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Winner scoops £25K on Worcester Community Lottery

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A local resident is celebrating after winning £25,000 on the Worcester Community Lottery this week – the biggest win since the lottery launched in 2019.

The winner, who wishes to remain anonymous, signed up to the Worcester Community Lottery in March 2021 and is supporting the West Mercia Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre.

The winner said: "I couldn't believe it and am still stunned. I play the Worcester Community Lottery to support the West Mercia Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre, a cause which I believe in. It's an excellent organisation which does crucial work in a chronically underfunded and often misunderstood area.

"I would definitely encourage others to sign up to play the Worcester Community Lottery at www.worcesterlottery.org, because you are supporting important local causes which really need your help. There's also the added bonus of having a chance to win something, which of course I have been very lucky to do.

"I'll use the winnings to replace some basic things in the house such as a bed, cooker and fridge freezer, which very much need updating. I know this doesn't sound too exciting but without this amazing win I would not have been able to buy such essentials. There'll be something left for a meal or two out with friends too, I'm sure."

To date the Worcester Community Lottery has raised £74,160 for local good causes, with each player nominating the cause they want to support when they first sign up.

Worcester Community Lottery players have a one-in-50 chance of winning a prize, up to a maximum of £25,000.They sign up at www.worcesterlottery.org for entry into a weekly draw.

How to play

Players can sign up for a subscription to the lottery at www.worcesterlottery.org. When they register, they will be asked to choose a local good cause to benefit from their ticket purchase or to opt to support the community fund – which the City Council will distribute to good causes.

The local good causes that have signed up for the lottery are expected to encourage their supporters to play in order to raise funds for their activities.

Tickets will cost £1 each, which will be divided as follows:

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

The top prize available in the weekly draw will be £25,000. The draw results and winners will be announced every Saturday at 8pm.

Results will be posted at www.worcesterlottery.org. Winners will be contacted directly.

Each ticket will consist of six numbers and each number will be between 0 and 9. Each week's draw will see a six-digit winning combination picked. Prizes will be given to players with tickets that match the first or last two-six numbers from the winning combination. Match all six in order and you win the top prize.

All players have a one-in-50 chance of winning a prize. The prize breakdown is:

  • Match first or last two in order – three free tickets (odds – 56:1)
  • Match first or last three in order - £25 (odds 556:1)
  • Match first or last four in order - £250 (odds 5,556:1)
  • Match first or last five in order - £2,000 (odds 55,556:1)
  • Match six in order - £25,000 (1,000,000:1)

Good causes

Each good cause has a dedicated page on the website and receives 50% of every £1 ticket sold via that page. The money is paid directly to them each month. The good causes also benefit from the lottery's community fund –which the City Council distributes on an annual basis.

Good causes do not have to pay to sign up for the Worcester Community Lottery. 

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