Rugby Lotto to benefit local good causes - The Rugby Observer

Rugby Lotto to benefit local good causes

Rugby Editorial 30th Jan, 2019   0

GOOD causes in Rugby could cash in on a new local lottery.

Rugby Borough Council is inviting community groups, sports clubs, charities and other local good causes to sign up to receive the proceeds of the Rugby Lotto.

The good causes will retain 50 per cent of the price of all ticket sales they generate, with a further 10 per cent going into a Rugby Community Good Causes fund. The remaining income from ticket sales will go toward player prizes and the cost of administering the scheme.

Players will have the chance to win prizes of up to £25,000 from a £1 ticket every week, with a one-in-50 chance of winning a prize – better odds than the National or Health lotteries.

Rugby Borough Council communities and homes spokeswoman Coun Emma Crane said: “We are looking forward to the launch of the Rugby Lotto, which will provide local good causes with a fun and easy way to raise much needed funds.

“It’s been highly successful in other parts of the country and we are happy to promote it as a service to the local community.”

Rugby Borough Council is licensed by the Gambling Commission to operate the Rugby Lotto in partnership with Gatherwell, and is a member of the Lotteries Council.

Good causes are invited to attend an information event to be held at the Benn Hall in Newbold Road at 7pm on Tuesday February 12. Visit to sign up to attend.

The Rugby Lotto will launch in the spring.


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