Island Independents Lifeboat Lotto

The three independent lifeboats which serve the waters around the Isle of Wight have joined together in a fundraising initiative to form Island Independent Lifeboats.  All monies raised by their Lotto will be split equally between these three services – Ryde Inshore Rescue, Sandown & Shanklin Lifeboat and Freshwater Lifeboat. Join the Island Independents Lifeboat Lotto and you could win up to £5000 and help save lives. Entry is only £2 a week, hardly the price of a pint, and there are no weekly entries to fill in, just pick  4 numbers between 1 and 31 and fill them on the application form.  You only need to do this once as your numbers are then registered in  the Lifeboat Lotto computer and are entered into each weekly draw for as long as you pay.

Paying is easy too, no hands in pockets or purses, payment is made by either cheque for £52 which covers 6 months entries or by monthly or quarterly Standing Order. No cash changes hands – Nothing could be easier. Match 4 numbers and you will win the roll-over jackpot which starts at £1000 and increases by £100 a week until a winner is found.  If no one matches the numbers drawn, a winner is guaranteed when the jackpot reaches £5000.  Match 3 numbers and win a £25 consolation prize.

This week’s results…


Next weeks jackpot £3000

Join Island Independents Lifeboat Lotto

1. Download an entry form by clicking the link 2. Send your completed entry form to FREEPOST LIFEBOAT LOTTO (no stamp required)   3. We will write to you to confirm your entry


Simply email us at or phone 0800 009 4357 and we will send you an entry form through the post


About Island Independent Lifeboats

Island Independent Lifeboats is made up of the three independent lifeboats which serve the shores of the Isle of Wight.  All monies raised by the IIL Lotto will be split equally between these three services

Ryde Inshore Rescue

Ryde Inshore Rescue are an integral part of the Inshore Rescue Services of the Solent coordinated by HM Coastguard at Lee on the Solent. The club is on call through a pager system initiated by the Coastguard, 24 hours a day on every day of the year. Its area of responsibility extends from Osborne Bay to St. Helens outwards to the mid Solent. In 2009 they attended 83 call outs assisting 271 people. Half of the incidents involved people originating from the mainland. Although affiliated to the Royal Lifesaving Society and a full member of the Solent Sea Rescue Organization they have to raise all their own funds to maintain the service. All the money raised from Lifeboat Lotto will be spent in keeping the craft and auxiliary equipment in tip top condition – a necessary requirement if they are to go to the assistance of those in peril on the sea.

Sandown & Shanklin Lifeboat

When using the island’s surrounding waters, you can rely on Sandown & Shanklin Lifeboat crew to have your safety in their hands if an emergency arose. They are there 24 hours per day, 365 days per year and are trained and prepared for every eventuality, should an emergency call-out be made. Whatever the weather conditions, day or night and whatever danger to the crew, their purely voluntary service dedicate all their efforts to ensure you can rely on them! With the growing number of recreational craft, coupled with commercial shipping and fishing vessels using our waters, they  are called out more frequently, all putting a strain on resources and equipment. Without the public support they cannot maintain an excellent standard of service and this could cost lives.

Freshwater Lifeboat

The patrol area runs from Saint Catherines on the southern tip of the island to Hurst Point in the Solent and out a distance of about 30 miles into the English Channel. The cost to buy and equip a new lifeboat of the type they need to operate in all-weather out to mid Channel is in around £200,000.  Freshwater Lifeboat receives a small grant from the SSRO which contributes to their annual operating expenses of over £30,000. However the majority of these costs and all of the capital costs of boats and shore facilities is provided by fundraising from within the local community and visitors to Freshwater Bay where the unit is based.  Funds raised by Lifeboat Lotto will be a big help – please support it.

To find out more about Ryde Inshore Rescue, visit their website

To find out more about Sandown Lifeboat, visit their website

To find out more about Freshwater Lifeboat, visit their website

Island Independent Lifeboat Lotto Rules

1.    Players

Players must be aged 16 or over to enter. Underage betting is illegal.  We may ask players to verify that they are over sixteen years of age.  In the event that they do not provide verification their entry will be declined. Any players not adhering to this term will have their entries terminated, stakes refunded and any prizes due will not be awarded. Players must provide accurate entry information including name, address, telephone number and email address. Nom de plumes will not be accepted. It is the players responsibility to advise Lifeboat Lotto of any changes to their registered information. Any changes should be made in writing to our Freepost address.

2.    Number selection

You must choose 4 numbers between 1 and 31,or use our lucky dip random number selection facility. These numbers will remain the same for the entire period of play unless you elect to change them. You will receive a confirmation letter from us, normally within 14 days, stating your chosen numbers. These numbers will only be valid once we have received your payment. Amendments to numbers must be made in writing quoting your name, address, reference number and the new set of four numbers to be used. Your selected numbers will only be valid for the draws for which you have made payment.  Should your numbers match the numbers drawn and a payment has not been made for that week, no winnings will be paid.

3.    How to win

Match 4 and you win the current Jackpot Total with a minimum of £1000 and a maximum of £5000. The Jackpot starts at £1000 on week one. In the event of no Jackpot winner being found, the prize will roll over to the following week, increasing by £100 per week until the Jackpot is won or it reaches its limit of £5000. If more than one person matches the same 4 numbers then the Jackpot prize fund will be shared. Should the jackpot reach £5000 there will be a guaranteed winner.  If the standard draw does not produce this £5000 winner, one will be selected from the Lifeboat Lotto database at random. Match 3 and win a guaranteed £25.

4.    Payment

The cost of each entry is £2 per weekly draw payable in advance by cheque or standing order We cannot accept responsibility for any charges imposed by a players Bank on inadequately funded accounts. It is the players responsibility to cancel any standing orders with their own bank in the event of canceling their entry. Requests to cancel entries must be received at least 7 days in advance of the next draw; letters should be signed by the player and quote the players name, address and reference number. Cancellation letters should be sent to the administration office at the address below by recorded delivery.

5.    Draw

The draw takes place weekly at the Lifeboat Lotto administration office or any other place arranged by the Promoter and result published on the website, Facebook and Twitter. If nobody matches the 4 numbers selected then the prize fund will be rolled over to the next weeks draw as per ‘How to Win’ outlined above. A full list of winning numbers and winners may be obtained from the Promoter by writing (enclosing a stamped, addressed envelope) to the administration address below. No responsibility can be accepted for any error, misprint or omission for results published in any other media or location.

6.    Terms & Conditions

The promoter holds the final decision on any disputes regarding the Lifeboat Lotto draw. The promoter also reserves the right to change or amend these rules at any time. Any person wishing to exclude themselves from this lottery should notify the administration office. Island Independent Lifeboats Lotto is registered with Isle of Wight Council under the 2005 Gambling Act and is promoted by S Hoyle, Friends of the Island Independent Lifeboats, Appley Lane, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 1ND

Administration Office: Lifeboat Lotto Administration Office, 5 Worcester Place, Chorley, Lancashire PR7 4AP

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