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Sign up for community lottery

Posted onPosted on 14th Jan

People are being urged to sign up to Newark and Sherwood Community Lottery and be in with the chance of winning weekly cash prizes up to the £25,000 jackpot.

If they enter before Saturday 26 February, they will be in with the chance of winning a £1,000 Sainsbury’s Gift Card as well – all for £1 a week!

Newark and Sherwood Community Lottery is a lottery for the people, by the people of Newark and Sherwood. Tickets are £1 a week each, and you get to choose which good cause you would like your donation to go to.

Unlike larger lotteries, 60% of your ticket purchase comes back into your community and the odds of winning a prize are much better, at 50-1. From each £1 ticket purchased through the lottery, 60p goes to local good causes. Another 20% goes to the prize fund, and the rest is for running costs and VAT.

Coun David Lloyd, leader of Newark and Sherwood District Council, said: “Recent months, more than ever, have proven the vital role that charities, voluntary and community groups play in supporting people, communities and shaping places.

“This lottery is a means of enabling charities to raise funds and to develop an income whilst ensuring financial support for a sector that is closest to our communities and their needs.”

“Importantly, we are also ensuring that all proper processes are in place and that this lottery mitigates as many risks of problem gambling as possible. Hopefully, this gives people an option that is therefore both secure for them whilst also being dedicated to raising money for good causes.”

Since its launch, the Newark and Sherwood Community Lottery is set to raise more than £20k in their first year for good causes with more than 50 local groups signed up.

To buy tickets go to or call 01636 389015.