Published: Tuesday, 22nd May 2018
The first draw for West Norfolk Wins, a community lottery that will help good causes in the borough to raise much-needed funds, takes place at 8pm on Saturday 26 May 2018.
Since opening ticket sales on 17 April, more than 950 tickets have been sold. Every £1 ticket sold sees 50p going to the player's chosen charity, a further 10p going into the community fund, with the remaining 40p going to the prize fund, administration and VAT.
Players can purchase tickets for the first draw up until 23:59 on Friday 25 May. In addition, players who buy tickets up to 19:55 on Saturday 26 May, will be entered for the special 'bolt on prize' of a 50" colour TV sponsored by homes developer Lovell, and a soundbar provided by retailer Hughes.
Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds, deputy leader and cabinet member for Culture, Heritage and Health, said: "The response to this lottery has been excellent. We already have 50 good causes signed up and ticket sales are nearing 1,000. If we continue to sell tickets at this rate, the lottery will raise in excess of £30,000 per annum for good causes, which can only be good news."
"Thank you to everyone who has supported the lottery and the good causes already. Please do spread the word and let people know they still have a few days to get tickets for the first draw."
The lottery is run by Gatherwell Ltd on behalf of the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk. It provides local good causes with a free and easy way of raising money for their good cause. By promoting West Norfolk Wins to their supporters and members, organisations can increase the amount they raise through ticket sales.
To buy tickets or to register as a good cause, visit westnorfolkwins.co.uk.