Ticket sales are now live for a new community lottery launched to raise money for good causes in Thanet.
The first Thanet Community Lotto draw is on Saturday, December 9 at 8pm.
Each ticket will consist of 6 numbers and each number will be between 0 and 9. There will be a draw every Saturday night when a 6 digit winning combination will be picked.
Prizes will be given to players with tickets that match the first or last 2-6 numbers from the winning combination. Match all 6 and you win the jackpot.
Prizes are between three extra tickets for two matching numbers, £25 for 3 numbers,£250 for 4, £2,000 for 5 and £25,000 for 6 matches.
Thanet Community Lotto, an initiative from Thanet District Council, gives people the chance to win a weekly jackpot of £25,000. For every £1 ticket sold online, 50p goes directly to projects and good causes in the community.
Unlike the National Lottery, which currently gives 28p from each ticket sold, Thanet’s version also give players the opportunity to decide which cause to support.
The Lotto is free for good causes and easy to join.
To be eligible to register as a Good Cause organisations must meet the criteria below.
- Be set up locally and operating for the benefit of residents in Thanet on a not for profit basis
- Be a registered charity or a Community Interest Company or have a constitution/set of rules that have community or social objectives
- Have a bank account in the name of the organisation with two signatories
- Maintain transparency and accountability of financial assistance at all times
- Have no undue restrictions on membership of the organisation
- Are not groups promoting religious, faith or political ideology
Cllr Wells, Leader of Thanet District Council said: “The community lotto is a great way for local people to help fund the projects that mean the most to them. When buying a ticket online, they’ll be able to directly select which good cause they want to support, so everyone’s a winner!”
The council has appointed an independent Lottery Manager, Gatherwell, to run the lottery on its behalf, in accordance with the Gambling Act 2005.