Havant Borough Council is excited to be launching its own online Community Lottery to help raise funds for local charities and community groups.
Tickets will cost £1 with 60p going towards local good causes, compared to just 28p in the pound for the National Lottery. The draw will be weekly with a jackpot of £25,000 for a matching sequence of six numbers, with other prizes including £2,000, £250, £25 or three free tickets.
Charities and community groups can benefit from the Havant Community Lottery in two ways. Groups from across the borough are able to register as one of our Community Lottery Good Causes. Good Causes will be provided with their own lottery page, and will receive 50p in every pound spent by players choosing to support them. Secondly, a further 10p in every pound will go into the Havant Borough Community Fund, through which local groups can apply for small grants to support their work. The distribution of this fund will be decided by a panel made up of council and community representatives. The remainder of the ticket price goes towards prizes, operating costs and VAT. Havant Borough Council does not take any money from the sale of the Lottery tickets.
Charities and Community Groups who are interested in registering to become a Good Cause can find more information by visiting www.havantlottery.co.uk.
Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday 13 March, and the first draw will take place on Saturday 7 April 2018.
For more information, please contact Jaime Bridges, Senior Community Officer, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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