ScottishChildrensLottery.com

ScottishChildrensLottery.com

Poor 2.2 | Reviews (53)
ScottishChildrensLottery.com screenshort
Deposit: Visa, MasterCard, Direct Debit
Bonus: £7.50 Free for Direct Debit Sign Up
US Allowed:
Languages:
Facebook:
Twitter:
Customer Support:
  1. Like most other lotteries, hardly ever give a jackpot away. Also winning a lucky dip where they pick the numbers, gave it up.

    00
  2. The scratchcards are rip off you NEVER win

    00
  3. They’re spending far too much on advertising (probably because of their connection with STV) l personally stopped playing when I noticed they were spending thousands of pounds “sponsoring” the Judge Rinder programme

    00
  4. £5m paid to children’s charities and £200k to coronavirus support, sounds good to me

    00
  5. Fed up seeing these adverts. They give the impression you have a reasonable chance of winning their jackpot when in reality it’s almost 1 in 2 million.

    What a con. People would be better going elsewhere where the prizes are better and the chance of winning much greater.

    00
  6. Over last few weeks I have watched STV more than normal. Totally gobsmacked at the frequency of the advert for this lottery considering that it is Scotland orientated and ostensibly supporting Scottish children. Given the exposure it has, it made me wonder how much money it generated and how much the advertising cost, and how much the “celebrities” were paid. Tried to find their accounts through companies House etc but hit a blank. Only now discovered that STV has a “connection” and accounts seem to be unavailable. It also appears that operating costs are close to 70% of income. This is a disgrace and presenters should be ashamed of being part of this “charity fundraiser”
    Comments from STV will be appreciated in defence of above comments
    Unhappy South Lanarkshire STV viewer

    00
  7. I used to work in tv advertising and know how much it costs. The amount of money wasted on advertisements is unbelievable and how come they never publish how much money actually goes to the cause? Always thought it was some sort of scam from the start. Someone here (and not the children) is making a lot of money.

    00
  8. I don’t see why folk have got such an issue with the 30p going to charity… Where do they think the prizes come from? And would they work for free lol I think not. This isn’t a charity, it’s a lottery that gives money to charity – just like the national lottery (which I’ve won bugger all on might I add). At least I get a free play now and then with this one and even if I don’t, at least money is still staying with the kids in Scotland.

    00
  9. Sick and tired of seeing this advert on STV plus I am astounded only 30p goes to charity. No doubt someone will be coining it in!

    00
  10. It’s a con. Set up direct debit for £16 per mth. Checked my online banking recently as I had prev been locked out of it, to my dismay 3 DD had been deducted without my knowledge £18, £10 and £5. Phoned their office and was told DD set up auto as when I won free lines and tried to put these lines on using different numbers it would auto make a fresh DD. Don’t do it folks

    00
  11. The advert is the most annoying ever. I think everyone knows this lottery is available, there is really no need for the advert to be on repeatedly ?

    00
  12. Instinct win cash cuisine 25p well u can win 25p or 50p that’s it been playing so long and twice got a pound so don’t waste ur money it’s a joke!!
    I ply tickets every week so may have luck there?

    00
  13. Seriously don’t know how this works I’ve spent a good amount each week on tickets even had emails saying I’ve won a prize and signed into my account and my funds are still zero plus after the draw it still says awaiting results???

    Has anyone actually ever won anything off this with proof and not just saying you have to help rob more people out of coin.

    00
  14. Its a con, with people making a very nice salary out of it. Only 30% (claimed) goes towards the charity itself. Nice one Mr. McMorrow.

    00
  15. Who pays for the ad nauseum advertising for this, must be the most annoying ad on TV ever! Have to mute every time! Also reported that very little of the money goes to Scottish children! What’s going on here!

    00
  16. Over £4m raised for the weans in Scotland- sounds good to me!

    00
  17. Absolute scandal!! This lottery start up some years back was funded by STV to the tune of 4 million pounds which is to be repaid to STV over 4 years. The registered office is I believe in the bowels of the STV offices.
    I remember the first telly adverts on STV for this lottery and the small print bottom left of the advert stating that 30p went to children’s charities. After a short period of time, the small print disappeared altogether.
    It looks like STV will be coining it in through the constant advertising for this lottery and rental costs for the lottery office space. You really couldn’t make it up!
    I used to listen in disbelief that a STV programme was actually sponsored by The Scottish Children’s Lottery, – yes! Some of the £1.00 you play is sponsoring other STV programs
    For a private broadcasting company to be involved in a lottery in this fashion is in my mind absolutely outrageous.
    So it seems to me that The Scottish Children’s Lottery is a nice little earner for STV.
    I have never bought into the Scottish Children’s Lottery for these reasons and never will.
    I feel that most people who are playing this lottery are unaware just how every pound they play is being spent. Just wish they would take the time to find out.

    00
  18. A total joke of a lottery.
    Kids get as little as 20p in the pound.
    It’s time you stopped cheating the public.
    What you waiting for, go on give it a try.

    00
  19. Jim
    Over exposure on the advertising. One evening the advert was on 5 times between 5pm and 6pm then almost every break through the evening. How often is the National Lottery advertised in a week?? Absolutely sick of the sight of Sean Batty and Jennifer Reoch

    00
  20. I agree with the above comments and I’m also fed up with the cheesy advertisement on STV that cost thousands, and if you are thinking of unsubscribing you’ll find it’s not possible due to having that one £1 in your account that you seem to win every couple of weeks, “Try unsubscribing and you will see what I mean” + who are the directors? someone’s doing alright and it’s not the charity we thought we were helping.

    00
  21. how much longer have we got to put up with those terrible annoying adverts, I started to play it when it first started but I gave it up as they are spending our money on adverts when it should be going towards the children. someone is getting a lot of money but don’t think it is the poor Scottish kids

    00
  22. I’ve only ever won £25 or fast picks and I’ve been doing it a while now. I’m giving it a couple more months then cancelling my DD and will do the post code one. It may be better.

    00
    • don’t do postcode either another con the week I joined them I won a tenner one year later when I cancelled I won twenty quid on the day my payment ended now to me that’s not luck it,s a scam to keep you roped in i,m going back to the national to date i,ve had 5 numbers up twice total payout over £6000

      00
  23. I totally agree about the truly annoying adverts on TV.
    The constant barrage of emails makes you want to chuck the lottery altogether.
    Very frustrating.

    00
  24. I think people are sick of the adverts.
    Sean and Jennifer have turned in to a couple of leeches.
    You should explain to the public where all the money goes
    And make your accounts available on line and in papers.
    It’s all so selfish and unfair.

    00
  25. An absolute fortune must be spent on their annoying advertising on STV. Practically runs all day & all evening. I have been avoiding watching STV because of their annoying advertising. I also see that only 30% of the money actually goes to children’s charities. Sean is fine for telling the weather & he should stick to that This lottery is definitely not transparent.

    00
  26. Very difficult to close your account. Why are they so desperate to take the extra pound off you, instead of making an account closure easy? Mmmmm!

    00
  27. I’ve always wondered which charities the SCL supports and I’m shocked to find that four new charities with the same address were set up which then distribute to other unnamed charities. I’ve looked at the charity websites and the OSCR accounts and they tell us nothing about who they have funded, how much their employees are paid and most interesting of all, how much they pay STV for advertising!

    00
  28. Never heard of these charity’s listed and can’t find anything about them online and av never heard of anyone winning the big amount a personally think it’s a scam

    00
  29. I’m always getting emails for free plays and tbh most of my plays on this lottery are from codes given by them. This is probably where the 70p goes that doesn’t go to charity.
    It’s good that it’s cheaper than the national lottery basically 2 plays instead of one for the same price
    I’ve won countless lucky dips and £25 once
    The way the bonus ball situation works out annoys me today I matched 2 main numbers and the bonus ball which should be 2 free plays yet I only got one.

    00
  30. Where can you see ‘winners’ specifically the top prize of £25,000? Does someone win every week? Been playing this since it started, won once. Other lotteries declare big wins.

    00
    • Yep how many times has the jackpot been won? They never give you a list of the winners results at all so you never know how much has been paid out. And only 30p out of a pound as well goes to the charity.

      Something wrong with this lottery it also took me ages to cancel my subscription they make it difficult for you to do this.

      00
  31. ‘Prizes under £2,000 will be added automatically to your player account balance’
    Why?? Any winnings I get I would like to spend how I please thank you very much. They don’t tell you that on the telly do they? Cheeky beggars

    00
  32. This isn’t exactly a dig at the lottery but I find it strange that when I paid for a couple lines by debit card, most times I won a pound except once when I won 25 pounds. Then when I chose to pay direct debit I’ve not won since. Also when I tried to use my free 8 pounďs for setting up direct debit the site had a problem and my time ran out.

    00
  33. Won £25 twice now and only a pound to play. Who needs the national lottery?

    00
  34. I’ve only just signed up so haven’t won anything yet. But a pound a ticket is good.
    I like being able to sign up through direct debit, which was really easy.
    30p to charities doesn’t seem a lot but it’s 60p I (to be totally honest) probably wouldn’t give every week otherwise, and it stays in Scotland and helps Scottish children.
    The normal lotto is twice the price and I’ve never won more than a lucky dip in the 5years I’ve been playing.
    I think this is a great lottery.

    00
  35. A great Scottish Lottery. Jackpot should maybe be higher but 25 grand would day me!

    00
  36. So much cheaper than national lottery and benefits oor bairns as opposed to England!!! Only a pound to play & i won £250 on a free play. Happy days!!! Customer service were dead nice & helped explain how to use the free codes they send in emails too.

    00
  37. Why do your or celebrities use the word (now) as certain people are susceptible to this word and see it as a command and would feel obliged to spend money they do not have at this moment In time with poverty on the rise explain this to me if you can please

    00
    • Without Prejudice
      Yeah, Joe, I am with you on this topic, this phrase they have ‘what are you waiting for’ does my head in something rotten, it’s so annoying esp the female voice. I would also like to know how much their advertising bill is.

      00
  38. No clear information as to how much of each pound they give to charity. 4 non-descript unknown ‘charities’ they’ve decided to form themselves with very loose descriptions. No information easily available as to who the charity CEO or director is, and how much money they earn as a salary or income. They don’t answer emails or address online criticism, instead either ignoring altogether or removing or denying altogether negative comments from their social media sites. And finally, who pays STV for all the advertising of the Scottish Children’s Lottery? As I’ve been told that the charity generated a substantial advertising income for STV from this charity. This is perhaps where the believed £0.63p in the pound expenses/admin goes – boosting STV income and paying off their debt. £37p in the pound to the actual charity with its extremely vague beneficiaries is NOT a good amount. Will STV come clean and restore the public’s confidence? Or does it take an official complaint to OSCAR and representations to MPs and MSPs to get any answers from them?

    00
    • Without Prejudice
      Hiya Craig Dunain, you have magically read my mind, they seem to be never off S.T.V I would love to know what was spent on advertising but, at least we do not have to listen to their constant repeats, (I won £25000.00 with my first ticket) I was sick listening to him 🙁 and who came up with the novel idea of giving a free £7.50 if you paid by direct debit, where did the 50pence come from? To entice you to add another 50p?

      00
  39. I like this wee lottery. It’s only a pound and they sometimes send you free plays.

    00
  40. A bit perplexed by the negative reviews on here. I won £100 on Boxing Day and then 10 months later I won £5,000 on their raffle! And everything they do for kids in Scotland makes this a much more worthy cause for us Scottish folks than the National Lottery! Love love love the Scottish Children’s Lottery. Not keen on that Jennifer Reoch though.

    00
    • Agnes, I enjoyed reading your review up until your last sentence. Jennifer Reoch is one of the loveliest girls on television, I much prefer her to Lorraine Kelly, to be honest.

      00
  41. Good lottery – only a £1 to play and £25,000 to be won. Fun website and easy to buy a ticket. Over £3m raised for Scottish Charities – great result!

    00
  42. Absolute scam taking money out my bank account when i clearly have NO SUBSCRIPTION, then not letting me close my account!!! Also claiming it’s all for good causes lmao that’s lies!

    00
  43. Great fun lottery, I play every week and have won £25. And it’s Scottish.

    00
  44. I have cancelled my subscription, as they took a direct debit on 26th September, then the next one on 12th October. They sent an email saying they made a mistake, but no subscription showing on my account, so they would no doubt have tried to take more money this week. I’m not giving them access to my bank account to swipe money whenever they want.

    00
  45. This lottery is nothing but a self generating income cow for all involved at STV. Every one of the incessant daily adverts is paid for by the cash generated…including the huge salaries for the directors who formed the NEW 5 charities the 30% leftovers after running costs (including advertising costs) are distributed to after everyone in this scam has filled their pockets. Corporate fraud at its worst pretending to be a good cause

    00
  46. If this was a salesperson at your door twenty times a day, year in year out trying to sell you lucky white heather, then it wouldn’t be allowed. Yet stv think it’s fine to bombard us with two of the most irritating people on telly. ( although Anita “the wee man” Manning is up there). One looks like it has been caught in the headlights, ingratiatingly bangs on about wee this and wee that and will no doubt be visiting a granny near you for tea and a wee scone. The other is a brazen, baw faced, hen taed, and knock kneed self loving pest. Qualities essential for lifting National titles it seems, even when the turnout that year is poor. I’m fed up hitting the mute button all day because these two pains. “It’s just a pound” “Git yer direct debi’ NOW” Yukk off, please.

    00
  47. I believed this money was paid direct to Scotland but on finding that I was charged an amount on my visa because they requested the amount to be paid in Sterling (my currency) I ended up with a fee as they changed the fee to sterling. I am confused but unfortunately I do not want to do direct debit so unless this alters I will be stopping after this payment finishes

    00
  48. Have only ever won£25. They say one in six tickets is a winner, trust me to buck the trend, now 16 draws and no wins. Still it is a good company, something to do with STV.

    00
  49. Only 30% to charities!!

    What do the bosses get paid?

    00
  50. I love playing this lottery.
    You might not become a millionaire but £25000 is a tidy sum, it’s only £1 per ticket AND I’m helping charities for kids in my beautiful country … WINNER!!!

    00
  51. How do I know which fast pick numbers i have been allocated before prize draw.

    00

Roll over stars and click to rate

You may use these HTML tags and attributes:

Scottish Childrens Lottery Exposed — Helping Children and Winning

Scottish Childrens Lottery Review

Are you looking for a regular raffle to play, plus live in Great Britain? The Scottish Children’s Lottery is an interesting combination of winning prizes and helping several charities. 30% of each lottery ticket goes directly to one of the charities this lottery supports.

The Game at ScottishChildrensLottery.com

Players select their favorite five numbers between 1 and 49 or simply go for a quick pick. Next decisions is whether you want to play both Monday and Thursday, and then whether you want to choose to play 1 to 8 weeks. Subscriptions are also available. Keep in mind there is a £100 cap on the amount you can spend at any one time. The lottery game is available both on your computer and as an app on your smart phone. One ticket for one draw is £1.

What Can You Win

Pick all five numbers correctly and the jackpot prize is £25,000. There is a five tiered prize chart going down from 4 numbers plus bonus ball to win £2,000, to 2 numbers for a fast pick entry. If there are say 4 or more jackpot winners, it’s capped at £100,000, that amount is divided among the winners. There is also a £500,000 capped for the total amount of prizes paid out on any single draw.

Getting Your Winnings

Winning the 2 to 5 tier level, the prize is paid directly into your account or for direct debit people, it is paid into your bank account. I’m not exactly sure how they’d pay the 5 tier prize of a fast pick lottery ticket. Win the jackpot and there is further documentation that the Scottish Children’s Lottery asks for prior to paying it into your bank account. Prizes are delivered within 14 days of any request for additional documentation. Prizes must be claimed within 180 days of the draw.

Scottish Childrens Lottery’s Instant Win

There are fourteen different instant win games with jackpots ranging from £25,000 down to £500. They have some inventive names with my personal favorite being Dragon Scrolls.

Who Can Play at the Scottish Children’s Lottery

First and for most, players must be both a resident and physically located in Great Britain to play this lottery. Players must also be 16 years or older, have an account with scottishchildrenslottery.com and buy a ticket. The terms and conditions are fairly straightforward and seem to address all the areas of how to play their game.

Who Is Scottish Children’s Lottery?

A bunch of charities got together and appointed STV ELM Limited to operate this lottery on their behalf. They have a snail mail address in Glasgow, email address and telephone number. Customer service is available Monday and Thursday 10:00 am to 9:00 pm, and Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. They are closed weekends.

Their Charities

ScottishChildrensLottery.com currently supports four charities: Chance to Succeed, Chance to Study, Chance to Flourish and Chance to Connect. Each of these supports the development of Scottish children. Every week on a rotational basis, a different charity is the beneficiary of at least 30% of ticket sales.

Would you mind rating ScottishChildrensLottery.com?

The Bottom Line at Scottish Children’s Lottery

If you like in and are currently residing in Great Britain, this looks like a fun way to support children’s development and get in on some lottery games or instant wins – and potentially win some money.

Pros:

Two Weekly Games

Good Ticket Price

Winning & Supporting Charities

Cons:

Only for Residents of Great Britain

Players Have to be in Great Britain

No Mega Jackpots Here

The Scottish Children’s Lottery gets a thumb’s up. You’re not going to become a millionaire playing here but it is a nice combination of the chance of winning plus supporting some good causes.