When you join our lottery by Direct Debit, we allow a 2 week ‘cooling off’ period which is a legal requirement of taking DDs. From this point, we will then take your payment at the next available collection date, which occurs on the 1st, 8th, 16th and 24th of each month. Once the payment has been taken, we can then enter the player into the next available draw. All in all, this process tends to take around 4 weeks. Please be aware that the lottery will show up as SMC RE UNITY on your bank statements.