FAQs

How do you play?

It's easy!

  1. Select a card that will be revealed if you are the Matchday Draw winner
  2. Select and purchase your tickets for the Matchday Draw
  3. If you win the Matchday Draw, your card will be revealed. If your card is the Black Cat, you’ve WON the Jackpot as well as the Matchday Draw
  4. If you don’t find the Black Cat, then the Rollover jackpot keeps growing until the next draw

DON'T FORGET!

  • Buy your tickets each match day and try to catch the Black Cat!
  • The Rollover Jackpot gets larger while your odds of catching the Black Cat increase.
  • Watch the Rollover Jackpot grow every week
  • Get the details about matchday prize winners

ARE MY TICKETS AUTOMATICALLY ENTERED INTO EVERY DRAW?

The Matchday Draw is reset every week so you will need to purchase ahead of each home matchday to be eligible for the current Matchday Draw and to be in with a chance of winning the Rollover Jackpot.


DO OVERTURNED CARDS STAY OVERTURNED?

Yes, every home matchday, the Matchday Draw winner’s card will be revealed. As more cards are overturned the odds increase that the Black Cat will be selected to win the Rollover Jackpot.


CAN MULTIPLE PEOPLE SELECT THE SAME CARD?

Yes, when you select a card you are choosing which card you would reveal if you are the Matchday Draw winner.


AFTER 20 WEEKS, IF THERE IS ONLY ONE CARD LEFT, IS THE WEEKLY WINNER THE WINNER OF THE ROLLOVER JACKPOT?

Absolutely correct! If we get to Matchday 20 and the Black Cat is the only card left that has not been turned over, then the winner of that Matchday Draw will also win the Rollover Jackpot.


HOW MANY BLACK CATS ARE THERE?

There is only 1 Black Cat behind the 20 cards.


HOW IS THE PRIZE SPLIT?

Weekly ticket sales are split into three portions:

  • 25% for the Matchday Draw
  • 25% for the Progressive Jackpot
  • 50% for the Foundation of Light

HOW DOES THE FOUNDATION OF LIGHT USE THE MONEY?

The Foundation of Light is the official charity of Sunderland AFC. The money made from the draw will go towards tackling some the North East’s biggest challenges and support thousands of people and families across Sunderland, South Tyneside and County Durham.


HOW DO YOU GENERATE TICKET NUMBERS?

Your ticket numbers are generated via an automated process upon completion of your order. Once your order has been processed, you will receive an email receipt containing a summary of your order and your ticket number(s).


WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY TICKET NUMBERS?

Ticket numbers will be sent to you via email once you have purchased your tickets. If you have not received your ticket numbers, please email us via hawayandplay@foundationoflight.co.uk


HOW DO YOU SELECT THE WINNER?

The winning Ha’way & Play tickets are selected at random, from a pool of purchased Ha’way & Play ticket numbers. This is done by an automated, random number generator.


WHAT DO I DO IF I HAVE A WINNING NUMBER?

Firstly, check the site to to make sure you match the winning numbers. If you believe a ticket number you hold matches a winning number, please contact hawayandplay@foundationoflight.co.uk


IS MY PAYMENT SECURE?

Yes, your payment is secure and the security of your transaction is our number one priority. We use an extended validation secure socket layer connection with cutting edge 256-bit encryption to secure your data. We also employ the most secure encryption available and support both SHA-1 and SHA-2 algorithms. With 2048-Bit encryption used in our root certificates, our hybrid cryptosystem benefits from the best features of both symmetric and asymmetric encryption.


WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?

We accept all major debit cards and cash can be taken by our in stadia sellers. We do not accept credit cards or pre-paid cards. We do not support Apple Pay, Android Pay, Paypal or any other form of payment at this time.


CAN I PURCHASE TICKETS FROM THE BEACON OF LIGHT?

As a result of COVID-19 restrictions, we are not offering cash ticket sales at this moment in time; tickets are only available to purchase online.


I AM TRYING TO PURCHASE A TICKET IN NORTHERN IRELAND BUT I CAN’T? WHY IS THIS?

Due to Northern Ireland and international gambling legislation, tickets for Ha’way and Play are only available to purchase in England, Scotland and Wales. You must be over 16 to play.


I WOULD LIKE TO DONATE TO THE FOUNDATION OF LIGHT. HOW DO I DO THAT?

Thank you. Please visit www.foundationoflight.co.uk and click our donate button. Your donation will make a life-changing difference to our communities.


I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A COMPLAINT. WHO DO I CONTACT?

If you would like to contact us about any part of Ha’Way and Play, please email hawayandplay@foundationoflight.co.uk and one of the team will get in touch.