Frequently asked questions
- What is the Big C Lottery?
The Big C Lottery is a weekly lottery draw to raise money to support local people affected by cancer. Entry costs £1 per play and there is a weekly jackpot of £25,000 as well as other cash prizes.
- Why does Big C have a lottery?
The Big C Lottery is an alternative way of raising vital funds to support our work. The lottery helps us to engage with new audiences who may not have considered donating to Big C previously. The great thing about the Big C Lottery is that we’re offering our supporters the chance to be a winner while raising money to support those affected by cancer.
- How does it work?
Big C’s lottery is managed by Unity Lottery (Sterling Management Centre Ltd), a UK company with more than 20 years’ experience of running lotteries for charities.
You can play for as little as £1 per week. For every £1 you play each week you will receive a unique 6-digit lottery number, which will remain yours for as long as you keep playing. You can purchase more than one lottery number if you wish.
Every Friday, Unity generate a random 6-digit winning number sequence (all numbers are between 0 and 9). If your digits are in the same positions as the digits in the winning number sequence, you win a prize!
For example, if the winning number sequence was 6 7 4 3 0 7 and your lottery number is 7 2 4 3 1 7, you will have matched 3 digits in the sequence because three are positioned in the same place.
- 6-digit match wins £25,000
- 5-digit match wins £1,000
- 4-digit match wins £25
- 3-digit match wins five entries into the next draw
For every £1 played on our Weekly Lottery, a minimum of 50p will come straight to Big C. The rest of the income is split between the prize pot (18.4%) and administration costs (31.6%).
- What are peoples chances of winning?
Each £1 entry has a 1 in 63 chance of winning one of four fantastic prizes.
- How do I claim my prize if I win?
If you win, your prize cheque will be sent to you automatically, so there is no need for you to make a claim. You can of course check the latest lottery results anytime at
You must be aged 18 or over to play our lottery.
Please play responsibly. Should you have any concerns or issues related to responsible gambling and would like to speak to someone about this, contact Be Gamble Aware confidential helpline on 0808 8020 133 or visit their website www.begambleaware.org for further information.
Need to talk to someone about your lottery membership? Ring the Unity Lottery helpline: 0370 0509240 (Mon – Fri, 9am – 5.00pm) or alternatively, please fill in this contact form
The promoter of our Unity Lottery is Dale Coleman, Big C, Centrum, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7UG. Registered with South Norfolk Council. Lottery License Number: 20/00272