When you enter the ballot, you are asked to submit payment details to cover the entry fee (plus any optional merchandise or donations). You may need to authorise this payment, if requested by your bank, in order to complete your entry. However, no funds will be taken from your account at the time of entry. It is important that you have the necessary funds available in your account at the time of the ballot draw.
If you are successful in the ballot, the total amount is then deducted.
If unsuccessful, the amount will be released back into your account.
If you made a donation during the registration process, this amount is deducted even if you are unsuccessful in the ballot.