To play the WRU Lottery now please download and complete the PDF form below and send it back to the Welsh Rugby Union by post. The form includes instructions on where you would like to see the contributions from your ticket allocated and also includes a Direct Debit instruction form for us to send on to your bank or building society.
Please send your completed form back to:
Welsh Rugby Union
Alternatively, contact your local club and discuss with them, how you can go about playing the WRU Lottery. To discuss further purchasing your tickets directly from the Welsh Rugby Union, please contact Julie Thomas on 029 2082 2408.
The Welsh Rugby Union Lottery was established in 1994. The scheme successfully generates crucial revenue for rugby clubs, schools rugby and youth rugby throughout Wales, ensuring the growth and future of the game at grass roots level.
Through selling lottery tickets to supporters and members, rugby clubs are able to reap the benefits from their retail efforts as well as providing their fans with the chance to win some superb prizes. Lottery tickets are sold in books of six tickets and each book costs £6.00 equating to a mere £1.00 per ticket.
A club can expect to earn between 35% and 45% of the income from each ticket sold: the percentage increases in accordance with ticket sales. Clubs can generate anything between £500 and £10,000 each year to further the development of their club. Rugby clubs purchase their own allocation of tickets and sell them on to individuals. Additionally, individuals can purchase tickets outside of a club environment by setting up a direct debit for a monthly subscription (form available to download here). Subscribers nominate either a club they wish to support, or if they would rather see their contribution to the WRU Lottery benefiting youth initiatives, they can support either schools rugby or youth rugby.
At present, almost 26,000 tickets are entered into each monthly draw with at least 35% of the monthly income being invested in the game. Since its inception of the WRU Lottery, £500,000 has been generated for the development of community and youth rugby.
The tenth anniversary of the WRU Lottery was marked in February 2004 with a special draw at the Millennium Stadium before the RBS 6 Nations Wales v Scotland match. Club successes within the Lottery scheme include Aberystwyth, who a few years ago averaged just short of four hundred books of tickets per month earning themselves over £10,000 in a season. Their ticket holders are particularly successful as many tickets have benefited from the hundred pound prizes whilst a few lucky winners were rewarded for their contribution to the development of Welsh rugby with new cars!
Draws take place on the 15th of each month at different rugby clubs or rugby venues throughout Wales. Winners are notified in writing the following day whilst clubs receive details of the winners, along with a newsletter giving information on ticket sales by club and by district. Lottery results are published here on the WRU Website and also in print the day after the draw in the Western Mail, and in the Liverpool Daily Post on the 17th of each month.
If you have any queries regarding the WRU Lottery or wish to purchase tickets please contact Julie Thomas at the Welsh Rugby Union on 029 2082 2408.
*The WRU Clubs Lottery is regulated by the Gaming Board for Great Britain and is therefore a bona fide fundraising project which operates strictly within the law. The Gaming Board stipulates that no more than 50% of the monthly income from the Lottery can be allocated as prize money, which is why the level of prizes can alter slightly from month to month.