Tickets for the new Wycombe Lotto community lottery will go on sale on Monday 26th June 2017.
Costing £1 per game to play and winners could win a jackpot prize of £25,000 plus other cash prizes every week. For every £1 ticket sold, 60p will directly go to support local good causes.
So far 27 different charities and good causes all based around Wycombe District have signed up to be part of Wycombe Lotto.
When people buy a ticket through one of the good causes they ensure that 50p from their £1 ticket purchase will go directly to their chosen organisation and a further 10p goes into a general community chest for distribution to other good causes. That is more than double the 28p in the pound which the National Lottery passes on from its ticket sales. The rest of the money will go towards the prize money, an external lottery manager who will run the game and VAT.
Wycombe Lotto is run by Wycombe District Council working with specialist lottery partner Gatherwell and is only the tenth lottery of its kind in the whole country.
Players wishing to participate in the Wycombe Lotto can set up a monthly payment with the option pay by direct debit or a payment card. Tickets are available online and are not available for sale in shops.
The first prize draw will be at the end of July 2017 with a weekly jackpot of £25,000 for a matching sequence of six numbers. There will be other cash prizes of £2,000, £250, £25 or three free tickets.
The winning numbers will be announced at 8pm every Saturday, players can find out if they have won by checking the Wycombe Lotto website, on the Wycombe Lotto Facebook page or by tuning in to Wycombe Sound 106FM or Marlow FM 97.5.FM as both stations will be broadcasting the results live on air.
As well a mix of many local charities, all three Mayors from Wycombe District (High Wycombe Clr Brian Pearce, Princes Risborough Cllr Matthew Walsh and past Marlow Mayor Cllr Neil Marshall joined Cllr Suzanne Brown, the new Chairman of Wycombe District Council were at the launch of Wycombe Lotto which took place in May 2017.
Cllr Katrina Wood, Leader of Wycombe District Council said: ‘Wycombe Lotto is a great way to connect local people directly with all the good work going on in their local area.
Above all, it’s a way that good causes can raise extra money to support the vital work they do.
For small charities, getting this money is going to make a lot of difference, and will go a long way. So sign up now and get your tickets ready for the prize draw and if you work with or support a local good cause, please talk to them and encourage them to sign up.‘
Anyone from a local good cause who would like to know more about the Wycombe Lotto can email the team directly [email protected].