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Our most successful event to date!

Did you take part in Guernsey’s biggest winning opportunity of 2020? Because of our Island community, something very significant happened this summer.

The Big Summer Lottery 2020 went off like a rocket from day one. The sheer excitement and demand was unprecedented and we found ourselves with the painful job of turning many people away, having sold out all 12,000 tickets.

What was the end result?

This means an all-time RECORD amount was raised for Hope for a Child and other children’s causes… £380,000!

Wow. What a huge achievement. Take a moment and let that one sink in—this would simply not have been possible without everyone involved.

We are delighted to be able to share with you the name and photo of this year’s top 2 big winners below.

Whether you won a prize or not this year—your choice to buy a ticket is having a profoundly positive impact.

You are offering families living in Malawi a way out of the crippling snare of extreme poverty, so they can begin to thrive. Not only that, you are also supporting powerful children’s causes here in Guernsey.

Don’t miss next year!

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2020 Winners

Who won the top prize?

Congratulations to Paul and Vanessa Benstead for winning this years top prize of £130,000! This is what the winners had to say:

“Wow can’t believe it. People like us can win. Good luck to everyone in the future who supports Hope for a Child such a fantastic charity. You really do need to be in it to win it.”

Second prize winners

Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Taylor for winning the second prize – an absolutely delightful, brand new Mini Cooper S Electric!


On Saturday 26th September at 17:00 in The Market Buildings, 50 winning numbers were drawn. Are you a winner?

Without further ado, here are the RESULTS of The Big Summer Lottery 2020. DRUM ROLL PLEASE… ????

TOP PRIZE: £130,000

Winning number: 09866

Second prize: Mini Cooper S Electric

Winning number: 06148

Third prize: £5,000 Holiday to Anywhere

Winning number: 04332

Fourth prize: £2,000 Sofa of Your Choice

Winning number: 08235

Fifth prize: £2,000 Ian Browns Voucher

Winning number: 10758

Sixth prizes: iPhone 12 Pro (x5)

Winning numbers: 06456, 00357, 02062, 05546, 08373

Seventh prizes: £300 cash (x20)

Winning numbers: 09268, 03317, 11813, 00839, 01190, 10075, 10170, 05517, 04906, 06245, 02645, 07920, 02982, 02628, 05774, 11635, 00397, 10799, 08593, 08042

Eigth prizes: £200 cash (x20)

Winning numbers: 11194, 05188, 09146, 00167, 10632, 11377, 10506, 02780, 02600, 01634, 04036, 00286, 01631, 01781, 07546, 02235, 04750, 10039, 08447, 09813


A huge congratulations to all of our prize winners. All winners have been contacted and prizes have been claimed.

The Details

Here you should find all the information you need. If you need any help do give us a call on 727547 (see office open times at bottom of page).

The Big Draw

The Big Summer Lottery draw took place on Saturday 26th September in the Market Buildings. thank you to everyone who joined us!

The results have been posted on our Facebook page, on our website (this page), printed in The Guernsey Press and aired live on Island FM.

Winners are only made public with consent.

Ticket price


We were thrilled to increase the prize fund yet again while holding the ticket price at £50.

Ticket quantity

The number of tickets available is limited to 12,000. All tickets sold out.

Do you qualify?

Entry to The Big Summer Lottery is limited to people aged 18 or over, with a residential address within The Bailiwick of Guernsey.

Entering the lottery is not a guarantee that you will win a prize. Please do not spend money on tickets that you could not afford to donate to charitable causes.

We ask individuals to not exceed a maximum 10 tickets per person.

Ticket Outlets

UPDATE: Tickets are SOLD OUT at our outlets. Many thanks for your support.

Ray & Scott (The Bridge)
and Creasey’s Home (Smith Street). You can pay with cash or cheque.

BSL 2019

2019 was a record year all round for The Big Summer Lottery—there was an unparalleled demand for tickets and a record amount of money raised. We are so thankful for the support from our Island. Were you involved?

Onward and upward! This year we kept the best of 2019, while stacking yet more delights to the top of the pile:

  • The Big Prize INCREASED to £130,000!
  • Our first ever opportunity to ditch petrol/diesel expenses once and for all with the second prize—the all new Mini Electric! (Chosen by YOU the Guernsey public in our island-wide poll)
  • A voucher for an electric bike for our 4th prize, for the first time.
  • Another first—we included something for your home in the prize list.
  • The ticket price stayed the same—£50!

2019 Winners

“I bought the ticket primarily because it was such a good cause and I wanted to contribute. I never dreamed that mine would be the winning ticket. I was astounded when I heard my number on the radio and realised I had actually won the top prize.

It was wonderful to win such a large amount but far more important is the fact that a substantial amount of cash was raised for children who really need help.”

– 2019 £125,000 winner


“…I was in the middle of finding out my car battery was flat when I felt my phone ringing in my pocket. I was surprised to say the least! To use the old cliche I don’t usually win these sort of things so it was very exciting to win 3rd prize which was quite a significant win! My girlfriend and I are going to use the travel vouchers to spend a month exploring New Zealand in a camper van. Certainly makes a change from the budget holiday i’ve been doing in France for the last 10 years!”

– 2019 £5,000 holiday winner


“I must say I was a very surprised winner, I am also pleased that in my small way I have helped Hope for a Child, to help others.”

– 2019 iPhone 11 Pro winner

The Causes

The Big Summer Lottery is Hope for a Child’s most important fundraising event of the year – it powers so much of what we are doing with families in Malawi. Thousands of very low income households are being enabled to stand on their own feet and meet their own needs because of your support.

We are also using some of the money raised through The Big Summer Lottery to support 5 charities working with children in Guernsey.

100% of the profits from ticket purchases are used to enable families to flourish and young lives to be turned around.

Whether you are an old hand or this is your first Big Summer Lottery draw, we want to say a huge thank you for your support.

Here are the local causes that have benefited from The Big Summer Lottery over the last 4 years:


We are very thankful for these gems:

Thank you again for your life-changing support.


If you have any questions or need some help, call Hope for a Child on 727547, or email

If you feel that you or someone close to you needs support with a gambling problem, please seek help. GamCare provides free information, advice and support for anyone affected by a gambling problem.

Promoter: Roy Herring.
Hope for a Child, 1 Pier Steps, St. Peter Port, GY1 2LF
Private lottery permit number 77/2019.