Thursday 13 April 2023
The operators of the Channel Islands Lottery are keen to find out islanders' views ahead of the next big Christmas draw.
A survey has been launched across both Bailiwicks to gain public feedback before deciding on the format of this December's bumper charity draw.
Jon Taylor, Senior Lottery Officer in Guernsey, said that while sales may have fallen in recent years, the Christmas draw remained "immensely popular" across the Channel Islands, with nearly a million tickets sold in 2022.
Despite an extensive pool of both instant and drawn prizes and a jackpot of £545,118, the number of tickets sold was around 6% down on 2021.
Mr Taylor said the big winners of the Channel Island Lottery games throughout the year are local charities and good causes.
"The proceeds from all scratchcard sales throughout the year are distributed to good causes and the lottery has raised millions over the last few years. The Christmas game is an important part of this and we want to ensure it remains so for years to come, so keeping it relevant and attractive to islanders is paramount."
The survey is part of a broad review that will also involve feedback from the charitable sector, distributers and resellers.
The survey can be completed online at https://survey.islandglobalresearch.com/s3/Christmas-Lottery-2023, and paper copies can also be completed at Guernsey Post's Envoy House headquarters, in La Vrangue.