How it works | How to enter | Lottery vouchers | General terms | Where your money goes | How winners are drawn | Winner’s story

How it works

  • Tickets for The Fire Fighters Lottery cost £1 each. You can buy up to 20 entries on a recurring monthly basis.
  • The draw is held monthly.
  • The jackpot is 20% of all the income that is brought in by the Lottery each month, up to a maximum of £25,000.
  • As well as the jackpot there is a second prize of £1,000, which rolls over up to nine times until it is won.
  • Thirty cash prizes of £50 are also up for grabs each month.
  • Based on the total lottery plays from 2023/24 for every £1 chance has a 1 in 3,876 chance of winning a prize.

How to enter

Simply visit our online Lottery registration page, choose how many tickets you wish to buy each month (maximum of 20 entries allowed for each draw), enter your details and sign up in a few clicks.

Lottery Gift Vouchers

We also offer gift vouchers for our Lottery so you can buy chances for friends and family over a number of months.

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Winner’s Story: Emily Smith

Lottery Winner Emily and her Firefighter partner Andy.

Emily Smith, whose partner, Andy, is a firefighter with Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, won our Jackpot of £25,000 in February 2022. She shared with us why she pays into the Lottery every month and her delight at discovering she’d won.

“Our Lottery is something so easy you can do that does so much to help others”. Emily Smith

Read the full story

Where your money goes

68p from every £1 funds our services

By playing our Lottery, you can help our UK fire and rescue services community live healthier and happier.

All the proceeds from The Fire Fighters Lottery come directly to The Fire Fighters Charity. Each £1 ticket is divided as follows:

  • At least 68p from every £1 ticket sold goes directly to fund the provision of The Fire Fighters Charity’s services to beneficiaries.
  • 18p covers the prize fund
  • 14p goes towards the costs of promoting and running the Lottery

The total proceeds from all tickets sold in 2022/23 was £1,821,991.
[Figures are from the Charity’s 2022/23 accounts].

How winners are drawn

Our Lottery is administered by Sterling Lotteries. They draw all the winners using a random number generator that is independently tested, approved and audited. This chooses the winning number randomly from all of the numbers that have been paid for, and in the case of the rollover, there is a set percentage of the possibility of the rollover being won.

View the lottery results and winners 

General Terms

Players must be residents in Great Britain. Underage gambling is an offence, not to be sold to or by persons under the age of 18 years old. Licensed by the Gambling Commission under the 2005 Gambling Act

The Fire Fighters Charity is licensed and regulated in Great Britain by the Gambling Commission under account number 5035.

Responsible person: Dr Jill Tolfrey, The Fire Fighters Charity, Level 6. Belvedere, Basing View, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 4HG

terms and conditions

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