Bad 1.4 | Reviews (14) screenshort
Deposit: Direct Debit, Credit Cards
Bonus: Champions Club
US Allowed:
  1. Got a call about $20 tickets and thanks for support over 5 years I declined and mentioned I wanted to cancel it they said can’t do that here but here’s a number I didn’t end up calling and today check my bank statement and THEY TOOK $50 NOT $30 and have now screwed me up for my automatic payment arrangement with my electricity company easily spent over $2,000 since I started and this is the thanks I get I got screwed can’t process refunds for days I wanted confirmation of refund and to cancel forever and they said I’ll call you back MASSIVE SCAM didn’t win anything BTW in 5 years not a single thing

  2. I have previously purchased tickets at the prize home and not had a problem before when you could get paper tickets. Now you have to have electronic ones that should be emailed to you. 5 days after purchase I am still to receive my tickets to the house. No reply to my email no answer to phone call. DO NOT buy tickets for prize homes with Surf life saving, spend your money buying tickets at the mater home it is only 1 street away at Bribie Island and get tickets immediately.

  3. Shonks. Where’s my friggin tickets and why don’t you answer emails???
    Don’t waste your money supporting this organisation thinking you are in the running for a prize.
    Purchased tickets in 2 lotteries recently and received the confirmatory email, and my bank statement confirmed payment.
    Never sent me tickets.
    Sent an email to customer service 8 days ago- no reply.
    Called 1800# today and was just told one of the lotteries was already drawn, really had to push for an explanation and eventually told “well we’ve been having trouble with the website”
    This is pathetic. Appalling.
    You have the audacity to say you have permission to run a lottery, well if enough people complain when they don’t receive purchased tickets you won’t have permission for very long.
    I will not support this organisation again.

  4. I received no confirmation of ticket purchase or receipt. Can not get through on phone and no replies to my email. Total scam!!

  5. I was phoned by their call centre and really sold the ticket. I eventually agreed to buy a $20 ticket. Real sales job. But then I get a phone call over a week later, saying “Oh we had a glitch in the system and it didn’t take the payment, so we have to charge again”. I hadn’t received the tickets either. So I look at my statement while on the phone. Payment had gone through. Girl on phone stammered and I asked for a supervisor she hung up. I phoned head office straight away. they confirmed I had paid, and apologised I hadn’t received tickets. They would send them out and email me. That was almost 2 weeks ago, still no tickets and call centre is busy, you have to leave a msg – really crap.

  6. Tried to get results for draw 411 but they are not on the website? Why, have I been conned?

  7. Set up an account for $10 a month – also bought tickets for $50 before. My earlier tickets you can’t even see what lottery you purchased them for and who won???
    Also they now keep calling me and don’t let you talk and disagree telling my I didn’t do something I did! then respond rudely when I finally get a chance to tell them I’m busy and at work!

  8. Total rip off Champions club, ripped me off $100. cancelled subscription. Will stick with RSL and Mater.

  9. It’s about time Surf Lifesaving Lotteries started prominently printing the exact number of tickets available for sale in each lottery! When they do that I will upgrade my rating.

  10. Sign into website but doesn’t allow me to change my password, only able to change my email. Also while signed in, I click on buy tickets and the website directs me to a non secure page to purchase tickets. Anytime I click on anything other than ”My Account”, the website keeps taking me to unsecure pages. Their website has MAJOR ISSUES. I don’t have any of these problems with other Australian prize home lotteries. FIX YOUR WEBSITE…issues have been going on for years now. It is not my browsers as I’m computer knowledgeable.

  11. The questions that need answering for these ‘good cause’ lotteries is
    a) How many tickets are sold,
    b) Is the seller a third party, and
    c) how much from each lottery goes to the ‘good cause’?
    These lotteries need more transparency. I am not suggesting that the Surf lotteries are a scam, as some others are in Queensland, but it’s good to know
    WHO gets the punters dough.

    and yes I have previously purchased a Surf Lottery ticket

  12. the winner of lottery 191 was a mr h from point Claire nsw
    there is no point Claire in nsw
    there is a point clare in nsw.
    how could they get the suburb wrong?

    • Mark….there is a Point Clare on the NSW Central Coast

  13. First time I brought surf lottery tickets, they didn’t have any tickets with them left. So I paid the cash and gave them my address, to get them sent to me, but they never got sent. I had to call to get replacement tickets sent out. The next time I brought tickets, I went to buy 20 dollars worth (all the cash I had) however, I was told I could double my chances if I spent 30 dollars. They said they will take 10 dollars from my card and 20 dollars in cash. However, the full 30 dollars was deducted from my bank account and the person also took my 20 dollar note. I ended up paying 50 dollars for 30 dollars worth of tickets. Completely robbed. Very disappointed!!

  14. I like the idea that I can play in a lottery and help a cause. Okay – the fact that this one is surfing is even better, never mind those hospitals, kids and other good causes. The whole idea appeals to me. And if I win – bonus! Might have to go to Australia to go get my prize. Serious bonus!


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SurfLottery Exposed — Catch the Wave to Win!

SurfLottery Review

What do you think about the use of lotteries for fund raising for non-profits? We were into the Surf Life Saving Lottery out of Australia today who raises funds for clubs. There are a bunch of these fund raising lotteries worldwide now that are actually a bit more like raffles. So do you think it’s good to raise funds and provide a platform for players to win prizes?

How Does Work?

The Surf Life Saving Foundation runs six lotteries per year. Players sign up for a monthly ticket allocation with tickets accumulating for the draw every second month. Hard copy tickets (there is that option) are received within 15 working days of purchase. Tickets purchased online are automatically assigned on the purchase dates. First purchasers get three tickets that first lottery draw and then two each draw after that. Players can get on board for as little as AUD $2 per month.

Prizes at Surf Life Saving Foundation

There is a bunch of ways to win.’s main draw is for a house in Queensland, Australia. 1st prize in the December draw was a house valued at AUD 966,000 plus a bonus prize of an Infiniti Q60 3.7 Coupe S Premium. The online promotion winner got a Coles Myer Gift Card of $1,500. Last October, it was a Bribie Island Home valued at AUD 948,000 plus a bonus prize of 50,000 in gold bullion. I guess that must be cashable. But as they say – that’s not all! The Champions lottery last October netted gold bullion to the tune of $10,000 plus $1,000 in bonus Home Tickets. That is one of the challenges playing at this site is the different games that go on within the monthly subscription depending on how much you are paying to play.

Loyalty Programs at

The Champions Club not only provides double entries into each draw, but depending on what you spend, it can increase the amount of entries into their weekday draw of a prize valued at AUD 5,000. For each additional $10 spent monthly on tickets over your original $10, the amount of entries increase. Prizes are not always cash. It can be travel credits, gift cards, gold and/or other supplier prizes – and it is not cashable. Games are played in Aussie daily excluding national public holidays and Queensland. Okay – not sure about that Queensland reference.

Who Can Play at

Everyone is welcome play – Aussies and Internationals. We’re not sure about claiming some of prizes are they are not convertible to cash, then again – where there is a winner, there is a way! Customer Service

Getting in touch with the Surf Life Saving Foundation is pretty easy and they are great at responding in a timely basis to emails. They also offer a snail mail address, optional phone numbers for international dialers plus toll free numbers for Aussies and Kiwis. Their office is open 8:30 am through 7:30 pm Monday to Friday and 9:00 am to 1:30 pm on Saturday.

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The Bottom line with Surf Life Saving Foundation

The team and I had a yakk about this whole concept of fund raising and lotteries, and our bottom line was we liked it. People are encouraged to support an important cause that actually does save lives at the same time, people get to win stuff. has a good scale of options to win – and does a lot of good.


Winning and Supporting a Cause

Multiple Ways to Win

Doesn’t the Word Surf Put A Smile on Your Face


Only One 1st Prize

Sorting out Ownership/Prize

Postage on Deliver on Spending Your Gift Card Internationally

So yup – these guys get a thumbs up, especially as people can play internationally. The challenge, of course, is if you won Bribie Island Home, how you collect. Okay – I can already see myself booking my flight to head down under!

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