The Hart Lottery was launched to good causes at an event at the District Council offices on Tuesday 9 May and was attended by over 50 people representing over 30 local good causes.
The Lottery is free for good causes to join and applications to benefit from the lottery can be made now at www.hartlottery.co.uk.
There are a set of criteria which local good causes must meet to be a part of the Lottery. These can be found here.
Tickets cost just £1 each and about 60% goes back to local good causes, in comparison to just 28% contributed by the National Lottery. The remaining 40% goes back into the prize fund and pays for the running costs.
Players can nominate a specific good cause to benefit in which case 50 pence of their £1 ticket goes to that nominated good cause. Each ticket has a 1 in 50 chance of winning a prize every week. This includes an incredible £25,000 jackpot prize if all six numbers are matched, as well as various other cash prizes.
The Lottery will be live for ticket sales in June and the first Hart Lottery draw will be in July.