Tickets for the first ever East Hampshire Community Lottery draw go on sale on today (Tuesday 3 March) ahead of the first draw on Saturday 4 April.
Money raised from the draw will provide vital support to a wide range of local organisations and projects which benefit the local community.
Lottery tickets can be bought online at www.easthantslottery.co.uk or over the phone by calling 01730 631014. Players can select their chosen fund to support when signing up.
Along with the chance to win the jackpot of £25,000, participants will be making their district an even better place to live and work.
With every £1 ticket bought, players can allocated 50p to one of a host of participating good causes. A further 10p will go into a central community pot. This means a total of 60p from every pound directly supports good causes.
In total, 23 charities and community groups from across the district are already registered on the lottery website. Supporters can view a full list of these when choosing who they would like to contribute to.
There is still time for local charities and community groups to register for the first draw by visitingwww.easthantslottery.co.uk.
Each ticket has a 1 in 50 chance to win a prize each week.
Cllr Julie Butler, Deputy Leader of EHDC and Portfolio Holder for Welfare and Communities, said: “We are really excited to be launching the East Hampshire Community Lottery, we are supporting local charities and worthwhile causes helping our residents.
“Please buy a ticket and choose which cause you want to support, with a chance of winning a prize as well… everyone’s a winner, so to speak!”
Gatherwell, the specialist running the lottery, will receive 20 per cent of the takings while the remaining 20 per cent will go towards the prize fund. Players stand to win a £25,000 jackpot, plus smaller prizes.
For more details on the lottery and to join visit www.easthantslottery.co.uk