Make a Smile Lottery

Make a Smile lottery is a fun and easy way to support us … plus you could win weekly cash prizes!

What is Make a Smile lottery?

We are very excited to have teamed up with make a smile lottery to bring you an innovative and exciting way to support us. They are a lottery who hold weekly cash draws where you could win one of 102 cash prizes ranging from £10 – £1,000, plus a rollover of £500 that increases weekly up to £25,000!

Most importantly you will be supporting Mid and North East Essex Mind and helping us to continue providing essential services in local communities.

How to Play

Signing up to play is as easy as 123!

  • Online at either by monthly direct debit of £4.34 a month (which covers you for all draws 52 weeks of the year!) or by card from as little as £10 for 10 weeks in the draw
  • Call the make a smile team to set your lottery membership up over the phone 0300 303 4500
  • When you join, make a smile lottery will send you a welcome pack and your numbers will be entered into the draw for each week you have paid
  • Every week, your unique 6-digit lottery number(s) will go into the make a smile lottery draw and winners are chosen at random
  • Should you win, make a smile lottery will automatically send you a cheque!
  • You can check your numbers every week at
  • Anyone can enter; you just need to be over 18 and living in mainland Great Britain. Please play responsibly.

How Does it Work?

  • One chance in the weekly draw is just £1
  • The Lottery computer allocates a unique number for each chance.
  • Every week, there is one £1000 prize, one £250 prize, and there are 100 prizes of £10
  • Rollover prize of £500 is selected from random numbers and could rollover up to a maximum of £25,000!
  • No claim is necessary as the winning cheques are sent by post after the draw, but you can check your numbers on the make a smile lottery website.
  • Your number(s) will be entered into the draw every week for which you have paid.
  • You must be 18 or over to join the Lottery.

Single Tickets

Whether you’ve been a long-term supporter and fancy increasing your chances as the rollover gets higher, or just want to try your luck for one week – single tickets are an easy way to play. Each ticket costs £1 per entry. All tickets need to be purchased before 9am on Thursday to be entered into the draw on a Friday.

Please note that any tickets purchased after 9am on Thursday will be entered into the following Friday’s draw.

You can pay by card (because we are a lottery, we don’t accept Credit cards).

You can buy tickets here.

Play & Save Loyalty Scheme

We are also very excited to announce that Make a Smile lottery has just launched their Play & Save Loyalty Scheme in our area! If you’ve been playing with them in support of us for longer than 3 months, you will have access to several discounts at a variety of local businesses ranging from take-out restaurants to home and beauty. You will receive your Play & Save Discount Card via email and if you use it regularly enough, you could save more than your annual lottery membership!

Terms & Conditions

 You must be 18 or over to play make a smile lottery. Please play responsibly. Responsible gambling support: make a smile lottery is wholly owned by St Helena Hospice, a charity working with other charities to raise much needed funds. Promoter: St Helena Hospice trading as make a smile lottery. St Helena Hospice Limited is licensed and regulated in Great Britain by the Gambling Commission under account number 4685 St Helena Hospice is a company limited by guarantee. Registered in England and Wales Number 01511841. Registered Charity Number 280919. Registered Office: Myland Hall, Barncroft Close, Highwoods, Colchester, CO4 9JU. make a smile lottery office: 6 The Atrium, Phoenix Square, Wyncolls Road, Colchester, CO4 9AS. make a smile lottery Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions can be viewed on our website.

The Essex Lottery

The Essex Lottery, is a weekly online lottery created to support local causes in Essex with a weekly prize fund of up to £25,000.

Tickets cost £1.60 of which will come to Mid and North East Essex Mind should you choose to support us. The money we raise will go towards the mental health services we provide for children, young people and adults across the area.

More more information and to play please visit our page on The Essex Lottery page.

Players must be 16 or over and physically located in the UK.  Always play responsibly, if you need to talk to someone about your gambling please contact Gamble Aware

The Essex Lottery is promoted by Essex County Council, a Local Authority Lottery licensed by the Gambling Commission Gambling Commission Account No: 49258 for further information please visit our website.

If you would like to make a one-off donation you can do so by visiting our Donate page.