Lichfield Community Lottery celebrates first draw

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There were 27 lucky winners on Saturday 10 April who scooped over £500 worth of prizes following the first draw of Lichfield Community Lottery.

Lichfield Community Lottery raises money for good causes across Lichfield District. The first weekly draw took place over the weekend and, although there was no jackpot winner, 26 players won a combination of cash and extra ticket prizes on Saturday night.

One supporter of the Little Aston Recreation Ground Association also won a Mercia Food Hub luxury hamper filled with £400 worth of food, drink and various vouchers all kindly donated from many of the suppliers to Mercia Food and members of Lichfield Chamber of Trade and Commerce all based in the region. Mercia Food Hub is your local weekly online farmers’ market.

More than 46 local causes have signed up to Lichfield Community Lottery so far, which is already on track to raise more than £53,000 for local good causes in its first year.

Gareth Davies, Lichfield District Council’s Head of Regulatory Services, Housing & Wellbeing, said:

“Well done to all the winners and thank you to everyone who is supporting the lottery, helping to raise money for worthwhile local causes.

“It’s amazing to see the number of supporters go up each week as it means even more good causes will benefit from such a generous local community.”

60p from every £1 ticket goes directly to local charities and good causes, with the remainder being put towards prizes and operating costs.

Future draws will take place every Saturday night. For a chance to win the £25,000 jackpot and other prizes, go to the Lichfield Community Lottery website to find out how to play. It is also where good causes can find out more about signing up to be a part of Lichfield Community Lottery.

Published: 14 April 2021