Tickets go on sale today for Portsmouth Lottery initiative

TICKETS go on sale today for the all-new Portsmouth Lottery today, an initiative designed to help worthy causes in the city.

Monday, 19th September 2016, 8:56 am
Updated Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 2:33 pm
PORTSMOUTH LOTTERY MRW 2/9/2016 Launch of The Portsmouth Lottery at The BAR complex in Old Portsmouth on Friday morning (left to right) Sandy O'Neill, Lord Mayor Cllr. David Fuller, Lauren Clarke, Victoria Greenshields, Cllr. Luke Subbs, Leader of Portsmouth City Council Cllr. Donna Jones, Cllr. Linda Symes and Cllr. Neill Young Picture by: Malcolm Wells (160902-4492) Professional Photographer Mobile: 07802 217 569 (160902-4492) E: [email protected] PPP-160209-164153006

Portsmouth City Council has set up the community scheme in conjunction with an external management firm.

From each £1 ticket sold, 60p will go directly to local causes. The rest will go to fund another pot of money for one-off grants to good causes, and to pay running costs. A £25,000 weekly jackpot and smaller prizes will also be up for grabs.

A panel will decide how money will be distributed to different organisations.

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The public can buy tickets from portsmouthlottery.co.uk

As reported, a similar lottery was launched by Aylesbury Vale Council, which was the first of its kind in the country. Portsmouth is the second authority to follow suit.

There is no financial cost to the council, as the management firm takes ownership of the prize fund costs.

The first draw will take place on Saturday, November 5.