Love Blaby Lottery

The Love Blaby Lottery is Blaby District Council's weekly online community lottery raising money for local charities, community groups and sports clubs.

  • Players can win up to £25,000 with a 1 in 50 chance of winning a prize each week
  • Play for £1 per week with 60 pence from every £1 ticket going to good causes
  • Players decide which good cause to support

Players must be 16 years old or over and resident in the UK. For more information on how to play and to buy tickets online visit the Love Blaby Lottery website or call 0116 380 0775.

Always play responsibly. If you need advice or support around gambling, visit the BeGambleAware website below.

Celebrate our 5th anniversary with special prize promotions!

To celebrate five years of the Love Blaby Lottery, we are running special prize promotions to coincide with our anniversary draw on Saturday 25 February 2023. We are providing a cash prize of £250 for both one lucky good cause and one supporter with a ticket(s) in the anniversary draw. Full details of the promotions are given below.

Good causes prize promotion

We are offering the chance for one good cause to win a cash prize to celebrate the five-year anniversary of the Love Blaby Lottery. The prize is open to new good causes joining the lottery and existing good causes that increase their active supporter numbers and tickets during the promotion period. The promotion period is from 16 January until 24 February 2023. The prize is for £250.  To be eligible for entry into the random prize draw the following criteria must be met:

For new good causes:

  • The organisation must meet the eligibility criteria for the Love Blaby Lottery (available to download below)
  • The organisation must have completed the registration process, including creation of an online account, and provided all supporting information requested (for example governing document, policies and bank details)
  • The organisation must be ‘live’ on the Love Blaby Lottery website by close of play on 24 February 2023, ready for the draw on 25 February 2023

For existing good causes:

  • The organisation must continue to meet the eligibility criteria for the Love Blaby Lottery
  • The organisation must be up-to-date with income monitoring
  • The organisation achieves an increase in active supporter numbers and tickets between 16 January and 24 February 2023
  • An increase will be measured by the difference between total supporters and ticket numbers available on the dashboard for each registered good cause as at 16 January and 24 February 2023

Process for draw

  • All qualifying good causes will be entered into a random draw that will take place as soon as possible after 25 February 2023 during usual office hours
  • The winning organisation will be notified by email or telephone as soon as possible after the draw
  • Payment will only be made to the winning organisation by BACS transfer to the organisation’s account
Supporters Prize Promotion

We are offering the chance for one supporter of the Love Blaby Lottery to win a cash prize to celebrate the five-year anniversary of the Love Blaby Lottery. The prize is for £250. To be eligible for entry into the random prize draw all of the following criteria must be met:

  • The draw/competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom aged 16 years or over
  • Closing date for entry will be Friday 24 February 2023 at 8pm BST
  • All supporters with a ticket in the Saturday 25 February 2023 draw will be entered into this promotional draw (subject to full payment being received)
  • Winner must agree to publicity and promotion

Process for draw

  • All qualifying supporters will be entered into a random draw that will take place as soon as possible after 25 February 2023 during normal office hours
  • The winning supporter will be notified by email or telephone as soon as possible after the draw either by Blaby District Council or Gatherwell (External Lottery Manager)
  • Payment will be made to the winning supporter by BACS transfer to the supporter’s bank account provided during the registration process

Registering a Good Cause

It is FREE for organisations to join the Love Blaby Lottery and you receive lots of help to promote your cause. You can spend the proceeds however your organisation needs. So, if you’ve not already signed up, it’s a great time to join the Love Blaby Lottery and start raising money in a matter of days!

Would you like to know more about how the lottery works and how it could give a boost to your organisation’s fundraising? Come along to an information session at the Council on Friday 3 February 2023 at 10am. To book your place email vcshub@blaby.gov.uk

How much money could your organisation raise by joining the Love Blaby Lottery?

Number of tickets in play per week Projected annual income for good cause
10 £260
20 £520
30 £780
50 £1300

The projected annual income is based on maintaining a consistent level of ticket sales per week.

For more information, help to register your good cause or buy tickets by telephone contact 0116 380 0775 or email support@blabylottery.co.uk  Lines open 9 am - 5.30 pm, Monday - Friday (excluding Bank Holidays). 

Read more about how other good causes are benefitting from being part of the Love Blaby Lottery.

Association of Stokes School raising £1,170 a year

"With the proceeds from the Love Blaby Lottery we have purchased a number of BeeBots! These are educational items to help the children at Blaby Stokes Primary School learn computer coding in a fun and easy way. This will help the children to learn digital skills which will be incredibly useful in the modern world.

We think the lottery is a brilliant scheme and has really helped us with a relatively passive income stream when it’s hard to keep asking our school community for donations. It’s been invaluable whilst Covid restrictions have been in place. Thank you!"

Rebecca Bunting – Treasurer at Association of Stokes School

Countesthorpe Judo Club raising over £150 a year

"The proceeds from the Love Blaby Lottery have gone towards the hire of the village hall to enable us to run our sessions. We still have not recovered from the pandemic and our membership is so low that without the lottery we wouldn’t be able to continue."

Jim Oram – Club Coach at Countesthorpe Judo Club

Whetstone Good Neighbour Scheme raising £780 a year

Whetstone Good Neighbour Scheme was formed in 2016 by a group of volunteers who live in Whetstone. It aims to provide neighbourly assistance to those residents of Whetstone who are vulnerable or in need.

Lou Hathaway, Chair, says:

"The income from the Love Blaby Lottery has made us flexible in how we are able to help the vulnerable residents in Whetstone. Our biggest purchase this year has been a new wheelchair that's lightweight and easy to use. It enables us to get people to attend social events for those with limited mobility and has been a Godsend. The lottery has also enabled us to ensure we are able to continue with the day to day running of the scheme without the financial worries.

We cannot thank you enough for the value it has brought to our scheme. Not only does it benefit the members of having a scheme, it gives people a chance to win and it helps with all the smaller costs that can arise along the way. We are so grateful".

 

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Last updated 31 January 2023
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