terms & conditions

Watchlotto Competition terms and conditions

1              DEFINITIONS


1.1          The words below, when used in these terms and conditions, shall have the meaning given here: 

-              “Closing Date” shall have the meaning at 4.2.3.

-              “Competition” shall have the meaning at 2.2.

-              “Competition Page” shall have the meaning at 4.1.

-              “Entry”/ “Entries” shall mean an entry/entries to a Competition.

-              “Main Prize” shall have the meaning at 7.1 and 7.2.

-              “Main Prize Winner” shall have the meaning at 6.3.

-              “Opening Date” shall have the meaning at 4.2.2.

-              “Panel” shall have the meaning at 6.1.

-              “Panel Pixel” shall have the meaning at 6.1.

-              “Participant” shall mean a person who submits an Entry.

-              “Prize” shall mean a Main Prize and any Runner-Up Prize.

-              “Promoter” shall have the meaning at 2.1.

-              “Runner-Up” shall have the meaning at 6.5.

-              “Runner-Up Prize” shall have the meaning at 6.5.

-              “Service” shall mean the website at www.watchlotto.co.uk and www.watchlotto.com.

-              “Tie-Break” shall have the meaning at 6.4.

-              “Winner” shall mean a Main Prize Winner and any Runner-Up.


2              THE PROMOTER


2.1          The “Promoter” is Watchlotto Limited, a company registered in England and Wales with company number 10389664 whose registered office is at 114-116 Fore Street, Hertford, SG14 1AJ.


2.2          The Promoter will provide skill based ‘spot the ball’ Competitions (each referred to as a “Competition”) which can be entered on the Service and which will result in the award of a Prize, subject to these terms and conditions.


3              ELIGIBILITY 


3.1          A Competition is open to all aged 18 years or over, except:

3.1.1      employees of the Promoter or its holding or subsidiary companies;

3.1.2      employees of agents or suppliers of the Promoter or its holding or subsidiary companies, who are professionally connected with a Competition or its administration;

3.1.3      professional advisers or anyone else connected with the development or operation of the Service or Competition in any way;

3.1.4      any person who is a member of the Panel;

3.1.5      members of the immediate families or households of the persons listed at 3.1.1 - 3.1.4 above.

3.1.5      anyone who is a resident in a geographical location where spot the ball competitions are prohibited.


3.2          By entering a Competition, you confirm that you are eligible to do so and eligible to claim any Prize you may win. The Promoter may require you to provide proof that you are eligible to enter a Competition.


3.3          The Promoter will not accept Entries, and reserves the right to disqualify Entries, that are:

3.3.1      automatically generated by computer;

3.3.2      completed by third parties;

3.3.3      incomplete;

3.3.4      joint submissions; or

3.3.5      submissions made on behalf of another person.


3.4          You may only have one account on the Service.


3.5          There is a limit of one-hundred and fifty (150) Entries per person for each Competition. If you exceed this limit, including by using multiple accounts, the Promoter reserves the right to void any Entries and if you have won a Prize, to award such Prize to the next eligible Participant and where the Prize has already been received to demand the return of such Prize forthwith.


3.6          If there is any reason to believe that there has been a breach of these terms and conditions, the Promoter may, at its sole discretion, refuse or void any Entry.




4.1          Each Competition will have a separate page on the Service (a “Competition Page”).


4.2          Each Competition Page will detail for the respective Competition:

4.2.1      particulars of the watch which can be won in such Competition;

4.2.2      the time and date when a Competition will open (the “Opening Date”); and

4.2.3      the time and date when a Competition will close (the “Closing Date”).


4.3          A Competition will be open from the respective Opening Date to Closing Date.




5.1          To enter a Competition, you must register an online account on the Service and then submit an Entry. 


5.2          You can register an account online on the Service or signing into the Service via a social media account on Facebook or Twitter.  As part of your registration, you must provide your name, age and either your mobile number or email address. You must ensure that the details you provide to the Promoter are correct.  If you sign into the Service via a social media account, you must ensure that your name, age, email address and contact number on such social media account are correct and current.  The Promoter will not be responsible if it is unable to contact a Winner because the contact details provided directly or via a social media account are incorrect.


5.3          To submit an Entry you must complete the following steps:

5.3.1      you must select a Competition you wish to enter;

5.3.2      you will then be provided with a photograph of a football match and, using all the detail in the photograph, you use must your skill and judgment to identify the pixel which you consider the Panel will conclude is the probable position for the centre of the ball;

5.3.3      once you have selected a pixel(s), which will constitute your Entry/Entries, you will be required to pay for your Entry/Entries into the Competition;

5.3.4      when your payment for your Entry/Entries has cleared the Promoter will contact you by email to confirm your Entry into a Competition. 


5.4          By submitting an Entry, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms and conditions.


5.5          For help with Entries, please contact us at info@watchlotto.com.

5.6          You may enter the competition for free by complying with the following conditions:

(a) send your entry on an unenclosed postcard by first class post to the Promoter at the following address: 114-116 Fore Street, Hertford, SG14 1AJ.
(b) include with your entry the following information:
     (i) your full name.
     (ii) your address.
     (iii) a contact telephone number and email address; and
     (iv) your chosen competition, and your answer to the Competition Question.
(c) incomplete or illegible entries will be disqualified.
(d) you may make multiple free entries for any competition (up to any limit placed on entries by the Promoter) but each free entry must be submitted and posted to the Promoter separately. Bulk entries will not be accepted as multiple entries and if a bulk entry is received, it will be counted as one single entry.
(e) by entering the competition, you are confirming that you are eligible to enter and accept these terms and conditions.
(f) your entry must be received by the Promoter prior to the Closing Date. Entries received after the Closing Date will not be entered into the random draw.
(g) the Promoter will not acknowledge receipt of your entry nor confirm if your answer to the Competition Question is correct.
(h) if the number of paid entries reaches any cap or limit before your free entry is received, you will not be entered into the draw.
(i) Entrants must have created an account on the Website for the free entry to be processed. All details on the postcard must correspond to the details on the account to receive the order confirmation and ticket number. Postal entries received without a registered account cannot be processed. Entrants must add an address to the related account for entries to be processed.





6.1          The Promoter will appoint a panel of judges (a “Panel”) to determine which pixel in the photograph the Panel considers to be the most likely position for the centre of the ball (the “Panel Pixel”).  The Panel may choose the Panel Pixel before or after the Closing Date.  If the Panel selects the Panel Pixel before the Closing Date, the details of the Panel Pixel will be encrypted and stored securely on the Promoter’s database.  If the Panel Pixel has not been selected before the Closing Date, the Panel will select the Panel Pixel within 5 days of the Closing Date.  The decision of the Panel is final and binding and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into regarding their decision.


6.2          Within 5 days of the Closing Date, the location of the Panel Pixel will be compared against each Entry, to calculate the distance of the chosen pixel of each Entry from the Panel Pixel. 


6.3          The winner of the Main Prize (the “Main Prize Winner”), will be the Participant whose Entry included the same pixel as the Panel Pixel, or if no Participant’s Entry included the Panel Pixel, the Entry which the Promoter determines to be closest to the Panel Pixel.  The Promoter’s decision shall be final and binding and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into regarding such decision.


6.4          A “Tie-Break” will occur where there are two or more Entries which are equidistant from the Panel Pixel and such Entries are the Entries which are closest to the Panel Pixel (each referred to as a “Tie-Break Entry”).  In the event of a Tie-Break:

6.4.1      the Participant who submitted the first Tie-Break Entry will win the Main Prize;

6.4.2      the Participant who submitted the second Tie-Break Entry will win £500;

6.4.3      any Participant who submitted any Tie-Break Entry after the second Tie-Break Entry will be awarded 25 free entries to a future Competition.


6.5          Any Participant awarded a Prize in accordance with 6.4.2 or 6.4.3 shall be referred to as a “Runner Up”.  Any Prize awarded in accordance with 6.4.2 or 6.4.3 shall be referred to as a “Runner Up Prize”.


6.6          The Promoter will send the full names of the persons on a Panel, to anyone who writes to the Promoter at the address set out above at 2.1, within 30 days of the Closing Date of the respective Competition, requesting details of the Panel and who encloses a self-addressed envelope.


7              PRIZES


7.1          Subject to 7.2, the Main Prize in a Competition will be the watch specified on the respective Competition Page. 


7.2          At the discretion of the Promoter, the watch specified on the respective Competition Page may be substituted with a watch or cash amount – which will then constitute the Main Prize.


7.3          A Runner-Up Prize, as detailed above at 6.4.2 or 6.4.3, will only be awarded if there is a Tie-Break.


7.4          A Prize does not include any tax or duty which may be payable by a Winner to receive a Prize or which may become payable on receipt of a Prize. Any costs, including insurance, incurred that are incidental to the fulfilment of the Prize are the responsibility of a Winner.


7.5          A Prize is not negotiable or transferable.


8              AWARDING A PRIZE 


8.1          The Promoter will attempt to contact a Winner personally as soon as practicable after the Winning Pixel has been selected, using the telephone number or email address provided by such Participant as part of their registration for an account on the Service or Entry.


8.2          If a Winner cannot be contacted within a period of 5 days of the Closing Date (which period may be extended at the election of the Promoter), or a Winner is disqualified as a result of breaching these terms and conditions, that Winner will forfeit the Prize. If a Prize has been forfeited, the original Winner will have no further claim against the Promoter.


8.3          Before a Prize will be delivered/transferred, a Winner will be required to provide a valid Photo ID to the Promoter to confirm their age and identity and a Winner will be required to prove they were validly permitted to use the payment method used to purchase an Entry.  Should a Participant not complete these obligations, the Promoter reserves the right to disqualify the Participant’s Entry and choose an alternate winner.


8.4          Subject to compliance with 8.2 and 8.3 above, a Prize will be delivered to a Winner within 14 days from the date the Winner provided any required documents in accordance with clause 8.3.


8.5          A Prize may not be claimed by a third party on your behalf.


8.6          A list of Winners can be viewed on the Service.




9.1          The Promoter will not accept:

9.1.1      responsibility for any Entry/Entries that are lost, mislaid, damaged or delayed in transit, regardless of cause, including, for example, as a result of equipment failure, technical malfunction, systems, satellite, network, server, computer hardware or software failure of any kind; or

9.1.2      proof of transmission as proof of receipt of an Entry.


9.2          The Promoter makes no representations or warranties as to the quality/suitability of any of the goods or services offered as Prizes.


9.3          The Promoter does not accept any responsibility if a Participant is not able to take up a Prize.


9.4          Except for liability for death or personal injury caused by the negligence of the Promoter, the Promoter shall not be liable for any loss suffered or sustained to any person or property including, but not limited to, consequential (including economic) loss by reason of any act or omission by the Promoter, or its servants or agents, in connection with the arrangement for supply, or the supply, of any goods or Prizes by any person to a Winner, or in connection with any Competition.


9.5          The Promoter shall use reasonable endeavours to award the Prize to the correct Participant. If due to reasons of hardware, software or other computer related failure, or due to human error the Prize is awarded incorrectly, the Promoter reserves the right to reclaim a Prize and award it to the correct Participant, at its sole discretion and without admission of liability.


9.6          The Promoter reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to close a Competition early without selecting a Winner. In the event that a Competition is closed without selecting a Winner, the Promoter will, at the Promoter’s discretion, either give all Participants credit to enable them to purchase Entries in a subsequent Competition or provide Participants with a refund.




10.1        All Entries and any accompanying material submitted to the Promoter will become the property of the Promoter on receipt and will not be returned.


10.2        By submitting your Entry and any accompanying material, you agree to:

10.2.1    assign to the Promoter all your intellectual property rights with full title guarantee; and

10.2.2    waive all moral rights, in and to your Entry and otherwise arising in connection with your Entry to which you may now or at any time in the future be entitled under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 as amended from time to time and under all similar legislation from time to time in force anywhere in the world.


10.3        You agree that the Promoter may, but is not required to, make your Entry available on the Service and any other media, whether now known or invented in the future, and in connection with any publicity of a Competition.




11.1        If you are a Winner, you agree that the Promoter may use your name and county of residence to announce a Winner of a Competition and for any other reasonable and related promotional purposes.


11.2        By entering a Competition, you agree that any personal information provided by you with an Entry may be held and used only by the Promoter or its agents and suppliers to administer a Competition.


12           GENERAL 


12.1        If there is any reason to believe that there has been a breach of these terms and conditions, the Promoter may, at its sole discretion, reserve the right to exclude you from participating in a Competition.


12.2        The Promoter reserves the right to hold void, suspend, cancel, or amend a Competition where it becomes necessary to do so.


12.3        These terms and conditions shall be governed by English law, and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.


Terms updated on 6th January 2020