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A successful six months for Borough Lottery

Published on Friday, 2nd November 2018

It’s all good news for the Borough Lottery as it marks its six month anniversary this week.

With ticket sales well exceeding the original target, the Lottery is on course to raise around £43,000 for local good causes during its first year of operation.

The lottery was set up in April by the Borough Council as a means of supporting the fund raising efforts of local community groups, sports clubs, charities and other good causes.

Cllr Julie Jackson, Leader of the Council said:

“We now have 65 local community organisations signed up as good causes, all enjoying access to the Borough Lottery’s fund raising and publicity opportunities. The money raised far exceeds our expectations – it is just wonderful!

“I’d like to thank everyone who has been buying Borough Lottery tickets.  It’s a fantastic way to show support for local community groups and have some fun too – there are some amazing prizes. We’ve already had a £2,000 winner and only last Saturday, one lucky family won a ticket to a WASPs game.

“The Borough Lottery has got off to such a great start and I’m delighted for all those who are benefiting.”

Tickets cost just £1 and registered good causes receive 50 pence for every ticket their supporters buy. A further 10 pence from every ticket sold goes into the central fund for allocation to general community groups and projects.

The online lottery draw takes place weekly each Saturday, with a jackpot of £25,000 for a matching sequence of six numbers, other prizes being £2,000, £250, £25 or three free tickets.

For further information about the lottery and to buy tickets, visit  www.boroughlottery.co.uk