Tis The Season To Make A Difference Today – Play the Newark and Sherwood Community Lottery

Posted on: Monday, November 1, 2021

Sign up and support your local community today and not only will you be in with the chance of winning weekly cash prizes up to the £25,000 jackpot, but, if you enter before 1 January, you will be in with the chance of winning £1,000 of Decathlon vouchers, all for £1 a week!

Camping, hiking, water sports, skiing, tennis, yoga, and the list goes on. Equipment to play over seventy outdoor and sporting activities as well as nutrition and body care products can all be found at Decathlon.

Go into the New Year knowing that you are making a real difference to a good cause and have the chance of winning £1,000 to get active in 2022!

Lottery tickets cost £1 and there will be a weekly Saturday night draw which allows residents to choose which local group they want their money to go to, and for every ticket sold 60p goes to one of the local causes, 20% goes to the prize fund and the rest is for running costs and VAT.

Players will have a 50 to 1 chance of winning one of the prizes, ranging from three extra tickets to the £25,000 jackpot.

Councillor Tim Wendels, Chairman of Newark and Sherwood District Council’s Homes and Communities Committee, said: "Recent months, more than ever, have proven the vital role that charities, voluntary and community groups play in supporting people, communities and shaping places.

"This lottery is a means of enabling charities to raise funds and to develop an income whilst ensuring financial support for a sector that is closest to our communities and their needs.

"Importantly, we are also ensuring that all proper processes are in place and that this lottery mitigates as many risks of problem gambling as possible.

"Hopefully, this gives people an option that is therefore both secure for them whilst also being dedicated to raising money for good causes."

More than 50 local groups have signed up to the community lottery since it's launch and it is expected to raise more than £26,000 per year for the local causes.

You can purchase tickets on the Newark and Sherwood Community Lottery website.