Payment Ref TLC80060010400

Our Admin office is receiving various telephone calls and emails from concerned people around the country, out of our fundraising area, regarding non authorised payments being taken by Direct Debit from The Lottery Centre under the bank ref: TLC80060010400 As the Company name is shortened on the bank reference to TLC,... Read more »

22nd Birthday Super Draw

Only a few weeks to go until our £2,500 22nd Birthday Super Draw - Thank you to all our players who have already entered :) Save time and money and purchase your tickets by calling Rachel on 01564 825047

Summer Super Draw

For your chance to win £2,500 in our Summer Super Draw call 01564 825047!

Winter Super Draw Winner!

We have our Winter Super Draw Winner! Congratulations Mr P from Dudley you have won £2,500. Thank you to all our players for your support and generous donations which have all been greatly received by our owner Charities

Winter Super Draw 2018

Good luck to all our players in our Winter Super Draw on Friday 14th December!Thank you for your amazing response, helping us raise much needed funds for Acorns Childrens Hospice, Birmingham St Mary's Hospice and Focus Birmingham

Happy 21st Birthday!

31st October 2018 is our 21st Birthday and a double celebration! Our players have reached a massive milestone... have raised £6.5 million for charitiy ~ Thank you!

TLC Celebrates its 21st birthday and raising £6.5 Million for charity

October not only sees the TLC Lottery reach its 21st birthday but also hit a huge fundraising milestone.Through TLC's weekly draws, players have raised a massive £6.5 million for our Charities.TLC Lottery Manager, Lorraine Halling said: "I have had the pleasure of seeing TLC grow from strength to strength in the ... Read more »

Summer Super Draw

Hopefully your Summer Super Draw Tickets have arrived for your extra chances to win £2,500 on 15th June 2018

Did you know you can help raise extra funds for us?

Did you know that you can support us by shopping online? Every time you shop online via easyfundraising at one of the 3,300 retailers including John Lewis, Aviva, Sainsbury's and, a donation will be made to TLC Lottery, and it won't cost you an extra penny. Visit Read more »

24th November 2018 Draw cheque delay

Due to unforseen circumstances our Prize Cheques for the 24th November 2018 & 1st December 2018 will be delayed between 7-14 days. Any queries please contact the office on 01564 825047. Many thanks.

Canvassing Vacancies

Burden and Burden, a Marketing Company working on behalf of TLC Lottery have canvassing opportunities.We are working in partnership with TLC Lottery to raise funds for its Owner Charities, Acorns Children's Hospice, Birmingham St Mary's Hospice and Focus Birmingham.  We canvass door-to-door and at venues to sign u... Read more »

TLC Lottery is 20 years old

Friday 20th October, TLC Lottery is celebrating its 20th Anniversary.  I would like to convey a heart felt thank you to every single player who has supported our charities by playing the Lottery.  YOU have helped raise over £5 Million, Your amazing!We hope with the help of our exisitng players and many ... Read more »

Newsletter - Summer 2017

Unclaimed £1000 Prize

On the 12th May 2017, Mrs J A R******formerly of B29 won £1,000 with Lottery Number 47166 - the problem is she may have moved house and not advised us of her new address.We do not have a current contact number and although she continues to pay through her Bank, they are unable to help.If you are reading this Mrs ... Read more »


Your Summer Draw tickets will be landing on your doorstep any day now.  If more than one person in your household is a member, this time round you may both/all have a letter and set of tickets.  The reason for this is Data Protection rules have changed and at TLC we take pride in the knowlegde that we follow ... Read more »

2017 is TLC’s 20th Anniversary Year

Thanks to the ongoing support of our members, TLC has reached its 20th Anniversary year.  We currently have 14,000 playing in our weekly draw.  Just think if every member asked one friend or family member to join in the fun we could reach 20,000 players for our 20th Anniversary draw in October!  Thank yo... Read more »

Winter Super Draw 2016

Congratulations Mrs H from Ormskirk who won the 1st prize of £2,500 in our Super Draw held on 16th December.  Thank you to everyone who supported our charities by purchasing extra entries into this draw, the extra Income generated  will be greatly received by our three owner charities. Merry Christmas t... Read more »

Please contact us!

Mr B, Lottery Number 82775.  If this is your lottery number please give me a call on 01564 825047 to update your details.

We say Goodbye to Carl!

This week we say Goodbye to a Friend and Colleague Carl Bayliss, TLC’s Lottery Manager, who is retiring after 7 years at TLC. I am sure you will all join me in wishing him the best for the future and thanking him for the sterling work he has done whilst Manager at TLC, raising more than £2 million for our O... Read more »

Save the date

How Would You Spend Your Winnings?

“There on the floor of the porch was a solitary envelope, inside a cheque for £1,000 from TLC. Me winning a thousand quid? No way, I blinked, looked up and looked again; sure enough my name was on the cheque! What great timing, I can pay off our holiday now. Thank you TLC. Kind regards, Bob Mason”

Farewell to Sue Cox

Saying a sad farewell to our colleague Sue Cox who leaves today for a change in career after 5 years here at TLC. Good luck Sue and thank you for all your hard work. We shall miss your sense of humour.

How to spend £1,000 – idea no. 2

Feeling adventurous and looking for a new challenge or experience? Click the image for some great ideas on how to spend £1,000

How to spend £1,000 – idea no.1

Here’s a good way to spend a cold and wet British Summer and £1,000 would be very useful indeed. Click on this image to see how.  

APPEAL – venues to sell our prize draw tickets

One of our most successful fundraising ventures here at TLC is selling our single prize draw tickets at Supermarkets, Garden Centres and Community Events. We have a few gaps in our diary for the remainder of 2015 so if you, a friend or family member either work or have a contact in such venues, would you please ask on ... Read more »

Caution – payment by credit card

Please note that if you are renewing your lottery subscription over the phone by credit card, your bank may charge you. We are hearing of instances where our lottery players’  banks are treating the transaction as “gambling” which they classify as a cash advance with interest charged on the payme... Read more »

TLC – the simple way to play a lottery

Confused with all this business about 10 extra balls in the National Lottery draws and how this affects the odds and jackpot? And by the way, how much money goes to which charities? Since TLC was founded in 1997 we have kept it simple. Play our lottery for £1 and you will be allocated your own unique player numbe... Read more »

Summer Super Draw

If you are a TLC subscriber, by now you should have received your Summer Super Draw tickets in the post. For one week only we are increasing the top cash prize to £2,500 for the draw made on Friday 26th June. If you have not received your tickets or indeed would like to buy some more, please telephone Lorraine on... Read more »

Children’s Hospice Week

  The money raised by TLC Lottery players is the equivilant of funding 3 specialist children’s hospice nurses at Acorns Children’s Hospice, one of our Three Local Charities. With your help.we would like to make that 4 in 2015. All it costs is £1 per week so please join us on line at www.tlc... Read more »

TLC local fundraising

We are bringing a little TLC to your doorstep in the coming weeks as part of a drive to increase the number of people playing our local charity lottery. Our team will all carry identification and wearing TLC branded clothing, but if you have any doubt please phone the TLC Office on 01564 825047 to speak to either Lorra... Read more »

Keep Dancing

Congratulations to Sue Cox, who manages single ticket sales here at TLC. Sue recently partnered with Richard Brown from Acorns to take to the dancefloor and raise funds for Acorns, one of our Three Local Charities The event was held on Saturday 28th March at the magnificent Great Hall of the University of Birmingh... Read more »

Fingers Crossed

Fingers Crossed to win £1,000 every week, but first you have to be in it to win it – click here to join on line

Peter Higgs – £1,000 Winner

Here’s our Lottery Manager Carl Bayliss (left) congratulating Peter Higgs who recently won £1,000 with TLC. Peter told us “whilst I primarily joined to support the charities, winning £1,000 just after Christmas is tremendous.” Peter added “it’s only £1 per week and win ... Read more »

Happy Mondays for Jonathan Darby

Hi Carl, Please find attached a photo of a very happy me and my cheque. It seems the only time my landline rings nowadays it’s for a recorded message to talk to me about my PPI so to hear from you this week was a real treat. According to the radio last Monday was supposed to be the most depressing day of the yea... Read more »

Raise a glass to our Winners

“What a wonderful surprise to receive this cheque.  I am 95 years of age and receiving this just before Christmas will be extremely useful.  As you can see from the attached photograph I celebrated with my family yesterday. I will continue to support ‘Raising Funds For Caring’ and the T... Read more »

Insurance Broker finds a Grand way of supporting local charities

 Harborne insurance brokers Coversure have come up with a novel way of rewarding customers who take out a new policy or renew an existing policy in September.    “We decided to give our customers the chance to win £1,000 by buying them a TLC Lottery ticket” explains Coversure’s Bu... Read more »

Everyone’s a Winner Baby …. and that’s the truth

When Errol Brown of Hot Chocolate sang “Everyone’s a Winner” he had no idea this could be the signature tune of Birmingham’s Charity Lottery – TLC. We all dream of winning a life changing amount on the lottery but the reality is that we shall keep on dreaming.     TLC Lottery... Read more »

Charity is good for business

With 60% of its staff signed up to local charity lottery TLC, Birmingham based mobile phone business VoiceMobile is a shining example of giving something back to the local community, which in this case means Acorns Children’s Hospice, Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice and Focus Birmingham. PICTURE – Mark ... Read more »

Andy just keeps on running for TLC

FUN Run fund-raising fanatic who tackles the Sutton Coldfield course every weekend is close to topping £2,000 for good causes, including the TLC Charities Andy Perks, who works for Great Midlands Fun Run sponsor InkTree Printers as a business development manager, is looking forward to the 12th running o... Read more »

TLC Players make a real difference

We think nothing of spending over £2 on a small latte, so what difference can £1 per week really make to our local charities? Carl Bayliss has managed TLC Lottery for nearly 4 years and in this time has seen how giving a small amount helps thousands of local people each year. “The money raised through... Read more »

TLC seeking the bigger prize for 2014

In 2013, TLC Lottery raised £117,500 for each of its charities; Acorns Children’s Hospice, Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice and Focus Birmingham. This pays for hundreds of hours of care and support for people in our area. “The plan for 2014 is to help the charities even more by increasing this amoun... Read more »

TLC is The Best of Birmingham

Peter Higgs from The Best of Birmingham called at the TLC offices this week to show us the TLC advert on the side of his new shiny blue BMW Mini.   If you spot the Mini please email the registration number to together with where and when. All correct emails will be entered into our fr... Read more »

New TLC Video

It’s not very often that you get the chance to take part in the filming of a video but that’s exactly what happened to our Lottery Manager Carl Bayliss recently.   Shuut Films were filming a new video for TLC with Doctors and former Emmerdale star Danielle Henry when they asked Carl to do a cameo. &nbs... Read more »

3 Local Charities, 15 Minutes, 5 Thousand Pounds

When Christopher Stephen-Haynes of City Accountants Bloomer Heaven agreed for TLC Lottery Manager, Carl Bayliss, to present to his team he knew that his staff were keen to do their bit for charity.  And in the 15 minutes it took for Carl to detail everything half the Bloomer Heaven team had signed up for tickets t... Read more »

Fundraising in the Sunshine

We had a tremendous weekend at Beckett’s Farm, Wythall and Solihull Carnival, raising £349. This week we are at ASDA Sheldon (Thursday & Friday), Marks & Spencer Sutton Coldfield (Friday & Saturday) and Water Orton (Saturday) so plenty of chances to support our Three Local Charities and win &p... Read more »

Keep on running …….

Andy Perks from InkTree Birmingham recently presented Lottery Manager Carl Bayliss with a cheque for £330 which will be split three ways between Acorns Children’s Hospice, Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice and Focus Birmingham. The money was raised by Andy through sponsorship when he ran this year’s ... Read more »

TLC on BBC WM 95.6

Lottery Manager Carl Bayliss was recently a guest on Carl Chinn’s BBC WM 95.6 programme. In 2012, TLC raised over £120,000 for each of our three charities and Carl Chinn asked “what difference has this made?” Carl Bayliss explained that the money raised was enough to provide 4,500 hours of hosp... Read more »

And the winner is …………

To mark the 15th Anniversary of the first TLC prize draw, our top cash prize was increased to £5,000 for one week only, drawn on 26 October 2012. The lucky winner was Mrs Pat Chapman of Maypole, Birmingham who is pictured here with her £5,000 prize cheque. We were delighted when Pat donated back £1,00... Read more »

John Corke Testimonial

It is with great regret that I have to report that collector John Corke has decided to leave TLC due to ill health. John has collected over £500,000 for TLC in almost 15 years, making a most valued contribution to funding the work of our Three Local Charities. He has also raised thousands of pounds for local good... Read more »

How TLC Lottery makes a difference at Focus Birmingham

£126,000 raised by TLC Lottery for Focus Birmingham in 2011 is enough to fund the purchase and running costs of one of their minibuses. The minibuses provide a vital lifeline to the 90 people per day who use the day services at the charity’s centre in Woodville Road, Harborne, by picking them up and takin... Read more »

How TLC Lottery makes a difference at Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice

£126,000 raised by TLC Lottery for Birmingham St. Mary’s Hospice in 2011 is enough to fund in the region of 4,500 hours of care   That covers nursing care, physiotherapy, meals, dressings and medication which are delivered round-the-clock, 365 days a year, to people from across Birmingham and Sandwell... Read more »

Northfield Carnival

The sun shone on the crowds on Saturday 11th August at the rescheduled Northfield Carnival. Anne Webb and Lottery Manager Carl Bayliss were there on the TLC stand, selling £1 tickets for the £1,000 prize draw to be made on Friday 31st August. Click here to check if you have won The carnival was a great succ... Read more »

Are you missing out on your big win?

On the 6 July 2012, Mr. P.A. J******* formerly of B17 won £1,000 – the problem is that he has moved house and not advised us of his new address. We do not have a current contact number and although he continues to pay through his Bank, they are unable to help. If you are reading this Mr J or someone thinks ... Read more »

Record breaking Lottery Sales

The weekend of Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th July proved to be a record-breaking one for TLC, selling 620 tickets.  On Saturday Jo Lavender (pictured below) was at Moseley Street Fair with our Lottery Manager Carl Bayliss. Between them they sold 180 tickets in between the sun and the showers. It was our first time a... Read more »

And the winner is …..Dan Norman

Dan Norman from Temple, Sutton Coldfield recently won our top weekly cash prize of £1,000 “I have supported national charities for a while now but TLC lottery seemed a fun way to support local charities and the chance to win a cash prize was a little extra incentive! When the Lottery Manager Carl Bayliss ... Read more »

Team TLC complete Great Midlands Fun Run

For the first time, Team TLC entered the Great Midlands Fun Run on Sunday 10 June in Sutton Coldfield. From left to right; Gary, Jack and Mark from VoiceMobile raised funds for our charities – watch this space for their final total. We were blessed with a lovely sunny day, though a little humid. The guys finish... Read more »