Peace Hospice Care is dedicated to improving the quality of life for patients, families and carers facing a life-limiting illness across Hertfordshire. The Hospice provides support at end of life, but the majority of their work focuses on supporting those with life-limiting illnesses who have many more years to live.

The services at Peace Hospice Care are completely without charge, meaning they’re available to anyone who needs to use them. Nobody should be left without care at the end of their life. This is only made possible by the ongoing support and kindness from the local community.

Local Hospice Lottery is a not-for-profit weekly lottery that helps provide hospices across Great Britain with a regular and sustainable income. In 2020 for each £1 entry in the weekly draw Local Hospice Lottery gave an average of 68p to hospice care – that’s substantially higher than other good cause lotteries, such as The National Lottery or The Health Lottery. Since 1997 Local Hospice Lottery has contributed in excess of £39 million to hospice care. You can play the Local Hospice Lottery in support of Peace Hospice Care.

Prizes & odds of winning

How Proceeds are Spent and Odds of Winning

In 2020, £9.17 million was raised from ticket sales, with 3% spent on prizes, 12% spent on administration and management and 17% reinvested to recruit new lottery members.  The remaining 68% was given to hospice care – an amazing total of £6.28 million. Based on estimated draw-entry numbers, the likelihood of winning a prize in the weekly draw is, on average, 1 in 960.  Similarly, for our March & September Super Draws the likelihood of winning a prize is estimated at 1 in 1,175 and for our Xmas Super Draw is 1 in 4,335.


How winners are determined and prizes allocated

On joining you will be allocated a unique game number(s). Winning game numbers are selected from the unique game numbers of all players entering the draw by using licensed Random Number Generator (RNG) software. The player with the first game number randomly selected wins the £2,000 prize (or the £10,000 prize if a Super Draw). All other prizes are then allocated in the same sequence as the game numbers are drawn. As part of this process, the £1,000 prize in the regular weekly draw will either be won or rolled over to a maximum of £25,000.

Read Jan's Story

Jan Cunnington, from Watford, started playing the Lottery after her close friend, Yvonne Petagine, was diagnosed with terminal cancer. When Yvonne’s illness worsened, in November 2015, she was admitted into Peace Hospice Care’s Inpatient Unit where she spent her final days.


Jan recalls: “During her time in the Inpatient Unit, Yvonne’s two children, Lucy and Jamie, were able to stay by her side. The staff were wonderfully supportive of her and her loved ones and made her as comfortable as possible, in a positive and caring environment. We were all attended to with great kindness at a very difficult time. Yvonne, was determined to live her life to the fullest. After being diagnosed she completed a Himalayan Trek to raise money for the Hospice. We even went on a few holidays together, including her final holiday to Ibiza. We had been travelling together since we went to our first holiday camp in 1977 – she loved to explore the world. She stayed forthright through her illness and showed great style and courage in her dealing with it. She was sophisticated and is remembered for her good humour and her fashionable grace.


“For me, playing the Lottery is an easy way to support a cause that is very close to my heart and to thank them for the outstanding care they gave Yvonne. Peace Hospice Care is a wonderful, life affirming, organisation that supports both those who are affected by a life-limiting illness and their loved ones. Playing the Lottery is an effective way to contribute to the charity regularly, whilst giving you an opportunity to benefit from your generosity. I couldn’t think of an easier way to help them raise vital funds.”