Bracknell Forest Lottery tickets go on sale tomorrow (Tuesday) via the Bracknell Forest Lottery website.
Residents will be able to purchase tickets for the new online Bracknell Forest Lottery, which will raise money for local good causes, from tomorrow (Tuesday).
Tickets cost just £1 each with 60 pence going towards local good causes and charities. This compares to just 28 pence in the pound for the National Lottery.
Through the lottery, players can choose to support a particular good cause with 50 pence of their £1 donated to that good cause. A further 10 pence will go in to a general Bracknell Forest Lottery good causes fund.
Prizes up for grabs include a £25,000 jackpot for matching a sequence of 6 numbers, or smaller prizes of £2,000, £250, £25 or three free tickets. The very first draw will also feature an additional prize of an overnight stay for 2 with dinner and breakfast at the Coppid Beech Hotel.
Many charities and community groups have already registered as beneficiaries and it’s hoped that even more will get on board with the scheme in the coming months.
Players who do not wish to support a particular good cause will see 60 pence of every £1 donated to the general Bracknell Forest Lottery good causes fund.*
Cllr Peter Heydon, executive member for finance and transformation, said:
“We are excited that tickets will soon be on sale for the Bracknell Forest Lottery- it’s a real win-win for our local good causes and local residents.
"We hope this will help local good causes to raise additional money and support the valuable work they do in our local communities.”
The draw will take place on a weekly basis, starting on 23 November.
Details about the lottery, how to buy tickets and how charities can register to take part can be found on the Bracknell Forest Lottery website.
Bracknell Forest Council has set up this new venture, which is being run by specialist company Gatherwell.
*The remaining 40 pence of every £1 will go towards prizes, administration costs and VAT.