A message to our players

The Forces Lottery platform is not just about fun, excitement and winning prizes, for many of our good causes it’s a vital source of income. And with the challenges Covid-19 presents, fundraising just got a whole lot harder.

So what can we do? It’s easy to feel helpless in situations like these, but we have to remember that we all have a part to play, and that together we can make amazing things happen.

The level of fear and uncertainty we’re facing right now is all too familiar for the people our good causes work tirelessly to help and protect, and it is for them that The Forces Lottery exists and so it is for them that we carry on now.

Over the past few weeks the team at Sterling, who manage the Forces Lottery platform, have been making plans for our entire team to move into self-isolation, while our lotteries continue to run and raise funds. This has necessitated some changes, some compromises and sacrifices, new ideas and new equipment, and no small investment. But we’ve managed it, and we’re now able to continue operating our lotteries remotely. The draws will carry on!

With the Forces Lottery team safely settled at home we can now work together on protecting the lottery income our good causes depend on.

The Forces Lottery was built on one idea – that when we come together, we can make amazing things happen. We believe that today more strongly than ever. If we all stay safe and look after one another, both we and our good causes can help each other through to the other side.

So, as always, good luck in the draw and thank you for your support. We hope you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy at this difficult time.