Support local causes through new Argyll Community Lottery

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Argyll residents could be in with a chance of scooping £25,000 while supporting good causes through a new community lottery.

From Tuesday April 27, tickets will be available for the Argyll Community Lottery which is being facilitated by the Argyll and Bute Third Sector Interface (TSI), alongside lottery management company Gatherwell.

Supporters will be able to choose a good cause to support and purchase tickets which could then see them scoop the £25,000 jackpot, with a host of smaller prizes also on offer in the weekly draw.

The first draw takes place on Saturday May 29, with 60p from every £1 ticket going to Argyll charities, voluntary organisations and community groups.

Tickets can be purchased online or over the phone using a standard network rate number and tickets have a one in 50 chance of winning a prize.

Prizes will be given to players with tickets that match the first or last two to six numbers from the winning combination, and range from free tickets for the first or last two matching numbers, £250 for the first or last four matching numbers, right up to the jackpot of £25,000 for six matching numbers.

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.

Samantha Stubbs, strategic development manager for the TSI, said: ‘Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen a number of incredible good causes signing up to take part; now it’s time to get our communities involved.

‘We have such a wide variety of good causes, that everyone is bound to find something close to their heart to support. For just £1, not only do you get the chance of winning the £25,000 jackpot, but you are also directly supporting causes in our communities – you will be able to see first-hand the impact of your support. Make sure you’re in the draw.’

The TSI wants to make sure that charities, social enterprises, community groups and voluntary organisations in the third sector can continue to receive financial support into the future.

Winners will receive an email advising them of their win and their prize money will be transferred automatically to their chosen bank account, so there is no need to check
numbers, although that is part of the fun.

The Argyll Community Lottery would like to remind readers that whilst this is a fantastic and fun opportunity for everyone, it is important to gamble responsibly.

To buy tickets or register as a good cause, call 03000 160121 or visit
www.argyllcommunitylottery.co.uk