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Create a Lottery Syndicate

Creating a lottery syndicate can improve your chances of snapping up lottery prizes, whether it is Lotto, EuroMillions or Thunderball. You can either enter an online syndicate for added convenience and security, or create your own offline group.

Linking up with work colleagues, neighbours or friends can be great fun and would allow you to enjoy any success you achieve together, but it is a good idea to have a few rules in place to make sure that everything runs smoothly.

National Lottery rules in the UK dictate that a winning ticket can only be claimed by one person, so one member of the syndicate should be designated as the manager. This should be a trustworthy individual who is ready to accept a few key responsibilities, such as:

You might also want to appoint a second member of the syndicate to assist the manager; for example, they could double-check the tickets after each draw.

Syndicates can have any number of members, but it’s best to keep it manageable, and groups of between two and 20 are ideal. Even if your syndicate is made up of your most trusted friends, colleagues or family members, it is worth having a syndicate agreement which could include the following points:

Every player should make sure they read the agreement carefully and then sign it. A syndicate agreement can help to avoid disputes and make the whole process much more straightforward.

Click here to download a syndicate agreement

This agreement is for informational purposes only. Anyone wishing to establish their own lottery syndicate should seek independent legal advice. The clauses in this agreement are suggestions only and accepts no responsibility for errors and omissions or for any loss or claim arising out of the use of this draft agreement whether in whole or in part.