Salisbury City Community Lottery is to be launched and will help support local good causes.
Salisbury City Council has announced that it will soon be launching a new online lottery to support local good causes.
Tickets will cost £1 each with 60p going towards local good causes, compared to just 28p in the pound for the National Lottery.
The draw will be weekly, with a jackpot of £25,000 for a matching sequence of six numbers, other prizes being £2,000, £250, £25 or three free tickets.
There are two parts to the Salisbury City Community Lottery. Salisbury’s good causes will be able to set up their own lottery page and will receive 50p in every pound spent by players using this method. A further 10p in every pound will go into the Salisbury City Council Community Grant fund which is also used to support local initiatives, with the remainder being put towards prizes, operating costs.
Players who do not wish to support a specific cause can still take part in the Salisbury City Community Lottery, with 60p of their ticket price going into the Community Grant fund, which will be distributed by the council.
Leader of the Council, Cllr Jeremy Nettle said:
“Salisbury City Community Lottery provides a great opportunity to help local good causes to raise additional money. It has been a very difficult time for many of these very important and valuable good causes during the pandemic.
“We are committed to continuing our support to local community groups through our community grants programme but this will be a way of spreading support amongst the wider community.”
A handful of Councils across the country are now running local lotteries including Aylesbury Vale, Portsmouth and Corby, and several others have followed suit.