Somerset West lottery
Somerset West Lottery is a weekly lottery raising money for local good causes in the Somerset West and Taunton district. All local good causes supported by the lottery will benefit the area and its residents.
Since the lottery was launch in May 2017, the amount raised for good causes is just over £72,000 with a predicted annual income this year of more than £38,000.
Tickets for the lottery cost £1 each. There is a draw every Saturday night when a 6 digit winning combination is picked. From every £1 ticket sold 60 pence goes to local good causes in Somerset West and Taunton.
For more information visit Somerset West lottery website.
Somerset West Lottery Summer Bolt-on prize initiative
Following on from the success of the previous two national bolt-on prizes, courtesy of Gatherwell the external lottery management company (ELM), the Somerset West Lottery will be taking part in the summer 2020 national bolt-on prize initiative. Between 01 July and 29 August 2020 everyone who signs up to purchase one or more tickets will be in with the chance to win one of five B &Q gift cards to the value of £100. All tickets bought during this timeframe will be entered into the Bolt - On Prize bonus draw on 29 August 2020 to win one of five B&Q gift cards.
Every ticket purchased between 01 July and 29 August 2020 will automatically be entered in to the bonus prize draw, as well as being in with a chance to win up to £25,000 in the weekly lottery run by Somerset West and Taunton Council.
A further bolt on prize draws is planned for winter 2020 with details to be announced.
The Somerset West Lottery offers registered good causes the opportunity to raise income for their organisation by selling tickets to members of the public.
It gives 50p from every £1 ticket sold to local registered good causes with 10p from every ticket sale going into a community grant fund for which local good causes can apply.
Cllr Chris Booth, SWTC Executive Member for Community, said: "The local lottery makes it easier for us all to support charities, the voluntary sector and not-for-profit organisations in the SWT area, and gives organisations the opportunity to promote themselves through ticket sales. I hope this bonus draw with these great prizes will encourage more people to buy tickets and help our local communities.”
The Council wants to make sure as many good causes and local charities as possible can receive financial support from the Somerset West Lottery.