Last updated 22nd January 2016
1.1. “Terms and Conditions” – The terms and conditions written in the clauses of this document
1.2. “Act” – The Gambling Act 2005
1.3. “Lottery” – The Weather Lottery
1.4. “Society Lottery” – A Lottery run on behalf of a society
1.5. “Society Lotteries” – The Society Lotteries which participate in the Lottery
1.6. “Draw” – The process by which winners are selected
1.7. “PPS” “We” “Our” – Prize Provision Services Limited of Suite 3, 20 Market Hill, Buckingham, MK18 1JX
1.8. “Application Form” – A form which a person completes to register as a Member of the Lottery
1.9. “Member” “You” “Your” – An individual who has, or will, register with the Lottery
1.10.. “Rules” – The rules of the Weather Lottery as set out below and amended from time to time
1.11. “Society” – The good cause(s) or charity(ies) which participate and promote the Lottery from time to time
1.12. “Promoter” – The registered or licensed promoter of the Lottery for the relevant Society
1.13. “Lottery Proceeds” – Money which a Member pays to PPS for entry into the Lottery
1.14. “Lucky Numbers” – The six digits used to identify individual entries into the Lottery
1.15. “Chance” – An individual set of Lucky Numbers when entry into the Lottery
1.16. “Entry” “Entries” – A player’s Chances put into a Lottery Draw
1.17. “Winning Number” – The six digits made up which make up the winning number in a Lottery. See 7.5.
1.18. “Good Cause Fund” – A fund used by PPS to support current Societies in the promotion of their lottery from time to time
1.19. “Administration Fees” – Fees charged to the Society by PPS for services provided in relation to managing their Society Lottery
2.1. The Weather Lottery is administered by PPS, regulated by the Gambling Commission under licences 000-002122-R-103901-019 and 000-002122-N-103910-020.
2.2. The Lottery is the mechanic by which multiple subscription based Society Lotteries are operated.
2.3. The Lottery is promoted by the Promoter and conducted for the benefit of the Societies listed from time to time as participating Societies on the Weather Lottery website.
2.4. When you join the Weather Lottery, you join and support the Society Lottery of your choosing and Lottery Proceeds will support only that Society
3.1. You can register for the Lottery by the completion of an Application Form which will be published in a variety of forms from time to time.
3.2. It is an offence for anyone under the age of 16 years to participate in a Lottery. The Gambling Act 2005 states that PPS has a statutory duty to verify that a Member and potential Member is 16 or over.
3.3. PPS will, where appropriate, carry out checks to verify this requirement, including seeking confirmation from relevant agencies who can provide such information if necessary.
3.4. Registration will require you to provide the following information:
3.4.1. Your name and address, so that we can write to you to confirm your entry into the Lottery and contact you if you have won a prize.
3.4.2. Confirmation that you are over 16 years of age, in order to ensure compliance with the Act.
3.4.3. The number of Entries in the Lottery you wish to purchase
3.5. PPS will also ask you to provide the following information;
3.5.1. Your contact telephone number
3.5.2. Your date of birth
3.5.3. Your mobile phone number
3.5.4. Your e-mail address
3.6. Payment may be made via the following methods and the relevant information will vary depending upon the payment method. You will also be required to provide information relating to the purchase of your Entries.
3.6.1. Direct Debit – Bank or Building Society details together with an instruction to your bank to make Direct Debit payments.
3.6.2. Standing Order
188.8.131.52. Standing orders may only be set up using a written mandate. This mandate is available on the back of our leaflets.
184.108.40.206. Your written authority is required to set up a regular payment using your credit / debit card unless you submit your authorisation via our website. Your authority or the website transaction record will be retained for a period of three years following your final payment whenever that might occur.
3.6.3. Cheque - A completed cheque would be required when you register
3.6.4. Card - Information required will include card number, expiry date and card security number.
3.6.5. Any other made method made available by PPS from time to time - The information required will depend upon the payment method
3.7. Randomly selected Lucky Numbers will be issued to you with your confirmation of Entry. You may subsequently request alternative Lucky Numbers at any time and these will be issued to you providing they have not already been allocated to an existing Member.
3.8. Following registration PPS will send you confirmation of your entry. The confirmation will specify the date of the first Draw into which you will be entered, your Lucky Numbers, your name, address and any other relevant details provided to PPS as part of your registration.
3.9. It is your responsibility to ensure that the personal information you provide to us is accurate.
3.10. No application is deemed to have been accepted unless and until players have submitted a valid, legible and properly completed Application Form; payment has been received in cleared funds for the full amount (and by one of the methods) stipulated on the Application Form.
3.11. PPS reserve the right not to accept an application or to cancel an existing subscription at our absolute discretion. Any such rejection or cancellation may be reconsidered on submission of a written appeal to us acting on behalf of the Society within 7 days.
3.12. The Promoter or PPS may reject any application without giving a reason at their absolute discretion.
4.1. It is your responsibility as the player to advise us of any change of address or any other membership details deemed necessary.
4.2. If you discover any error in your name, address or any other details provided to PPS as part of your registration when you receive your confirmation then you must correct this by notifying PPS in writing or by e-mail.
4.3. PPS will make any required corrections as soon as reasonably possible.
4.4. PPS shall not be liable for any loss or damage (including loss of the opportunity to enter the Lottery and / or the right to receive a prize) suffered by you until such correction has been made.
4.5. Any correction notified to PPS shall only become effective once the correction has been made.
4.6. Changes to the bank or building society specified during registration will require the completion of a new Standing Order mandate. Further information regarding this can be obtained from PPS upon request.
5.1. Only registered players can be entered into the Lottery
5.2. You may not buy or claim to buy Lottery chances on behalf of any other person
5.3. Members and officers of the Society are not precluded from playing the Lottery.
5.4. PPS employees and their partners and persons living in their same household, are not eligible to participate in Weather Lottery Lotteries.
5.5. Entries that have been purchased and entered into a Draw for which they were intended are prohibited from being subsequently refunded.
5.6. By entering into the Lottery you agree to be bound by the Rules, and applicable provisions of the Act and any relevant regulations made thereunder from time to time. PPS shall not be liable for any loss or damage (including loss of the opportunity to enter the Lottery and / or the right to receive a prize) suffered by you if you have not complied with the Rules.
5.7. The Rules may be amended by PPS from time to time.
6.1. The price for each Entry is £1 or such other sum as PPS may from time to time notify to you.
6.2. Payment for Chances may be made by the following methods:
6.2.1. Direct Debit
6.2.2. Standing Order
6.2.4. Credit Card
6.2.5. Any other method made available by PPS from time to time
6.3. Payment for Entries are made directly to PPS. Therefore:
6.3.1. Standing Order payments will be referenced as either PPS or The Weather Lottery on your bank statement.
6.3.2. Cheques must be made payable to Prize Provision Services Limited.
6.3.3. Card payments will be referenced either as PPS or The Weather Lottery on your card statement.
6.3.4. Any other method made available by PPS from time to time would also be referenced as or be payable to PPS or The Weather Lottery on any appropriate documentation.
6.4. Your Chances and therefore associated Lucky Number(s) will not be entered into a Draw unless PPS has received all cleared funds relating to your Entries by 5:00pm on the Thursday of that week’s Draw.
6.5. If there is a dispute regarding whether Chances have been paid for then such dispute shall be resolved by reference to details included in official statements from the bank with which the Lottery’s bank accounts operate.
6.6. It is a Member’s responsibility to check that payments being made are correct from time-to-time.
6.7. Entries will cease when no further payments are received and your Lottery Proceeds are not sufficient to pay for the entry of 1 week’s Chances.
6.8. If the amount remains insufficient to pay for Chances into a Draw for 26 draws or greater any remaining Lottery Proceeds will be donated to the Good Cause Fund.
7.1. The Draw will normally take place each Monday.
7.2. PPS will endeavour to conduct a Weather Lottery on every qualifying day.
7.3. Where this is not possible, it will be conducted as soon after as possible.
7.4. The selected newspaper shall be "The Daily Mail" or such other newspaper as PPS may (at their discretion) select from time to time (and which publishes daily information on temperatures in world cities).
7.5. PPS, acting for the Promoter will check the Fahrenheit temperatures published in the selected newspaper on the day of each Weather Lottery. The Winning Number shall be the last published digit taken from the highest temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit for each relevant city (being one of the six cities (or other locations) printed on the Application Form.
7.6. In the event that one or more of the six cities chosen are not printed in the selected newspaper, back up cities will be used in this order
7.7. In the event of any disparity between the temperatures published by the selected newspaper and the Met Office, the temperatures in the selected newspaper shall prevail.
7.8. In order to comply with the Act only those Chances for which payment has been received in advance are eligible for entry into the Draw.
7.9. The winning probabilities are summarised in the table below Six Number Match 1 in 1,000,000 Five Number Match 1 in 18,518 Four Number Match 1 in 823 Three Number Match 1 in 69.
8.1. Prize winners will be determined by whether a member’s Lucky Numbers that have been entered into a Draw match the Winning Number.
8.2. To match, a digit of the Lucky Number must match the relevant city of the Winning Number in the relevant Draw.
8.3. Prizes are issued as follows:
8.3.1. Matching 6 numbers, the prize will be £25,000.
8.3.2. Matching 5 numbers, the prize will be £250.
8.3.3. Matching 4 numbers, the prize will be £20.
8.3.4. Matching 3 numbers, the prize will be £2.
8.4. There is a limit of one prize per entry which will be the highest possible prize awardable for the applicable entry.
8.5. The winning probabilities are:
8.5.1. Six Number Match 1 in 1,000,000
8.5.2. Five Number Match 1 in 18,518
8.5.3. Four Number Match 1 in 823
8.5.4. Three Number Match 1 in 69
8.6. Prize winners are notified by post within 28 days of the Draw taking place which will include the relevant cheque.
8.7. Weekly Winning Numbers are published on the www.theweatherLottery.com, the twitter @Weather_Lottery and are also available from the PPS office on request within one week of the Draw
8.8. All prizes will be paid by means of cheque although PPS may elect to pay prizes in cash, or by payment direct into a player’s bank account if this facility is available.
8.9. PPS reserves the right to amend the prizes at any time. Any such changes will be published on the Weather Lottery website at least one month prior to a change being made.
8.10. PPS reserves the right to withhold the payment of any prize until it is entirely satisfied that the Member who has won the prize has fully complied with the Rules.
8.11. Upon winning any prize in the Lottery, you may be required to prove you have met the criteria specified in these Terms and Conditions, in order to claim your prize.
8.12. There are no alternatives to the prizes offered from time to time and no interest is payable.
8.13. Prize cheques must be cashed within 6 months of the Draw date. Any unclaimed prizes will be re-credited to the PPS main account after a period of six months has elapsed from the date of the Draw.
9.1. You may cancel your entry into the Lottery by notifying PPS in writing via
9.1.1. Post to the Registered Office
9.1.2. E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or;
9.1.3. Form on www.theweatherLottery.com.
9.2. Upon receipt of your cancellation, PPS will;
9.2.1. Cancel future Direct Debit payments as soon as practicable
9.2.2. Cancel future card payments as soon as is practicable.
9.2.3. Inform you of your last draw date via a written return communication to either your registered postal or e-mail address.
9.3. If you pay by Standing Order, you must cancel your payment with your bank. PPS is unable to cancel Standing Orders on behalf of Members.
9.4. Where you continue to pay into PPS after the final draw which you will be entered into has occurred, your money will be donated to the Good Cause Fund, minus the Administration Fees equal to the amount previously charged to the society whose lottery you were playing. Therefore, the Good Cause Fund will receive no less than 37% of this money.
9.4. In accordance with the Act, any payments made prior to the cancellation notice being received but which have not been used to pay for Entries into previous draws will be used to pay for Entries into future draws.
9.5. In accordance with the Act, any payments made prior to the cancellation notice being received but which have not been used to pay for Entries into previous draws will be used to pay for Entries into future draws.
9.6. Other than the reimbursement of Lottery Proceeds, PPS shall not be liable for any loss or damage (including loss of the opportunity to enter the Lottery and / or the right to receive a prize) suffered by you in relation to such cancellation.
9.7. If you wish to re-join a lottery at a future date, you must complete a new registration
10.1. The Promoter or PPS on its behalf may, without giving reason or notice, decline to accept an application; terminate or suspend the scheme or cancel an existing subscription in any of which events neither the Promoter nor PPS shall be liable to the applicant or subscriber for any actual or perceived loss, damage or liability thereby arising other than for the return of any monies held on account of future Lotteries and the award of prizes for Lotteries conducted prior to such termination or suspension of the Society Lottery or cancellation of a subscription.
10.2. The Promoter's decisions required to be made pursuant to these Terms and Conditions shall, once made, be final and binding.
10.3. Save where the Terms and Conditions expressly provide otherwise, the Promoter or PPS shall not be obliged to respond to or to enter into any correspondence.
10.4. PPS will write to inform you of the last Draw date and outline options and actions you may wish to take:
10.4.1. Cancel your subscription
10.4.2. Join another Society Lottery
10.4.3. Any other option which may be available from time to time
10.5. Where you continue to pay into PPS after the final draw which you will be entered into has occurred, your money will be donated to the Good Cause Fund, minus the Administration Fees equal to the amount previously charged to the society whose lottery you were playing. Therefore, the Good Cause Fund will receive no less than 37% of this money.
11.1. PPS may (at its absolute discretion) suspend the Lottery for any period of time. During such period, PPS shall retain all Lottery Proceeds that have not been used to pay for Chances in previous Draws in a bank account with a 'Trust' status. This is considered medium rated protection by the Gambling Commission.
11.2. You will be notified of further details regarding the resumption of the Lottery or otherwise as soon as reasonably practicable after the date of suspension in writing.
12.1. An instruction to be self-excluded, as defined in the Gambling Act 2005, from Weather Lottery Lotteries may be submitted in writing, faxed or telephoned through to the PPS office or completed via our website.
12.2. Customers wishing to use this facility will not be able to re-join the Lottery for a minimum of 6 months from the date of exclusion.
12.3. A copy of the self-exclusion procedure is available on www.theweatherlottery.com or by request from PPS.
13.1. Neither PPS nor any Society participating in the Lottery from time to time shall be liable to you for any loss or damage suffered by you arising from:
13.1.1. Any delays or failures in the postal service or other delivery methods used by PPS or you from time to time.
13.1.2. Any delays or failures in any systems used by PPS or you to transmit e-mails.
13.1.3. Any failure in any software or other systems used by PPS for the administration of the Lottery.
13.1.4. Any delays of failures in the banking system used by PPS or you.
13.1.5. Any refusal by PPS to accept registration of an individual as a Member or the cancellation of a Member by PPS.
13.1.6. Any failure to enter your Chance into the Draw.
13.1.7. Any event beyond the reasonable control of PPS.
13.2. Neither PPS nor any of the Societies participating in the Lottery from time to time shall be liable to you in contract, tort, negligence or otherwise for any indirect or consequential loss suffered by you in relation to your participation in the Lottery (including loss of the opportunity to enter the Lottery and / or the chance of winning a prize).
14.1. Any complaints relating to the Lottery should be sent in writing to PPS using the address at the bottom of this webpage, giving full details of the complaint and supporting documentation.
14.2. The Promoter’s decisions made pursuant to the Rules shall be final and binding.
14.3. Save where the Rules expressly provide otherwise, the Promoter or PPS shall not be obliged to enter into any correspondence.
14.4. All complaints and disputes will be dealt with in accordance with our policy, a copy of which is available from the PPS office or www.theweatherlottery.com. In the event a dispute cannot be resolved then it may be referred to Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). As a member of the Lotteries Council’s the ADR entity will be The Independent Betting Adjudication Service (IBAS). IBAS is a free to use service.
IBAS contact details:
Independent Betting Adjudication Service
PO Box 62639
Telephone: 020 7347 5883
15.1. PPS is committed to protecting your privacy. Data that we collect from you is used lawfully in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and is used solely for the purpose of processing your purchase of Lottery chances, subsequent entry into the Lottery, and informing you if you have won a prize.
15.2. You have the right to access the information we hold about you. To obtain this information, please contact PPS in writing. You may be asked to provide proof of your identity prior to personal information being disclosed to you.
15.3. PPS will not sell, rent or grant access to any of the personal data we collect about you to any third parties without your express prior permission.
15.4. We may share aggregated information to third parties. This will not contain personal information that can identify any individual person.
15.5. We may be obliged to disclose your personal information if required to do so by law, for example to statutory bodies such as the Gambling Commission or other government bodies.
16.1. Customer Funds are protected from the insolvency of PPS by being kept in a segregated bank account with a 'Trust' status to maintain a separation from PPS own trading income to protect those funds in the event of insolvency. This is considered medium rated protection by the Gambling Commission.
17.1. PPS reserves the right to amend or modify these terms at any time. You will be notified of material changes. Minor changes will be displayed on the Weather Lottery website, you are therefore advised to regularly check the Terms and Conditions for such amendments or alterations.