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Lottery welcomes more good causes

Players of the Wyre Forest Community Lottery can now support the Emily Jordan Foundation, Kidderminster and District Youth Trust and Citizens Advice Wyre Forest.

The three organisations are the latest to sign up to be good causes on the local lottery.

Wyre Forest Community Lottery draws take place every Saturday. There is a jackpot of £25,000 for matching a sequence of six numbers plus other prizes of £2,000, £250, £25 and three free tickets up for grabs.

Tickets cost £1. The official good causes receive 50p in every pound spent by players who select them. Another 10p in every pound goes into a general good causes fund. The rest is put towards prizes, operating costs and VAT. The council does not receive any money from the lottery.

Players who do not wish to support a specific cause can still take part in the lottery. 60p of their ticket price goes into a central good causes fund. This is distributed equally between all the good causes. The council is currently in the process of giving out the central fund money from the first year of the lottery. Each good cause is receiving around £230.

Tickets can be bought from . Anyone who enters before Saturday 23 April will also have a chance to win a £1,000 B and Q voucher.

Councillor Mary Rayner, Wyre Forest District Council’s Cabinet Member for Finance and Capital Portfolio said:

“There are now 67 good causes signed up to be part of the Wyre Forest Community Lottery. It is an easy way to raise funds and there are no set up charges or administration fee. The operators also provide lots of materials to help the organisations promote the lottery to their supporters. In its first year, one of the good causes, Forest Dog Rescue, raised almost £3,000 thanks to the lottery.”

Anyone who runs a charity, or a local good cause can find out more about how to sign up to the lottery by visiting