Good causes benefit from local lottery - 4 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. 

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.