The Society is registered/licensed with the Authority to promote lotteries. The Society is the promoter of the lottery. The Authority is either the Local Authority or the Gambling Commission. The Designated Contact is a member nominated by the Society to have responsibility within the Society for the promotion of the lottery.
All Weather Lottery draws conducted by the Promoter are promoted by it in accordance with The Gambling Act 2005 and are conducted for the benefit of the Societies.
The total number of Weather Lottery lotteries intended to be promoted by the Promoter during any period of 12 months shall be a maximum of 52 for such period. Exceptions could include years with a 53rd draw day or any additional standalone raffles conducted as agreed with a promoter. The maximum proportion of the whole proceeds of each Weather Lottery draw apportioned for the provisions of prizes and administration is 63%.
Members and officers of the Society are not precluded from playing.
The Society, as the Promoter, is solely responsible for the promotion and management of the Society’s Weather Lottery lotteries. Prize Provision Services Limited (PPSL) is the lottery services provider and acts on behalf of the Promoter.
Please post all enquiries relating to the Weather Lottery (together with an SAE) to the Promoter c/o Prize Provision Services Limited, 6th Floor Chancery Place, 50 Brown Street, Manchester, M2 2JT.
The Weather Lottery may amend or alter these Terms and Conditions at any time without notice to the Society or Promoter and you are therefore advised to regularly check the Terms and Conditions for such amendments or alterations.
The terms and conditions, instructions, information and rules on all Weather Lottery draw leaflets or notices and other materials produced by or on behalf of the Promoter form part of the Terms and Conditions, provided that, in the event of a conflict of interpretation, the provisions herein set out shall prevail.
The submission of a Weather Lottery application form for processing implies acceptance of these Terms and Conditions and to their interpretation under UK law and exclusively by the UK courts.
Decisions by or on behalf of the Promoter in the exercise or interpretation of any of the Promoter's rights or discretions in connection with the Terms and Conditions, shall be final and binding.
Applications must be by players aged 16 years or over and on a Weather Lottery form or leaflet in current issue and produced for the Promoter ("Application Form"). No application will be processed unless full payment for a minimum playing period is received in cleared funds and the Promoter and PPSL are otherwise satisfied that the terms and Conditions have been (and can continue to be) complied with.
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; and the later of the date on which written confirmation of acceptance has been posted to players by the Promoter or PPSL and 10 days after the date of receipt by the Promoter of an application form has passed.
The Promoter or PPSL may reject any application without giving a reason at their absolute discretion.
The Promoter will endeavour to conduct a Weather Lottery on every qualifying day. A qualifying day is Monday of each week. Where this is not possible, it will be conducted as soon after as possible. The selected newspaper shall be "The Daily Mail" or such other newspaper as PPSL may (at their discretion) select from time to time (and which publishes daily information on temperatures in world cities).
PPSL, acting for the Promoter will check the Fahrenheit temperatures published in the selected newspaper on the day of each Weather Lottery. The winning numbers 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– Corfu, Athens, Tenerife, Vienna, Edinburgh, Stockholm.)
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. (Amsterdam, Cardiff, Cologne, Dublin, Luxembourg and Strasbourg.)
The recorded temperature refers to the preceding day and not the day of the draw. 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.
Subscriptions can be made using the entry form for a fixed period encompassing 13 weeks ("Playing Period") with an option for players to elect for automatic renewal of consecutive Playing Periods without notice where players have paid for the first playing period by a permitted payment method which enables the Promoter to automatically raise renewal charge(s) without being required to give player further notice.
Players wishing to buy chances for any other period should apply to the Promoter in writing.
Once payment has been received and an application accepted the contract is not liable to cancellation or early termination before the end of the playing period. Monies will be held by the Promoter or PPSL on account of each Weather Lottery lottery during the playing period and will be applied in advance and automatically on each player’s behalf. The amount of each instalment for a lottery shall be calculated by reference to the weekly rate for each set of numbers, as advertised on the Application Form.
Prizes are as published on the Weather Lottery Application Form.
There are no alternatives for any prize and no interest is payable on any prize.
There is a limit of one prize per entry which will be the highest possible prize awardable for the applicable entry. The award of any prize is dependent on players having complied with the Terms and Conditions.
Subject to the Promoter and PPSL being satisfied that the Terms and Conditions have been complied with, prizes will be despatched automatically to each winner’s address as stated on the Application Form (including authorised amendments) within 28 days of the relevant lottery game.
All prizes will be paid by means of cheque although PPSL may elect to pay smaller prizes in cash, or by payment direct into a player’s bank account if this facility is available.
The Promoter shall not be obliged to accept any request to change an applicant’s address as printed on the application form, unless the request has been received at the PPSL address printed on the application forms together with (i) a stamped SAE and (ii) proof of identity comprising a copy of either a driving licence or passport and an original bank or Building Society statement of not more than three months old (which will be returned with the acknowledgement of change of address). Written acknowledgement of acceptance or otherwise of the change of address request shall be despatched in the SAE within 7 days of receipt of the requisite documents at the PPSL address as stated.
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law (but not otherwise) neither the Promoter nor PPSL; their officers or employees or their respective agents shall be liable for any loss, damage or liability whatsoever occasioned by a player or prospective player arising in connection with the misproduction of any Weather Lottery application form or the misrecording of an applicant’s application details including but not limited to dates, name or addresses, or the loss, theft or delayed receipt of an application form or any communication sent to or received by or on behalf of the Promoter including (but not limited to) a prize cheque or other payment.
The Promoter or PPSL 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 PPSL 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 scheme or cancellation of a subscription. The Promoter's decisions required to be made pursuant to these Terms and Conditions shall, once made, be final and binding.
Save where the Terms and Conditions expressly provide otherwise, the Promoter shall not be obliged to respond to or to enter into any correspondence.
The Weather Lottery is administered by Prize Provision Services Ltd which is licensed by the Gambling Commission as an External Lottery Manager, www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk. Customer funds are protected from the insolvency of Prize Provision Services Ltd by being kept in a bank account with 'Trust' status. This is considered a medium rated protection by the Gambling Commission.