Melton Borough Council

First anniversary of Melton Community Lottery

Published Monday, 20th November 2017

The Melton Community Lottery is getting ready to celebrate by giving away three great local prizes on its first birthday bonanza prize draw!

The additional prize draw will take place on 9 December 2017 and will be available to anyone who has signed up to the online lottery by 8pm that day.

Prizes up for grabs include an Amazon all new 32 GB Fire HD tablet with Alexa, 8” HD display, a voucher for a “flavour of Melton” hamper from Dickinson and Morris, and a £40 voucher for Melton Theatre tickets.

Alongside the draw, Melton Borough Council will also be inviting local good causes to join them to celebrate the lottery’s first birthday with coffee and cake in the council chambers on 18 December 2017. The event is open to any local organisation that wants to find out more about the lottery or get involved. 

Melton Community Lottery currently supports 39 good causes including local disability groups, animal charities, sports clubs, youth clubs, theatre groups and schools. Under the scheme, sixty pence in every pound goes directly to a good cause and the remaining costs go towards the running costs and prize fund.

As a player, you can choose to either support a favourite local cause or alternatively support the general good cause fund, which is administered by an external independent marketing agency that provides vital support to a wide range of local organisations.

To date, there are nearly three hundred players with over 480 tickets. Prizes range from free tickets with two or more numbers, up to a jackpot prize of a whopping £25,000 for a match of six numbers in a row and it has still not been claimed. 

Some of the most popular good causes voted for to date include: Belvoir Cricket & Countryside Trust, 1279 Melton Squadron Air Training Corps, Melton Mencap, Melton Scouts. The money raised so far is intended to be used for a wide range of activities to support local causes.  A video showcasing some examples of how the money is helping these local good causes will be made available on the Melton Council website and the community lottery page and will be shown at the birthday celebration event.

Leader of the Council, Cllr. Joe Orson said: “It’s with great pleasure that we announce the prize draw to celebrate the Melton Community Lottery’s first birthday. We hope that even more of the community will get involved with the scheme and help support the many worthwhile good causes across the Melton borough.

For more information about the local causes or to buy a lottery ticket, please visit www.meltonlottery.co.uk/support/melton where you can choose one to support alongside your chance to win prizes.        

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For more information please contact:

Aysha Rahman
Melton Borough Council
07890 534836
arahman@melton.gov.uk