Social responsibility guidelines 

Our Commitment towards responsible gambling

Royal Surrey Charity is committed to ensuring that information about how to gamble responsibly and how to access information or help with problem gambling is readily available to all.

As part of our commitment to responsible gambling, we only allow any one person to purchase a maximum of five tickets per weekly draw. Please participate in a socially responsible way.

Fair and open draws policy

The Winning Number for each weekly draw shall be the first six digits (in the same order) drawn using a Random Number Generator (RNG) to determine the winner(s). The draw takes place every Saturday and results are published are published every Saturday at 17:45 GMT on our website (to be added once the draw opens)

Responsible gambling / problem gambling procedure

Any individual can ask to be removed from our database so they do not receive further emails regarding raffles or lotteries
If you are having a problem, then you can ask to be excluded from the site.

There is also software that blocks access to all online gambling sites. See or for more details
If you would like to exclude yourself from this lottery and our future lotteries, contact us via the link below:
[email protected]

If you would like more information or help and advice from a gambling support agency, please visit

What should I do if I think I have a problem with gambling?

BeGambleAware is the UK’s leading authority on the provision of support, advice and counselling to people affected by gambling problems. If you or someone you know needs help or advice, call their helpline on 0808 8020 133 or visit or  

The helpline operates between 8am and midnight, 7 days a week, 365 days a year – and calls outside of these hours will be taken by a recorded message service.

Sometimes just telling someone about your problem can be a relief - and it is the first step towards dealing with your problem.
To exclude yourself from gambling related products and activities from Royal Surrey Charity, please complete the online gambling exclusion form or contact us at [email protected] or call 01483 464146.

Problem gambling

Gambling in moderation is okay, but problem gambling can take over your life. Remembering the following will help to keep gambling in check:

  • You are buying for fun and helping a charity, not investing money
  • Set strict limits on how much time and money you are going to spend, and only gamble what you can afford to lose
  • Quit while you are ahead, and don’t chase your losses
  • Do not gamble to escape from stress or boredom, and keep up other interests and hobbies
  • If you are concerned about your own gambling, or that of a friend or relative, then the following questions may offer you some help and guidance. Answering yes to some of these questions does not necessarily make you a problem gambler but may indicate a problem:
    • Do you sometimes spend more money and time on gambling than you can afford to?
    • Do you find it hard to stop or manage your gambling?
    • Do you have arguments with family or friends about money and gambling?
    • Do you always think or talk about gambling?
    • Do you lie about gambling or hide it from other people?
    • Do you chase losses or gamble to get out of financial trouble?
    • Do you gamble until all of your money is gone?
    • Do you borrow money, sell possessions or do not pay bills in order to pay for gambling?
    • Do you need to gamble with larger amounts of money or for a longer time to get the same feeling of excitement or buzz?
    • Do you neglect work, school, family, personal needs or household responsibilities because of gambling?
    • Do you feel anxious, worried, guilty, depressed or irritable because of gambling?
    • Do you consider or have considered an illegal act to finance your gambling?
    • Do you gamble to escape worry, trouble, boredom or loneliness?
    • Do you have difficulty sleeping because of gambling?

Visit for more information and advice. 

Remote gambling

Remote gambling includes gambling online, by interactive television or by mobile phone. The advice below is designed to help anyone gambling remotely:

  • Keep track of the time that you spend playing
  • Keep track of the amount you spend playing – remind yourself that it is real money
  • Avoid chasing your losses
  • If you are a parent, keep your password safe and consider using software to block access to gambling sites from minors.
  • You can find further information on blocking software here:
  • Look for sites with options where you can set your own spend and session limits, which can help you to control your gambling