The directors' statement is as follows:

"After 11 months of trading, it is with regret that we announce that Loteri Cymru has ceased operating and there will be no further draws.

Whilst the lottery has had a growing base of loyal weekly players, unfortunately that was not enough to make the lottery financially viable.

We are proud that £120,000 has been distributed to good causes in Wales and over £350,000 in prize money.

Players with money remaining in their account, or with outstanding prize money, will naturally be concerned. We have been in discussion with several interested parties and are hopeful that the business can be sold, enabling players to continue to buy tickets, win prizes and support good causes in Wales.

We thank everyone for their support over the last year."

Alistair Wardell and Jason Bell of Grant Thornton UK LLP were appointed joint administrators of Loteri Cymru CIC on 4 April 2018.

We are in discussions with several interested parties and would welcome any other parties to come forward if they wish to purchase the business and assets of the company.

We will provide further information to players as soon as we are able to do so. If players have any other questions or concerns, please email

We will shortly be writing to all trade creditors of the company.

Directors' Q & A
I’ve won money, or have money in my account. Will I get it back?
We are hopeful for a positive statement on the website in the near future.
I am a direct debit player. Will money continue to be taken from my account?
All future direct debits have been cancelled, so no further funds will be taken.
How will I know how much money is in my account as I can no longer log in?
We will provide the administrator with details of all funds held in player accounts.
What happens to Hanfod Cymru?
That is for the Trustees of Hanfod Cymru to decide.