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Weekly Lottery

Welcome to the Brain Research UK Weekly Lottery. By joining our lottery, you have a chance to win up to £25,000 every week!

We have teamed up with the Unity Lottery to offer you the chance to win up to £25,000 every week. For as little as £1 a week, taking part is a fantastic way to win a great prize whilst supporting vital work in funding essential research, to help all those with a neurological condition live better, longer.

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How and what do you win?

Brain Research UK’s weekly lottery is managed by Unity Lottery (Sterling Management Centre Ltd), a UK company with more than 20 years’ experience of running lotteries for charities.

You can play for as little as £1 per week. For every £1 you play each week you will receive a unique 6-digit lottery number, which will remain yours for as long as you keep playing. You can purchase more than one lottery number if you wish.

Every Friday, Unity generate a random 6-digit winning number sequence(all numbers are between 0 and 9).  If your digits are in the same positions as the digits in the winning number sequence, you win a prize!

For example, if the winning number sequence was 6 7 4 3 0 7 and your lottery number is

7 2 4 3 1 7, you will have matched 3 digits in the sequence because three are positioned in the same place.

  • 6-digit match wins £25,000
  • 5-digit match wins £1,000
  • 4-digit match wins £25
  • 3-digit match wins five entries into the next draw
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What are my chances?

Unity offers the best odds of any platform of its kind. Because it is a number match game the odds are fixed.  Every £1 entry has a 1 in 63 chance of winning one of the prizes.

How it works?

You can register to play by visiting the Brain Research UK page on the Unity Lottery website, and then simply click on the orange ‘Play Now’ button to go through the registration process including payment options.

Once you have registered and submitted your details, you will receive an online confirmation and then either a welcome email or letter detailing your lottery numbers.

Please note: Your method of payment will dictate how soon you will be entered into a draw.  

For every £1 played on our Weekly Lottery, a minimum of 50p will come straight to Brain Research UK. The other 50p is split between the prize pot and administration costs.

Check out the helpful FAQs if you have any questions!

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How do I know I am a winner?

If you win, your prize cheque will be sent to you automatically, so there is no need for you to make a claim.  You can of course check the latest lottery results anytime at

How your support helps

Your support helps to ensure that we can continue to fund essential research to better understand, diagnose and develop new treatments to improve the lives of those affected by a neurological condition.  We are currently focusing our funding on three priority areas: acquired brain and spinal cord injury, neuro-oncology (brain tumours) and headaches and facial pain. These areas we have identified as having large unmet patient need and a lack of current research investment. Find out more about our research funding

Lottery rules

You must be aged 18 or over to play our lottery. See full game rules

Please play responsibly. Should you have any concerns or issues related to responsible gambling and would like to speak to someone about this, contact Be Gamble Aware confidential helpline on 0808 8020 133 or visit their website for further information.

Need to talk to someone about your lottery membership?  Ring the Unity Lottery helpline: 0370 0509240 (Mon – Fri, 9am – 5.00pm) or alternatively, please fill in this contact form.

The promoter of our Unity Lottery is Pippa Ball, Brain Research UK, 4th Floor
5 Chancery Lane, London  WC2A 1LG.  Registered with City of London Council. Registration Number: 0008