Wycombe Lotto will celebrate its first birthday at the end of July 2018.
The first draw of the community lottery launched by Wycombe District Council took place on Saturday 29th July 2017.
To celebrate a successful first year of the lottery the top selling good causes over the past year were invited to a special reception hosted by Wycombe Lotto at Wycombe Museum on Wednesday 18th July 2018.
Over £21,000 has been raised by Wycombe Lotto in its first year through direct tickets sold by good causes who get 50p for every £1 ticket they sell.
A further £8,000 has been distributed to a wider range of local good causes through the central fund.
83 local good causes have signed up to be partners in Wycombe Lotto. Many of these organisations are seeing significant ticket sales which are generating extra funds to help them in their work.
Everyone who plays Wycombe Lotto stands a chance of winning the £25,000 weekly jackpot which is drawn at 8pm every Saturday.
Cllr Graham Peart, Cabinet Member for Community at Wycombe District Council said: ‘Up and down Wycombe district there are hundreds of people giving their time and talents to do vital work in their community.
They are often working with small, local organisations who, unlike the big national charities, don’t have professional fundraisers and who are working with limited resources to promote themselves more widely.
Wycombe Lotto is a great way to help these kind of good causes and to have a bit of fun at the same time. Who wouldn’t like to win £25,000!‘