ABOUT THE PROMOTION
1. I’ve seen something about The Trinity Mirror’s Big Lotto Giveaway. What is this?
To celebrate the launch of new Lotto, the Trinity Mirror Regional Weeklies are running a Big Lotto Giveaway. A game will be published in the Trinity Mirror Regional Weeklies on the relevant date of the publication for that weekly paper* with a chance for twenty readers across all Trinity Mirror Regional Weeklies to win £500 each.
- Sunday October 13, 2013 : Sunday Sun; Wales on Sunday; Sunday Mercury
- Wednesday October 16, 2013 : Crewe Chronicle; Ellesmere Port Pioneer; Holyhead & Bangor Mail; Macclesfield Express; Stockport Express; Reading Post; Surrey Herald; Rochdale Observer; Uxbridge & West Drayton Gazette (inc Uxbridge Leader)
- Thursday October 17, 2013 : Caernarfon Herald; Chester Chronicle; Crosby Herald; North Wales Weekly News; Ormskirk Advertiser Series; Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News; Southport Visitor; Cynon Valley Leader; Glamorgan Gazette; Gwent Gazette; Merthyr Express; Pontypridd Observer Group; Heywood Advertiser; Middleton Guardian; Hinckley Times; Loughborough Echo; Buckinghamshire Advertiser & Examiner; Bracknell Forest & Wokingham Standard; Harrow Observer (inc Harrow Leader)
- Friday October 18, 2013 : Accrington Observer; Rossendale Free Press; Aldershot News & Mail Series; Ealing Gazette Series; Fulham & Hammersmith Chronicle; Get Reading
- Saturday October 19, 2013 : Rochdale Observer
2.How is the Lotto changing?
On Saturday, October 5, 2013 new Lotto launched with bigger jackpots and a brand new raffle, so now there’s even more ways to win more money
- New Lotto is £2 and now there is more than twice as much in the prize pot
- Matching just 3 numbers now wins you £25
- New Lotto will be contributing even more money to Good Causes around the UK
- As well as the jackpot line, there's now also a raffle number to check to see if it's a winner, so don't forget to check your raffle numbers too.
3.Is there any other activity surrounding the launch?
New Lotto launched on Saturday, October 5 and to celebrate there was an unmissable £10 million jackpot and an incredible 1,000 raffle winners of £20,000. This is being repeated again on Saturday, October 12.
For a chance to participate in The Trinity Mirror’s Big Lotto Giveaway you must:
a. Purchase a National Lottery Lotto Ticket at a National Lottery retailer or via The National Lottery website www.national-lottery.co.uk for entry into a National Lottery Lotto draw to be held on September 28, October 2, October 5, October 9, October 12, October 16, October 19 or October 23, 2013.**
** Please note that tickets purchased for National Lottery draws outside these dates will not be valid for entry.
b. Purchase a copy of one of the Trinity Mirror Regional Weeklies on the relevant date. See Rule 1* for a list of publications and dates.
c. Follow the instructions set out for the game
i.Answer the question printed in the Trinity Mirror Regional Weeklies on the relevant date. See Rule 1* for a list of publications and dates.
ii.Submit your answer, together with your Ticket number**, name and other required details, on www.accringtonobserver.co.uk/tmbiglottogiveaway by midday on October 22, 2013.
*** We have circled in red where on the Lotto ticket the unique Lotto ticket number is placed. (See example). Lottery tickets purchased in-store will have 19 digits and those purchased online will only have 15 digits.****
****Please note that your Ticket number will be checked to ensure it is a valid number for the Draw. You must keep your original Ticket (or a copy of the original), or printed validation slip as proof of purchase – this may be required to be shown before any prize is awarded.
Yes, you will need to purchase a copy of one of the Trinity Mirror Regional Weeklies on the relevant date to participate. See Rule 1* for a list of publications and dates.
UK residents will need to purchase a National Lottery Lotto ticket, valid for the following draws:
September 28, October 2, October 5, October 9, October 12, October 16, October 19 or October 23, 2013.
Residents of Northern Ireland or the Isle of Man can enter without purchasing a National Lottery Lotto ticket or a copy of one of the Trinity Mirror Regional Weeklies, by registering in the same way detailed above. These persons will not be required to provide a Ticket number or answer from one of the Trinity Mirror Regional Weeklies. Entrants’ addresses must be valid and will be verified. Free entry is limited to one per person.
Only National Lottery Lotto tickets purchased for entry into a National Lottery Lotto draw to be held September 28, October 2, October 5, October 9, October 12, October 16, October 19 or October 23, 2013 can be used to enter this promotion.
You can only enter a Lotto Ticket number* once. You can enter more than once if you have more than one valid Lotto Ticket.
*Please note if you purchase a Lotto ticket with more than 1 line that will still only count as one valid Lotto ticket. Only individual Lotto tickets are counted as one valid Lotto ticket number to enter.
Yes, you will need internet access to enter the promotion. To enter the promotion visit www.accringtonobserver.co.uk/tmbiglottogiveaway
Yes, you will need an email address to enter. Winners may be sent a confirmation email to the email address provided upon entry.
No, all winners will need to provide a contact telephone number, but this can be either a mobile or landline number.
Yes, you must be at least 16 years of age to participate in the Promotion.
All permanent residents of the United Kingdom (including the Isle of Man) aged 16 or over are eligible to enter.
You will be able to enter the promotion from 00:01 on Sunday October 13, up until midday on Tuesday October 22, 2013.
15.When will the draw take place?
The draw will take place just after midday on October 22, 2013.
If you do not want to receive any emails from Camelot, then please tick the box "I do not wish to receive the latest promotions, news and events from The National Lottery." on the online entry form to opt out.
PRIZES AND WINNERS
There are twenty prizes of £500 (five hundred pounds) to be won across all Trinity Mirror Regional Weeklies. The prizes will be paid by cheque.
If you are a winner, a representative from Trinity Mirror will telephone you on the number provided upon entry, within 7 days of the draw, to confirm your win. Trinity Mirror may also contact winners by email if provided upon entry. If a winner cannot be contacted within 14 days of initial contact, Trinity Mirror reserves the right to offer the prize to a reserve winner.
Your prize will be paid by cheque and will be posted to you within 28 days. Your cheque must be cashed within 6 months. A replacement cheque will not be issued should you fail to bank your cheque within the valid period.
Please note that your Ticket number will be checked to ensure it is a valid number for the Draw. You must keep your original Ticket (or a copy of the original), or printed validation slip as proof of purchase as this may be required to be shown before any prize is awarded.
19.I have won. Can I remain anonymous?
As part of the terms and conditions of this promotion players agree that by entering they acknowledge, accept and agree that if they are a winner they have no right to anonymity. The winners’ names and post town will be posted on the Trinity Mirror Regional Weeklies websites and may be printed in the Trinity Mirror Regional Weeklies. The winner will also be obliged to take part in editorial publicity if required by the Trinity Mirror Regional Weeklies. If you are not comfortable with this term, we would recommend that you do not enter into the promotion.
20.I entered using a Lotto ticket number from a syndicate ticket and it has won. What happens now?
If the Ticket was purchased on behalf of a syndicate, it is the responsibility of the members of the syndicate to decide who will submit the unique Lotto ticket number and how any prize won may be shared. Camelot will pay any prize won to the person whose details have been used for entry.
21.I won on the main Lotto draw and have already given my Lotto ticket to my retailer to claim my prize. I have now won on The Trinity Mirror’s Big Lotto Giveaway, what should I do?
The retailer will have handed you a printed validation slip with your winnings from the main Lotto draw, keep hold of this validation slip as it can be used instead of your ticket to claim your prize.
22.I can’t find my Lotto ticket/validation slip and I have won, what happens now?
Your Lotto ticket or validation slip is required in order for your prize to be awarded. Unfortunately if you are unable to produce either of these upon request we will not be able to give you your prize and a reserve winner will be contacted.
23.When will I receive my prize?
Prizes will be awarded by cheque sent to the address you supplied upon entry into the promotion and posted within 28 days. Cheque payments will be made payable to the name supplied upon entry into the promotion.
Please note, the corresponding winning Lotto ticket (or a copy of original) or a validation slip will need to be retained as this may need to be shown prior to any prize being awarded.
The first name, surname and post town of all winners can be found on www.accringtonobserver.co.uk/tmbiglottogiveaway until January 31, 2014.
If you have any questions regarding the promotion, don’t hesitate to contact us at Trinity Mirror on 0121 234 5301 . Lines are open Monday till Friday, 9.30am - 4.30pm Or email us at email@example.com
If you want to know more about The National Lottery or have any questions about the new Lotto then please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or you can call The National Lottery on the following numbers:
If you play online or have any other query: 0845 278 8000 . Lines are open Mon – Sun 8am to 11pm
If you play Lotto online by Direct Debit: 0845 351 0097 . Lines are open Mon – Fri 9am to 9pm and Sat – Sun 9am to 5pm