14 February 2019
The Rugby Lotto, which will launch in the Spring, will be a great opportunity for local charities and community groups to raise funds to support their running costs. 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. Each ticket will have a 1 in 50 chance of winning a prize, which is a much better chance than with the National or Health lotteries.
Good causes are invited to attend an information event to be held at the BENN Hall in Rugby at 7pm on 12 February.
Councillor Emma Crane, Rugby Borough Council portfolio holder for Communities and Homes, 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.
Representatives of good causes can sign up to attend the information event at https://www.rugby.gov.uk/rugbylotto.