Monday 05 December 2022
The guaranteed first prize in this year's Channel Islands Christmas Lottery has now risen to £400,000, with more than two weeks still to go until the draw.
Jon Taylor, Senior Lottery Officer for States Trading Group, which operates the Lottery in Guernsey said:
"Sales continue to grow, and we are confident we'll get close to last year's top prize of nearly £631,000. It's also important to remember that we have more opportunities to win than in previous years with 66 secondary prizes ranging from £50,000 to £500 and a further £650,000 of instant prizes available as part of the Christmas game."
The lottery draw procedure will take place on Tuesday 20 December in Guernsey with a panel of independent observers representing the Channel Islanders, to ensure the draw is carried out correctly.
"I'm pleased to inform Channel Islanders that we will have three independent, upstanding members of the general public observing the draw procedure to ensure it meets all the necessary standards," said Mr Taylor.
This year's draw procedure will be observed by three Jurats. Jurats are elected by the States of Election, which consists of the members of the States of Deliberation and the Bailiff, the Jurats, representatives of the Parish Douzaines and Parish Rectors.
All the Guernsey proceeds from the Channel Islands Christmas Lottery go to the Social Investment Fund, which provides financial support for local charities and good causes.
If people would like to buy blocks of tickets as part of a syndicate Guernsey Post provide a dedicated service. For more information call 01481 733570.