Argyllshire Advertiser

Good causes to benefit from new Argyll lottery


A new community lottery for good causes in Argyll is about to be launched.

Argyll Community Lottery tickets will be on sale to the public from Tuesday April 27.

Supporters will be able to choose a group they wish to help fund and buy tickets which could also see themselves win a £25,000 jackpot, with a host of smaller prizes also on offer in the weekly draw.

The first draw is on Saturday May 29, with 60 pence from every £1 ticket going to charities, voluntary organisati­ons and community groups – referred to as good causes.

Charity umbrella organisati­on Argyll and Bute Third Sector Interface (TSI) is running the lottery alongside lottery management company Gatherwell.

Argyll Community Lottery will enable people to support causes they care most about, while helping those groups to connect with their supporters. Tickets can be bought online or over the phone and have a one in 50 chance of winning a prize.

Prizes will be given to players with tickets that match the first or last two to six numbers from the winning combinatio­n and range from free tickets for the first or last two matching numbers, £250 for the first or last four matching numbers up to the jackpot of £25,000 for six matching numbers.

Players will be able to set up a monthly payment in advance with the option to do a three, six or 12-month repeat subscripti­on by direct debit or payment card.

Samantha Stubbs, strategic developmen­t manager for TSI, said: ‘Over the past few weeks we’ve seen a number of incredible good causes signing up to take part. Now it’s time to get our communitie­s involved.

‘We have such a wide variety of good causes that everyone is bound to find something close to their heart to support.

‘For just £1, not only do you get the chance of winning the £25,000 jackpot, but you are also directly supporting causes in our communitie­s. You will be able to see first-hand the impact of your support.’

Winners will receive an email advising them of their win and their prize money will be transferre­d automatica­lly to their chosen bank account, so there is no need to check numbers, though that is part of the fun.

Argyll Community Lottery reminds readers it is important to gamble responsibl­y. To buy tickets or register as a good cause, visit www.argyllcomm­unitylotte­ or call 03000 160121.

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