Six months since the first draw, the success of the Love Blaby Lottery has raised over £14,000 for 46 good causes in the district and is on track to raise £31,000 in a year.
With a £25,000 jackpot and a 1 in 50 chance of winning a prize, Love Blaby lottery was set up by Blaby District Council to raise money for local organisations across the district. Players are able to choose which good cause benefits from the tickets they buy.
Tickets for the lottery cost just £1 per week with 60p going directly to good causes. Other prizes include £2000, £250, £25 and free tickets. Nearly 1000 tickets are played every week in the lottery, which has seen over 450 winners since the first draw in February.
Jim Oram from Countesthorpe Judo Club, just one of the organisations registered with Love Blaby Lottery, said: “This funding is vital to us and without it we would struggle to stay open. We are a small rural club but despite this we are very successful in competitions and have some very talented club members.
“We struggle with paying to hire the hall so the lottery funding really does make a difference to us.”
Community Champion, Cllr Les Phillimore, says “This is a stunning start to what we hope will become an ever more successful community project and we congratulate all those good causes who have taken the opportunity to join the Love Blaby Lottery.
“We were delighted to see our first £2,000 winner recently. It goes to show that you can be a winner whilst making a difference in the community.”
Love Blaby Lottery is open to anyone aged 16 years and over. Participants are reminded to gamble responsibly.
Visit www.blabylottery.co.uk or call 0116 380 0775 to buy tickets or register a good cause. Full terms and conditions are available on the website.