Notts County season ticket holders playing the National Lottery will have the opportunity to claim one of 500 free tickets to our Vanarama National League home game against Chesterfield on Saturday 26th March as part of the National Lottery Football Weekends campaign.
The campaign, which is run in partnership with the FA, Scottish FA, Football Association of Wales and Football Association of Northern Ireland, aims to thank National Lottery players for funding £12.5million which has helped community clubs like ours operate, and in some cases survive, throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
More than 100,000 tickets will be made available to National Lottery players for selected matches across the UK in March and April, with the aim of encouraging people to support their local team and discover the vital role that these clubs play in their local community.
Who will be able to claim a free ticket for the Chesterfield match?
- Notts season ticket holders aged 18 or over who can present a valid National Lottery ticket
- Complimentary tickets are not available for Chesterfield season ticket holders for this match
How can I claim my free ticket for the Chesterfield match?
- Fans who meet the eligibility criteria outlined above will be granted a priority window, during which they must visit the club shop and produce their National Lottery ticket.
- Priority window dates will be confirmed in due course
- Free tickets cannot be claimed online or by phone
Will this offer be available to non-subscribers?
- In the unlikely event that there are free tickets left after the subscriber priority window, we will post an update.
Which National Lottery tickets can I use to claim a free ticket?
- All National Lottery products are eligible, whether it’s a draw-based game such as Lotto, EuroMillions or Set For Life, or a scratch card or instant game in line.
- The product can be purchased in-store, on the National Lottery website or via the National Lottery app
- Proof of purchase can be presented in physical or digital form, such as on your mobile phone, when claiming your free ticket
Why do other participating clubs offer a different number of free tickets and make them available to all fans on a ‘buy one, get one free’ basis?
- This is a large-scale campaign covering 231 clubs across the UK and as a result the fan sizes and resource levels of participating clubs vary widely.
- With the full support of the campaign organisers, we believe that our season ticket holders, whose total number far exceeds the 500 free tickets offered for the Chesterfield match, should be given priority.
Our Managing Director, Jason Turner, said: “We welcome this opportunity to thank the National Lottery and its players for the financial support that has been provided to us and our fellow clubs during the pandemic.
“We hope the campaign will be a huge success and fully support the need to highlight the incredible work that clubs are doing in their communities.”
Ally McCoist, former Scotland international and National Lottery Football Weekends Ambassador, added: “In almost every corner of the country you will find a football club that does more than just kick a ball around on a Saturday afternoon.
“These clubs are making a difference to so many people in their community and they may have suffered more than any other part of our game during the pandemic.
“The support of National Lottery players has been crucial in helping them survive and now you can support them again, but this time from the terraces.”
Learn more about the campaign
Money for this campaign, as well as initiatives with the various FAs and leagues across the UK during Covid, came from a National Lottery promotional fund. It was not funded by money allocated to good causes from the National Lottery or by Camelot.
The National Lottery also works alongside Non-League Day, a campaign set up in 2010 to encourage supporters of clubs playing at the highest level of the game to support their smaller local or non-league club and taste the unique experience football on a match day. local level.
The National Lottery has always played a vital role in supporting elite, community and grassroots sport in the UK. Including football, the National Lottery has invested over £5.7billion in grassroots sport since its inception in 1994. Last year almost £395million was donated to good causes in sport grassroots and elite, funding everything from facilities to playgrounds and creating opportunity. for everyone to be active and improve their lives through sport.
There are other opportunities for National Lottery players in March. National Lottery Open Week takes place from March 19-27 to say thank you for the more than £30million raised each week by National Lottery players. Open Week unlocks free entry and exclusive discounts for National Lottery players at a range of participating venues including galleries, museums, gardens, historic castles and sports stadiums. Click here for more information on Open House Week, as well as full terms and conditions.