How It Works

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How It Works

How it works

Find competitions

Choose a competition you wish to enter from our active competitions. We add new competitions to the website every Mon & Thurs at 7.45pm

Buy Your Tickets

Choose how many tickets you want. Multiple tickets increase your chances of winning, but please always play responsibly.

Live Draws

We draw the winning ticket number and full name Live on our Facebook page every Monday & Thursday at 8pm.

How The Drawing Works

Each draw we do is independently verified by RandomPicker. After we’ve done the draw, you can search the Random Picker public record for your full name to verify you were in the draw. For more information about RandomPicker, take a look at their website here : https://www.randompicker.com/tour/

Example live draw

Here’s an example live draw. We go live on our Facebook page and conduct all our draws in real time.  After the drawing process is complete, the public record is generated by Random Picker and we post up the winners details with the accompanying live video and random picker records.

Competition Entrants

Once a competition ends, we upload all the entrants to RandomPicker. We do this before a live draw on Facebook. When we go live to our Facebook page, a winner will be picked by the system at random. After the draw, we will add the winner and details to our winners page, where you can view the video and also see the public entry record of all the participants in the draw. You can also check if you were in the draw by searching for your full name. 

Quick Drawing

Quick drawing

A random number is assigned to each entrant in the project and the whole list is sorted by these random records. We use a true random number created by special hardware equipment (complying with Federal Information Processing Standards – FIPS) or apply a quick server-side randomizer. Both methods are sufficient for drawing purposes.

Results & Outputs

RandomPicker.com generates an online public record after the draw has finished. This record can be searched by yourself to see if you were entered in to the draw. The list is anonymised to comply with GDPR regulation but you will be able to confirm your own email address or full name.

Public Record Example

Audited and secure platform GDPR Compliant

The RandomPicker.com system has been successfully tested by an independent auditor (Trustica.com). Random Picker encrypts your data in transit from your computer to our servers using the Secure Sockets Layer protocol (SSL) with a secure SHA-256 an encryption. The source code of the application is available for state authorities to prove its correctness and independence.

Random Picker is GDPR compliant and their servers reside inside EU.

Anti-cheating measures for unbiased drawings

RandomPicker includes both technical and non-technical measures to detect suspicious activities. It helps increase trust in our community and our draws.

Project Lock

No additional changes are possible after the final drawing.

Check participation

Search your email, full name or order ID to find total entries.

List of entries

Anonymized participant list available for each draw with duplicates and weights.

Public records

An online record is generated for each drawing with all details.

Recent drawings

Check all our recent drawings in one place and there status.

And more ...

Audited system, internal organizer’s rating system and other checkpoints available.

Microsoft Email Issues

We are aware of an issue effecting all Microsoft email addresses.

This includes @hotmail.com / @outlook.com / @msn.com / @live.com 

Customers are not receiving emails from our site on these addresses.

We’re working to resolve the issue but this could take up to 24 hours. 

You can always check your tickets under My Account > Tickets, regardless of getting an email or not.

Thanks for your patience :)

Free Postal Entry

A free Entry option is available for all Entrants by sending a postal Entry. 

To enter for Free by postal Entry, you must first create an Account on the Website, then clearly write on a Postcard, your full name, full address, email address used to register your Account, date of birth, contact telephone number and the name of the specific Competition you wish to enter to the Promoter. Free Entries must be posted to Paragon Competitions Limited, 31 Wilmslow Rd, Cheadle SK8 1DR. Postage must be paid by the Entrant and business postage solutions must not be used. 

Free Postal Entries are limited to One Entry Per Person/Account, Per Competition, Per Postcard.

All Entries must be sent individually and Postcards sent in envelopes will not be accepted, we will not accept hand delivered entries, they must be sent via the Royal Mail postal service. 

In the interest of fairness, Paragon Competitions reserves the right to ban anybody that is suspected of misuse, cheating or automating entries. Any automated entries or suspected automated entries will not be accepted and anybody suspected or deemed to be attempting to make automated entries will be permanently banned from Paragon Competitions. Automated entries can include but is not limited to; printing post cards in volume, use of a franking machine or use of business postage solutions.

Free postal Entries received while the Competition is still open will be entered into the draw and will be treated exactly the same as a paid entry. Any free postal Entries received after the Competition has closed will not be entered into the Draw. You will not be deemed to have Entered a Competition until the Promoter confirms your Entry either by email or by adding your Entry to the Recent Orders area of your Account.

Free postal Entries with incomplete information will not be Entered into the Draw.

The Promoter will not be held responsible for any lost free postal Entries which don’t arrive at the Promoter’s address.

The Promoter will not be held responsible for any free postal Entries which do not arrive before the Competition closes. A Competition may close due to all Entries being allocated or the countdown timer of the Competition reaching zero.