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New Lottery Structure Raises More Money for Local Charities

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Tuesday 02 April 2019

As a result of changes to the Christmas Lottery, more money was raised for local charities in 2018 compared to 2017.

Last year, Trading Assets who manage the Lottery changed the structure of the Christmas lottery draw by increasing the ticket price by £1. This enabled more prizes available and increased the guaranteed top prize amount.

As a result of this restructure, 14% more money has been raised for charities compared to 2017.

The Guernsey Lottery was established in 1971. Proceeds from the Guernsey ticket sales is donated to the Association of Guernsey Charities (AGC) to distribute to local charities and good causes.

Jon Taylor, Senior Lottery Manager said:

"As a result of the restructure, we have been able to give a total of £218,118 to the AGC."

Since 2013 the Channel Island Lottery has raised more than £6.8million for local charities and good causes. Beau Sejour Centre receives some of this and this year the 2021 Island Games which is being hosted in Guernsey is also benefitting.

Chairman of the AGC , Malcolm Woodhams said:

"There have been more winners than ever and charities have really benefited from the new structure."

This year, forty local charities will receive distributions ranging from £400 to £26,000. These charities and causes will be announced at the Association of Guernsey Charities' Annual General Meeting at The Peninsula Hotel on Wednesday 3rd April.

Mr Woodhams said:

"The AGC would like to thank everybody who supports the draw, including all of the shops, agents, and retail outlets selling tickets. The Christmas Lottery allows us to provide significant funding to help charities to expand and improve their services".

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