Good news for good causes!
Published on Tuesday, 10th April 2018
Borough lottery tickets have been on sale for less than two weeks and are off to a flying start!
The Council’s lottery operator, Gatherwell Ltd report excellent take-up and forecast a strong income stream for the local good causes; so far 451 tickets have been sold and the annual income for registered good causes is predicted to exceed £14,000.
Tickets cost £1, of which 60 pence goes to good causes in the Nuneaton and Bedworth area; the remaining 40 pence goes towards the prize fund and the Operator’s running costs. Anyone buying a ticket has the chance to win £25,000 and can nominate one of the local good causes registered to benefit directly from the ticket purchase.
The first draw will take place on Saturday 28 April and includes a special additional prize of a family swim pass, kindly donated by the Council’s leisure provider, Everyone Active.
It's free for good causes to register for the Borough Lottery – the organisation must operate within the Borough and can include school parent teacher associations (PTAs), sports teams, Scout or Guides groups or community groups. Terms and conditions are on the website.
To register as a good cause or buy tickets please visit www.boroughlottery.co.uk.
Cllr Dennis Harvey, Leader of the Council said:
“I am so pleased that ticket sales are going well and that local charities and voluntary organisations are set to benefit from this initiative.
“The ticket sales are testimony to the generosity of the people of Nuneaton and Bedworth – you can always count on our residents to get behind local good causes.
“There is still time for more voluntary organisations to sign up and benefit from the lottery – please see the website for details.
“I’d like to thank those who have already bought tickets and encourage more people to join in. I wish all players the very best of luck!”
Alison Thompson, Localities Manager of Nuneaton CAVA said:
“We are delighted that the Council’s new Borough lottery is doing so well – our local voluntary organisations are really encouraged by the ticket sales so far.
“We already have 38 voluntary organisations registered as official good causes and we’re actively encouraging others to sign up.”
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