The Army Sports Lottery (ASL) was established in Sep 93 to raise non-public funds for sport in addition to those available from other sources (see Annex A).
The ASL is a series of weekly lotteries. Tickets cost £0.75 each per week with a maximum of 5 tickets per person. Winners are determined by a random number selector system.
The draw takes place every Friday and is independently witnessed. Prize winners are notified by post. All units are notified by email and results are announced on local Service’s radio, where the service exists and Soldier Magazine.
Download Army Sports Lottery Application.
The weekly prize fund is £25,000, distributed as follows:
- First £10,000
- Second £5,000
- Third £4,000
- Fourth £2,000
- Fifth £1,000
- Consolation 15 x £200
The aim of ASL is to support:
- Individual officers, soldiers and teams undertaking an authorised Overseas Tour/Visit
- Olympic, Paralympic, Commonwealth Games and other International competitors
- Winter Sports competitors
- ASCB Charitable Fund
- Other sporting activities/requirements
The weekly prize fund (approximately 50% of weekly income) is set in accordance with Gambling Commission regulations. A bi-annual Super Draw is conducted in July and December when the prize fund for that week doubles. Prizes are regularly reviewed by the ASL Grants Committee.
The following personnel are eligible to join ASL:
- Regular Army All members of the Regular Army and their equivalents e.g. FTRS, MPGS, are eligible to join. Payment is deducted at source by JPA and is shown on monthly pay statements.
- TA All members of the TA and their equivalents are eligible to join. Payment is made in advance by annual cheque made payable to ‘Army Sports Lottery’. The minimum period of membership is 12 months for which the cost per ticket/s is:
- 1 - £39
- 2 - £78
- 3 - £117
- 4 - £156
- 5 - £195
- Military Support Force (MSF)/Retired Officer (RO)/Retired Other Rank (OR) MSF/RO/OR who are ex-Army, are employed by the MOD and have a military address are eligible to join. Payment is as for the TA.
Applications The Membership Application Form (JS Form JPA E015) is enclosed. It is also available from the ASL website (see below) and garrison/unit RAO’s. On completion, the Application Form is to be forwarded electronically to the LM through the RAO. Applications will also be accepted by post or facsimile (Aldershot Mil (94222) 3687 or 01252 348687). All applicants must ensure they complete the Application Form accurately.
Regular Army Members.
- It is especially important regimental numbers are entered correctly with any additional hyphened numbers included. Details can be found on pay statements. Failure to do so will result in applications being rejected by JPA/SPVA.
- Members should check their pay statements to ensure payment is being made. This will ensure their membership is current and they are eligible to apply for a grant.
- Individuals are not a member of ASL until the first payment has been received. This can take 6-8 weeks after applying for membership.
- All. Members must ensure their personal details, especially their contact address, are kept up to date. This will ensure prizes are received promptly. Every effort will be made to trace prize-winners. However, prizes not claimed after 12 months are void and will be paid into the ASCB Charitable Fund. Members able to do so should check results weekly.
Members may apply for grants in accordance with the Grant Rules at Annex A. Where applicable, group applications are to be made. This is especially so for Winter Sports, where multiple applications from the same unit will be rejected. Applicants who receive a grant must have been a member of ASL for at least 3 years before resigning. /p>
All individuals listed on a Grant Application Form, be the grant from ASL or ASCB Charitable Fund, must be a member of ASL. Applicants must have made their first payment. Any replacements must also be members of ASL./p>
Where time permits, the ASL Grants Committee may agree to defer a Grant Application to allow non members listed to make their first payment. However, unless there are exceptional circumstances that have prevented an applicant from joining, any non member will not receive a grant in accordance with Gambling Commission regulations./p>
This instruction, any amendments and other information, can be found at www.armysportslottery.com.
ASL is registered with the Gambling Commission and is administered by the Army Sport Control Board (ASCB). The Promoter is Secretary ASCB (SASCB), who delegates day to day management to the Lottery Manager (LM), who is supported by an Assistant LM.
The licence from the Gambling Commission only permits profits to be spent on sport.