Residents are now able to buy tickets for the Medway Lottery for a chance to win a £25,000 jackpot, whilst supporting local good causes.
So far 38 good causes have signed up to benefit from the Medway Lottery, including Age UK Medway, Medway African and Caribbean Association and More Than Words Charity.
We are continuing to encourage charities and community organisations who wish to benefit from the lottery to register online.
Tickets for the online Medway Lottery cost £1 with 60p going to charities, voluntary organisations and other good causes which work in the area.
Good causes are able to set up their own lottery page and will receive 50p in every pound spent by players who buy tickets from their page. A further 10p in every pound will go into a general Medway good causes fund, with the remainder being put towards prizes and operating costs.
Players who do not wish to support a specific cause can still take part in the Medway Lottery, with 60p of their ticket price going into the general good causes fund, which will be distributed by the council.
There will be a weekly draw, starting on Saturday, 9 October and players will be in with a chance of winning a £25,000 jackpot for a matching sequence of six numbers as well as other prizes including £2,000, £250, £25 or three free tickets.
Supporting charities to continue and grow their work
Carol Stewart, Chairperson from Medway African and Caribbean Association, said: “For charities, such as ourselves, getting this money is going to support us in continuing and growing our work. We would encourage other local good causes to sign up and find out more about how the Medway Lottery could help them.”
Good causes are encouraged to sign up
Cllr Howard Doe, Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community Services, said: “The Medway Lottery is an exciting and innovative way to support local charities, not-for-profit organisations and the voluntary sector. I am pleased that, so far, 38 good causes in Medway have signed up to benefit from the lottery. It’s not too late for good causes to sign up, and I would encourage them to take part.”
Lottery management company, Gatherwell, has been appointed to run the scheme, having already launched similar lotteries in other areas.
Phil Wright, Gatherwell's senior manager of commercial, said: "We are delighted that Gatherwell has been awarded the opportunity to run the new Medway Lottery. We're looking forward to helping support local causes in Medway in partnership with Medway Council.”