Play the Essex Lottery to support good causes recovering from lockdown
Play the Essex Lottery to support good causes across Essex facing financial hardship following the lockdown AND have a chance to win a weekly £25,000 jackpot.
The Essex Lottery is an online lottery created by Essex County Council to support local causes across the county.
Since the Essex Lottery launched in 2017 over £215,000 has been donated to good causes in the county. This is thanks to the thousands of players who buy a weekly £1 ticket – with 60p of every ticket they purchase going to good causes.
Many of the good causes supported by the Essex Lottery have done great work supporting communities during the lockdown, but at the same time are now struggling due to events being closed down by social distancing protocols.
Currently more than 260 charities and good causes are signed up to benefit from The Essex Lottery – supporting a diversity of causes across Essex from animal welfare, education and arts groups to organisations supporting children, disadvantaged groups and the elderly. Local good causes include community groups, sports clubs, brownies or scout’s and school PTAs. Players are able to select the good causes they wish to support.
Now is the time to support these charities and good causes by buying tickets for the Essex Lottery. One such charity supported by the Essex Lottery is Essex Retired Police Dogs Fund.
Linda Belgrove, founder of Essex Retired Police Dogs Fund, said: “Regular funding streams are so important to us. The monies we receive from The Essex Lottery go directly towards vet and welfare costs of retired police dogs.
“Last year we paid out over £8,000. This year an emergency op for stomach blockage was £2,400; then there are the regular payments for debilitating arthritis. We are so grateful to be part of The Essex Lottery and how it helps our retired police dogs.”
Causes which can be supported by playing the Essex Lottery include The East Anglian Railway Museum, South Essex Wildlife Hospital and Colchester Foodbank.
Prize draws take place every Saturday night when a 6-digit winning combination is picked. Prizes will be given to players with tickets that match the first or last 2-6 numbers from the winning combination. Match all 6 and you win the JACKPOT, won for the first time in January 2019.
Every week there are prizes to be won of free tickets and cash prizes of £25, £250, £2,000 and £25,000 - to players whose numbers match the winning number combination.
To find out more visit: essexlottery.co.uk or call the Essex Lottery support team on 0300 302 32 32
A total of 20p from each £1 ticket goes to the prize, with 60p going towards funding good causes (nominated causes receive 50p from each £1 ticket brought via their page on the lottery with a further 10p funding local good causes and initiatives via the Central Fund). The remaining 20p is used to administrate the lottery.