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Good causes urged not miss out on benefiting from Robin Hood Lottery

Local good causes across Mansfield district are being urged to sign up so that they can benefit from the new Robin Hood Lottery.

The new lottery will see 60p from every £1 ticket going to charities, voluntary organisations and other good causes that work in the area. With the National Lottery, only 28p from every £1 spent on a National Lottery ticket goes to good causes. 

The Robin Hood Lottery was launched last week and good causes who wish to benefit are encouraged to register their interest at publicrelations@mansfield.gov.uk

A special launch event for good causes will take place on Tuesday 27 February, and more than 10 local organisations have already registered to attend. They will have the opportunity to find out how the lottery will be able to help them raise funds for their work. 

Executive Mayor Kate Allsop encouraged leaders of good causes to sign up to benefit from the lottery. She said: "This is an excellent opportunity for local good causes from right across the district to raise additional funds for their work. I want to urge as many local charities, voluntary groups and not-for-profit organisations to register their interest." 

Gatherwell, a lottery management company, has been appointed to run the scheme, having already launched similar lotteries elsewhere. 

Ben Speare, Gatherwell's managing director, said: "We are delighted that Gatherwell has been awarded the opportunity to run the new Robin Hood Lottery. We're looking forward to helping support good causes in Mansfield district, partnership with Mansfield District Council." 

The Robin Hood Lottery website, where residents can buy tickets, will be available from 27 March 2018. Players have a 50-to-one chance of winning one of the prizes, which include the £25,000 jackpot, other cash prizes and three extra tickets. 

The first draw will take place on 27 April 2018. From each £1 ticket, 60p goes to local good causes. Another 20p goes to the prize fund, and 20p is for running costs and VAT. 

The odds of winning the National Lottery jackpot are 1 in 45m, although the combined odds of winning the jackpot or the £1 million Lotto Millionaire Raffle prize mean that players have an estimated 1 in 10 million shot at becoming a millionaire with every line they play. The odds of winning any National Lottery prize is 9.3/1.

Published on 13 February 2018



Page last updated: 13 February 2018

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