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Sign up for the local lottery spring bonus draw

09 April 2020 : Community

Everyone who signs up to purchase one or more tickets for the Somerset West Lottery between now and 27 June will be in with the chance to win one of five annual organic fruit and veg box subscriptions.

All tickets bought during this timeframe will be entered into the spring bonus draw to win one of the prizes thanks to the Somerset West Lottery external management company, Gatherwell.

The box of organically produced fresh fruit and veg will be delivered weekly for one year to the doorstep of five winners.

It will:
Provide nutrition to enhance health and wellbeing which is of particular importance during the current Coronavirus crisis.
Reduce the need to shop for fruit and vegetables in line with the advice stay in and save the NHS.
Can be shared by the winner with those in need in the community.
Increase ticket sales helping voluntary and community groups who benefit to continue with their good work.

Every ticket purchased between now and 27 June 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.

Further bolt on prize draws are planned for summer and autumn 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 50 pence from every £1 ticket sold to local registered good causes with 10 pence from every ticket sale going into a community grant fund for which local good causes can apply.

Cllr Chris Booth, 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.

The prizes in this bonus draw will be very useful especially during the current pandemic. I would encourage everyone who can to buy tickets and help our local voluntary and communities groups at this difficult time.”

The Somerset West Lottery currently has 84 registered Good Causes and 525 players with each player buying two tickets on average per play. The amount raised since its launch in 2017 is £171,884.00 with a predicted revenue for 2020 of £52,104.00

The Council wants to make sure as many good causes and local charities as possible can receive financial support from the Somerset West Lottery.

If you know of a good cause wishing to raise funds or would like to buy a ticket contact the Somerset West Lottery on 0300 302 0666; support@somersetwestlottery.co.uk or visit the Somerset West Lottery website.