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Local lottery set to raise thousands for good causes

More than 1100 tickets have already been sold for the first Robin Hood Lottery draw which will take place on 28 April.

With just over two weeks left to go until the online draw, a total of 570 supporters have bought tickets to be in with a chance of winning a maximum prize of £25,000.

There are a range of smaller prizes including free tickets for a future draw and cash prizes from £250 to £2,000. Each ticket has a 1 in 50 chance of winning a prize. 

Tickets are available to buy online at www.robinhoodlottery.co.uk and cost just £1 each.  

Mansfield District Council established the local lottery to support good causes that deliver a direct benefit to residents across the district. A total of 60p from every ticket sold goes to charities, voluntary groups and support services. 

A total of 48 local good causes have signed up to benefit from the ticket proceeds so far including the Emily Harris Foundation, Ladybrook Community Centre, AFC Mansfield and the Friends of Yeoman Hill Park.

The Executive Mayor Kate Allsop was the first to buy a ticket and chose to support the Robin Hood Community Fund so that local groups can apply for funding via the council's grant in aid process.

Among the good causes that have been attracting the most ticket sales so far and therefore the most funding are John Eastwood Hospice Trust, SSG Suicide Support Group Mansfield, Nottinghamshire Search and Rescue Team, and Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. 

The Mayor said: "We are delighted with the number of tickets sold and the number of good causes that have signed up to benefit. Ticket sales mean more than £26,000 of funding is already guaranteed for our local good causes over the next year. It's not too late to buy a ticket - if you aren't in, you can't win!"

Published on 10 April 2018

Updated on 25 April 2018

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