Wyre Forest Community Lottery
Wyre Forest Community Lottery was launched in 2020 to raise funds for charities and other good causes in the district.
Tickets cost £1 with 60p going towards local good causes, compared with just 28p in the pound for the National Lottery.
The draw is weekly with a jackpot of £25,000 for a matching sequence of six numbers, other prizes being £2,000, £250, £25 or three free tickets.
Players can choose whether to support a specific local charity; which has been vetted to make sure it meets necessary criteria, or support a general good causes fund, which will then be distributed by the council.
We are working with established lottery operators Gatherwell, Wyre Forest District Council does not receive any money from the scheme.
Local good causes can apply to become a good cause and, if they meet the necessary criteria, will be able to set up their own page within the Wyre Forest Community Lottery website and will receive 50p in every pound spent by players who select them. Another 10p in every pound goes into a general good causes fund, with the remainder being put towards prizes, operating costs and VAT. 60p of the ticket price goes into the central good causes fund if players do not chose a specific good cause.
More information can be found on the Wyre Forest Community Lottery website.
If you have a specific question, you can email directly to the community lottery support team or call 01562 322021.