Tickets for the new Guildford Community Lottery have gone on sale today at www.guildfordlottery.org. It costs £1 per game to play and winners could win up to £25,000 as part of the weekly draw. The first of the weekly draws will take place on Saturday 1 December.
The lottery provides local charities, community and voluntary organisations, sports clubs, arts groups and other good causes with an opportunity to raise funds. Over 60 local organisations have currently signed up. It has been set up by Guildford Borough Council and will be open to anyone to play, in a bid to raise money for local charities and good causes.
Cllr Paul Spooner says:
“The Guildford Community Lottery aims to support the local community by helping connect good causes with their supporters. With an increased community need, the council has introduced this new project to help raise funds for good causes in the Guildford area. Helping local causes remains a central role at the council. We believe that adopting a Lottery scheme and supporting community projects will benefit the community as a whole. We are very excited for the first draw to take place on Saturday 1 December 2018.”
Players will be able to set up a monthly payment in advance with the option to do a three, six or twelve month repeating subscription by direct debit or payment card. Winners will be informed by email and will have the money transferred automatically to their chosen bank account.