Sign up and support the BH Coastal Lottery today and not only will you be in with the chance of winning weekly cash prizes up to the £25,000 jackpot, but, if you enter between 1 September and 30 October, you will be in with the chance of winning £1,000 of John Lewis vouchers. Currently, there is a competition to win a staycation at a Forest Lodge holiday – anyone buying a ticket before 28 August could be the lucky winner.
BH Coastal Lottery is a lottery for the people, by the people of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. It’s a fun way to raise funds for good causes without giving up precious time. Tickets are £1 in the weekly draw where you get to choose exactly which good cause you would like your money to go to.
50% of your ticket is paid directly to the good cause you choose to support with an additional 10% going to further support causes in our local community. 20% covers the prize fund and the remaining 20% covers the administration costs associated with running the lottery. Unlike larger lotteries, 60% of your ticket purchase comes back into your community and the odds of winning a prize are much better, at just 50:1. It really is a win-win, even if you don’t win a prize you are making a real difference to good causes in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.
Since its launch the BH Coastal Lottery has raised more than £130,457.50 for local good causes. There are currently 110 good causes who are signed up and benefit from the lottery. These causes all benefit the local community and range from groups to support disability, health, mental health, children and young people, education, sports groups, environment / green space and animal welfare.
Councillor Jane Kelly, Lead member for engagement, BCP Council, said:
“We are very encouraged by the success of the BH Coastal Lottery and thank our residents for their support. Our residents have won cash prizes totalling £55,200, and we have also had lucky winners of prizes to stay in our beach lodges in Bournemouth.
“We would also encourage local good causes to register and start benefitting from the fundraising from the lottery. It costs nothing to register, and we found that during the recent lockdowns, BH Coastal lottery local causes continued to fundraise and through its Community Fund small grants, enabled groups to provide many essential services to those in most need.”
To buy tickets go to bhcoastallottery.co.uk or call 01202 798877. The draw for the forest lodge holiday is on 28 August, and the draw for the John Lewis vouchers is on the 30 October. The results will be announced at 8pm on the lottery website.