Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Want to know how we afford to give away cash prizes for free? Get answers to common Free Lottery queries here. Simply click on any of the questions below to find out more!
1. What is the Free Lottery?
The Free Lottery does what it says on the tin - it consists of two entirely free draw games with chances to win amazing prizes every day! All you have to do is sign up.
For an in-depth explanation of the rules, visit the Rules page.Back to Top
2. Who's Paying for the Prizes? How Can Anyone Afford to Run a Free Lottery?
Prizes are paid for through advertising and other features available on the website. All Free Lottery prizes are underwritten by a leading insurance company to ensure that any prize you win is guaranteed.Back to Top
3. Who is Eligible to Play the Free Lottery?
Anyone over the age of 18 can sign up to play Free Lottery games.Back to Top
4. How Do I Qualify for the Draws?
If you want to take part in the Daily and Weekly Draws offered at Free-Lottery.net, all you need to do is register on the site and verify your account details. Then you can start your lottery adventure!Back to Top
5. How Do the Daily Draws Work?
Daily Draws take place every day at 19.30 UTC - just log in, pick your numbers and enter the draw before the cut-off time of 17.30 UTC for the chance to win £1,000!Back to Top
6. How Do the Weekly Draws Work?
Weekly Draws are held on Monday afternoons at 14:00 UTC, with entries closing at 12:00 UTC the same day, and they offer a prize of £1 million! After signing up, you can enter a Weekly Draw right away, but after this you'll need to play in at least three Daily Draws in a week to qualify for that week's draw.Back to Top
7. How Do the Extra Chance Draws Work?
Playing the Weekly Draw automatically enters you into the Extra Chance Draw, both are held on Monday afternoons at 14:00 UTC, with entries closing at 12:00 UTC the same day. Extra Chance is guaranteed to be won as one Weekly Draw player is randomly selected as the winner. The prize amount starts from £50.
Occasionally, Extra Chance may occur on a different day to the Weekly Draw to coincide with special events.Back to Top
8. What Are My Chances of Winning the Jackpot?
Both the Daily and Weekly Draws require you to match six numbers to win either the £1,000 or £1 million jackpot. The probability of matching six numbers from 75 possibilities is 1:201,359,550. That's better odds than some paid lotteries!Back to Top
9. Do the Daily and Weekly jackpots Roll Over?
The Daily and Weekly Draws do not roll over. The Extra Chance prize can rollover if the randomly chosen winner from the previous week failed to claim their winnings.Back to Top
10. What Happened to the Monthly Draw? What Changed at Free-Lottery.net?
The Monthly Draw was replaced in May 2015 to make way for bigger jackpots on a regular basis. Now, you have more chances to win £1 million throughout the month instead of waiting around for 28 days or more! February 2017 saw the introduction of Extra Chance, giving every Weekly Draw player a second shot at a prize.Back to Top
11. I Think I've Won a Prize! What Do I Do Now?
Log in to compare the numbers you chose to the numbers drawn in order to confirm that you've won. Extra Chance winners will receive a notifcation message when they log into their account. Once that's finished, you will need to get in touch with Free Lottery through the Contact Us page in order to start the claims process.Back to Top
12. How are Prizes Paid to Winners?
Jackpot prizes are paid out by cheques made out to the name connected to the winner's account and are sent by registered post. This is why you need to provide your real name and information when you register - to ensure that prizes go to the right person. Cash prizes in Extra Chance draws will be securely transferred via PayPal.Back to Top
13. How Long Do I Have to Claim a Prize?
You have 30 days from the date of a draw to claim any Daily or Weekly Draw prize you might be due. Extra Chance winners have 48 hours to start the claims process. Don't forget to check the results regularly so you don't miss out on a nice payout!Back to Top
14. What Happens if More Than One Person Wins the Daily or Weekly Prize?
If more than one player matches all six main numbers drawn in either a Daily or a Weekly Draw, then the prize is shared equally among the winning ticket holders. For example, if two people win the Weekly Draw jackpot of £1 million, they will each receive £500,000.Back to Top
15. Will I Be Taxed on Prizes I Win?
If you live in the UK, any Free Lottery prize you win won't be taxed. If you scoop a Free Lottery windfall and you live outside the UK, you should contact a financial advisor in your jurisdiction who is familiar with international tax law so they can calculate what taxes may be applicable to you.Back to Top
16. Help! I've Lost My Login Details!
If you've lost your login details, you can reset your password by visiting the Forgotten Password page and typing your email address into the entry field. You'll then receive a message prompting you to visit the site and create a new password.Back to Top
17. How Do I Change My Personal Details?
Simply log in and visit the Account Settings page, then hit 'Edit' to change your email address, mobile number or anything else that might need updating.Back to Top
18. How Do You Keep My Data Safe and Secure?
Player security is a top priority - that's why Free-Lottery.net uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol to encrypt data between your browser and the web server. All your sensitive information is stored on secure Free-Lottery.net servers which are also protected by firewalls ensuring they can only be accessed with appropriate authorisation.Back to Top
19. How Often Will I Be Contacted by Free Lottery?
You will only receive emails as and when they're needed. You'll generally receive emails encouraging you to log into your account if you win an Extra Chance prize and emails telling you about updates to the site.
Most emails that you receive will be prompted by you - you will be contacted if you need to verify your account, if you need to change your password, other account details or if you need to claim a prize.Back to Top
20. Why Do You Need My Personal Information?
Providing your personal information such as your name and birthday ensures that the Free Lottery can offer a level playing field for all players. Your date of birth verifies that you're old enough to play, while having your real name associated with your account is needed if you've won a prize and want to make a claim. If you provide your phone number, you can be contacted during the claims process in case any issues arise.
These personal details also ensure that each person only has one account - it stops people gaming the system to take away prizes from other players. The players are Free Lottery's top priority, so the draws need to be completely fair.Back to Top
21. How Can I Protect Myself Against Scams?
The most important thing to remember is that you need to register an account with Free Lottery and verify your personal details before entering a draw. If you haven't registered and entered one of the draws, you can't play the Daily or Weekly games - and you can't win a prize. It's that simple.
Visit the Scams page for more information about recognising lottery scams.Back to Top