£25,000 is up for grabs in the Essex Lottery draw, but you need to buy a ticket to be part of the excitement when the lucky number is drawn in just over a week’s time.
With better odds than the national lottery and one of ten cash prizes up for grabs, along with 60p from every £1 ticket sold going to local charities across the county, the lottery is an exciting way to donate to a good cause and have a chance of landing a cash jackpot just before Christmas.
The first draw takes place on Saturday 25 November and over 160 local charities are set to benefit, covering good causes such as mental health, children with autism, retired police dogs, hospital radio stations and support for survivors of domestic abuse.
The Essex Lottery not only allows players to choose the charities they wish to support, but also funds a grant system that means charities could benefit from a larger lump sum.
Councillor David Finch, Leader of Essex County Council said: “I’ll have my fingers crossed when the first lottery numbers are drawn. To be able to help so many charities and hopefully change the life of one lucky resident makse me so proud of the Essex Lottery and excited for its future.”
The Essex Lottery was set up by Essex County Council to support charities and good causes right across the county, on the principle of raising money within the community, for the community.
For those taking part, the weekly draw offers a guaranteed jackpot prize of £25,000 for matching six numbers in the correct order and there are nine guaranteed ‘raffle’ prizes each week.
The top raffle prize is valued at 10 per cent of that week’s ticket sales and 8 raffle prizes are valued at 4 per cent of that week’s ticket sales. To promote the first draw there is also the opportunity to win a new iPad.
To purchase tickets and select a good cause to support go to essexlottery.co.uk
. For enquires about The Essex Lottery call 0300 302 32 32.