The ASL is a series of weekly lotteries. Tickets cost £0.75 each per week with a maximum of 5 tickets per person. Winners are determined by a random number selector system. The draw takes place every Friday and is independently witnessed. Prize winners are notified by post. All units are notified by email and results are announced on local Service’s radio, where the service exists and Soldier Magazine.
The weekly prize fund is £30,000, distributed as follows:
The weekly prize fund (approximately 50% of weekly income) is set in accordance with Gambling Commission regulations. A bi-annual Super Draw is conducted in July and December when the prize fund for that week doubles.
ASL members are eligible to apply for a grant towards the cost of travel only for a unit Tour/Visit within UK/Germany authorised by the CO. The Tour/Visit must take place at least 100 miles from the unit barracks, must be competitive and comprise at least 2 matches, one of which must be against a civilian team.
A copy of the CO’s authority must accompany the grant application.