Community Lottery Scheme celebrates one year anniversary raising more than £34k for local good causes
Posted on 1 December 2023
The South and East Lincolnshire Community Lottery has gone from strength to strength in its first year. Celebrating its one year anniversary on Saturday 25 November, the scheme to date has managed to raise £34.7k in Boston, East Lindsey and South Holland, supporting local community groups and charities such as Blackfriars Theatre and Arts Centre, Woodhall Spa Cricket Club and Moulton Windmill.
Boasting a regular player base of over 590 resident a week, a typical week for the community lottery scheme can see more than £600 raised for good causes.
60% of the ticket proceeds from South & East Lincolnshire Community Lottery go to charities, voluntary organisations and other not-for-profit groups with the remainder being put towards prizes, operating costs and VAT.
Councillor Emma Cresswell, Boston Borough Council Portfolio Holder for Communities and People, Councillor Sarah Devereux, East Lindsey District Council Portfolio Holder for Partnerships and Councillor Tracey Carter, South Holland District Council Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Communities and Facilities, said: "We are delighted that as a Partnership we have been able to bring forward this scheme which has a direct impact on residents' lives. We are able to support community initiatives that don't have access to regular income streams, and can continue to help people across the sub-region.
"The South and East Lincolnshire Community Lottery continues to have our full support, and as a collective we would like to take this opportunity to encourage more people to play it each week, and for any good causes out there that aren't involved to get in touch so we can get you on the scheme."
Tickets are available to buy online at www.selcplottery.co.uk at a cost £1 each, and winners could scoop up to £25,000 (other prizes being £2,000, £250 and £25). Draws will take place every Saturday at 8pm. The lucky winners will be informed by email and will have the money transferred automatically into their bank account.
Not-for-profit organisations not currently involved in the scheme such as sports clubs, community groups and PTAs, are encouraged to sign up and start benefitting from the lottery at www.selcplottery.co.uk.