Play the Deaf Academy lottery today


Pledge from just £1 a week and you could be in with a chance of winning £25,000 in our weekly Friday draw. 50p from every £1 entry will go directly towards supporting Deaf children and young people, giving them the specialist education, opportunities, and support they deserve. The more entries you play, the more chances you have to win, and the more you’ll be able to transform a Deaf child’s life. Enter now and you could be celebrating next week!

The Difference your £1 a week could make

Our specialist support and bespoke facilities are only possible through the amazing donations that people like you give. Your support can help an isolated, young Deaf person to thrive. Bilingual teaching in English and British Sign Language gives them a language they can communicate in. Our Deaf community gives them friends and role models to aspire to. And bespoke facilities support their feelings of self-worth and confidence.

Your amazing donations are currently funding bespoke equipment that our students need in the new Deaf Academy. Equipment that will make a difference to our students today and many future generation of young Deaf people.

How would you spend £25,000?

Treat yourself to the holiday of a lifetime? Buy a flashy car?

Tuck it away for a rainy day? Let your imagination run wild….!

By playing for just £1 per entry every week you could win one of four prizes:

1st Prize


with 6 numbers matched

2nd Prize


with 5 numbers matched

3rd Prize


with 4 numbers matched

4th prize


free entries into the next draw

with 3 numbers matched

How does it work?

The Deaf Academy Weekly Lottery is run by Unity Lottery, an external lottery manager. When you join the lottery, you are allocated a 6-digit lottery number. Each Friday, the weekly lottery is drawn – if more than 3 digits from your personal number match the draw, you’re guaranteed a prize. If you win, Unity will contact you so there is no need to collect your prize. You must be 16 or over to play.

The Deaf Academy is committed to ensuring that its lottery activity is operated in a secure, fair and socially responsible way and to endorsing responsible gambling amongst its supporters.

The Deaf Academy is licensed to operate lotteries by Exeter Borough Council. Our current lottery manager is Unity Lottery, part of Sterling Lotteries. To see the terms and conditions of the lottery visit:

To see the terms and conditions of the lottery visit:

Any complaints regarding the draw can be made to Sarah Shaw on

 The Deaf Academy and Unity Lottery support responsible gambling and encourage people to seek help should gambling become a problem.

If you feel you may be susceptible to gambling problems and would like to ask that you are excluded from the lottery, please download Unity’s self-exclusion policy here.

If you need to talk to someone about problem gambling then please contact Be Gamble Aware. Be Gamble Aware is a registered charity that provides confidential telephone support and counselling to anyone who is affected by problem gambling. Be Gamble Aware can be contacted on 0808 8020 133 (Freephone)


The Draw takes place each week on a Friday at Sterling’s premises.

The Winning Number for each weekly Draw shall be the winning six-digit number generated by Sterling’s Random Number Generator.

In order to comply with the Gambling Act only those Chances for which payment has been received are eligible for entry into the Draw.

The winning probabilities are summarised below:

  • Six Number Match: 1 in 1,000,000
  • Five Number Match: 1 in 18,518
  • Four Number Match: 1 in 823
  • Three Number Match: 1 in 69

What are my chances of winning a prize?

You have a 1 in 63 chance of winning a prize when taking part in the Unity lottery for the Deaf Academy.

At least 50% goes directly to the Deaf Academy, directly supporting our work to improve the education and opportunities for Deaf children and young people. Our partner agency, Unity, who manage the lottery on behalf of the Deaf Academy allocate the other 50%, with 18.4% towards prizes and 31.6% on administration.