Lifeboat Lottery

Win up to £5,000 in the summer Lifeboat Lottery and help save lives!

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Play our quarterly Lifeboat lottery and give yourself a chance to win one of fifty cash prizes.

  • 1st prize £5,000
  • 2nd prize £2,000
  • 3rd prize £500
  • 4th prize £250
  • 5th prizes 10 x £100
  • 6th prizes 36 x £25

Every ticket you buy will go towards saving lives. It ensures RNLI lifeboat crews around the UK are ready, 24/7, whenever an emergency arises and helps our lifeguards keep thousands of beachgoers safe. It provides our lifesavers with essential training, kit and equipment – all crucial to their safety and the conditions they face. And it inspires our family of volunteers and staff who work tirelessly to raise awareness and funds, both vital to the future of our lifesaving service and our goal of reducing drowning.

In 2020 the RNLI received £2,776,544 in Lifeboat Lottery ticket sales and 82% of money raised by the Lifeboat Lottery went directly towards the RNLI, 1% on prizes and 16% on expenses.

How to play 

Our summer lottery launches on 19 April 2021 and all entries need to be returned to us by 11 June 2021. Tickets cost £1 or £10 for a book of 10. Buy yours from 19 April 2021 by calling us on 0300 300 9920 (weekdays, 8am-6pm) or email The draw will take place on 28 June 2021 and we will contact you if you are one of the lucky winners!

To take part, you must be aged 18 or over. Underage gambling is an offence. You must live in England (excluding the Channel Islands and Isle of Man), Scotland or Wales. You can read our full terms and conditions here. Thank you for supporting our lifesavers, and good luck!

If you feel you have a problem with gambling and would like to request that RNLI excludes you from all of its gambling related activities, including receiving gambling related marketing materials, you can simply download the Self Exclusion form (PDF - 120KB), and return to: Supporter Experience team, Royal National Lifeboat Institution, West Quay Road, Poole BH15 1HZ by post or email to If you, or someone you know, needs information or help with problem gambling, please call the National Gambling Helpline on 0808 8020 133 or visit

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