Thursday 07 December 2023
With two weeks to go before the big draw, the guaranteed first prize in this year's Channel Islands Christmas Charity Lottery has now risen to £350,000.
Jon Taylor, Senior Lottery Officer for States Trading Group, which operates the Lottery in Guernsey said: "Sales are building nicely as we get closer to Christmas and if currents trends continue, we hope that by the day of the draw we can get close to last year's top prize of £545,118."
The top prize will continue to rise as sales increase before the draw, which takes place in Jersey on Thursday 21 December. It will include another 66 drawn prizes, from £500 to £50,000, and there are also 200,000 instant prizes in the scratch off part of the ticket.
All the proceeds from the Christmas Lottery are distributed to worthy causes throughout the Channel Islands by the Social Investment Fund in Guernsey, and by the Jersey Community Foundation and Association of Jersey Charities.
The Dean of Guernsey and Chair of the Social Investment Fund in Guernsey, Tim Barker, said: "The Christmas Lottery helps many essential charities with funding. I encourage registered charities across the Channel Islands to consider applying for funding in 2024, as we are keen to support a broad range of worthy causes."
Distributors Guernsey Post and JJ Fox in Jersey are providing a dedicated service for islanders looking to buy a block of tickets, as part of a syndicate. For more information in Guernsey call 01481 733570 or visit www.guernseypost.com/shop-online, or in Jersey call 01534 511000.