Wednesday 13 December 2017
The guaranteed first prize in this year's Channel Islands Christmas Lottery has now risen to £950,000.
As in previous years the guaranteed first prize will continue to rise as additional ticket sales volumes rise across the Channel Islands. Instant cash prizes from £2-5,000 are also incorporated into the draw and can be redeemed by islanders who reveal a Santa Claus in the scratch area.
Malcolm Woodhams, the Chairman of the Association of Guernsey Charities, said, "Every year many charities receive significant funding from the Christmas Lottery to help fund their projects and services which, in turn, benefit the wider community. We know that many people enjoy playing the Christmas Lottery, individually and in syndicates, as it offers the chance of winning some cash before Christmas. However, we know that there's a genuine need for the Christmas Lottery to be successful, as charities desperately need help with funding their work over the next year".
We know that each year many businesses and groups like to organise syndicates as we enter the festive period and approach the draw date. Each block of 50 tickets has a guaranteed win of at least £22, and they can be purchased by contacting Sport & Recreation Services on 709714.
Local charities are also reminded that they can now start applying to receive a grant from the lottery. The process, which is run by the Association of Guernsey Charities, helps to fund many local good causes and projects, with more than 80 organisations benefitting over the past 5 years.
Further details on applying for lottery grants, together with the application form, are available on the AGC website - www.charity.org.gg. Charities will need to send details of their proposed projects, together with a full set of accounts. Applications must be received prior to 31 January.
The draw will take place in Jersey on Tuesday 19th December 2017.
You can sign up to receive an email or text message detailing future prize updates as well as the winning numbers on the day of the draw through https://my.gov.gg/.