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£25,000 can be won as Cheltenham launches its own lottery

Cheltenham is launching its own lottery with prizes of up to £25,000 up for grabs with funds also being raised for community groups in the town.

Of the money raised for the £1 per ticket lottery, 60 per cent will be allocated to local good causes and community groups.

A launch event detailing how community groups can sign up and get a share of the cash is taking place at the Municipal Offices on Wednesday, September 11 at 6pm.

The first tickets for the lottery go on sale on October 8, with the first draw taking place on November 9. Tickets will cost £1 and each ticket will have a 1 in 50 chance to win a prize.

Local groups will be allocated 50 per cent of the raised funds with the other 10 per cent of the good causes money going to the No Child Left Behind year of action on child poverty.

Local groups can directly benefit from the lottery and are encouraged to find out more at the good causes launch event, including how to sign up and be a part of the exciting plans.

Councillor Flo Clucas said: "Local lotteries are brilliant ways of raising funds for good causes and are becoming very popular.

"Cheltenham's own lottery will offer direct benefits to the community and in turn, support groups with their fundraising challenges.

"Players can be assured that proceeds will stay in the borough and go directly to their chosen cause.''

Jonathon Davies, business manager from Gardner's Lane and Oakwood Federation is looking forward to the lottery going live.

He said: "We are delighted to support the launch of the Cheltenham Lottery as it will help to plug funding gaps experienced by many local organisations."

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