact?

You can telephone the Cats Protection general Helpline 03000 12 12 12, email or visit

What do I do if I have a complaint?

If you have complaint you can ring our Lottery team on 01628 825 928, email or via If you are unhappy with the way a complaint is resolved please contact the Independent Betting Adjudication Service (IBAS). IBAS acts as an impartial adjudicator on disputes that arise between betting/gambling operators and their customers.

My circumstances have changed how can I cancel my Weekly Lottery payments?

Please call a member of the Lottery team on 01628 825 928 who will be happy to help or email

What is the best way to play the Weekly Lottery?

The most convenient way to take part is by setting up a Direct Debit. That way we can ensure you never miss a draw. It also gives you complete flexibility with your payments. You can set up your Direct Debit here.

How do I add more lines to my current Lottery subscription?

If you want more chances to win call our Lottery Helpline 01628 825 928 or email with details of your current Lottery subscription.

I've spoken to a fundraiser in the street/at a show, is this legitimate?

The fundraisers will have an ID badge that states that they are working on our behalf. If you are concerned please contact with the location and date/time that you saw the fundraisers. We have activity nationwide on a daily basis, so it is highly likely to be legitimate fundraising and they are licensed to take card details to sign up supporters.

How are prizes selected?

All Lottery players have a unique Lottery number for their entry into the weekly draw. These numbers are then entered into an electronic system which pulls out 200 unique lottery numbers at random, in descending order of prize funds.

Rules and Terms and Conditions

For a full list of our terms and conditions please click here.

My question wasn't answered, who can I contact?

Please contact a member of the Lottery team on 01628 825 928 or email If you have a question about another area of Cats Protection's work or services, please contact the general Helpline on 03000 12 12 12 or email


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