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Win £25,000 in new Bexley Community Lottery

PUBLISHED: 09:24 16 July 2018 | UPDATED: 09:24 16 July 2018

Trustees were paid £14,000 and there was no evidence of charity work. Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire)

Trustees were paid £14,000 and there was no evidence of charity work. Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire)

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Anyone fancy winning big cash, but want to see the money raised ploughed directly into local services?

Then check out the new Bexley Community Lottery.

The tickets are now available online offering a £25,000 jackpot.

It also helps good causes, but just local ones.

The first draw is on August 25.

The tickets cost £1 and a healthy 60p goes straight to local charities and good causes.

Of the balance, 20p goes to prizes and just 20p for lottery administration and VAT.

The council said up to now, more than 30 local groups have registered an interest to receive help and more are welcome.

Each player can choose which good cause will benefit from 50p of their £1, while 10p goes to a new Community Fund.

Isabel Shaw, manager of North West Kent Countryside Partnership, said: “We are keen to support the lottery, not only for the help it can bring to us as a charity and our work, but also for the boost it will bring to the wider voluntary community of the borough. Bexley has such a brilliant and varied voluntary sector and this is a fantastic opportunity to strengthen it for everyone’s benefit.”

Vikki Wilkinson, chief executive of Bexley Voluntary Service Council, added: “We’re encouraging more local good causes to sign up.

“By choosing Bexley Community Lottery, we can all help to make a real difference to the lives of local people.”

Winning is not too hard for players either – each ticket has a one in 50 chance of picking up a prize, be it the £25,000 jackpot down to three extra free tickets for the next draw.

Cllr Alex Sawyer, cabinet member for communities, said: “We have partnered with Gatherwell, an external company with a proven track record, to make the lottery work for the benefit of the good causes and local people. None of the money collected will come to the council.”

Ben Speare, Gatherwell’s managing director, explained: “We are looking forward to helping support Bexley’s local causes.”

To buy tickets or register as a good cause visit www.bexleycommunitylottery.co.uk

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