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How can I play?
Fill in the entry form on this site, print it off, sign it and send it to FREEPOST PEMBROKESHIRE LOTTERY. Leaflets are also available from most shops in Pembrokeshire.

How much does it cost?
Each number cost 1 a week. To make the administration of the lottery easier, entries are paid quarterly, half yearly or annually. If you have 1 number, you pay 13 a quarter, 26 half yearly or 52 annually.

I don't like standing orders, can I pay another way?
Yes, send us a cheque or postal order. We do ask for a minimum of 26 if paying by cheque.

I don't have a bank account, can I still play?
Yes, you can pay by postal order.

How many numbers can I have?
As many as you like! There is no limit; it's a 1 per number per week.

Can I choose my own numbers?
No, you are allocated the next number in line and you keep that number for as long as you choose to play.

What are the odds of me winning?
Currently there are 8,500 people playing Pembrokeshire Lottery. The odds are therefore 1 in 8,500.

If there are only 8,500 people in the lottery, why is my number over 30,000?
A few years ago, for administration purposes the numbers allocated were restarted at 30,000.

How will I know if I've won?
The draw is broadcast on Radio Pembrokeshire every Wednesday at 12:30pm and the winner is publicised in the Western Telegraph, on our Facebook page, our Twitter feed @pembslottery and on this website.

Do I have to claim?
No, we will contact you if you win.

Do I have to have my photo in the paper?
We reserve the right to publicise winners but we will not force you to have your photo in the paper! We would hate that to prevent you from playing.

Who runs the lottery?
The Lottery is run by the Directors of the Investing in Pembrokeshire Society Ltd,  Managed day to day by Abigail Owens with Business Development Officer, Allison Butler and Administrator, Julie Cooper.

Where does the money go?
After paying the prize money and expenses such as the staff, the rest of the proceeds are used to help Pembrokeshire businesses in the form of interest free loans. These are conditional on the business investing to maintain or create jobs. Only Pembrokeshire businesses qualify.

When is the draw?
The draw is carried out every Wednesday at 12:30am live on Radio Pembrokeshire.

How is the draw done?
All lottery entries are put on a special computer database, every Wednesday the computer initiates its random selection programme and picks that week’s winners.

How quickly do I get the money should I win?
Immediately. A cheque is ready in the lottery office as soon as the draw is done.

Where is the lottery based?
Pembrokeshire Lottery, Suite 16 Cedar Court, Havens Head Business Park, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire SA73 3LS.

I don't know my number, how can I find out?
You can contact us on 01646 690800, e-mail or write to us at the address above.

I live outside Pembrokeshire, can I still play?
Yes, if you have a British address. We only give loans to businesses based in Pembrokeshire but anyone with a GB address can play.

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