Good causes to benefit from new West Berkshire Lottery


A new West Berkshire Lottery will be launched next year to benefit good causes across the district.

Tickets for the new lottery will cost £1 with 60p going to charities, voluntary organisations and good causes across West Berkshire.

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 West Berkshire Lottery scheme. West Berkshire 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 a general West Berkshire good causes fund, with the remainder being put towards prizes and operating costs.

Players who do not wish to support a specific cause can still take part in the West Berkshire Lottery, with 60p of their ticket price going into the general good causes fund, which will be distributed by West Berkshire Council.

The West Berkshire Lottery will begin in spring 2019 but good causes will be able to sign up later this year.

Good causes are invited to two special information events to find out more about the lottery, how it works and how they will benefit from being involved. These events will begin at 2pm and 6pm on Wednesday 28th November, 2018 at West Berkshire Council, Market Street, Newbury, RG14 5LD. Spaces are limited and should be booked online in advance:

West Berkshire Lottery – Good Cause Launch (2pm)

West Berkshire Lottery – Good Cause Launch (6pm)

Speaking about the new West Berkshire Lottery, Councillor Anthony Chadley, Executive Member for Finance, Property and Transformation, said: “The new West Berkshire Lottery is part of our ongoing support for the local voluntary and community sector. It will provide new fundraising opportunities which will help them to continue the great work being done across the district.

“In West Berkshire we have countless wonderful residents who give their time, energy and expertise to make a difference to the lives of others. Many projects are reliant on fundraising to do this good work and the lottery is a fun way for residents to support them. I hope residents will really get behind this lottery and buy their tickets when they go on sale next spring!”

More information about the West Berkshire Lottery will be published later in the year with tickets expected to go on sale in February. Follow West Berkshire Council on Facebook and Twitter to get the latest on the launch of the new lottery