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BSB 805 050

Community Lottery


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  • What do we do about unsold paper tickets?

    With hundreds of groups and higher demand for tickets than we are able to supply, it’s important that any unsold tickets are returned to People’s Choice as soon as possible, so that we can distribute them to organisations that might be able to benefit from their sale.

    Please be realistic about your organisation’s selling potential, and only apply for the number of tickets that you believe your organisation can sell. Not only is it unfair to prevent other organisations from benefitting from the Community Lottery by selling more tickets, but unsold tickets returned too late to redistribute might affect your organisation’s participation in the Lottery next year.

  • Who do I contact if I have a question?

    Send us an enquiry, and we’ll be in touch.

  • How do I know if I've won a prize?

    The 2017 Early Bird online draw will take place on Wednesday 5 April 2017 at 11am at 50 Flinders Street Adelaide and winning ticket number published in the
    Adelaide Advertiser and on our website on Friday 7 April 2017.

    The 2017 Final draw will take place on Wednesday 4 October 2017 at 11am at 50 Flinders Street Adelaide. Winning ticket numbers will be published in the Adelaide Sunday Mail and on our website on Sunday 8 October 2017.

  • Why am I not receiving Community Lottery emails to my Gmail account?

    In case your Gmail account marks Community Lottery emails as spam, please follow the below simple steps to add Community Lottery as a whitelist in Gmail

    Step 1: Log in to your Gmail account

    Step 2: Click on the Settings cog in the top-right corner and go to Mail settings.

    Step 3: Select the Filters tab from the choices

    Step 4: Click on Create a new filter, near the bottom

    Step 5: In the From field, add ‘People’s Choice Credit Union’ and ‘Community Lottery’ so our emails never land in your spam folder, using capital OR between each address/name.

    Step 6: Click the Next Step button after you're finished entering all the information.

    Step 7: Tick the box next to Never send it to spam and then click Create Filter.

    That's it! Now you’re all set up to never miss an important Community Lottery email. Who knows you could be one of our lucky winners!

  • Can my organisation open an account with People’s Choice?

    People’s Choice offers an account for community groups called
    If your organisation or your members would like to consider opening a Business and Community Account, let us know and we’ll get it set up.

  • What’s the deadline for returning our tickets and funds?

    Check out Community Lottery key dates, and add them to your organisation’s calendar.

  • How do we stay informed of Lottery updates?

    The Community Lottery website is updated regularly with all the latest Lottery updates and we’ll send emails to the nominated contact person at your organisation with important info, too.

  • We sold tickets last year. How do we sign up again?

    You’ll receive an email to your organisation’s nominated address with login details to apply for the lottery again this year. Here, you can login to review your profile, set up your online fundraising page and request paper ticket books.

    If you participated in last year’s Lottery, but didn’t provide a valid email address, we’ll send an application form in the mail.

  • How many tickets can we apply to sell?

    With 900,000 Community Lottery tickets to be sold, we ask that each participating organisation sells a minimum of five books, or 50 paper tickets.

    All requests for Community Lottery paper tickets are capped at 1,000 books, or 10,000 tickets, per organisation.

    Sales of online tickets, however, have no limits per organisation and do not affect your allocation of paper tickets. Upon registering to participate in the Lottery, your organisation will automatically be signed up to sell tickets online.

  • Where do we pick up and return paper tickets?

    Collection and return of your Community Lottery paper tickets will be from your nominated People’s Choice Credit Union branch, as specified upon application. 

  • Is there any cost for participating in the Community Lottery?

    No, there is no cost whatsoever to participate in the People’s Choice Community Lottery. With the support of our business and media partners, People’s Choice meets all costs associated with the Lottery, including the provision of prizes, printing of tickets and display material, point of sale opportunities, administration, advertising and promotion.

  • Is my organisation eligible to participate?
    • Is your organisation a not-for-profit sporting club, registered charity, school, pre-schools, kindergarten or community group?
    • Are you located in South Australia, Victoria, the ACT or the Northern Territory?
    • Would all money raised in the Community Lottery be returned for the sole benefit of the organisation?

    If you answered yes to all of the above, then you could be eligible to participate.

    Groups that are ineligible to participate include individuals, private enterprises and corporate social clubs.

    If you’re in doubt as to whether your organisation can participate, contact us.

  • How can my organisation apply to sell tickets?

    If you’re new to the Community Lottery, just complete an online application to sell tickets.

  • What are the prizes on offer?

    Prizes, prizes, prizes galore! There are 131 prizes up for grabs worth over $360,000! For all prize details please refer to our more detailed Prize List.

  • How many tickets are available in the Community Lottery?

    There are 900,000 Community Lottery tickets. With each ticket priced at $2, that’s a potential  $1.8 million returned to the community.

  • What details must buyers provide on the ticket stubs?

    We need to be able to contact winners after the Community Lottery draw, so we need the name and address of the ticket purchaser on every paper ticket stub and when tickets are purchased online.

    This info is collected so we can notify winners, and won’t be used for any other purpose.

  • When does the Community Lottery happen?

    Check out Community Lottery key dates, and add them to your organisation’s calendar.

  • When and where will the draw be conducted?

    Check out Community Lottery key dates, and add them to your organisation’s calendar.

    Prize draws take place at People’s Choice Credit Union’s head office at 50 Flinders Street in Adelaide. If you want to come along for the draw, please report to the reception desk at level 14.

  • How do we deposit funds raised?

    Yes, your organisation is required to deposit the equivalent funds for all sold paper tickets so we can then process a 100% refund.

    We don’t accept cash, but we’ll accept a cheque in-branch for the total raised, made payable to ‘People’s Choice Community Foundation.’

    Alternatively, you can deposit the funds by EFT to the ‘People’s Choice Community Foundation’ account:

    BSB: 805 050
    Account Number: 63497228
    Narration/Reference: Your Organisation Name

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