QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
You can enter online or download the mandate to print in pdf form.
Q1: What is the Dons Draw? How often does it take place?
A1: The Dons Draw is a monthly lottery run by the Dons Trust and registered with and authorised by the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames Council. The Dons Draw is a major fundraising initiative for AFC Wimbledon and the Dons Trust.
Q2: What are the prizes?
A2: At least six monthly prizes which currently stand at £1,000, £500, £250, £150, £75 and £50.
Q3: When are the draw dates? And how are the winners announced?
A3: The draw takes place on or around the 15th of each month. Where possible the draw occurs at an AFC Wimbledonís home Saturday match with the names of the winners being announced at half-time. The names of all the winners are included in the match day programme and the AFC Wimbledon Official website.
Q4: So how much does each ticket cost? And what is the minimum and maximum number of tickets that I could buy?
A4: Each lottery ticket costs just £2 and you can buy just one ticket if you so wish.
Most supporters commit to £10 per month or more. There is no maximum number of tickets that can be purchased.
Q5: So who can enter? And how does one enter?
A5: Anyone over the age of 16 with a bank account can enter (except those mentioned in Q11)
Q6: Can I not pay by cheque or cash?
A6: Unfortunately we are unable to take cheques or cash for this lottery. With a minimum entry cost of just £2, and with the lottery being run by volunteers, we need to keep the administration to a minimum.
Q7: Can I choose my own numbers? And can I choose to change them every month?
A7: No, your lottery number or numbers will be allocated to you automatically by our lottery system and you will be informed of them soon after you have signed up. Once allocated, you will keep the same lottery numbers for as long as your direct debit payment is maintained.
Q8: What will happen if I donít pay one month? Will I still keep my same numbers for future draws?
A8: If payment is not received for a particular month, then your lottery numbers will be removed from that draw. If your Direct Debit is cancelled we reserve the right to re-allocate your lottery numbers to new entrants.
Q9: Can I change the number of tickets I enter for each and every draw?
A9: We hope that supporters will set their monthly amount at a level they feel comfortable paying on a regular basis, thus avoiding us having to cancel and re-issue lottery numbers every month, which would substantially increase the administration.
However, if you have signed up and want to take additional lottery numbers you are of course welcome to do so. Either contact us or complete a new application for the extra tickets.
Q10: When will the direct debit be taken? And how will the direct debit payment appear on my bank statement?
A10: For new entrants, the direct debits will be collected on or around the 10th day of each month. On your bank statement the payment will be entitled "Dons Draw".
Q11: How do I know the draw will be fair? And what happens if one of the Dons Draw team were to win a prize?
A11: To qualify for our lottery licence, we need to ensure that the Dons Draw is run in an independent and fair way. To meet these conditions and comply with the lottery rules, Tom Adam the Dons Trust Chairman has been appointed promoter and Neil Messenbird Treasurer. Neither they nor their families can participate in the draw. It has also been agreed that serving members on the Dons Trust or AFC Wimbledon boards are also unable to benefit from the draw.
Q12: I have a question that is not covered by your questions and answers.
A12: You can contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you may contact us via the main club telephone number (who will arrange for someone to call you back), or on match days come to the Dons Trust table in the back bar at Kingsmeadow. Whichever way you want to contact us, you can be sure that we will answer your question or questions as quickly as possible.
Completed mandates should be returned to us at Kingsmeadow.