31 July 2020
The West Berkshire Lottery draws its fourth £2,000 winner!
The West Berkshire Lottery and its prizes are our way of putting the fun in fundraising for our community. Since launching 18 months ago, the Lottery has paid out nearly £22,000 in winnings to ticket holders and has recently drawn the fourth £2,000 winner!
Out of every £1 ticket purchased, 50p goes directly to the lottery player’s chosen charity and 10p goes into the Council’s good cause fund. The lucky £2,000 winner, who selected Dingley’s Promise as their charity, said:
“I was quite stunned that I had won £2,000 and I thought it was a hoax to start with!! I have shared some money with members of my family which was welcomed by them and saved some for myself and my husband. The £2,000 was a fabulous surprise and I will be sending a donation to my chosen charity Dingley's Promise as well.”
Dingley's Promise supports children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) across Berkshire at its Centres in Newbury, Wokingham and Reading. The charity’s mission is to deliver life changing support to under 5s with SEND and their families by providing specialist learning through play, family support and training, and advice to mainstream settings.
Catherine McLeod MBE, CEO of Dingley's Promise, said: "We're delighted to receive the generous donation from West Berkshire Lottery’s fourth £2000 winner, at a time when our support for children with SEND has never been more critical. We've been a part of the West Berkshire community since 1997 and their generosity and continued support for Dingley's Promise and our mission to provide the best start for every child constantly wows us! Thank you so much to our amazing local community."
The West Berkshire Lottery is an ideal way for good causes to raise money – particularly at a time when they cannot conduct face-to-face fundraising or easily hold events. Players can choose which cause(s) they wish to support through their ticket proceeds, or they can opt for the general ‘good causes’ fund the Council distributes.
So far almost £85,000 has been paid out in funds to good causes since the lottery was launched in March 2019. There are 118 local good causes signed up as recipients of West Berkshire Lottery ticket sale proceeds, with more than 1,000 residents currently supporting the lottery each week.
Tickets for the lottery cost just £1 per week. Each ticket has a 1 in 50 chance to win a prize each week. The winnings range from free tickets to the top prize of £25,000. A draw takes place every Saturday and a 6 digit winning combination will be picked. Prizes will be given to players with tickets that match the first or last 2-6 numbers from the winning combination. Match all 6 and you win the JACKPOT! Winners are notified by email.
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