Animal lover scoops Worcester Community Lottery prize


An animal lover from Pershore has scooped a £250 prize in the Worcester Community Lottery (, set up in 2019 to raise funds for local charities and good causes.

Players have a one-in-50 chance of winning a prize, up to a maximum of £25,000.Since the lottery was launched in April 2019 it has raised over £25,000 for local good causes.

Pershore resident Richard Booker signed up for the lottery right from its launch, nominating the RSPCA's Worcester and Mid-Worcestershire branch to benefit from his support.

"I believe that charity starts at home; what I like about the Worcester Community Lottery at is that all the money raised goes to support good causes on our doorstep.

"I am a long-term supporter of the RSPCA.Since its Rescue and Rehoming Centre opened at The Holdings in Kempsey just over three years ago, it has found new homes for over 1,000 animals in need.

"The Centre is dependent on donations to continue doing this fantastic work – the Community Lottery is a great way to support local animals in need of our help."

RSPCA Worcester ( rehomes cats, dogs and small animals such as rabbits and guinea pigs, which are housed at the Holdings, a purpose-built centre in Kempsey, until a suitable person comes forward to adopt them.

To find out more about the lottery and to sign up for tickets, go to When you sign up, you are asked to select from a range of local charities and good causes – with 50% of the cost of every £1 ticket they buy being donated to that cause.

Tickets cost £1 each, which is divided as follows:

  • 60p to good causes (50p to the player's chosen good cause / 10p to a community fund)
  • 20p to the prize fund
  • 16p to the lottery management company for administration and management
  • 4p VAT.

Results are posted at , on Facebook at Worcester-Community-Lottery and on Twitter at @WorcesterLotto. Winners are contacted directly. 

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