Good causes benefit from local lottery

    Good causes benefit from local lottery

    Good causes benefit from local lottery

    Wednesday 04 October 2017

    Local good causes are continuing to benefit from the Somerset West Lottery – a joint enterprise launched by Taunton Deane Borough and West Somerset Councils.

    Last month - September 2017 - Somerset West Lottery payments to good causes in the two districts for £3,728.40 have just been approved.  This is an increase of £612.90 to local good causes on the August payment. 
     
    Trident Youth & Community Centre and Taunton Town Football Club continue to top the ticket sales and will receive payments of more than £100 each this month.  
     
    Watchet Bowling Club, Compass Disability Services and Home Start West Somerset are well on their way to 200 ticket sales.   
     
    So far, a total of 83 local good causes have registered with seven welcomed this month alone. The number of supporters has risen to more than 750.
     
    It costs £1 per game to play and winners could win up to £25,000 as part of the weekly draw. Each week, the winning numbers are published on the Somerset West Lottery home page:  www.somersetwestlottery.co.uk/ 
     
    Players have a 50 to one chance of winning one of the prizes. From each £1 ticket, 60p goes to local good causes, 20% goes to the prize fund, and the balance meets running costs and VAT.
     
    The lottery management company, Gatherwell, has been appointed to run the scheme.
     
    ENDS
     
    Released jointly on behalf of Taunton Deane Borough Council and West Somerset Council