Mariners Lottery FAQ’s

We answer any questions you may have relating to the Mariners Lottery

Q – What is The Mariners Lottery?

A – The Lottery raises funds for a variety of projects connected to the club’s community and player development activities. These include, but are not limited to, our work in local schools and community clubs in and around the city of Grimsby, as we look to provide a pathway for the best local talent into our Grimsby Town FC Senior and Junior squads. Anyone supporting the Lottery is making a major contribution to the ongoing success of our Youth Development and progressing through the ranks.

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Q – How old do I have to be to play The Mariners Lottery?

A – Players must be at least 16 years of age to play.

Q – What is your attitude towards responsible gambling?

A – NYCDA and its partners have a number of elements at the core of its activities to ensure we take our responsibilities seriously as per the Gambling Act 2005. Beginning with all members having to be 16 years old to participate, staff are active in ensuring vulnerable people are protected via signing up to our Code of Conduct and all memberships are restricted to a maximum of £2 per week (unless you’re a Business Member)

In addition, the organisation keeps its policies and procedures up to date, via advice from bodies such as the Institute of Fundraising and Fundraising Regulator, as well as having Gold membership of the Lotteries Council. This membership also sees us make a contribution to gambling support organisations, which is further enforced by the requirements on us by the Gambling Commission

Q – What is the legal framework The Mariners Lottery is operated?

A- The Mariners Lottery adheres to the Gambling Act 2005. The Lottery is operated as part of The National Youth and Community Development Association family and its NYCDA Weekly Draw. This is licenced by the Gambling Commission under licence no. 000-005-166-006 and all associated regulatory returns are carried out accordingly. 

Q- What is the National Youth & Community Development Association?

A – NYCDA is the overarching organisation which helps partners, such as The Mariners Lottery, raise funds through its lottery via its NYCDA Weekly Draw and provides access to associated resources.

For more information on what the organisation does and the support it provides its partners, please visit

Q – Can you guarantee the Lottery is fair?

A – Yes, every £1 entry has an equal chance of winning, and the winning numbers are drawn at random from the NYCDA computerised system, provided by the industry leading system provider.

Q – How much does it cost to play The Mariners Lottery?

A – It costs just £1 a week for a Single Membership or £5 a week for a Business Membership.

Q – What happens to my data once I have joined?

A – By participating in The Mariners Lottery and NYCDA Weekly Draw, you are agreeing to allow NYCDA to retain your data for the purpose of participating in the lottery. Once this ends, then we will delete your data.

The only exception is that NYCDA will share your data with your Grimsby Town FC for purposes of informing you about the good work it does with its stakeholders.

Q – What can I win?

A – There are 1000s of £s of cash prizes up for grabs each week including a jackpot prize of £2,000, and a £500 Rollover that can reach a maximum of £10,000.

In addition, there are many non-cash prizes including match tickets, as well as prizes provided from NYCDA partners and much more.

Please note there is a temporary prize fund in place due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please visit for more information

Q – Can I chose my own Lottery numbers?

A – These are chosen randomly and will be your numbers for the duration of your membership of our lottery. When you enter the lottery, you will be sent your unique numbers.

Q – Can I have more than one entry?

A – Due to our commitments to responsible gambling, you can have up to 2 entries per draw. Each £1 entry buys you seven chances of winning in our lottery.

In addition, we do offer a maximum of 5 entries each week per person via our Business Membership scheme. For more information, please get in touch

Q – How do I know that I’m in the draw?

A – Within 7 days of registration you will receive a confirmation letter and welcome pack which contains details of your unique lottery number(s) and the date of the first draw your tickets are entered into. You will be entered into the draw when you have monies available and you will continue to be entered into the draw, providing you have monies available against your lottery number.

Q – How will I know if I’ve won a prize?

A – Once the draw has taken place, winners are notified by post. There is no need to claim your prize as this is sent straight to your address. However, do keep an eye out on the Official Grimsby Town FC website and social media platforms for regular updates.

Q – Is there a delay between registration and entry into the draw?

A – Following registration, it is necessary to complete a number of administrative processes which include verifying your payment details with your bank, claiming the funds from your bank account and the funds being received. Payments are taken on the first of each month or next working day thereafter.

Q- What do I do if I want to exclude myself from the Lottery?

A – Here at The Mariners Lottery we take our responsibilities to responsible gambling very seriously. If you feel like you are having an issue with this, please do not hesitate to let us know and we will take the necessary steps to stop your membership.

Q- Are there full Terms & Conditions connected to the Lottery?

A – Yes, please ask a member of the Lottery Team for a copy.

Q – Who do I contact if I have any further questions?

A – For questions about the lottery or your lottery membership, you can email the Lottery Team at [email protected] or 01472 494229.

The Mariners Lottery is part of the NYCDA Family, with members participating in the NYCDA Weekly Draw, which is registered with The Gambling Commission under License No.000-005-166-006


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