From Tuesday June 11 tickets are available to buy online for the Surrey Heath Lottery – your chance to scoop a £25,000 jackpot and help local good causes.
The first draw takes place on Saturday July 13, with 60p from every £1 ticket going to local charities and good causes.
It’s free for good causes to register for the Surrey Heath Lottery – more than 30 have already signed up, and more are encouraged to do so at www.surreyheathlottery.co.uk
Home-Start Surrey Heath were among the first to sign up.
The charity’s Scheme Manager, Stephnie Waight, said: “We were keen to support the lottery not only for the benefits it can bring to us as a charity and our work, but also for the benefit it will bring to Surrey Heath.
“For a small charity like Home-Start Surrey Heath, celebrating our 30th year, receiving this money from the Lottery will make a big difference, and will go a long way towards helping local families.”
Frimley and Camberley Cadet Corps have also registered. Trustee Nigel Ferris said: “It’s a great initiative. We’d encourage other local good causes to sign up. All you have to do is commit to spreading the word about your own lottery page, to help sell as many tickets as possible.”
Surrey Heath Portfolio Holder for Support and Safeguarding, Cllr Josephine Hawkins said: “With tickets on sale, it’s another exciting milestone in the Surrey Heath Lottery.
“I would encourage local people to buy tickets to support their local good causes – and you never know, you may just be lucky and win a prize too!
“This is all about supporting local charities, the voluntary sector and not-for-profit organisations who do so much great work in our community.
“And if they haven’t done so already, I would encourage all local good causes to sign up to benefit from the lottery.”
Players have a 50 to one chance of winning one of the prizes, which range from the £25,000 jackpot to three extra tickets.
There are two parts to the Surrey Heath Lottery scheme. Local good causes are able to set up their own lottery page, and will receive 50p in every pound spent by players using this method.
A further 10p in every pound will go into a general Surrey Heath good causes fund, with the remainder being put towards prizes, operating costs and VAT.
Players who do not wish to support a specific cause can still take part in the Surrey Heath Lottery, with 60p of their ticket price going into the general Surrey Heath good causes fund, which will be distributed by the Council.
A lottery management company, Gatherwell, has been appointed to run the scheme, having already launched similar lotteries with Portsmouth, Corby and Peterborough among others.
Ben Speare, Gatherwell’s managing director, said: “We are delighted that Gatherwell has been awarded the opportunity to run the new Surrey Heath Lottery.
“We’re looking forward to helping support local causes in partnership with the Council.”
To buy tickets or register as a good cause visit www.surreyheathlottery.co.uk